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That 70's Car Show - Extended to August 29, 2020!

A Decade of Change

In 1970, the average car cost $4,000. By the end of the decade it was $6,000. The price of gas went from 36 cents a gallon to over a dollar. The era of cheap gas was over. The need for fuel efficiency and reduced environmental impact, coupled with the World Oil Crisis, permanently changed the automobile and automobile manufacturing. Imports dominated the automotive market because U.S. manufacturers were slow to adjust to this changing reality and changing consumer needs.

Take a stroll through That 70s Car Show and down memory lane. Remember the bad times and the good times. Remember the 1970s: A Decade of Change.

San Diego Automotive Museum
2080 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

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Jun 25 - Aug 29, 2020

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Del Mar Racing Season

Jul 18 - Sep 7, 2020

San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Racetrack racing season, mid-July - early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation's top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.

The races run five days weekly, except Monday and Tuesday.

Horse racing at Del Mar happens Wednesday through Sunday, with post time for the first race on most days at 2:00 PM. On Fridays first post is 4:00 PM.

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San Diego Restaurant Week

Sep 27 - Oct 4, 2020

The Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 27 through Sunday, October 4 for a delicious dining experience! With more than 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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Old Town, Tequila and Tortillas Tour

Nov 29, 2019 - ongoing

Get a taste of Mexico in San Diego’s most historic neighborhood! Explore the origins of the birthplace of California as you sample local delicacies such as handmade tortillas and tacos and sip some of the world’s best tequilas.

Tour Highlights

Explore San Diego’s most historic neighborhood

Gain a unique insight into Mexican culture in the region by exploring the Old Town’s adobes, shops, and church

Take a short hike up Presidio Hill to where Europeans first settled over 250 years ago.

Sample handmade tortillas from authentic tortilla makers and try some traditional street tacos

Choose from a vast selection of tequila varieties at an authentic tequileria that boasts a collection of thousands in its museum

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Incubus

Jul 19, 2020

Don't miss Incubus with special guest 311 and Badflower at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre on July 19th, 2020. 

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Del Mar Racing Season

Jul 18 - Sep 7, 2020
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San Diego Restaurant Week

Sep 27 - Oct 4, 2020
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Old Town, Tequila and Tortillas Tour

Nov 29, 2019 - ongoing
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Incubus

Jul 19, 2020
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