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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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La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

Apr 16 - Apr 18, 2021

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, presented by LPL Financial and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, celebrates its 16th year of automotive excellence in the jewel of the West Coast Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, 2021. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobiles showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. The La Jolla Concours is an incredible weekend of prestigious events that takes great pride in appreciating the outstanding specimens that make up the automotive industry as we know it. With such a rich history and ever-growing population of vehicles in the world, the La Jolla Concours has made it a standing tradition to select a marque each year to honor throughout the weekend of events.

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Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

May 6 - May 9, 2021

Largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou. Features 4 days of live music - more than 100 performances on 7 stages, dancing, delicious Southern food - including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya & 10,000 lbs of crawfish. Family Friendly & Fun!

The Most Fun You'll Find This Side of the Bayou!

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Private Tour: Coronado Bay & the Beach

Aug 18, 2020 - ongoing

Get a taste for charming Coronado, just a ferry ride away from downtown San Diego! Stroll around beautiful streets lined with cafés, boutiques, and multi-million dollar homes. Learn about the artists, aviators and innovators who shaped this island town. End your morning with a taste of the luxe life and a visit to the iconic Hotel del Coronado.

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View the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge from a local ferry
Discover how Coronado is the birthplace of Navy aviation
Visit the historic Hotel del Coronado, where celebs and presidents have laid their heads
Enjoy a delicious treat at our favorite local eatery

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Valentines Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Feb 1 - Mar 31, 2021

Take your Valentine to San Diego's Balboa Park or Old Town and turn them into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure.  Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city adventure.  Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.  Available sunrise to sunset.  Start when you want and play at your pace.  Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: SDEVENT.  Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com. Covid Friendly outdoor activity. No tour guides to meet, no people added to your group.

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Apr 16 - Apr 18, 2021
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Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Feb 26 - Mar 28, 2021

Welcome to the Maritime Museum of San Diego’? Your best choice for an outdoor educacational experience! Take a top deck tour of the historic fleet, including the world’s oldest sailing...

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