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San Diego's Best 3-Stop Brew Hops

Three Self-Guided Brewery Tours Pouring Amazing Craft Beers

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Whale Watching

San Diego's Year Round Whale Watching Schedule

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San Diego's 59-Mile Scenic Drive

Encompassing a good portion of the city's most outstanding attractions, taking San Diego's 59-mile scenic drive is a beautiful way to spend a day.

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Discover San Diego's 7 Natural Wonders

Put on your hiking shoes, grab the camera and explore one of the most diverse and Instagram-worthy regions in the USA.

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San Diego Whale Watching Cruises Downtown

Jun 29 - Sep 3, 2018

San Diego is a top location in the world to watch blue whales as they migrate along the southern California coastline. There's no need to go to Newport to whale watch, when San Diego has some of the top whale watching companies in CA. Join Hornblower Cruise for a breathtaking experience on the open ocean in search of whales:you may see Humpback, Fin, Minke, Killer or Grays  & up to 5 varieties of dolphins, sea lions, marine birds such as brown pelicans, boobies, herons, king fishers and egrets and more. As we make our way on a4 hour tour, we’ll be treated to a live narration by our experienced captain and our on-board naturalist (from the San Diego Natural History Museum). You’ll stay cozy and comfortable with both indoor and outdoor seating with sky decks up to 30 ft high. Snack bar w/hot food, adult beverages and souvenirs.

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Breweries of San Diego - Beer Train Trolley Tour

Mar 8, 2018 - ongoing

Drink, don't drive. Hop aboard the San Diego Beer Train Tour and enjoy ample tastes of local craft beer, behind the scenes guided brewery tour. Travel by rail, enjoy brewery lunch, awesome beer, games and prizes. No need to drive, take the train.

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California Sunset Brewery Tour

Jan 4 - ongoing

Discover San Diego beach communities the way they were meant to be explored, with a cold local craft beer in your hand*. This tour is new and exciting for us because we want to share our love of the local beach and brewery scene. If you join this tour you will have the opportunity to take pictures along the California Coastline and hopefully catch a beautiful West Coast Sunset.

We will visit two breweries and learn the many ways to taste beer. At one of the breweries, we will do a production tour of the brewery, with a talk on how beer is made! Afterward, we will visit a new brewery gastro pub near world famous Belmont Park. This tour is awesome and a great way to see San Diego's beaches and Breweries!

*Beer/alcohol is not allowed on San Diego's beaches & boardwalks - please drink responsibly inside the breweries.

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Hi-Speed Historic Bay Cruise on PCF 816 Swift boat

Apr 17, 2018 - ongoing

Take a High-Speed Naval History Tour Aboard A Legendary Swift Boat
Feel the history & power of the twin 12 cylinder Detroit Diesels as you take a behind the scenes 75 minute tour of San Diego’s military history. Enjoy this unique one of a kind adventure aboard our historic Swift Boat, PCF-816. Be a part of history.

Tour route heads under Coronado Bay Bridge, Naval Base San Diego, and then Naval Amphibious Base. It then heads back by the aircraft carrier basin and Naval Air Station North Island before returning to the Museum, plus a high speed run to feel the unique power of the twin supercharged engines.

First started Memorial Day 2014, this unique tour is narrated describing PCF 816’s role in the U.S., Malta, Viet Nam, Swift Boat sailors, and the above establishments on the Bay.

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San Diego's Best 3-Stop Brew Hops

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Whale Watching

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San Diego's 59-Mile Scenic Drive

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Discover San Diego's 7 Natural Wonders

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San Diego Whale Watching Cruises Downtown

Jun 29 - Sep 3, 2018
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Breweries of San Diego - Beer Train Trolley Tour

Mar 8, 2018 - ongoing
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California Sunset Brewery Tour

Jan 4 - ongoing
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Hi-Speed Historic Bay Cruise on PCF 816 Swift boat

Apr 17, 2018 - ongoing
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Kids Ride Free on The Hopper San Diego

The Hopper San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018
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$5 off Cocktail Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Mar 15 - ongoing

Save $5 per guest on Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruises or Rock the Yacht! Party Cruise! 

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$16 Blue Whale Watching Cruise - Summer 2018

Newport Landing Whale Watching
Valid: Jun 1 - ongoing

Save 55% off the regular price and view giant blue whales, finback whales, humpback whales and more during a Blue Whale Watching Summer Cruise. Departing from beautiful Newport Beach, located between...

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