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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

Just minutes from downtown, explore the history, legacy, and future of this ever changing, always amazing cultural park.

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Have a whale of a good time in San Diego

A guide to whale watching

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7 Ways to Make a Splash in San Diego

Dive into these 7 big, bright water-related San Diego adventures

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The Capital of Craft

Hoppiness isn't far from happiness in San Diego. The craft beer experience is massive in this region, with more than 120 breweries, countless beer bars, innovative tasting rooms and a beer culture that's undeniably San Diegan.

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Convoy Street - San Diego's Asian Restaurant Row

Home to Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Chinese cultures and cuisines

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Tiki Bars - Exotic rum punches and smoking volcano bowls

Exploring San Diego's tiki culture and scene reveals that it's not just a trend or lifestyle, it's a state of mind.

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7 Spectacular Rooftop Restaurants

You don't come to San Diego to spend time in the great indoors. The weather, as advertised, is annoyingly perfect.

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San Diego Crew Classic

Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2020

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs across the United States. Spanning ages 14 – 84, the Crew Classic is a competition for future Olympians as well as for those new to the sport. This event is often a highlight of their competitive rowing careers. The Crew Classic is not only an athletic event with competitors at the peak of physical fitness, but a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with San Diego’s famous local craft breweries, and shopping. The event is held at Mission Bay, just a mile from the Pacific beach.

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Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks

Apr 19, 2020

This is the 41st year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you'll take this opportunity to join us and discover a bit more of what the Port of San Diego holds for you.

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La Jolla Half Marathon & Shores 5K

Apr 26, 2020

The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and beautiful point-to-point races. Starting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the course follows a scenic coastal route before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park. The course then rolls atop Torrey Pines mesa, continues down through residential La Jolla Shores, and finishes at La Jolla Cove.

For those interested in a shorter option, the La Jolla Shores 5K offers a mostly downhill course and features some of the most scenic views of the last 3.1 miles of the half marathon course.

 
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Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

May 7 - May 10, 2020

Largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou. Features 4 days of live music - more than 100 performances on 7 stages, dancing, delicious Southern food - including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya & 10,000 lbs of crawfish. Family Friendly & Fun!

The Most Fun You'll Find This Side of the Bayou!

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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