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Arts, Culture & Shopping

Not only does San Diego have amazing views, but we also have world renown museums, intimate music venues and luxurious shopping centers.

From Balboa Park, to the Museum of Man, to the Belly Up Tavern, San Diego has it all, no matter what you are planning to do on your vacation. Discover a plethora of fun and exciting activities today!

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There`s always something new in Balboa Park! The range of exhibitions, performances, events, films, dance, dining and horticulture is extraordinary. Your most difficult decision during your visit to the park could be deciding what to do.

Location: 1549 El Prado San Diego, California 92101
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Belly Up brings the best in new, up-and-coming artists as well as established legends in genres ranging from alternative rock, indie rock, rock, reggae, and hip-hop to blues, folk, jazz, Latin & more!

Location: 143 S Cedros Ave Solana Beach, California 92075
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Conveniently located right off the intersection of I-5 and Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad Premium Outlets is one of San Diego`s premier shopping destinations. Shop more than 90 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Barneys New York Warehouse, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, and more. Stroll through the center`s beautiful courtyards with fountains and elegant Tuscan-style architecture. Area attractions include LEGOLAND California, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the world-renowned Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. So from the entire team at Carlsbad Premium Outlets, we hope that you will visit us soon.

Location: 5620 Paseo del Norte, Suite 100 Carlsbad, California 92008
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Long known in San Diego for offering some of the best upscale shopping anywhere, Fashion Valley Mall is located in the heart of Mission Valley.

Location: 7007 Friars Rd San Diego, California 92108
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Hillcrest has everything that exemplifies a pedestrian-friendly, lively, urban neighborhood. It has blocks and blocks of restaurants, bars, entertainment, shopping, and services, so residents and visitors can do pretty much everything in Hillcrest. Combine it with lots of color and character, and Hillcrest is a vibrant community.

Location: On University and 5th Ave.
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Located in the heart of downtown, Horton Plaza offers world-class shopping and a great choice of restaurants either on-site or nearby.

Location: 324 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA 92101
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The House of Blues grew out of founder Isaac Tigrett`s love for the unique American art form known as the "the Blues". Weaned on this music during his early childhood in Tennessee, one of Isaac`s goals was to introduce the world to the music of the rural south, including the Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Roots-based Rock & Roll. The very first House of Blues opened its doors in a converted historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992 and is home to live music, original folk art, and delta-inspired cuisine. The House of Blues is dedicated to educating and celebrating the history of Southern Culture and African American artistic contributions to music and art.

Location: 1055 Fifth Avenue San Diego, California 92101
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Humphreys Concerts by the Bay is located between Humphreys Restaurant and Humphreys Half Moon Inn. The 1,400 seat outdoor theatre, ideally situated on San Diego Bay, has been presenting a wide variety of major attractions since 1982. Generally running from April through October, Humphreys Concerts covers the total spectrum of entertainment from rock and jazz to comedy, blues, folk and international music.

Location: 2241 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, California 92106
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Little Italy`s throughout the United States have symbolized the tremendous contributions Italians have made to this country. Unfortunately, many of these historically established business districts are disappearing before our eyes. These Little Italys are either declining due to growth of other adjacent ethnic neighborhoods or are a shadow of their former glory due to the dispersion of Italian families from these districts.

Location: Off India and Cedar St. in Downtown San Diego
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The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world`s finest collections of historic ships, including the world`s oldest active ship Star of India. Our collection of ships and exhibits are available for daily public tours.

Location: 1492 North Harbor Drive San Diego, California 92101
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With two locations, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the region`s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.

Location: 1100 & 1001 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
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John D. and Adolph Spreckels donated the Spreckels Organ, one of the world`s largest outdoor pipe organs, to the City of San Diego in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition. This unique organ contains 4,725 pipes ranging in length from the size of a pencil to 32 feet and is housed in an ornate vaulted structure with highly embellished gables. Since 1917, San Diego has had a civic organist, who performs free weekly Sunday concerts.

Location: 1549 El Prado #10 San Diego, CA 92101
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The Casbah is a nightclub and music venue located near downtown San Diego, California.

Location: 2501 Kettner Blvd San Diego, California 92101
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