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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Bayfair, San Diego's largest annual family festival and sports competition attracts race fans from all over the world, with over 150,000 spectators in 3 days. Bayfair is famous for its family festival atmosphere (over 1,000 motorhomers), interactive exhibits, vendors and specialty foods, nightly live entertainment and Saturday night fireworks extravaganza, there's something for everyone in the family. San Diego Bayfair attracts more powerboat racing classes than any other site in the world, and is known as the hallmark event in the nation. The different classes of boats will race on the famed Bill Muncey Memorial Race Course, in honor of the sport's greatest unlimited driver with 62 unlimited wins. The Bill Muncey race course is the fastest race course in the world. The Drag Boats compete in front of Crown Point Shores in front of thousands of motorsports fans!
Now through Sept. 28, The San Diego Natural History Museum (the Nat) in Balboa Park hosts National Geographic's Real Pirates exhibition. This interactive exhibition showcases treasure and artifacts from the first fully authenticated pirate ship discovered in U.S. water. The NAT has also announced three major exhibitions it will host during Balboa Park's 2015 Centennial Celebration:The Discovery of King Tut, Coast to Cactus in Southern California, and Maya: Hidden Worlds
Opening Memorial weekend, the new Tull Family Tiger Trail at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park features a forested habitat providing a new home for the Safari Park's Sumatran tigers, a critically endangered species.
Tiger Trail offers up-close views of the fascinating felines and highlights conservation efforts for the species. Tiger Trail is included in Safari Park admission.
Splash into fun at Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™. Enjoy waves from serene to extreme, up-close animal experiences, private cabanas, and attractions for the whole family. Plus, get ready for the thrill of your life at the all-new Taumata Racer® ride! Aquatica San Diego opens May 24 in Chula Vista!
During the summer season, be dazzled by SeaWorld's nightly display of sparkle and excitement. Don't miss these colorful sumnmer night fireworks!
The schedule varies monthly/nightly, be sure to check the schedule so you can enjoy the Blue Horizons spectacular!
2014 Schedule (shows last approx. 5 min):
May 24 & 25 – 9:50 pm
May 26 – 9:50 pm
May 31 – 9:50 pm
June 1 – 9:50 pm
June 7-8 – 9:50 pm
June 14 – Aug. 10 – 9:50 pm (except July 4 at 9:30)
Aug. 11-15 – 8:50 pm
Aug 16 – 9:50 pm
Aug 17 8:50 pm
Aug 22 – 8:50 pm
Aug 23 – 9:50 pm
Aug 24 – 8:50 pm
Aug 29 – 8:50 pm
Aug 30-31 – 9:50 pm
Sept. 1 – 8:50 pm
In June, Belmont Park, historic seven-acre amusement center in Mission Beach, will open new attractions and dining options, completing a $10 million renovation that began in 2012.
New rides include a 29-foot-high zip linegiving riders a bird's eye view of the historic park, The Leap of Faith-challenging the brave to free fall 30 feet, and a two-seater NASCAR-style car ride over a flashy oval track with a whip-like action for extreme fun.
In summer 2014, LEGOLAND® California Resort plans to open a new LEGO® Legends of Chima Water Park, based on the LEGO Group's popular Chima product line. The centerpiece of the new three-acre water park is the Lion Temple Wave Pool, where guests make their way through a LEGO® archway and into an interactive wave pool designed for families with young children.
AARP Convention with Trade Show
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.
Largest Brazilian festival on the West Coast. A free, fun and family friendly festival, activities include a street fair with over 150 vendors, food court, kids zone and carnaval parade complete with floats. Music from Brazil is the sound for the day with 2 stages for bands and performing groups.
More details: http://www.sandiego.org/events/festivals-and-street-fairs/brazilian-day-festival.aspx