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CHASE THE GOOD VIBES IN AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST CITY

From sun-soaked shores to bright urban adventures to world-class theme parks, San Diego is the ultimate beach city. Explore more than 112 kilometres of stunning coastline, numerous state parks and 100 unique neighbourhoods, each with their own vibe. Hike through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve for breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Then head to Balboa Park – one of America’s most iconic urban cultural parks – to admire the gardens, museums and architecture. Experience the distinct influence of Baja California culture in everything from architecture to food to art. And enjoy an inviting array of accommodations, from chic hotels in vibrant urban neighborhoods to relaxing beachside hideaways. San Diego is the perfect year-round escape for Canadians in search of sunshine and new experiences.

San Diego, California: Beachside Attitude, Big-City Excitement

With 70 miles of beaches, breathtaking scenic beauty, year-round great weather and a vibrant downtown, San Diego is known as California’s beach city. An ideal vacation destination that combines a wealth of entertainment options, unique culinary scene, historic locations, attractions, and outdoor activities, with beautiful parks and gardens, comfortable hotels and resorts and an up-beat, friendly vibe, making it a joy to explore.

Getting Here

San Diego by Air

  • Vancouver: Fly non-stop year-round on Air Canada
  • Toronto: Fly non-stop year-round on Air Canada
  • Montreal: Fly non-stop year-round on Air Canada
  • Calgary: Fly non-stop year-round on WestJet
  • There are also plenty of easy one-stop connections through major U.S. cities on most major U.S.airlines

San Diego by Sea

  • San Diego's state-of-the-art cruise terminals regularly welcome cruise ships from Canada.
  • San Diego also serves as a perfect destination for Canadian visitors who'd like to take a cruise to other locations around the world before or after their stay here.

San Diego via Ground

  • Los Angeles, 120 miles north, is easily accessible by car or train, with about a two-hour travel time between the cities.
  • Plan around half a day of ground travel time to or from San Francisco, which is located 500 miles north.

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Rooftop Bars

With year-round beautiful weather, a glittering skyline and breathtaking views, there is no better place to enjoy a libation than high atop a roof in San Diego. Luckily, a growing rank of swanky rooftop bars from Downtown to the beach invite you to have your head in the clouds while you enjoy sunsets, stars, hand-crafted cocktails, local craft beer and farm-fresh plates well into the night.

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7 Ways to make a Splash in San Diego

Dive into these 7 big, bright water-related San Diego adventures

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San Diego's Colorful Hidden Hotspots

A guide to tour the most picture-perfect arts and culture offerings in and around San Diego.

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San Diego's 59-Mile Scenic Drive

Encompassing a good portion of the city's most outstanding attractions, taking San Diego's 59-mile scenic drive is a beautiful way to spend a day.

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Find Happy Stay Healthy

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Dine Outdoors in San Diego

Dine safely while enjoying San Diego's famous year-round mild weather.

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024

February remains the perfect month to discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego during Museum Month with 50% off admission to more than 60 San Diego County museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more.

Join us every day in February as we explore a rich world of cultural experiences, including virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and other special museum moments you can only find in San Diego. #SDMuseumMonth

 

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San Diego Crew Classic

Apr 5 - Apr 7, 2024

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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Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks

Apr 7, 2024

A San Diego sportfishing tradition, The Port Of San Diego’s Day At The Docks is the West Coast’s largest public celebration of sportfishing. Signaling the official start of Southern California’s spring saltwater fishing season, Day At The Docks takes place on Sunday, April 7, 2024 against the colorful and dynamic backdrop of world renown sportfishing fleet on San Diego Bay.

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Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

May 9 - May 12, 2024

The spirit, sounds and flavors of southwest Louisiana come alive at the largest and most-authentic Louisiana-themed music and food festival this side of the bayou. With everything from A to Zydeco, this 4-day, family-friendly cultural celebration takes place on picture-perfect San Diego Bay, featuring 100+ live musical acts & performances on 7 stages, wooden dance floors, shade, green grass and plenty of fun for the kids.

Come for the music, stay for the food. Gator By The Bay’s mouthwatering French Quarter Food Court is what foodie dreams are made of. Check off every box on your bayou-inspired culinary bucket list and chow down on authentic Cajun, Creole and Southern culinary delights, including gumbo, jambalaya, beignets and 10,000 pounds of crawfish brought directly from Louisiana. Gator By The Bay is Mardi Gras in May

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Rooftop Bars

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7 Ways to make a Splash in San Diego

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San Diego's Colorful Hidden Hotspots

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San Diego's 59-Mile Scenic Drive

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Find Happy Stay Healthy

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Dine Outdoors in San Diego

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024
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San Diego Crew Classic

Apr 5 - Apr 7, 2024
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Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks

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May 9 - May 12, 2024
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Museums

SD Model Railroad Museum: Show your Badge & Save

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Valid: Aug 23, 2023 - ongoing

Show your badge and receive $2 off admission and 10% off in the gift shop at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Offer must be redeemed in person. Spanning over 27,000 square feet of trains,...

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Show Your Badge & Save at Murder n' Mayhem

Murder n Mayhem
Valid: Jun 30, 2023 - ongoing

Save 10% on all public Tours & Experiences offered by Murder n' Mayhem. Redeem online at murdernmayhem.com or via phone 619-781-8013 with Discount Code: SHOWME Public and private tours...

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Aloha Package

Humphreys Half Moon Inn
Valid: Nov 13, 2023 - ongoing

Aloha Package Why fly when you can drive to Hawaii at San Diego's very own Humphreys Half Moon Inn! Book our Aloha Package and enjoy stunning Room Accommodations, two beverages upon arrival...

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