It is that time of year again when the weather begins to cool off and holidays are just around the corner. While the temperatures never change drastically here in San Diego, you will still find an incredible time ahead of you during the fall season. Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to spend time with loved ones and begin a new family tradition. Visiting San Diego around Thanksgiving provides you with plenty of exciting events and activities exclusive to the area. Take a look below at how you can spend Thanksgiving in San Diego this year:
Thanksgiving Dinner at Home
One of the most important traditions for any Thanksgiving holiday is having a home cooked meal right at home. Family comes over and shares the meal with loved ones. You do not have to get rid of this tradition when traveling to San Diego. Our vacation rentals come with everything you need to make a delicious home cooked meal right at the property. Expect to find spacious kitchens inside each of our properties. These are not tiny kitchenettes but full-size rooms just like you have at home. Full appliances including fridges, stove/oven combos, and dishwashers make it easy to prepare each dish at once and store any leftovers you have. You will find that the cabinets have all of the pots, pans, and utensils needed to prepare each entrée. Spacious granite countertops offer plenty of room and are easy to clean too. Once you have everything prepared you can easily set up the dining room table for your Thanksgiving feast. Take advantage of the breakfast bar where additional guests can find a place to sit down at.
Thanksgiving in San Diego would not be complete without a variety of events that will help make your vacation one to never forget. Most cities across the country host a “turkey trot” or themed race to help raise proceeds for local charities. San Diego does not have just one but two different turkey trots to check out. Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk is located at Balboa Park and helps local homeless shelters in San Diego. Feel free to run or walk this short race and purchase a freshly baked pie from the vendors (reservations in advance are required for purchase). Pets, wheelchairs, and baby strollers are all encouraged during the race so the whole family can participate. Another great race is the Oceanside Turkey Trot, taking place at Oceanside Pier. This trot features a 5K run/walk path and a 10K run path so you can pick and choose the level of your race. Additional options for the race also include a 1-mile path for seniors and children and a ¼ mile path for tots. The race will take you by incredible locations such as the Oceanside Harbor so you can run with a great view. Each race requires a registration prior to joining in on the festivities.
The fun continues in San Diego even after the holiday has passed. Santa Arrives at Seaport Village is an annual tradition where So Cal Surfin Santa shows up just in time for the holiday season. This isn’t your typical Santa as he shows up in flip flops and board shorts making for a hilarious photo shoot with the kids. The Julian Christmas Tree Lighting will also take place on November 27th where this nearby historic town has their tree lighting. This free event starts at 4:00 PM with caroling before the tree lighting at 6:00 PM.
Local Thanksgiving Dining
If you do not want to prepare your own Thanksgiving meal, you can always dine in at one of the many incredible restaurants in the area. Fine dining has never been better that it is at Mister A’s. This elegant French eatery has gorgeous skyline views of the bay and a menu that will not disappoint. Grab Thanksgiving brunch by stopping by Farmer’s Bottega where you can find plenty of early morning eats. Island Prime features a decadent menu of prime cuts of steak that are always cooked to order. You can also try out some of the delicious and fresh seafood that is rotating on the menu. Each of these restaurants are open on Thanksgiving with their usual menu along with a few Thanksgiving specialty entrees. Don’t miss out on the incredible restaurant scene found right here in San Diego.
More Thanksgiving Fun in San Diego
As you can tell, there is so much to enjoy when you spend your Thanksgiving holiday with us here in San Diego. This is not the full extent of all the incredible activities waiting for you in the city. Make the most of your stay by reserving one of our incredible vacation rentals for an experience like no other.
If you are like most, your world has been turned upside down by the sudden onset of COVID-19 earlier this year. We have all been through so much this year that the holidays can’t come soon enough. Luckily, November is here, and with it comes the Thanksgiving holiday. Most families typically plan get-togethers for the Thanksgiving holiday with large feasts and big gatherings. Unfortunately, some cities continue to ban these large events, so another plan for Thanksgiving is needed. The best way to now enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday is with a well-deserved getaway. You will find that and so much more when you pick San Diego as your travel destination. Our home city is full of culture, beautiful scenery, and some of the best vacation rentals you can find. Take a look at how you can spend your Thanksgiving in San Diego this year:
Safe and Clean Rentals
What is considered the standard of safety has increased tremendously this year thanks to the pandemic. We take pride year after year in the safety protocols and cleanliness we maintain for our vacation rentals. Our guests will show up to a completely clean vacation rental every time. We continue our drive to provide you with the safest choice for your Thanksgiving holiday when you choose our vacation rentals.
