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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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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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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2020

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at any of the libraries listed at the bottom of this page or when you stay at a Hilton to enjoy 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at several museums* throughout the month of February.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, science or nature lover, the San Diego Museum Council has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of this annual program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!

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San Diego Crew Classic

Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2020

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs across the United States. Spanning ages 14 – 84, the Crew Classic is a competition for future Olympians as well as for those new to the sport. This event is often a highlight of their competitive rowing careers. The Crew Classic is not only an athletic event with competitors at the peak of physical fitness, but a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with San Diego’s famous local craft breweries, and shopping. The event is held at Mission Bay, just a mile from the Pacific beach.

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La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2020

La Jolla California is proud to welcome the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presented by LPL Financial and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty back to the jewel of the West Coast on of Friday April 17th, Saturday April 18th, and Sunday April 19th, 2020 to celebrate its 16th year of automotive excellence.

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SeaWorld Lunar New Year

Jan 11 - Feb 2, 2020

Celebrate as the sights, sounds and aromas of Asia come alive during this local San Diego festival that's fit for the whole family happening weekends January 11, 2020 - February 2, 2020 (to include Monday, January 20, 2020.)

You won't want to miss SeaWorld San Diego's one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year celebration, featuring an incredible Chinese acrobats show, local performers, and delicious culinary delights. Dig into the Asian-inspired offerings of Ramen, Lo Mein, Bao Buns, Dim Sum, rice dishes and more.

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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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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2020
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San Diego Crew Classic

Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2020
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La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2020
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SeaWorld Lunar New Year

Jan 11 - Feb 2, 2020
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$5 off Whale Watching Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Jun 13, 2019 - ongoing

$5 off Whale & Dolphin Watching with Hornblower Cruises. Hornblower offers large comfortable Whale Watching boats with live narration from San Diego Natural History Museum's trained naturalists...

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Grand Golf Getaway

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Valid: Jan 23 - ongoing

Play the private rolling greens of San Diego’s only Tom Fazio designed golf course. Expressly created to accommodate every level of skill, the stunning par-72 Grand Golf Club offers 7,160 yards...

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Canyon to Coast Golf

Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Valid: Jan 23 - ongoing

Experience two of San Diego’s top-rated golf courses with this exclusive golf offer. Enjoy one round at The Grand Golf Club, a Tom Fazio masterpiece course situated amidst Los Peñasquitos...

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