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San Diego is a dynamic city brimming with exciting things to see and do, most within a mile from the InterContinental San Diego. Take a look at some of our insider tips sure to enhance your stay.

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    Torrey Pines State Reserve

    September 02

    Two-thousand acres of preserved rugged Pacific coastline beg you to visit. North of La Jolla, the Torrey Pines State Reserve is a dramatic cliff-side landmark affording incredible ocean views amidst endangered trees unique to this stunning shoreline.

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    Catch the Bodysurfing World Championships

    August 01

    Experts insist it's as natural and as easily learned as any sport. But for those who are simply in awe of the idea of throwing yourself into a crashing wave without a board, well, perhaps it's better to watch the pros pull the stunt before jumping in. 

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    Seadragons & Seahorses at Birch Aquarium

    July 01

    If you think you're too old to visit the aquarium, think again! San Diego's Birch Aquarium has opened a brand new exhibit that is bound to dazzle your senses.

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    Festival of the Arts

    June 03

    Follow your 'art' to San Diego's Festival of the Arts, beginning June 8 and running through the weekend. Positioned right on the bay in Waterfront Park, you can't beat the setting for this incredible display of local and regional artists.

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    Discover La Jolla's "Secret Swings"

    May 01

    It doesn't take much effort to find fun in a city practically dripping with sunshine. But we've found a spot that might raise your fun to new heights. 

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    Take a Trolley Tour

    April 01

    Hop on one of San Diego's Old Town Trolleys and see the very best "America's Finest City" has to offer.

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    Walk Through a Blooming Rainbow

    March 04

    Every March, for sixty years, the rolling hills of North San Diego County have burst into bloom to celebrate spring. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch began as a working farm, growing flowers for profit, but the fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus were too beautiful not to share!

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    Whale Watch During Migration Season

    February 01

    While San Diego may be less crowded this season, it's migration season for whales. That means there's heavy traffic in the high seas and high time for you and yours to get out there and see them!

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    Spectacular San Diego Sunsets

    January 01

    Smaller crowds, more vivid sunsets, and temperate weather in the 60’s and 70’s make winter in southern California one of the best times to visit. And you'll be able to take advantage of all three during your stay at the InterContinental San Diego.

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    A Family Adventure in Balboa Park

    December 03

    You and the kids could easily spend an entire day at Balboa Park — and still come back for more. For starters, you have the San Diego Zoo, voted the best in the world. More than just lions, tigers and bears, the zoo features more than 3,700 animals from more than 660 species.

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