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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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San Diego International Auto Show

Jan 1 - Jan 5, 2020

Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

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The Nutcracker

Dec 29, 2019

San Diego Ballet brings America’s favorite holiday event to dazzling life once again at Copley Symphony Hall. Our annual production of The Nutcracker features Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and an international cast of more than 100 beautifully costumed dancers. Sugarplum fairies, leaping cossacks and flurries of snowflakes swirl across the Symphony Hall stage, in this magical journey through a young girl’s imagination.

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The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

Dec 15, 2019

The Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble are legends in gospel, soul, and blues music, having attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 60 years.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas at Theatre School @ NCRT

Dec 19 - Dec 22, 2019

The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents
A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

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Dec 19 - Dec 22, 2019
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Save 20% off Old Town Tequila and Tortillas

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Valid: Nov 29, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

Get a taste of Mexico in San Diego’s most historic neighborhood! Explore the origins of the birthplace of California as you sample local delicacies such as handmade tortillas and tacos and sip...

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San Diego Ballet
Valid: Dec 27, 2019

Get 30% off tickets to see San Diego Ballet's holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This annual production of The Nutcracker features Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and an international cast of...

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Valid: Nov 21 - Dec 19, 2019

Starting at just $161 you can ge tickets to FOUR amazing shows - Disney's Frozen, Mean Girls, Come From Away, and My Fair Lady.  Plus, while supplies last, you will receive $20 in food...

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