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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.

Nine Arts Districts, One Vibrant City

Creative San Diego
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 Live Music Venues

No matter what kind of band you crave, from the legendary stars to the innovative upstarts, San Diego’s live music venues have something for everyone.

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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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Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

The Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day celebration is one of San Diego's largest and most celebrated memorials dedicated to our fighting men and women. On this day we honor all of our fallen soldiers and remember them for their ultimate sacrifice to our country.

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The CADO

Jun 16 - Aug 30, 2018

An immersive pop-up experience devoted to California Avocados will land in San Diego. The CADO will feature seven imaginative rooms of large-scale interactive art installations. The mobile experience will pop-up at Liberty Station, a historic waterfront urban village that is home to some of the city’s best retail, restaurants, art and entertainment.

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Legacy Week

May 26 - May 28, 2018

The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. Events also offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego on one of the most iconic museums in the world.

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Miramar National Cemetery Veterans Memorial Service

May 27, 2018

Honored Guest: Thomas G. Bowman - Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Featured Speaker: Captain Joseph R. Buzzella, Jr. - Coast Guard Sector Commander Captain of the Port of San Diego

Sponsored by the Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation, the service will be conducted in the cemetery’s Memorial Circle at the eastern end of the Avenue of Flags.

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May 28, 2018
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Jun 16 - Aug 30, 2018
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History & Heritage

Save 20% off Balboa Park Tour

San Diego Urban Adventures
Valid: Apr 25 - Jun 2, 2018

Join San Diego Urban Adventures on the prettiest tour in town. Save 20% off our Balboa Park: Historic Highlights and Secret Spots tour, and let our knowledgable, local guides show you around the...

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Kids Go Free to the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018

Children 12 and under receive free entry to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with the full price paid admission of at least one accompanying adult. Valid for 2 children per paid adult. Does not apply...

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The Art-Minded Meeting Planner Special

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside
Valid: Apr 9 - ongoing

Book your next meeting or event at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Bayside valued at $10,000 and receive a Complimentary One-Night Stay and Two tickets to a San Diego Museum of your choice.  ...

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