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Explore More Than 40 San Diego Museums for Half-Off This Month!

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum

There’s no time like the present to explore San Diego’s genuinely world-class roster of museums.

Well, naturally, these fine institutions make high-powered draws all the year long, but this February presents a special deal that’s pretty hard to resist: Macy’s Museum Month, a collaboration between Macy’s and the San Diego Museum Council that translates to half-off admission at more than four dozen standout museums in America’s Greatest City.

Many of these lie within a short commute from the Sofia Hotel, so come join us for topnotch Downtown hospitality at one of the very best San Diego hotels and go expand your horizons at one or two or 10 fabulous San Diego museums while you’re at it!

Macy’s Museum Month in San Diego

To take advantage of this steal of a deal, all you need to do is swing by a San Diego-area Macy’s store—the one at Westfield Horton Plaza is within strolling distance of the Sofia—and pick up your pass, which delivers half-off admission at participating museums for up to four people (and lands you 20% savings at Macy’s, to boot).

You can see a full list of the vastly varied institutions taking part in Macy’s Museum Month right here, but let’s spotlight a few of your options!

Within shouting distance of our hotel, for instance, the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House tells the story of the Gaslamp Quarter from the appropriate auspices of the neighborhood’s oldest remaining structures. (By the way, this 1850-built home has quite the haunted reputation.) Many other San Diego museums offer portals into the past, including the fantastic San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, also within easy reach of us, or the USS Midway Museum, situated on the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. Navy history.

On that note, you can also explore more facets of oceanic heritage at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the current exhibitions of which include Swift Boats at War in Vietnam and Rum: Sailors, Pirates & Prohibition. The San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park, meantime, shows off the varied fleet: from old-school flying machines to sleek military jets and spacecraft.

If art’s more your jam, check out the San Diego Museum of Art, currently showing Modern Masters From Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection among its featured exhibitions.

Or commune with sea creatures of every description at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the celebrated Pacific vantage of which also happens to be a great place to look for migrating gray whales.

Take Advantage of Macy’s Museum Month With a Stay at the Sofia Hotel

Yikes, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the awesome museums offering 50% off admission this February. Hopefully, though, we’ve whetted your appetite! Book your guestroom or suite at the Sofia Hotel today and delve deep into Macy’s Museum Month with the most welcoming of San Diego hotels!