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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. It's an ideal vacation destination that brims with entertainment options, a unique culinary scene, historic locations, world-class attractions and fun outdoor activities, as well as beautiful parks and gardens, comfortable hotels and resorts and an upbeat, friendly vibe. In short, it's a joy to explore.

Getting Here

San Diego by Air

  • Vancouver: Fly nonstop year-round three times a day on Air Canada, and up to five times a week on WestJet
  • Toronto: Fly nonstop daily year-round (and twice daily in summer) on Air Canada
  • Montreal: Fly nonstop daily in the summer months on Air Canada
  • Calgary: Fly nonstop year-round up to seven days a week 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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Dine Outdoors in San Diego

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

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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2024

The Port of San Diego 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, Marina District and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 18 minutes.

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

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San Diego French Film Festival

Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2024

San Diego Francophone Event of the Year

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Bike the Bay

Aug 25, 2024

San Diego's finest annual cycling event across the Coronado Bridge and around the bay!

Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay for the 17th annual ride on Sunday, August 25, 2024! Cruise around San Diego Bay and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. This non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat ride, around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway. Along the way, riders will travel through the surrounding cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and National City before finishing back at the start/finish line at Embarcadero Marina Park in downtown San Diego.

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San Diego County Fair

Jun 12 - Jul 7, 2024

With a nod to nostalgia and a focus on fun, the 2024 Fair will give our yesteryears another moment in the San Diego sun. Bop your way around the happy days of the ‘50s. Twist, shout, and shake it into the bewitching ‘60s. Move and groove through the disco nights of the ‘70s. Moonwalk it back to the gnarly age of big hair, shoulder pads, and parachute pants of the ‘80s. And enjoy the era of flannel and floppy drives of the ‘90s.

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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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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2024
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San Diego French Film Festival

Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2024
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Aug 25, 2024
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San Diego County Fair

Jun 12 - Jul 7, 2024
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Show Your Badge & Save at The Gondola Company

The Gondola Company
Valid: Jul 17, 2023 - ongoing

The Gondola Company is your Passport to Italy. Indulge in all the magic and tradition of Venice right here in San Diego as you gently cruise in a private gondola through the enchanting canals of the...

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Wyndham Rewards Member Rate

Days Inn By Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Valid: Nov 13, 2023 - ongoing

Members save 10% on our Best Available Rate. If you aren't currently enrolled in Wyndham Rewards, by selecting this rate, you will automatically be enrolled. Wyndham Rewards is a FREE program that...

Galleries & Museums

Save up to $3 on admission to The Nat

San Diego Natural History Museum
Valid: Dec 4, 2023 - ongoing

Save $3 on Adult Admission and $2 off other admission categories at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Admission includes access to 3D films. 

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