San Diego Vacation Tips

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One of the best things about traveling to San Diego is that the city’s usually phenomenal weather means that no matter what you pack (or forget to pack in your suitcase), you will almost certainly be comfortable. So load up on sneakers, flip-flops, bathing suits, shorts, sweatpants, T-shirts, hoodies or whatever you choose and get ready to enjoy America’s Finest City! (Packing some sunblock is probably a good idea too.) In addition to sunscreen, purchasing a Go San Diego Card® discount attractions pass is also another stellar suggestion. The special pass will provide you with free admission to 46 San Diego attractions for one low price and includes unlimited admissions to many of the top theme parks in the area. As far as San Diego Vacation Tips go, getting your hands on a San Diego attractions pass is certainly a good one. The town’s good weather makes it an ideal place to … [Read more...]

See the ISON Comet at the Fleet Science Center

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If you want to see what could end up being the “Comet of the Century,” then there’s only one place to go. The Fleet Science Center will be hosting an early morning comet-viewing party on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 in the morning! Come for the coffee and stay to get a great look at Comet ISON with the Space Geek Team. Located at 1875 El Prado in San Diego’s gorgeous Balboa Park, the Fleet Science Center is always one of the top attractions to visit in “America’s Finest City,” but the approach of Comet ISON is just another reason to add to the list. Grab some grub at Galileo’s Café and watch Comet ISON as it streaks through the San Diego sky from 5:45 to 6:30 early on Tuesday morning. The Space Geek Team will be on hand to share their knowledge about the comet (and help you locate it in the sky) and, given that it isn’t 100 percent certain that the comet will … [Read more...]

Labor Day in San Diego

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This Labor Day weekend, there might not be anywhere in the county that will have better weather than San Diego. Famous for having tons of sun all year round, San Diego’s superior climate is even more noticeable as summer winds down. This year, why not take advantage of some of the excellent San Diego Attractions that will be open this Labor Day and end summer on the right foot? For a memorable Labor Day you won’t soon forget, head down to Belmont Park. Located at 3146 Mission Boulevard in the heart of San Diego, Belmont Park offers traditional rides and attractions as well as newer sources of entertainment like wave machines and laser tag. There are also a wide variety of dining options including Cannonball, a recently-opened rooftop restaurant and bar, and traditional food options like Belmonty's Burgers and the Plunge Pizzeria. Belmont Park is also home to RUSH Arcade, which … [Read more...]

Fleet Science Center Discount Tickets

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Located at 1875 El Prado in San Diego’s gorgeous Balboa Park (it’s named after Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa not Rocky!) the Fleet Science Center is one of the top attractions to visit the next time you are in “America’s Finest City.” The mission statement of the Fleet Science Center reads “The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center seeks to inspire lifelong learning by furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology,” so when you walk out of the building, you are probably going to be a little smarter than when you walked in. Save on admission to the Fleet Science Center and other San Diego attractions and tours with a Go San Diego Card discount attractions pass. Save money and skip lines! The Fleet Science Center’s 12 permanent exhibitions cover everything from the far reaches of outer space to the inner workings of the human body. … [Read more...]

Things to do on Father’s Day in San Diego

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If you’re going to be on the west coast during the middle of June and your Dad is too, there’s probably no better place to celebrate Father’s Day than in the never-too-hot, never-too-cold coastal town of San Diego in southern California. There are plenty of San Diego Attractions to enjoy and no matter what Dad wants to do, you’ll be sure to have some memorable adventures in the chilled-out confines of the city by the sea. Is Dad into cars, trucks, buses and bikes? Then head to the San Diego Automotive Museum, an attraction devoted to all things that run on gas and burn rubber. Permanent exhibits at the museum include the Harley Davidson Collection, Plank Road and Louis Mattar's Fabulous Car. The impressive list of show-stopping cars that are always on display at the San Diego Automotive Museum include a 1911 Ford Model T Speedster, 1932 Convertible Coupe Cadillac, 1981 … [Read more...]

Best of San Diego Museum Month

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February is the month where the best of San Diego museums are offering half of admission - for everyone! This marks the 24th year of the San Diego Museum Council's popular month long museum extravaganza. Just visit any of the fourteen Macy's participating in the greater San Diego area for your free Museum Month Pass for half off admission to a whopping 42 San Diego museums and attractions. The passes are a great value - just one will cover half off admission for up to four guests! Museum Month passes are good throughout the rest of the month, which means you only have about a week left to take advantage of the deal before it's gone. San Diego's Museum Month passes draw tens of thousands of visitors to its museums each year -  take a look at our top three favorite museums so that you can start planning ahead to avoid lines and make the most out of your trip:   San Diego … [Read more...]

Romantic Things to do in San Diego for Valentine’s Day

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Looking for some special things to do in San Diego this Valentine’s Day? Check out some of our top recommendations for romantic, fun, and unique dates for you and your valentine this year. Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego Part of the pleasure in Valentine’s Day is the personal time spent with the one you love. For a uniquely romantic setting for your personal time this year, take a stroll through this one-of-a-kind garden. Nearly 100 years old, the Japanese Friendship Garden, San-Kei-En is designed to offer Zen serenity and peace. It was originally created as a gesture of friendship between the U.S. and Japan, and now attracts visitors from all over the world with its simple design and classic features. A visit to the Japanese Friendship Garden will cultivate the perfect state of peace and harmony for you and your partner. San Diego Museum of Art Since the dawn of time, … [Read more...]