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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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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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US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2018

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 2018. This will be the seventh 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 7th annual edition will be open to the public Aug. 31 - Sept. 3. The Port of San Diego is again 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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KAABOO Del Mar Festival

Sep 14 - Sep 16, 2018

KAABOO is the ultimate live entertainment experience. Enjoy world-class music, hilarious comedy, inspiring contemporary art, incredible cuisine, craft libations, and personal indulgences.

This year’s lineup includes today’s hitmakers to bucket-list acts and everything in between. See Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Halsey, Post Malone and many more! Also, see comedic favorites like Craig Ferguson, Iliza Shlesinger, Judd Apatow & Friends, Craig Robinson and many more.

KAABOO is not your ordinary festival – it offers an unbelievable live music experience without the rough qualities of a typical music festival. SDTA and KAABOO are offering pass and hotel packages to you at discounted rates.

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Stretch Yourself Yoga

Aug 4, 2018

Join Yoga One for a free outdoor yoga class in the Amphitheater. This event is open to the public and brought to you by Scripps Health. Please bring your own mat and water!

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Wayward Sons

Jul 28, 2018

The Wayward Sons’ 80’s repertoire of 50+ songs includes hits from Journey, Queen, Styx, Foreigner, Boston, Kansas, and more. The members emulate not only the sound of the classic music, but also the look, donning full costumes appropriate to the era.

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Museums

Kids Go Free to the Gaslamp Museum

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018

Children 12 and under receive free entry to the Gaslamp Museum at the ASlamp Museum at the  Davis-Horton House with the full price paid admission of at least one accompanying adult. Valid for 2...

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Kids Go Free to the New Children's Museum

The New Children's Museum
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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Kids Go Free to the Coronado Museum of History & A

Coronado Historical Association, Coronado Museum of History & Art
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. The Kids Free in October coupon is available only on the San Diego Museum Council...

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