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2017 IS AWESOME ALL YEAR

San Diego is the place to be in 2017, hosting world-class event, major celebrations and global competitions. 

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Have a whale of a good time in San Diego

A guide to whale watching

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Don't Miss Attractions

San Diego is a haven for family fun thanks to its world-class attractions.

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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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The Cali-Baja Flavor Revolution

There has been a flavor revolution in San Diego, and it has a name: Cali-Baja. The cuisine came to life with a collaboration of chefs from both sides of the border, combining Mexico's Baja-Med scene with California's emphasis on fresh and local ingredients. Don't be surprised if you see locally caught uni on a taco or grilled octopus on a tostada. Cali-Baja is all about blowing your taste buds away with the unexpected. Grab a fork and dig in!

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The Seven Best Inland Hikes

As you move east from San Diego's coast, the landscape takes a turn for the rugged. These seven hikes feature the best characteristics of the inland area.

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A Guide to San Diego' Music Festivals

San Diego's music festival scene has people flocking from all over to jam out with their favorite bands. There are a bunch to choose from, each with its own genre and vibe.

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Art Alive

Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017

Spring in San Diego means Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art. A loved and eagerly anticipated tradition, Art Alive 2017 celebrates it's 36th year and the stunning works of art on display in the Museum with more than 100 floral interpretations created by top local and national designers. This year marks the return of three-time Rotunda Designer Carlos Franco of Green Fresh Florals who will use his spectacular inventiveness to transform the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda into a botanical masterpiece.

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Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

May 6, 2017

The San Diego Brewers Guild's annual spring bookend event will take place on Saturday, May 6th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Join fellow craft beer aficionados in the heart of Vista Village to celebrate what sets San Diego beer apart from the rest - both its breweries and its enthusiasts, of course. You'll have the opportunity to sample over 100 beers from over 50 of our county's award-winning breweries, all while grooving to live musical performances and enjoying delicious eats from local food trucks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote awareness and increase the visibility of fresh, locally brewed beer through education and participation in community events.

Be sure to check back as we announce bands and breweries and for more #SDBeer updates follow us on Instagram @sdbrewers.

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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2017

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.

Come down to the bay and enjoy the biggest fireworks show in San Diego!

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CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jul 9, 2017

On Sunday, July 9th, San Diego will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C's opening round double-header at Qualcomm Stadium.

Mexico vs. El Salvador

With a history dating back to 1935, Mexico and El Salvador have one of Central America's most storied rivalries in the region. However, after meeting and facing defeat against Mexico twice in Gold Cup history, in 2002 and 2011, El Salvador will look to their rejuvenated team and experienced coach to get Gold Cup revenge on their opponents, in what would be a stunning upset.

Curacao vs. Jamaica

The Caribbean nation of Curacao, in its first-ever Gold Cup appearance, will open the San Diego doubleheader against 2015 Gold Cup finalist Jamaica, in what will be a historic match-up between two Caribbean teams that will showcase the spirit of the countries and the passion for the game in the region.

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2017 IS AWESOME ALL YEAR

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Have a whale of a good time in San Diego

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Don't Miss Attractions

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The Capital of Craft

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The Seven Best Inland Hikes

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A Guide to San Diego' Music Festivals

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Art Alive

Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017
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$13 Whale Watching Cruise Special During Migration (Save $23)

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Valid: Jan 17 - ongoing

Enjoy 2.5 hour whale watching cruises with multiple times daily to choose from. Departing from Newport Beach view gray whales on their migration along with finback whales, minke whales, humpback...

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$5 Off Any Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Valid: Jan 4 - ongoing

Sunset Dinner Cruises are a deliciously different dining experience sailing nightly on San Diego Bay. Enjoy a 3 hour cruise, with 3 course dinner, chilled glass of champagne with entertainment and...

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