White sand beaches, amazing weather, museums and theme parks, culture and entertainment – San Diego, California is one of those spectacular destinations with everything going for it, and seemingly something for everyone just minutes from The Dana Hotel on Mission Bay. 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.
Known for its fresh local food, exquisite fine dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, historical significance and cultural activities, San Diego offers wonderful experiences and memories for families, romantics, & business travelers alike.
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Celebrate over 10 years of whale watching with Birch Aquarium naturalists and San Diego Harbor Excursion/Flagship Cruises & Events as we venture out for twice-daily cruises to locate gray whales on their roundtrip migration. Search for other marine life such as seals, sea lions, migrating birds, and more. Get a close-up look and learn about gray whale baleen, barnacles, and prey items from naturalists during the cruise. Bring warm clothing and your binoculars for a memorable whale watching experience aboard a San Diego Harbor Excursion vessel, leaving daily from San Diego Harbor.
The San Diego Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile race that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego, while raising money to support our communities!
SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting is the world's most comprehensive interventional radiology meeting, featuring more than 400 scientific presentations, 250 hours in educational programming and 5,000 attendees from across the globe. It is designed for all professional levels and all practice environments and provides attendees with unparalleled access to experts, knowledge-sharing, networking and leadership opportunities.
The San Diego Travel & Adventure Show is an event that offers attendees the opportunity to discover authentic travel experiences, snap up travel deals, win trips, experience zip lining, climb the rock wall and see cultural performances.. Attendees will hear travel tips from the experts including Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer, and Patricia Schultz.
Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego.Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego
The 105th American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting will highlight the latest discoveries in every area of cancer research, and it will provide a unique opportunity for investigators from all over the world to meet, network, and forge new scientific interactions. This years Annual Meeting theme, Harnessing Breakthroughs - Targeting Cures, reflects the great progress being made in cancer research as discoveries in the lab are translated into treatments in an increasingly targeted and precise manner.
Free and open to the public, the National College Fair allows students and parents to meet one on one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two- year and four- year colleges and universities.
Experimental Biology 2014 is for scientists and researchers in the fields of: anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, and pharmacology to come together to discuss the strides and contributions made to the field of science. The 2014 meeting will feature over 400 booths, plenary award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and poster presentations, and on-site career services.
ATS 2014 San Diego will offer the latest information on clinical, basic science in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.
The NAFSA annual conference brings together more than 8,400 professionals in the field of international education for five packed days of training workshops, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and special events.
Rock out at the annual Rock N Roll Marathon! The annual Rock n' Roll Marathon sprints into San Diego on June 1st. This 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon features live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang. With more than 20,000 runners and 100,000 enthusiastic spectators, this popular event is not to be missed!
The 2014 San Diego County Fair begins Saturday, June 7 through Sunday, July 6 (closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays) and promises to be a rockin' FAB FAIR! We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first visit to the United States of America, sparking the beginning of the British Invasion in music and pop culture, and even influencing today's musicians. Here comes the fun!
2014 BIO International Convention, June 23-26, in San Diego, CA -- the place for connections, partnerships and innovations to get business done. BIO regularly attracts more than 15,000+ powerful biotech leaders, features education tracks and specialty forums on industry trends and perspectives on timely issues, and a BIO Exhibition with 1,800+ companies showcasing the latest technologies and services. BIO One-on-One Partnering makes it easy to set up more than 25,500 face-to-face meetings in the BIO Business Forum and the BIO Exhibition.
The 35th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off Festival will offer attendees eclectic fun in the sun that's great for all ages. Join more than 70,000 visitors throughout the day for tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and more. The chili competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges' Award and grand prize People's Choice Award. Attendees of all ages can take part in creating the annual Street Fair mural or playing outdoor laser tag.
Whether you're traveling with friends or family, San Diego is everyone's first choice for 4th of July celebrations. Even locals can't think of anything better than relaxing with loved ones on a long stretch of sand and watching an extraordinary show of lights in the sky. Click website link for a list of our favorite stretches of sand, spectacular fireworks shows around and places to watch the fireworks in San Diego.
It happens every summer in San Diego. The biggest geo event of the year. The conference that 99 percent of attendees say they recommend. Here we unite. United we trade ideas. United we build our skills. United we solve problems. United we move technology forward. United we speak, listen, dance, run, sing, and celebrate. United we transform our world.
San Diego Pride's famous cultural Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment, more than 80 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers, 300 participating vendor booths, an Art exhibit, cultural presentations, and great food! This two day Pride Festival in Balboa Park has become a premier PRIDE event in California and a source of great pride to San Diego's LGBT community.
The Adams Avenue Street Fair, Southern California's largest Free two-day music festival, is located in the Normal Heights community of San Diego. The Street Fair offers fantastic entertainment for all-ages, all weekend.
The 2014 Adams Avenue Street Fair features more than 90 musical acts performing on seven stages on Adams Avenue. In addition to the exciting musical lineup, there will be beer gardens, a beer tasting area, giant carnival rides, and more than 300 food, arts and craft vendors selling their specialties throughout the street fair venue.
The Adams Avenue Street Fair is presented by the Adams Avenue Business Association, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to promotes and increase commercial activity within the Adams Avenue Business District.