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Beaches & Bays

70 miles of glorious coastline is San Diego's signature attraction

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Discover the best beaches for families and off-leash dogs, beaches coveted by the world’s top surfers and the best beaches for bonfires, bike rides, tide pooling and more.  So grab your beach towels, slather on the sunscreen, and get out to explore some of the finest beaches and bays in the world.

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San Diego 24-mile Bike Route

Palm trees and the sun-soaked coastline make the Bayshore Bikeway an iconic ride, and a must if you’re looking for a memorable cycling outing during your stay in San Diego.

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7 Ways to Make a Splash in San Diego

Dive into these 7 big, bright water-related San Diego adventures

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Where to Surf in San Diego

If you already know how to surf, you'll find a variety of different of waves and conditions along San Diego's 70 miles of open ocean coastline to suit your individual style.

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San Diego Dog Beaches and Off Leash Dog Parks

Find dog-friendly beaches and off leash dog parks in San Diego that are great for your dog to perfect its doggy-paddle, play fetch, or have a snore-fest on the warm sand.

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San Diego Restaurant Week

Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2019

The 15th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 22 through Sunday, September 29 for a delicious dining experience! With over 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.

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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2019

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see.

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THE SECRET LA JOLLA TOUR

Mar 7, 2019 - ongoing

This private tour showcases some of the outstanding yet hidden scenery of the La Jolla area, plus funky, quirky and mind-boggling art. You’ll also experience “San Diego’s newest tourist attraction” – a remarkable treasure that even locals don’t know about!

On this private tour, you’ll stroll through a vast outdoor public art collection specifically designed for the landscape and surroundings. Learn about the origin of the collection, how the artists are chosen, and the meanings of the selected pieces.

The La Jolla area is home to some of the most unique structures in the country, including a Brutalism-style gem with a tie-in to Dr. Suess and an architectural wonder which is one of the American Institute of Architecture’s “31 Buildings That Changed Modern Life.” 

But Shhhhh…. don’t tell anyone about these places….they’re secret!

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Paddle for Clean Water

Oct 6, 2019

We're excited to participate in Surfrider Foundation San Diego's annual Paddle for Clean Water: a 28 year tradition to raise awareness about their ongoing battle for clean water and a healthy coastline.

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San Diego 24-mile Bike Route

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7 Ways to Make a Splash in San Diego

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Where to Surf in San Diego

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San Diego Dog Beaches and Off Leash Dog Parks

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San Diego Restaurant Week

Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2019
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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2019
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THE SECRET LA JOLLA TOUR

Mar 7, 2019 - ongoing
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Paddle for Clean Water

Oct 6, 2019
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Big Baja Mondays

Rockin' Baja Coastal Cantina - Gaslamp
Valid: May 29, 2019 - ongoing

We offer $1O off our Big Baja Bucket for Two on Mondays. Enjoy Seasoned Canadian Lobster Tail, Baja Style Shrimp, Carne Asada, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Corn On The Cob, “All You Can Eat”...

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Save 10% off any San Diego Urban Adventures Tour

San Diego Urban Adventures
Valid: Jun 6 - ongoing

#LocalsKnow the best places to visit that get you out of the crowds and into the places and experiences that make San Diego special. We offer tours of Balboa Park, Old Town and Coronado. Use code...

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Cool-Down Beach Special

Gianni Buonomo Vintners
Valid: Jul 29 - Sep 30, 2019

Summer at the beach becons you to cool down with a glass of Gianni Buonomo Vintners Sangria. Mention San Diego Tourism Authority to receive $1.00 off a glass of Red Sangria or $1.00 off a glass of...

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