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Visiting the San Diego Metropolitan Area

America’s Finest City emerges from winter with major draws like SeaWorld San Diego and the San Diego Zoo. This season’s visitors will find the area’s countless beaches just as inviting. What’s more, in communities from San Diego to surrounding suburbs like Escondido and El Cajon, a variety of special events, festivals, and family-friendly fun means vacationers won't ever want to leave.

Qualcomm Stadium hosts the 2016 Lunar New Year Festival, January 29th through 31st. Spend a weekend celebrating not only the Lunar New Year, but also a variety of other Asian cultural traditions – everything from food, dance, and fashion shows to martial arts demonstrations and more. Don’t miss the Opening Ceremony, Friday night at 5 p.m. 

Football fans may still be mourning the San Diego Chargers’ disappointing season, but there’s plenty more football in store – it’s just the other type of football. The San Diego Sockers look to add to their 14 Major Arena Soccer League championships as they host games at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Check the schedule during your visit to see the Sockers in action through February 28th.

Craft beer culture is burgeoning all over the country and San Diego is no different. Savor Samples of more than 100 craft creations at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego at the 2016 San Diego On Tap event on February 13th. The pours start flowing at 1 p.m. and live music adds to the festive atmosphere.

Head to the Oceanside Museum of Art in Oceanside to revel in the Irish traditions of old on February 23rd. The 2016 Irish Legend & Lore - SoundWAVE @ OMA is an evening of classic Irish music, featuring mystical ballads, along with storytelling, jigs, and more. Don’t miss the chance to start things off with a glass of wine and the opening reception at 7 p.m.

Of course, visitors can celebrate all things Irish at one of the biggest parties of the year on March 17th. The 2016 ShamROCK Gaslamp Block Party is a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration like none other, filling San Diego’s Gaslamp District with live music, dancing, traditional Irish festivities. It all starts at 4 p.m. Don't forget to wear your green.

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26 Best Western Hotels
in San Diego Metropolitan Area

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    Beach View Lodge

    Carlsbad

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    Chula Vista Inn

    Chula Vista

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    Otay Valley Hotel

    Chula Vista

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    South Bay Inn

    Chula Vista

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    Suites Hotel Coronado Island

    Coronado

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    Continental Inn

    El Cajon

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    Courtesy Inn

    El Cajon

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    Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

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    Escondido Hotel

    Escondido

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    La Mesa San Diego

    La Mesa

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    Marina Gateway Hotel

    National City

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    Oceanside Inn

    Oceanside

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    Oceanside Palms

    Oceanside

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    Poway/San Diego Hotel

    Poway

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    Americana Inn

    San Diego

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    Cabrillo Garden Inn

    San Diego

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    Golden Triangle Inn

    San Diego

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    Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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    Mission Bay

    San Diego

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    Bayside Inn

    San Diego

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    Hacienda Hotel Old Town

    San Diego

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    Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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    San Diego/Miramar Hotel

    San Diego

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    Seven Seas

    San Diego

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    Yacht Harbor Hotel

    San Diego

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    Santee Lodge

    Santee

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San Diego Metropolitan Area Events

October 2015

October 24 - February 28, 2016
2016 San Diego Sockers

Check out the 14-time Indoor Soccer Champions this season, as they play 10 home games at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Game times vary by day.

February 2016

February 13, 2016
2016 San Diego On Tap

Sample over 100 craft beers at the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego during this sudsy celebration. There will also be plenty of live entertainment on hand. The fun begins at 1 p.m.

February 23, 2016
2016 Irish Legend & Lore - SoundWAVE @ OMA

The Oceanside Museum of Art hosts a evening of traditional and classic Irish music, featuring mystical ballads, storytelling, jigs, and more. Make sure and arrive in time for the wine reception at 7 p.m.

March 2016

March 17, 2016
2016 shamROCK Gaslamp Block Party

If you'll be in San Diego on St. Patrick's Day, be sure and head over to the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown, where live music, dancing, traditional Irish festivities, and even green go-go dancers make for a fun evening. The party begins at 4 p.m.

May 2016

May 5-8, 2016
2016 Gator by the Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival

Famed Louisiana cultural staples make their way west to Spanish Landing Park in San Diego for four days of music, shopping, cuisine, and more. Tickets are on sale now, festival start times vary by day.

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