November 2019 is a great time to visit us here in San Diego, and what’s more a convenient excuse to plan a family vacation to the seaside than Thanksgiving? There’s so much to do here this time of year that your days will be packed with both indoor and outdoor family fun, and there are some lovely holiday activities you can enjoy as well. Check out the things we’re most excited about during Thanksgiving in San Diego.
Do something really exciting on your first day in town. Go to San Diego Jazz Fest! It’s a 5-day, unforgettable festival that starts on this day and goes through the end of Thanksgiving weekend, from November 27th – December 1st. Start your Thanksgiving getaway with some of the best music around. You can get tickets for all 5 days if you want to be able to go anytime during your getaway, for only $125 apiece!
Thursday – Thanksgiving!
There are some truly amazing restaurants open on Thanksgiving for dinner here in San Diego. Try the Pacific Beach Alehouse, widely known for its award-winning brewery. Try the Coffee Rubbed Steak, or the Pesto Crusted Salmon. If you want something with a unique style to it and an open floorplan, try Cosmopolitan Restaurant. They’re famous for the delicious tea served there and serve everything from Mexican food to American grill to fresh seafood.
Don’t forget your tickets to the 5-day Jazzfest! This music festival makes a great centerpiece for your Thanksgiving weekend getaway around which to plan all your other fun vacation activities. In between visits to the festival, you can visit La Jolla Cove, where the sea lions hang out. The kids will love it! Balboa Park is another great choice, as it offers a plethora of museums and art centers to explore, a miniature railroad, and the San Diego Zoo.
Saturday and Sunday
Think about a really exciting gift to the family if you have kids, like tickets to Legoland for Saturday. Head up to Torrey Pines Natural Reserve for a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, and close out the vacation with a Sunday afternoon at the seaside amusement park, Balboa Park. The exciting weekend will make for a cherry on top of a Thanksgiving that you’ll never forget.
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Enjoying a seaside getaway in three short days can seem overwhelming when there are so many amazing sights to see and places to go. And yet, three days is a long time! That extra day that Labor Day Weekend gives you is perfect for a trip to sunny California. Take a look at our handy guide for getting the most out of this San Diego Labor Day getaway.
On Saturday, the first thing you’ll probably want to do is hit up the beach, because you’re in San Diego! One of the best beaches around is Windansea Beach. It’s breathtaking, and vast too, so there’s plenty of room to spread out and find your own special patch of sand to set up camp for the day. After you’ve been swimming and surfing for a while, you’ll be itching for something to do, so head up to Point Loma in the afternoon to see the lighthouse and enjoy a one-of-a-kind ocean view. If you really want to pack the fun in, book a cruise for the first evening.
Make Sunday your big activity day! You’ve been to the beach, so now you’ll want to see what else San Diego has to offer. Check out Balboa Park in the morning; it’s an architectural breath of fresh air, and really fun to explore. San Diego Zoo is a great way to fill the afternoon. There’s no other zoo like it, and you won’t want to miss this while you’re here. For dinner, treat your family to some upscale seafood at one of the finest restaurants in town: Nobu San Diego.
You’ll want to make the most of your last day in town. Take the morning to check out the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and maybe head to the Air and Space Museum afterward before you gravitate back the beach. Consider heading up north to Black’s Beach for a more secluded experience. Embarcadero is a great way to finish out the trip on your last evening in town by taking it easy and enjoying the sights at a relaxing pace. Watch the sun go down as you walk along the edge of the harbor, and once it gets too dark to see the ocean sparkling anymore, head into one of the shops for dinner and one last drink in San Diego. Check out The Fish Market for some of the best seafood in the city.
Where Do I Start?
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Southern California is the place to be for an incredible summer vacation that the whole family will be talking about for years to come. Look no further San Diego for a vacation destination that is like no other. Incredible family activities in San Diego can be found all over the city. Here are the best summer activities that are perfect for families of all ages:
San Diego is home to some of the West Coast’s best entertainment attractions. Perhaps the most famous of them all is SeaWorld San Diego, where you can find amazing aquatic animals and hands on experiences. This summer Tidal Twister will be opening up at SeaWorld for the world’s first dueling roller coaster that showcases the power of ocean waves. The San Diego Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the country and will offer surprise animal encounters and special summer-only events. We would not be doing San Diego justice without mentioning the LEGOLAND California Resort. This child favorite attraction features over 60 rides, a submarine ride, and explore the behind-the-scenes action of the Lego Movie 2. All of these incredible attractions are waiting for your family in San Diego this summer!
San Diego features over 30 beaches giving you and your family plenty of space to relax under the sun. Let your children have a blast this summer by building sand castles, going snorkeling in the shallow wades, and setting up your own personal picnic. Make sure to plan for your days at the beach early as the more popular sites can get busy first thing in the morning!
