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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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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021

Our annual San Diego Museum Month program may look a little different this year, but February remains the perfect month to discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego as told through our diverse range of 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.

Follow San Diego Museum Council on social media for daily updates and happenings, and check back here soon for details. #SDMuseumMonth

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La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

Apr 16 - Apr 18, 2021

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, presented by LPL Financial and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, celebrates its 16th year of automotive excellence in the jewel of the West Coast Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18, 2021. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobiles showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. The La Jolla Concours is an incredible weekend of prestigious events that takes great pride in appreciating the outstanding specimens that make up the automotive industry as we know it. With such a rich history and ever-growing population of vehicles in the world, the La Jolla Concours has made it a standing tradition to select a marque each year to honor throughout the weekend of events.

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The Flower Fields

Mar 1 - May 9, 2021

For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year - from early March through early May - literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California.

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TRANSFORM: Energy Clearing Ceremony

Feb 19, 2021

For the final experience and culmination of our Transform Series, join us for an evening to clear and re-energize ourselves.

Using powerful breath, movement and meditation techniques along with journaling, intention setting and more - we will clear and release the thought patterns and destructive loops we often find ourselves in.

Making space for a fresh perspective, full of light, love and joy.

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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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7 Award-Winning Restaurants and Chefs

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021
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La Jolla Concours D'Elegance

Apr 16 - Apr 18, 2021
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The Flower Fields

Mar 1 - May 9, 2021
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TRANSFORM: Energy Clearing Ceremony

Feb 19, 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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Hotel Indigo Military Appreciation Rate

Hotel Indigo - San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
Valid: Jun 1, 2020 - ongoing

Whether you’re actively serving, or you’ve hung up the uniform, IHG wants to say, “thank you” with the IHG Military Appreciation Rate. We invite you and your family to enjoy a...

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Essential Workers Offer

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Valid: Jan 4 - ongoing

We stand with Essential Workers and appreciate their work towards a better tomorrow. As such, we are offering a special discounted rate of 15% off for Essential Workers who stay at the Best Western...

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On The Road Again Package

Days Inn By Wyndham San Diego Hotel Circle
Valid: Jan 12, 2021 - ongoing

Book our On The Road Again Package and receive cozy room accommodations, free nightly parking (usually $10/night) and a complimentary $25 gas card!

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