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Creativity Around Every Corner

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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

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 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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Sam Hunt: The Southside Tour 2020

Sep 24, 2020

Sam Hunt: The Southside Summer Tour 2020 with special guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning, Ernest and DJ set by Brandi Cyrus

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FLEETv

Mar 26, 2020 - ongoing

The Fleet Science Center invites you to connect to the power of science through FLEETv, featuring three video series: Ask a Fleetster, for your puzzling homework questions; Fleet2Go, so you can have fun with hands-on activities at home and Fleet Fails with jokes and bloopers to keep you laughing! Get ready to see that science really is everywhere with FLEETv!

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Out of the Shadows:

Mar 7, 2020 - ongoing

Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego; E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; Councilmember Chris Cate, City of San Diego, Sixth District; County of San Diego; 21st Century China Center, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy; Jon Doellstedt; Sony Electronics Inc.; Gail and Ralph Bryan; and the Gardner Bilingual Fund. The Exhibition Support Council is sustained by community leaders like the Elaine Galinson & Herbert Solomon Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Marion and David Knowles, Gail and Mel Mackler, Julie Lorene Smith, Elizabeth Taft, Marie Tartar and Steve Eilenberg, and Peggy Ann Wallace.

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Old Town, Tequila and Tortillas Tour

Nov 29, 2019 - ongoing

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 some of the world’s best tequilas.

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Explore San Diego’s most historic neighborhood

Gain a unique insight into Mexican culture in the region by exploring the Old Town’s adobes, shops, and church

Take a short hike up Presidio Hill to where Europeans first settled over 250 years ago.

Sample handmade tortillas from authentic tortilla makers and try some traditional street tacos

Choose from a vast selection of tequila varieties at an authentic tequileria that boasts a collection of thousands in its museum

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Starting at just $313  you can get tickets to SEVEN amazing shows -  The Band's Visit, 1776, Hadestown, The Cher Show, Tootsie, Pretty Woman: The Musical, To Kill A Mockingbird ...

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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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