Summer Concert Series
Head to the nearest amphitheater or city park this summer for San Diego’s exhilarating Summer Concert Series. This popular family activity in San Diego grabs top name performers for unforgettable performances. Best of all, there is not just one but several concert series going on. The Toyota Summer Concert Series takes over the San Diego County Fair for premier entertainment. Or relax at the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay for a beautiful backdrop of the marina paired with some of the best live music.
Summer Family Activities in San Diego
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July 4th is a holiday that’s hard not to love—and more like impossible not to when you’re taking part in San Diego 4th of July celebrations! Whatever your tastes, you’ll have a great time at any one of the many parties happening county-wide.
The Big Bay Boom
Their most famous display, the Big Bay Boom, is back for yet another year. It’s over fifteen minutes of choreographed fireworks going off over the San Diego Bay. This is a massive display you have to see at least once, with fireworks discharged from multiple barges all around the bay – Shelter Island, Coronado Ferry Landing, and Seaport Village, just to name a few.
For a rustic July 4th, mosey on down to the Old Town State Historic Park. This is a true blast to the past, with old-fashioned contests like cherry pit spitting or the egg toss, plus a parade and plenty of crafts the whole family will love to make and take back home. Ending at 4pm, there’s no fireworks here (after all, the frontier didn’t have them!) but this is a fantastic family-friendly place to spend the day before trekking elsewhere for a sunset fireworks display.
SeaWorld is so much more than a place to see fish swim and dolphins jump! Kids of all ages will love this Independence Day idea. This year hang out at the park all day to soak up the sun and eat great park food, but be sure to stay for the late fireworks show starting at 9:40pm. This one is a full fifteen minutes of spectacular fireworks set to music, and the perfect way to end the day.
Newport Avenue’s Ocean Beach Pier is the quintessential July 4th hangout spot. Enjoy the surf and sunshine of San Diego all day, lounging and picnicking with family and friends in the sand, going swimming in the Pacific Ocean, or simply shopping at one of Newport Avenue’s funky shops. Fireworks will start at 9pm, right from the Ocean Beach Pier, and light up the entire sky across the ocean’s horizon. Now that’s a gorgeous sight to see!
These are just the better-known parties, but while driving or strolling around San Diego, you’re bound to run into even more. Whatever you end up doing, whether by yourself or with the whole family, one thing is for sure – San Diego’s Fourth of July is going to be lit! Contact us today to book one of our beautiful vacation rentals.
Whatever the occasion, a trip to San Diego will certainly make it more memorable. This is true of the Fourth of July and Flag Day, but it is perhaps most true of Valentine’s Day. This is because of endless beauty, things to do, and the inherent romance of the city. These are three reasons to spend Valentine’s Day in San Diego.
Amazing Experiences on the Water
One of the best things you can do in San Diego is to get out on the water in some way. There are many ways to do this, but Valentine’s Day calls for the incredibly romantic experience of one of San Diego’s sunset cruises. Enjoy the incredible sights of San Diego’s coastline along with bottomless champagne, delicious food, and great music. There are many amazing services for this, but Cruise San Diego is one of the most beloved in town.
Amazing San Diego Restaurants
As with pretty much everything, there are countless amazing San Diego restaurants. As a successful Valentine’s Day is not possible without great food, then this is a good place to be. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is one of the best examples both in the setting and the food they provide. You can also find a romantic and decadent experience at Catania, Chez Loma, Ambrogio 15, and so many more.
“For the Love of Chocolate Festival”
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like one of the single most incredible chocolate-centric events you will find anywhere. It is taking place throughout the charming streets of downtown Escondido. Of course, this is a no-brainer for those who love chocolate, but there is much more to love about this festival from the wine pairings with the chocolate to great food, beers, live music, and so much more. This unique event on February 9this the perfect primer for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
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Fall in San Diego means crisp, cool weather, sunny days, and plenty of Halloween San Diego festivities. From pumpkin patches to street fairs, haunted houses, and special events at the zoo there are plenty of spooky events to get you in the Halloween mood.
Belmont Park Fall Festival and Haunt
Every weekend during the month of October Belmont Park is transformed into Boomont Park. This historic oceanfront amusement park turns into a haunted festival with trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, zombie laser tag, and a spooky roller coaster. Entrance into the festival is free and the price of different rides vary.
Free trick-or-treating is held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the park for your little ghosts and ghouls. There is also a costume contest every Saturday at 5 p.m. If you really want to get into the Halloween spirit you can pick a pumpkin from the festivals pumpkin patch. Pumpkins vary by price but are free to paint. For the Halloween thrill-seekers in your group, there is the giant Spooky Roller Coaster or Zombie Laser Tag.
