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Visiting San Diego Metropolitan Area

Experience a spring spell in “America’s Finest City”San Diego. With it’s incredible views of the Cuyamaca Mountains, and mix of charming cultures and modern amenities, San Diego is a delight any time of year, in particular the spring season brings a freshness to the area. San Diego alone hosts roughly 30 million visitors a year, with it’s close proximity to the ocean, beaches, a booming nightlife, and a tremendous Mediterranean climate. Surrounding cities like La Jolla, National City, and Santee all provide an eclectic backdrop for San Diego and it’s visitors.

Home to the professional sports, art and culture, and steeped in Spanish history, San Diego is a hub of tourism and activity. Head to PETCO Park on April 10 as the San Diego Padres start a three game series against division foe Arizona Diamondbacks. Visit SeaWorld San Diego, where, through April 15, visitors enjoy the Spring Into Night event, featuring the Shamu Rocks show, and the Sea Lions LIVE show – the events are included with regular admission.

The San Diego Zoo has been thrilling its guests, young and old, for years, as it opened in 1915. With its animals exhibits and displays, there’s never a dull moment at the San Diego Zoo, especially during spring. While visiting the San Diego Zoo, be sure to check out the Safari Park’s Butterfly Jungle, which is in operation through April 15. On April 8, savor the San Diego Zoo Easter Sunday Brunch, a great way celebrate the holiday.

And any visit to America’s Finest City is nearly incomplete without a visit to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where you’ll find out what life was like during the mid-1800s.

Less than an hour north of San Diego is Oeanside. An attractive and hospitable city, Oceanside is home to the California Surf Museum, and miles of California beaches. Spring is a great time to get out and explore Oceanside. Tap into your inner thrill seeker and try some rock climbing at Arcadian Ascents. For a more relaxed adventure, take a stroll around the Pier at Oceanside. And Golfers love the scenic views of the San Diego metro area while playing a round at Oceanside Municipal Golf Course.

Less than half an hour to the east is Escondido. Easily accessed from I-15, Escondido is home to the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, a tribute to the 1846 Mexican-American War.

San Diego Metropolitan Area Hotel Map

25 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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    Inn by the Sea

    La Jolla

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    Marina Gateway Hotel

    National City

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    Oceanside Inn

    Oceanside

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    Poway/San Diego Hotel

    Poway

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    Americana 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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    Cabrillo Garden 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

August 2014

August 11, 2014
Film in the Garden: Roman Holiday Come on out to the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden for a screening of this classic Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck movie. The film begins at 8 p.m.
August 7-28, 2014
Flicks on Bricks Get your tickets for an open air showing of great movies such as North By Northwest, Singin’ in the Rain, The Thomas Crown Affair, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Watch the movie as you enjoy a summer wine pairing at the Athenaeum in La Jolla. The movies begin at 7:30 p.m.

September 2014

September 12-13, 2014
San Diego Music Thing Artists perform at venues throughout San Diego and host mentoring sessions and workshops for everyone to enjoy. Town & Country Resort hosts the festival this year. Times vary per event.
September 12-14, 2014
San Diego Bayfair Come on out to Mission Beach and Bay for the San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing. There will be fast boats, interactive exhibits, live entertainment, and fireworks Saturday night. Times vary per day.

October 2014

Saturdays
October 4-26, 2014

LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat Party Nights Spend some extra time at LEGOLAND and end the night with a special display of fireworks. Come in costume and have a shot at some great prizes. Party Nights begin at 5 p.m.
October 24 - November 9, 2014
Peter Pan Pay a visit to Never Land and meet the Lost Boys, Captain Hook, and Tinker Bell. Peter and Wendy take the stage at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. Show times vary.
October 10 - November 16, 2014
Dinner with Marlene Pay a visit to the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado for a look at an unforgettable dinner party one evening just prior to the start of WWII. Show times vary per day.
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