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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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US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2019

One of the top 20 "Must See" seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today's 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego's downtown waterfront for 2019. This will be the eigth year that one of the world's most important sand-sculpting competitions will be held on this built-for-the-occasion beach, with over 300 tons of sand dumped on the pier on San Diego's Big Bay. The 8th annual edition will be open to the public Aug. 31 - Sept. 2. The Port of San Diego is again the presenting sponsor, as the event is held on its beautiful Broadway Pier and Landing. So come and celebrate Labor Day on the Bay with us.

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Julian StarFest 2019

Aug 1 - Aug 3, 2019

Explore the world of astronomy during the three-day Julian StarFest. See telescopes and view objects in the night sky, vendors, guest speakers, and camping.

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4th of July Celebrations in Coronado

Jul 4, 2019

Coronado's popular annual Independence Day activities a parade, Art-in-the-Park, a concerts in the park, and a fireworks display over Glorietta Bay.

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Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade

Jul 4, 2019

Come and enjoy a fun filled day for family and friends at the annual Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade.

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San Diego Natural History Museum
Valid: Oct 30, 2018 - ongoing

Save $3 on Adult Admission and $2 off other admission categories at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Admission includes access to 3D films. 

History & Heritage

Save 20% off Balboa Park Tour

San Diego Urban Adventures
Valid: Jun 6 - Sep 2, 2019

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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Rooftop Cinema Club Inc
Valid: Jun 13 - ongoing

We offer discounts for groups of more than 10. Contact us at info@rooftopcinemaclub.com to book.

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