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San Diego Bayfair

San Diego Bayfair's World Series of Powerboat Racing - a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.
Sep 13 - Sep 15, 2019

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US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

One of the top 20 must See seaside festivals in the world according to American Express.
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2019

USA Ultimate 2013 National Championships Frisco Texas October 17-20, 2013

USA Ultimate National Championships

The USA Ultimate National Championships represent the pinnacle of elite ultimate in North America.
Oct 24 - Oct 27, 2019

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2019 San Diego Beer Week

A 10-day celebration, promoting more than 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County.
Nov 1 - Nov 10, 2019

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Disney Cruises returning to San Diego in 2020 with fewer sailings

Disney Cruise Line, now a regular presence on San Diego’s bayfront, has released its latest schedule for next fall, which will bring even more sailings here, although, for all of 2020, the number of cruises will be down from 2019.

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Residents file second lawsuit over Carlsbad airport

CARLSBAD — A group of residents opposed to San Diego County’s approval of an updated master plan for McClellan-Palomar Airport has filed a new lawsuit against Carlsbad and the county.

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Why Coronado is San Diego County’s next A-list dining destination

With new restaurants like Little Frenchie, Garage Buona Forchetta and Serea from Clique Hospitality at the Hotel Del, there’s a new dining vibe in this once sleepy community

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San Diego Ranked 6th Best Big City in America in New Report

Toronto-based Resonance Consultancy, which advises local governments on tourism and economic development, evaluated cities based on 23 factors across the key categories of “place, product, programming, people, prosperity and promotion.”

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Tourism to Cabrillo National Monument

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 842,000 visitors to Cabrillo National Monument in 2018 spent $49.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 654 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the San Diego economy of $67.5 million.

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What’s Driving the Balboa Park Leadership Vacuum

The Balboa Park Conservancy, founded eight years ago to act as a leader for Balboa Park, has never found its footing in that role. Advocates and power brokers who rarely align on what’s right for Balboa Park quietly agree on the need for change in the weeks since the Plaza de Panama plan fell apart.

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Holiday Bowl, Mountain West face changes after new tie-ins announced

Official word came Tuesday when the bowl revealed its Mountain West tie-in will be replaced in 2020 with an SEC/Big Ten relationship that coincides with a move to the Raiders’ new Las Vegas stadium.

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It’s official, San Diego’s downtown planning agency is finished

On Tuesday City Council members voted 5-2 to implement a settlement agreement that separates the two entities, effectively returning downtown land use decisions to the city and leaving Civic to stand alone as a public benefit company with a focus on community investment programs.

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Timken Museum lease agreement sets precedent for Balboa Park institutions

The city of San Diego and the Timken Museum of Art are set to execute a 20-year lease agreement that will have the institution pay rent for the first time in history, and set a precedent for all nonprofit leases in Balboa Park.

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San Diego joins dining elite as first Michelin star goes to Addison

At a ceremony for the inaugural Michelin Guide California in Huntington Beach, which was attended by a who’s who of the state’s top chefs and restaurateurs, Addison executive chef and San Diego native William Bradley accepted the illustrious award for the 13-year-old bastion of fine dining at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

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Sea Chantey Fest

Date- Aug. 26

Visitors will join in sea chanteys and traditional folk music performed by local and national artists such as The Jackstraws, The Bilge Pump band, Gilman Carver and more.

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U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Exposition

Date - Aug. 31-Sept. 3

One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, this Labor Day weekend tradition features 12 world master sculptors.

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San Diego Zoo

Founded in 1916, the Zoo has been an icon in San Diego for nearly 100 years—and an absolute must-see in Southern California. Spend the day monkeying around in our tropical oasis as you visit beautiful habitats that are home to gorillas, eagles, tigers, sun bears, Asian leopards, rare reptiles, a palette of colorful birds, and more. Visit the Australian Outback to delight in our colony of 24 koalas, and travel along Panda Trek to experience giant pandas and other animals that share their bamboo forest habitat.

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San Diego Spirits Festival

Date- Aug. 25-26

Celebrating its 10th year, the San Diego Spirits Festival brings the best of cocktails to the Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier.

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Bates Nut Farm

15954 Woods Valley Rd Valley Center, CA 92082
Five generations of the Bates family have owned and operated the Bates Nut Farm. It started out as a walnut farm but they now sell nuts from all over the world in addition to other old-fashioned delights. Shopping is part of what you do here and not-to-be-missed is are the candy barrels and other specialty items in the huge shop. But fall is when many families make an annual trek out to the farm to celebrate the seasons. Bates Nut Farm has a petting zoo, straw maze, fall activities and a 15-acre pumpkin patch where you can take out a wheelbarrow in search of your perfect pumpkin.

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Baja Vino

Baja Vino does weekly group tours and daily custom private tours from San Diego and Northern Baja to Mexico's Wine Country, Valle de Guadalupe. All Baja Vino tours are ALL-INCLUSIVE which includes transportation to/from Valle de Guadalupe, personal tour guide, tastings at 3 of Baja's premier wineries, and a gourmet lunch provided by a top chef of the region.


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