Trade in Your Scarf for Flip Flops

GO Downtown San Diego for the Holidays

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Where can people work on their tan lines while ice skating outdoors? What about wearing shorts for a snowball fight? Trade in the scarf for flip flops, because it’s all possible in Downtown San DieGO!

The merriment of traditional autumn and winter festivities can all be found in San DieGO’s lively and vibrant Downtown. A sail on San DieGO Bay after Thanksgiving pumpkin pie or rockin’ around the Christmas palm tree truly epitomize the unique urban holiday experience in America’s Finest Playground. Add to that the abundance of exuberant year-round activities that can be enjoyed in the Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District, Downtown’s seven other neighborhoods and the tidelands of San Diego Bay combined with the mild autumn and winter weather San Diego is known for!

Looking for holiday ideas? Here are a few from San Diego:

* Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation’s Fourth Annual Gaslamp Quarter
Fall Back Festival
* Fantasy on Ice outdoor ice skating rink at Horton Square
* Snow! At Park at the Park in PETCO Park
* Downtown for the Holidays decorating competition
* Whale Watching
* Pacific Life Holiday Bowl

Check out the following links for our 100 favorite things to do Downtown as well as a sampling of upcoming seasonal attractions to see what it really means to GO Downtown for the holidays:

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Holiday Ideas:

About San DieGO Downtown

Launched in July 2005, San DieGO Downtown is a first-ever private/public partnership campaign to acquaint the world with the attractions of Downtown San Diego and its Gaslamp Quarter. A campaign propelled by financial and in-kind contributions, the program employs a trail-blazing e-business and destination marketing program, augmented by intense publicity, site promotions and select traditional print ads to advance awareness and patronization of the Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District and the multitude of “Play” attractions that make Downtown San Diego one of the nation’s most vibrant and enjoyable urban centers. For more information, please visit

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