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Colors of San Diego - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Embarcadero Annually the city of San Diego hosts numerous bright and remarkable festivals and ethnic holidays. One of the brightest and most wanted country holidays is the San Diego Beer Week which is held in the middle of September. The brightest folk festival is accompanied with various engaging gastronomy events, competitions and contests. The festival offers exciting entertainment program. Guests of the festival can mix business with pleasure enjoying favorite sorts of beer and visiting exciting music concerts and shows, themed tours and street performances. Every year the program of the beer festival is added and expanded with greatest events and entertainments.
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Various charity events are held within the festival as well. Costs collected during the festival are then given to children’s funds and medical charitable organizations. It should be noted that most local residents consider taking part in charity events their duty. This feature of local culture is rather contagious for foreign guests of the city taking part in various charity events on par with locals.
Another local event of global recognition is the Comic-Con International. During the holiday the streets of the city turn into a scale movie location and shooting area. Within the festival Hollywood celebrities perform new films, one can meet people wearing costumes of favorite movie heroes at every turn. The Comic-Con International festival held in 1970. Since that time the event has gained the greatest scale attracting tourists from all over the world. Annually the festival is attended by more than 150 thousands of tourists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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For many people the festival is the only chance to meet their movie idols and heroes in reality. Close to a large conference hall of the city thousands of fans are watching Hollywood stars and waiting for a chance to meet their superheroes. During the festival special stalls appear in the streets of the city in which one can buy bright comics, magazines and other print media anyway related to cinema industry.
However one of the most waited event among the guests of the festival is bright parades and marches which are running through central streets of the city. Favorite heroes of movies, comics and cartoons can be met everywhere, city guests clad in costumes of their favorite heroes are proudly walking along the streets of San Diego boasting their festive stuff in public. One of the most exciting traditions of the festival is a twin contest. Many fans of the festival are twin like their heroes. The bright festival of Comic-Con International is a perfect chance to have a good time and to get a charge of positive impressions.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near San Diego
♥   Mission Basilica of San Diego de Alcala, San Diego, 3.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Joseph Cathedral, San Diego, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Peter Cathedral, El Cajon, 18.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Tijuana, 25.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nueva Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Tijuana, 26.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Oceanside, 56.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in San Diego and around

Hollywood Tower

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
As earlier the old building is decorated with a neon sign «HOLLYWOOD TOWER». It is still the main symbol of Hollywood. This unusual skyscraper is quite popular in Hollywood films. The most famous is “The Devil's Cargo”. Today this outstanding building is turned into a luxurious apart-hotel. Everyone can stay there for a couple of days. … Read further

Opaque Restaurant

From the series “The Most Exotic Restaurants in the World”
When eating in the original restaurant you have to observe some rules. At the entrance, the guests should put away all electronic devices, including the clock with a display. Then the waiters will tie their eyes with a black ribbon and lead to the quiet room to the cozy little table. The customers of the original restaurant are served by the usual waiters, who use the special night vision equipment for convenience. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around San Diego

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in San Diego. Learn the best periods to visit San Diego to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in San Diego.
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