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San Diego

Family Vacations

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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Save with Discount Passes to local Attractions

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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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 7 - Dec 8, 2018

Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

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San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2018

Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 31, 2018

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Don't miss the pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2018

Now in its 15th year, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival® is the largest wine and culinary classic on the West Coast and is a signature event for the city of San Diego. The week long festival features wine tasting seminars, cooking classes by James Beard Award-winning chefs, intimate luncheons with hand-selected wine pairings, and unforgettable celebrity chef dinners. The Festival culminates on Saturday at the star-studded Grand Tasting Event held on the magnificent San Diego Bay.

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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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8 Kid-Approved Parks

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Balboa Park December Nights

Dec 7 - Dec 8, 2018
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San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2018
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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 31, 2018
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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Nov 12 - Nov 18, 2018
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Awesome Adventures

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

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Next Level Sailing
Valid: Nov 7, 2018 - ongoing

Book online at www.nextlevelsailing.com to receive a 10% discount on the following public trips:  -San Diego Whale Watching  -America Tour in the San Diego Bay    A...

Whale Watching

$16 Blue Whale Watching Cruise Special

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
Valid: May 1 - ongoing

Enjoy the blue whale migration with this special $16 Blue Whale Watching Cruise Special. Blue whale watching cruises are offered mutiple times daly. Also view humpback whales, finback whales, grey...

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Build Your Own Pass to Top San Diego Attractions!

Go San Diego Card by Leisure Pass Group
Valid: Mar 29, 2018 - ongoing

Save up to 20% off admission when you choose 2 or more attractions. Pay nothing at the gate. Take up to 30 days to visit the attractions you choose.

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