Vacation Rental Amenities for the Big Meal
Thanksgiving is never complete without the holiday feast. You can ask anyone you know what their favorite part of Thanksgiving is, and we are confident they will say it is the Thanksgiving meal. While you may be away from home, there is plenty of space in our vacation rentals to prepare for your own private feast. Our kitchens have plenty of room for you to create a full meal. You will find plenty of counter space and full-sized appliances. This allows you to comfortably prepare a feast like you were right at home. The kitchen is also stocked with a variety of cutlery and bowls, including pots and pans. You can easily prepare the turkey and all of the sides at once! Naturally, you will need just as much space in the dining area so everyone can enjoy the meal at once. You can take a look at your rental before you book to see what kind of space it has for your family. Thanksgiving dinner has never sounded so good.
Additional Amenities in Our Rentals
Of course, you will be spending more than just your holiday meal with us in the vacation rental. The additional amenities our rentals offer stand tall above other competitors, including resorts in the city. Enjoy flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi access so you can watch all of your holiday programming together. Patios will give you beautiful views of the city or beach. Each bedroom comes stocked with fresh linens and towels so you can leave everything back home. You will never want to leave once you stay with us!
Local Restaurants and Thanksgiving Meals
Not all families want to spend their well-deserved time away from home busy cooking for the holiday. There is nothing wrong with that, especially when San Diego has some of the best dining in the country. The city has a variety of different cuisines and restaurants where you can find practically anything. Enjoy a French Thanksgiving meal by ordering delivery or curbside pickup with Bleu Boheme. Even fine dining restaurants such as JRDN Restaurant and AVANT Restaurant are offering their luxurious meals to go for your Thanksgiving meal. Since you are right by the water there is nothing better than trying some fresh seafood too!
Nearby Activities in San Diego
While visitors may not have our usual Thanksgiving events to enjoy this year, you can still find plenty of activities with which to engage yourself. San Diego is home to many of California’s most beautiful beaches. South Mission Beach continues to be a popular favorite that should not be as crowded on a holiday. Or head over to La Jolla Cove and see the sea Pacific Harbor seals and California sea lions. There are several different dog friendly beaches too, where leashed pups can enjoy the water with you. Don’t worry about the weather while here, as San Diego is still a comfortable 70 degrees on average during the day in November.
Thanksgiving in San Diego is Waiting for You
As you can see, experiencing Thanksgiving in San Diego will have you feeling right at home in our vacation rentals. Our rental amenities, spacious homes, and nearby activities make San Diego the perfect location for your holiday getaway. Reserve one of our rentals today to ensure you have your home away from home for Thanksgiving.
San Diego is such a fun and beautiful place that a visit hardly requires a special occasion. But when you choose to make this city your Thanksgiving destination, the trip is bound to be especially memorable. This is because you can add amazing beaches and community events to your favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Here are the three of the best things to do in San Diego Thanksgiving weekend to keep the family entertained .
The event calendar is always full, but this is especially true when Thanksgiving comes around. For starters, begin the day right with the San Diego community at the 5k Turkey Trot in Balboa Park. Enjoy a bit of exercise along with music, food, and much more. This time of the year means it is also time for San Diego’s best jazz festival in the Dixieland Jazz Festival from November 21st through the 25th. Enjoy some of the best jazz musicians across town and the country along with some Dixieland classic Thanksgiving foods and much more.
Go Ice Skating
This may not sound like an exceptional opportunity, but it is in San Diego, as Thanksgiving Day marks the opening of the Hotel Del Coronado ice skating rink. Ice skating is always a great activity, but this classic finds new life as the rink is right on the beach on Coronado Island. You are sure to have never had an experience like this, as you can enjoy a peaceful skate-around with friends and family with the most amazing views imaginable. Grab some hot cocoa, some skates, and enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.
Get Some Amazing Food
San Diego is always the place to be for lovers of delicious and diverse cuisine. But on a holiday celebrated for its food, you can find so many amazing options for unique and delicious twists on the holiday’s classic fare. One of the go-to options comes at Decoy Dockside in the form of an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet from 10 am until 6 pm. Feast on this amazing food with an amazing view of the dock at 1035 La Bonita Dr. You can find an amazing four-course meal at Chandler’s Restaurant and Lounge in Carlsbad and a more upscale Thanksgiving experience at Kitchen 1540 in Carlsbad.
Find a Beautiful Vacation Home to Enjoy All These San Diego Activities During Thanksgiving Weekend
You can take advantage of countless awesome opportunities throughout town, but one of the best things to do in San Deigo Thanksgiving weekend to keep everyone entertained is find a wonderful place to call home during your stay. When you find a home through the vacation rental services of 710 Beach Rentals, you can be sure you will be entertained as well as blissfully comfortable. Find entertainment in flat screen TVs, high speed internet, and patios/balconies offering amazing views of the area. You comfort comes from high-end furniture, cozy beds, gourmet kitchens, and much more. The locations of these home are additional aspects that make them the best spots in town from the beaches to streets of downtown. Contact us today to learn more about San Diego activities and to book you rental!