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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'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 County Fair

Jun 12 - Jul 7, 2024

With a nod to nostalgia and a focus on fun, the 2024 Fair will give our yesteryears another moment in the San Diego sun. Bop your way around the happy days of the ‘50s. Twist, shout, and shake it into the bewitching ‘60s. Move and groove through the disco nights of the ‘70s. Moonwalk it back to the gnarly age of big hair, shoulder pads, and parachute pants of the ‘80s. And enjoy the era of flannel and floppy drives of the ‘90s.

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Anchored in Wellness

Jun 29, 2024

Point Loma’s Liberty Station is proud to host its newest community event, Anchored in Wellness: A Day of Movement & Mindfulness at Liberty Station. The daylong celebration will take place on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Liberty Station's Ingram Plaza.

The outdoor wellness festival will feature two stages to offer everything from a good sweat to grounding meditation.

Anchored in Wellness will feature experiential activations from leading San Diego's fitness and wellness experts, including yoga classes instructed by CorePower and YogaSix, Pilates class instructed by Club Pilates, yin sound bath and meditation guided by Riffs Yoga, sound bath experience by Guy Douglas of the Sound Healing Symphony, bootcamp HIIT class led by Fit Athletic Club, cold plunges guided by Soul Plunge and pop up pickleball hosted by Volo Sports.

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Oceanside Independence Day Parade

Jun 29, 2024

Join us on Saturday, June 29, 2024, for the 28th annual Independence Parade as it makes it way north on Coast Highway from Wisconsin Avenue to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall). Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars, and more. Our theme this year is "CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE."

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El Cajon 4th of July Fireworks

Jul 4, 2024

The City of El Cajon will host fireworks on July 4th at 9:00 pm. Kennedy Park will be open for picnicking before the show.

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Jun 12 - Jul 7, 2024
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Museums

Kids Free at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Valid: Oct 1, 2023 - ongoing

Kids 12 and under get in FREE to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum year-round and during Kids Free October!   

Tours & Sightseeing

Save 20% on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Amazing Scavenger Hunts by Urban Adventure Quest
Valid: Feb 2, 2024 - ongoing

Turn San Diego's Old Town or Balboa Park into a giant game board with this fun Scavenger Hunt Adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart...

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Show Your Badge & Save at the Maritime Museum!

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Apr 16 - ongoing

Come and explore our connection with the sea at the Maritime Museum of San Diego! Spanning 500 years of seafaring history, your visit to the Museum will give you a chance to step aboard an historic...

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