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January 02

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Any time of year is the perfect time to visit San Diego. The popular California town is home to endless adventures perfect for visitors of all ages. If you're looking to add a bit of extra fun to your vacation, have it coincide with one of the memorable San Diego events and festivals that take place throughout the year. To help you decide when to visit, the team at InterContinental San Diego has put together a list of some of the most popular happenings.

What to Know about 7 Happenings

  • Take in the beauty and fragrance of cherry blossoms at the Cherry Blossom Festival. This event in March at the Japanese Friendship Garden and Museum celebrates the return of the stunning flora.
  • Discover San Diego's incredible food scene during Restaurant Week. The twice-annual event takes place in March and September. More than 100 restaurants offer specialty menus that showcase their culinary specialties.
  • There are endless ways to celebrate the 4th of July. Find the perfect spot to watch the fireworks show, which takes place along San Diego Bay. Head to Coronado to see what festive events are taking place and more.
  • Start planning your costumes now for San Diego Comic-Con. The three-day event in July is the country's largest comic and pop culture event. Attracting thousands of celebrities and fans, it's important to reserve your hotel stay as early as possible.
  • Over the course of the year, San Diego plays host to several music festivals. More than 80 aces on seven stages make up Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival in May. Another popular option is CRSS Fest, which is a bi-annual event.
  • The San Diego International Film Festival is the perfect opportunity to witness up-and-coming actors and filmmakers. For over two decades, the October festival has showcased buzzworthy films across a range of genres.
  • Sneak in one last incredible foodie event of the year by heading to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. The seven-day gathering in November features numerous events celebrating all things food and wine from local and international talents.

Of course, there are countless other things to check out on San Diego's calendar of events, especially during the holiday season.

InterContinental San Diego | A Sophisticated Escape

For anyone traveling to San Diego for one of the fantastic annual events or festivals, there's no better place to stay than InterContinental San Diego. Located near the airport, our hotel is centrally located to all the activities, attractions, and festival locations you could ever want.

More importantly, our San Diego hotel provides you with a relaxing place to call home. All of our accommodations, from guestrooms to suites, feature exceptional amenities designed to help you have the best stay possible. There are also several on-site amenities that'll take your stay up a notch. To learn more about booking your stay or special offers, call 619-501-9400.

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