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San Diego

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Just a Hop, Skip and a Smile Away

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Rated One of the Top Family Destinations in America

Whether you love theme parks, state parks or water parks, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, exploring kid-friendly museums or hiking trails, families always have a blast in San Diego. In fact, San Diego is consistently ranked one of the Top Family Destinations in America, and it's no wonder.  With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, world-class attractions like the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, and budget-friendly hotels, dining and activities, there are plenty of family vacation options available.  Plus, many San Diego hotels and resorts offer special children's programs for kids of all ages. From crafts, puzzles and games for younger kids to X-Box 360®, air hockey and sports lessons for teenagers (some even complimentary), the entire family can be entertained from sun up to sun down.

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Explore These Awesome Museums

Where learning is more like recess

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CityPASS and the Go San Diego Card provide multi-day passes for big savings on top attractions.  

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The best beaches, according to kids

San Diego's kid-sized, 70-mile sandbox

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8 Kid-Approved Parks

Some of the best places to play in San Diego

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Bike the Bay

Aug 28, 2022

Bike the Bay is back in person on Sunday, August 28, 2022! Ride from the comfort of your own saddle, at your own pace, on your own time. Proceeds from the Bike the Bay ride will benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition (SDCBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in San Diego.

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San Diego Bayfair

Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2022

San Diego Bayfair's World Series of Powerboat Racing - a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.

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Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro

Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2022

The world’s top professional female surfers will be back in Oceanside for the 15th annual Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro, a 3 day event from September 16 – 18, 2022. The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class surfing competition that will blow your mind, and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and amazing entertainment. The event is free to attend!

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26th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

Sep 17, 2022

San Diego’s original tasting tour returns to the iconic Gaslamp Quarter for the Taste of Gaslamp on Saturday, Sept 17th, 2022, from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Taste of Gaslamp is a scrumptious self-guided foodie tour that has become a staple for locals and tourists alike who flock to the Quarter to indulge in a culinary adventure stopping at 20+ restaurants across 16 square city blocks.

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Explore These Awesome Museums

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Save with Discount Passes to local Attractions

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The best beaches, according to kids

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Bike the Bay

Aug 28, 2022
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San Diego Bayfair

Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2022
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Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro

Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2022
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26th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

Sep 17, 2022
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You're invited to embark on an epic quest to discover new places to play in Kid Kingdom. 

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San Diego Sailing Tours
Valid: Jul 13 - Aug 31, 2022

Trade in your ordinary morning routine for morning memories with a beautiful sail. Wake up and experience the breathtaking sights and sounds of San Diego Bay has to offer. Using promo-code...

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3 Hour Endless Summer Special

San Diego Sailing Tours
Valid: Jul 22 - Aug 31, 2022

Feel the sun on your skin as the cool breeze of San Diego Bay fills the sails of our classic sailing yachts and takes you away on an adventure of a lifetime. With this amazing offer enjoy a private...

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Valid: Apr 15 - ongoing

See San Diego’s best sights in comfort aboard a Flagship yacht. Spacious, open-air seating, sunny weather and spectacular views. Book now and save 15% with code SUNSHINE.

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