Halloween San Diego Monster Bash
If you are looking for a truly spooktacular Halloween Party, check out the Monster Bash. This outdoor block party is held every year in the Gaslamp District and is known as Southern California’s hottest Halloween San Diego block party. The event draws thousands of people each year dressed in some of the most creative and over-the-top costumes. The best costumes can compete in a costume contest to win the $5,000 prize. You’ll be dancing all night at this party as the festival brings some of the best EDM, Hip Hop, Trap, and House artists in the world. If you are hoping for some spooky entertainment the festival also has haunted houses including the hot pink Twisted Dream House. This year’s Monster Bash will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 6 p.m. – midnight. Ticket prices range from $30 – $110.
The Haunted Hotel
If you are looking for even more terror-thrilled fun, check out San Diego’s famous Haunted Hotel. The Haunted Hotel is San Diego’s longest-running haunted house and was voted one of the scariest in the country. This year’s theme will take you through a zombie-infested alley and a hillbilly swamp full of man-hunting killers. If you want to take the fear up a notch, visit the haunted house on lights out Wednesday. All the lights in the house are turned off and your only source of light is a small glow stick given to you at the beginning of the hotel. The Haunted Hotel is open Wednesday – Sunday during the month of October and every day during the last week of the month. Tickets can be bought online and are $20 per person.
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With mild, balmy temperatures that you won’t find anywhere else during this time of year, San Diego, California makes for the perfect holiday season destination. Even better than the weather, there are a ton of exciting upcoming events that are sure to get you into the holiday spirit!
From November through January, San Diego celebrates the holidays with parades, Santa appearances, Christmas shows, and a multitude of lights. However, there are a number of other cool events in between as well, perfectly-timed for the holiday season. Below, we’ve put together a brief list of a few of our favorite events going on over the next several months. We hope that you enjoy these events as much as we do! Happy holidays!
The revelry begins in San Diego with San Diego Beer Week, which will occur from November 4th through November 13th. During Beer Week, the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival will be held in Downtown San Diego on November 5th. Immediately after Beer Week, San Diego hosts the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival in the downtown area as well, from November 14th through November 20th.
While the celebrations listed above are more geared towards adults, children are sure to love the historical street fair for kids known as the Fall Back Festival, which will be hosted in Downtown San Diego at the Gaslamp Museum’s Davis-Horton House on November 6th. The Annual Mother Goose Parade (a massive holiday celebration in El Cajon) on November 20th and Santa’s arrival on surfboard at the Seaport Village on November 26th are also guaranteed crowd-pleasers, in the unique tradition of San Diego.
San Diego also commemorates the sacrifices of our country’s veterans on November 11th (Veterans Day) with the Veterans Day Celebration at the USS Midway Museum, which gives free admission for veterans and families, and the Veterans Day Parade hosted by the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Downtown San Diego.
You can round off the month of November with the dulcet tunes of the San Diego Jazz Fest, held in Mission Valley and Old Town San Diego from November 23rd through November 27th, or with the lively entertainment of A Drag Queen Christmas at the Historic Balboa Theatre in Downtown San Diego on November 29th.
One of San Diego’s most famous celebrations is December Nights at Balboa Park—a two-day holiday annual event that takes place on December 2nd and 3rd this year and features delicious food and drinks, plentiful musical and theatrical entertainment, and a multitude of holiday lights. You can also take the Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Lights and Sights Tour from December 2nd through December 30th for an exquisite tour experience of the San Diego festivities, or visit the Old Town State Historic Park for its Twelve Days of Christmas celebrations on December 10th and 11th.
Performances of the classic ballet show The Nutcracker will be put on by City Ballet from December 9th through December 23rd and by the California Ballet Company from December 10th through December 24th.
The month of December also brings on a myriad of light displays and other festive parades, including the drive-thru light display at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Racetrack open all season long, the Holiday Pet Parade in the Gaslamp Quarter on December 11th, and the Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay, which can be seen from Downtown San Diego, Coronado, and Point Loma starting December 11th through December 18th.
For a change of pace, you can finish off the year at the San Diego International Auto Show from December 29th through January 2nd, and live it up on New Year’s Eve in the Gaslamp Quarter’s many bars and clubs.
From November 5th through December 26th, the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park will be showing live performances of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Fantasty On Ice performances at Liberty Station’s outdoor ice skating rink will take place from November 17th through January 3rd, and you can ice skate on the beach yourself at Hotel Del Coronado’s Skating by the Sea event, which begins November 23rd and ends during the first week of January. The San Diego Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland during Jungle Bells, an event that begins December 9th and lasts until January 2nd.
This is also the season in which the annual migration of California Gray Whales to Baja California takes place, making December and January two of the most ideal months for whale watching cruises or watching whales from Point Loma.
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