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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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26th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

Aug 8, 2020

Join us for San Diego’s original culinary tasting tour on Saturday, August 8th at the 26th Annual Taste of Gaslamp! Get your appetites ready for a downright delicious opportunity to explore the historic Gaslamp Quarter’s exquisite dining options. From 1 PM to 4 PM, guests can enjoy a self-guided tasting tour with savory bites from 25 participating restaurants, including both veteran favorites and newly established eateries that have carved out their place in San Diego’s culinary bedrock. Join us as we celebrate 26 years of delectable sample-size bites that allow you to explore all that the Gaslamp Quarter has to offer, without the commitment of a full menu! For the ultimate foodies out there, upgrade to VIP and receive exclusive edible offerings from six additional restaurants, a goody bag filled with surprise items from

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Supergirl Surf Pro

Aug 14 - Aug 16, 2020

The world’s top professional female surfers are back in Oceanside, CA for the 13th Supergirl Surf Pro, a 3-day event August 14-16, 2020. The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment.

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Bike the Bay

Aug 23, 2020

Experience Bike the Bay, a scenic bayside ride, and also enjoy a rare opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge.

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2020 San Diego County Fair

Jun 5 - Jul 5, 2020

The 2020 San Diego County Fair will take you up, up and away to a summer full of action-packed fun.

Pow! Wham! Shazam! Superheroes are the stars of this year’s Fair, so embrace your inner hero and show off your super powers June 5-July 5 (closed on Mondays) at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. You’ll soar through the air on adrenaline-pumping carnival rides, strike a power pose with your favorite superheroes, taste your way through the Fair’s superfoods, discover entertainment surprises around every corner, learn the science and history of being a superhero and meet real-life community heroes who put Clark Kent to shame.

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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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26th Annual Taste of Gaslamp

Aug 8, 2020
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Supergirl Surf Pro

Aug 14 - Aug 16, 2020
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Bike the Bay

Aug 23, 2020
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2020 San Diego County Fair

Jun 5 - Jul 5, 2020
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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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$5 off 3-Course Gourmet Dinner Cruise

Flagship Cruises & Events
Valid: Jun 23 - ongoing

Save $5 on a two-and-a-half-hour Flagship dinner cruise featuring fine dining, good music, and spectacular nighttime views of the San Diego skyline. Count on Flagship to give you an unforgettable...

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Hornblower Free Birthday Harbor Tour Cruise

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Jun 4 - ongoing

Planning an unforgettable birthday celebration is simple. Celebrate your special day sightseeing on San Diego Bay with a free 1- or 2- hour Harbor Tour Cruise on your birthday. Must book in person...

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$5 off Cocktail Cruises

Hornblower Cruises & Events
Valid: Jul 1 - ongoing

Save $5 per guest on Sights & Sips Cocktail Cruises! Friday and Saturday evenings April-October

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