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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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San Diego is – and always has been – about more than our dazzling beaches and bays. It is a city driven by diversity, culture and innovation in everything from art to theater to food to craft beer and beyond.


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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 Bay Wine & Food Festival

Nov 11 - Nov 14, 2021

Welcome to the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, where sailboats and sandy beaches serve as the backdrop to one of the country’s most talked about weeks in food. Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.

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Taste of December Nights

Dec 3 - Dec 5, 2021

For more than 40 years, the San Diego community has welcomed in the holiday season by celebrating the annual December Nights in Balboa Park. Due to the potential uncertainty of public health conditions at the time of December Nights, and out of an abundance of caution, the City has made the decision to expand upon the 2020 successful drive-through experience, "Taste of December Nights," for this year's event.

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San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022

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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Fleet Week San Diego 2021

Nov 4 - Nov 11, 2021

Welcome to Fleet Week San Diego 2021, November 4th – 11th at the Broadway Pier and Port Pavilion, San Diego.  Experience one of San Diego’s largest Military events featuring Military Displays, High Tech equipment in the Innovation Zone, Active Navy & Coast Guard Ship Tours, Live Music, Food, and Fun for the whole family!

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Nov 11 - Nov 14, 2021
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Dec 3 - Dec 5, 2021
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Dec 30, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022
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Nov 4 - Nov 11, 2021
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$10 Historic Bay Cruise with General Admission*

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Jun 10 - ongoing

Purchase general admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego and add a 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruise aboard the country's oldest active Pilot boat for only $10 more! Limit reservations....

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Kids Go Free to the San Diego Automotive Museum

San Diego Automotive Museum
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

Cruise into the San Diego Automotive Museum for an experience that will take you on an amazing journey of design, styling, and horsepower! With three extra rotating exhibits per year, the museum...

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Coronado Historical Association, Coronado Museum of History & Art
Valid: Oct 8 - Oct 31, 2021

The Coronado Historical Association Museum's galleries are closed for the month of October. The museum store is open, if you are in Coronado, stop in to look around and pick up free kids...

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