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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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Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2019

A highly-anticipated 7+ stage, 95+ bands, 3-day music, culinary and arts festival will descend upon the stunning waterfront of downtown San Diego from Broadway Pier to the Embarcadero Parks. The festival offers diverse attractions including yacht parties, water sports, art installations, after-parties, a craft beer village and plenty of local flavors. Wonderfront festival’s re-entry policy encourages festival-goers to customize their weekend experience and truly integrates the city into the fabric of the festival. In its inaugural year, Wonderfront will synthesize the city and the sea in a way that no music festival has ever done before.

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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 6 - Dec 7, 2019

Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 27, 2019

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12.

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Nov 9 - Nov 17, 2019

Welcome to the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, where sailboats and sandy beaches serve as the backdrop to one of the country’s most talked about weeks in food. Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.

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Balboa Park, The Cultural Heart of San Diego

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Have a whale of a good time in San Diego

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7 Ways to Make a Splash in San Diego

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The Capital of Craft

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Convoy Street - San Diego's Asian Restaurant Row

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Tiki Bars - Exotic rum punches and smoking volcano bowls

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7 Spectacular Rooftop Restaurants

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Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

Nov 22 - Nov 24, 2019
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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 6 - Dec 7, 2019
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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 27, 2019
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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Nov 9 - Nov 17, 2019
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Boating & Sailing

$5 off Whale Watching Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Jun 13, 2019 - ongoing

$5 off Whale & Dolphin Watching with Hornblower Cruises. Hornblower offers large comfortable Whale Watching boats with live narration from San Diego Natural History Museum's trained naturalists...

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Throwback Thursday

Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina - Gaslamp
Valid: May 29, 2019 - ongoing

Every Thursday we flashback to the Good Ole Days. We offer a deal on our "Original" Baja Bucket for Two. The feast that started it all features Lobster tails, skirt steak, grilled shrimp, grilled...

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Save on theme parks with CityPASS!

Southern California CityPASS
Valid: Jan 8 - ongoing

Save time and money while planning your theme park vacation with CityPASS! Create a combination of your favorite theme parks including SeaWorld® San Diego, LEGOLAND® California Resort, San...

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