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CHASE THE GOOD VIBES IN CALIFORNIA'S BEACH CITY

From sun-soaked shores to bright urban adventures, 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 culture in everything from architecture to food to art. San Diego is the perfect escape for Canadians in search of sunshine and new experiences.

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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 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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San Diego’s Rich Maritime Heritage

Ever since Spanish ships first sailed into the natural harbor under command of Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542, San Diego Bay has played welcome host to visitors.

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Find Your Perfect Beach

Discover the best beaches for families and off-leash dogs, beaches coveted by the world’s top surfers and the best beaches for bonfires, bike rides, tide pooling and more.

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7 Award-Winning Restaurants and Chefs

San Diego punches well above its weight when it comes to restaurants and chefs with heavy-hitting credentials.

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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2021

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.

Come down to the bay and enjoy the biggest fireworks show in San Diego!

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Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at SeaWorld

Jul 4, 2021

SeaWorld will celebrate Independence Day with a 15-minute display of fireworks set to a patriotic soundtrack.

More details to come.

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Comic-Con@Home

Jul 23 - Jul 25, 2021

This year, everyone gets a badge! Attend star-studded panels, watch sneak previews and virtually walk the famous exhibit hall for exclusive merch during Comic-Con@Home.

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 11 - Sep 6, 2021

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There's so much to do, see and hear at Nighttime Zoo - it's a good thing summer hours are longer!

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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 59-Mile Scenic Drive

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San Diego’s Rich Maritime Heritage

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Find Your Perfect Beach

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7 Award-Winning Restaurants and Chefs

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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2021
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Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at SeaWorld

Jul 4, 2021
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Comic-Con@Home

Jul 23 - Jul 25, 2021
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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Jun 11 - Sep 6, 2021
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Getting Here

San Diego by Air

  • There's no shortage of flights to San Diego! Fly year-round directly from Vancouver on Air Canada and Westjet; Calgary on Westjet; Toronto on Air Canada; Montreal on Air Transat; and starting in June 2020, Abbotsford and Edmonton on Swoop Airlines.  
  • There are also plenty of easy one-stop connections through top US Cities on most major US Airlines.

San Diego via Ground

  • California: Los Angeles, 120 miles north, is easily accessible by car or train with about a two hour travel time. Plan around half a day of ground travel time to San Francisco, which is located 500 miles north.
  • Mexico: Make your holiday a two-nation vacation by taking a day trip or tour to Baja California. The International Border is 20 miles south of Downtown San Diego. You can also easily access the Cross Border Xpress Tijuana International Airport Terminal in San Diego.

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Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
Valid: Jan 13, 2021 - ongoing

AAA or CAA Members receive special savings when they book their 2021 stay at the Holiday Inn Bayside! Membership card must be presented at check in. Without proper membership ID discount cannot be...

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Pack your Bags for a Family Adventure

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jan 22 - ongoing

Bring the kids to downtown San Diego and enjoy a 25-percent discount on a second hotel room (connecting room, if available!). Plus kids 12 and under eat free with adults! From now to December 1,...

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The Westgate Hotel
Valid: Mar 8 - ongoing

Enjoy a night away in the grandest of European traditions, complete with breakfast. Stay for the night with our special Bed & Breakfast rate and we will credit you with $50 for a breakfast of your...

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