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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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Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival

Jul 18, 2020

The 2020 Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival will feature world-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children's craft activities, a Kids 'n Kastles competition, Farmer's Market and International Food Fair.

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Best Coast Brunch Bash

Jul 26, 2020

Yassssss!!!!  We said brunch!  What could be better than getting your pals together for a Sunday Funday featuring some of San Diego’s best brunch food and drinks.  We’re talking avo toast, bottomless mimosas and rose all day.

Brunch is always a good idea.  Are you ready to join the fun for San Diego’s only bayfront brunch fest?  On Sunday, July 26, 2020 Embarcadero Marina Park North will be transformed into Best Coast Brunch Bash – a celebration of the best meal in the history of all mankind! 
 
So round up your squad, get dressed in your finest brunch-worthy ensemble and get ready… because this egg-celent event is going to be sweet as maple syrup.

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Uncorked: Del Mar Summer Wine Fest

Aug 1, 2020

Uncorked Wine Festivals is coming to the Del Mar Racetrack for the Uncorked: Del Mar Summer Wine Fest on August 1 from 2-6pm. Enjoy over 150 wines from across the globe, gourmet local food vendors, live DJ, lawn games and watch live horse racing. 

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Rock the Yacht! Cocktail Cruises

May 1 - ongoing

Make sure your name is on the list for the best party cruise in San Diego! Celebrate any occasion with San Diego’s Rock the Yacht! Cruise — a two-hour yacht party on the San Diego Bay. Dance the night away with an onboard DJ, craft cocktails, and small bites with the San Diego skyline as your backdrop. Cruise away from the long lines and crowds on land and join Hornblower for the best booze cruise in San Diego!

Looking for ideas for your next birthday party, bachelor/ette outing, celebratory or pre/after-party? Look no further than Rock the Yacht, and experience what all the hype is about!  All guests must be 21+. 

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$3 Off Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Valid: Dec 27, 2019 - ongoing

Looking for fun with a side of science? La Jolla’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the place for you. As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch...

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Valid: Feb 21 - ongoing

Display this coupon and receive 20% off admission for up to 4 guests. 

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Sparks Gallery
Valid: May 20, 2020 - ongoing

Please visit our website to learn more about booking your 2021 event at Sparks Gallery https://sparksgallery.com/venue-rental

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