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Arts & Culture

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Celebrate the Arts

Known as the Smithsonian of the West, Balboa Park hosts an incredible concentration of arts and culture offerings including 15 museums and performing arts venues. San Diego is also home to two Tony® Award-winning theaters, historic sites, public art, music venues, dance performances, film festivals, galleries, missions and much more to explore.

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The California Missions of San Diego

San Diego's Spanish heritage is nowhere more firmly rooted than in its dramatically beautiful missions. It was here the missionary monks, led by Father Junipero Serra, began their chain of 21 missions throughout California. Two missions and two assistencias can be found within the county.

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Old Town's Historic Sites & Museums

Visit the "birthplace" of California

Old Town San Diego is considered the "birthplace" of California, and today the historic buildings and museums allow you to "go back in time" and visit California's history firsthand.

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