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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 17 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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Nine Arts Districts, One Vibrant City

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Get an insider’s look at nine of San Diego’s most vibrant neighborhoods for arts and culture. Take a video tour exploring each neighborhood’s creative side and browse itineraries for the best arts, culture, shopping and dining in these diverse districts.

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San Diego's Rich and Diverse Culture

From Balboa Park to Chicano Park to Oceanside, San Diego is home to three state-designated cultural districts that embody the very best of the region.

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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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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival

Mar 5 - May 2, 2021

Oceans of flavor and fun are waiting at SeaWorld. From foodies to families, everyone will find tasty delights among more than 125 distinct (and mostly new this year!) offerings. It’s the most we’ve ever had, and it makes Seven Seas the biggest theme park food festival in San Diego.

Explore more than 25 unique recipes from around the world (plus a new vegan-only station) to pair with over 75 craft beers and over 25 cocktail and wine selections. Revitalize your taste buds as you share this welcoming, open-air experience select dates, March 5 – May 2. Add a taste of live acoustic guitar or jazz shows, and enjoy exciting sights and sounds at our new Polynesian dance presentations.

Make your plans today to embark on a special culinary voyage at SeaWorld San Diego, select dates in March and April!

 

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Minis

May 2 - Jul 3, 2021

Sparks Gallery’s annual “minis” exhibition returns this year, featuring artwork by many local artists. All works are 12x12 inches and under, and priced under $500.

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Fern Street Circus

Apr 17, 2021

Fern Street Circus, San Diego’s original social circus: performance and education for community benefit.

Our professional troupe brings together San Diego’s finest circus, variety, and musical artists, working in collaboration with locally known visual artists who create a magical performance space.

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Live Music: The Lundeen, Woodward, Palmer Party

May 9, 2021

*Free with admission to The Flower Fields*

Join us for a Mother’s Day afternoon of swing, boogie and rhythm & blues with 12x Blues Music Award “Best Blues Nominee” Michele Lundeen the “Queen of Steam” on vocals and percussion, the multiple award-winning “Queen of Boogie Woogie” Sue Palmer on piano, highly-respected veteran, “Swingin’ Jimmy Woodard on guitar and vocals, Pete Harrison of Sue’s Motel Swing Orchestra on bass, and Ric Lee of the popular Bayou Brothers on drums.

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$3 Off Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Valid: Mar 22 - ongoing

As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium brings guests into the exciting world of cutting-edge research. Explore interactive exhibits and come...

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Our gift shop has a diverse selection of model trains and supplies, train-themed gifts, books, toys, and apparel. Show the cashier this page and get 10% off your entire purchase at our gift...

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Valid: Mar 24, 2021 - ongoing

We offer tours of Balboa Park, Old Town, Liberty Station and Coronado. Use code BEST10 at time of booking to save 10%    

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