Discover fun things to do in San Diego for you and your family!
It’s time to pack up the car or book your airline flights because San Diego’s white sandy beaches, amazing attractions, and sunny weather are the perfect ingredients for a great San Diego vacation.
A pristine coastline, mild climate, museums and theme parks, culture and entertainment – San Diego is one of those spectacular destinations with everything going for it, and seemingly something for everyone. The most difficult decision to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region's vast and diverse offerings.
Our perfect weather throughout the year attracts special events from all over the world. Known for its fresh local food, exquisite fine dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, historical significance and cultural activities, San Diego, offers a wonderful array of events and memories for families, romantics, & business travelers alike.
San Diego offers a variety of fairs, conventions, concerts, and festivals all year long, so check our event calendar here to see what might interest you.
SnowWorld® at SeaWorld® San Diego is the place to be this season and it’s back with a flurry of wintery fun. Get in the spirit with Shamu’s Christmas show and celebrate favorite holiday memories with the all-new sea lion show. Then, dash off under thousands of holiday lights to have a jolly time with Santa and his reindeer.
Daily Nov. 16-Jan. 4
Fri. December 6, 2013 - Sat. December 7, 2013
San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, Balboa Park December Nights, will take place for the 36th consecutive year on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. In the spirit of the holidays, participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. both evenings. The largest free community festival in San Diego, December Nights is expected to attract more than 300,000 visitors over two days.
Entertainment, wonderful food and holiday cheer are all part of this classic and elaborate San Diego celebration. Long-standing traditions—including food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the charming Santa Lucia Procession at the San Diego Museum of Man; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree and more—fill the heart of Balboa Park. In addition, the varied museums open for free from 5:00-9:00pm both nights feature a wide variety of exhibitions and entertainment–from the Timken Museum’s annual Christmas Tree displaying the exquisite Schlappi Collection of Hord and Schlappi Christmas ornaments–to the Reuben H. Fleet’s kid-friendly and interactive Kid City-to the San Diego Natural History Museum’s Fossil Mysteries set to holiday music in the atrium.
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