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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 Live Music Venues

No matter what kind of band you crave, from the legendary stars to the innovative upstarts, San Diego’s live music venues have something for everyone.

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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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Fashion Week San Diego 2018

Oct 12 - Oct 14, 2018

We are bringing new designers from around the world to show their never seen before collections on the FWSD Runway. This year we are featuring 15 very talented and dynamic labels/brands on the catwalk in Encinitas

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2018 Guild Fest

Nov 3, 2018

Guild Fest is back for another year! Join the San Diego Brewers Guild and more than 60 independent breweries for 2018 Guild Fest, taking place at a new location— Embarcadero South in Downtown San Diego.

This annual event celebrates SD Beer Week and the independent brewing community that makes it all possible. The official kick-off party to San Diego Beer Week, Guild Fest will showcase new, exciting features, including delicious craft beer from San Diego and beyond, a pre-party harbor cruise, and more! Buy your tickets today and help raise funds for I Love a Clean San Diego and the San Diego Brewers Guild.

Boarding for the VIP Cruise will be just steps away from Guild Fest at Flagship Cruises & Events, Fifth Avenue Landing, 600 Convention Way, West Gate, San Diego, CA 92101

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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 7 - Dec 8, 2018

Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

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Fleet Week San Diego 2018

Oct 22 - Oct 28, 2018

Fleet Week San Diego honors and celebrates the men and women of the military through events that entertain and alliances that thank and support these heroes.

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Save 20% off Private Tours for 4 or more guests

San Diego Urban Adventures
Valid: Aug 9, 2018 - ongoing

Have the Best. Day. Ever with a local guide on a private tour for your group. Whether you want to explore Old Town, Balboa Park or Coronado, these tours are perfect for solo travellers, couples,...

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The Art-Minded Meeting Planner Special

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside
Valid: Apr 9 - ongoing

Book your next meeting or event at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Bayside valued at $10,000 and receive a Complimentary One-Night Stay and Two tickets to a San Diego Museum of your choice.  ...

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Kids Go Free to the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center

Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018

Children 12 and under receive free entry with the full price paid admission of at least one accompanying adult. Valid for 2 children per paid adult. Does not apply to specially ticketed events, Maker...

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