On Mar 5 – May 2, 2021, come and set sail on a taste adventure at the SeaWorld San Diego. Find tasty delights for the family and for all foodies among more than 125 distinct offerings. We just can’t wait!
Explore more than 25 unique recipes from around the world (plus a new vegan-only station) to pair with over 75 craft beers and over 25 cocktail and wine selections. Revitalize your taste buds as you share this welcoming, open-air experience and add a taste of live acoustic guitar or jazz shows, and enjoy exciting sights and sounds at our new Polynesian dance presentations.
Make your plans today to embark on a special culinary voyage at SeaWorld San Diego, select dates in March and April!
For more info, visit seaworld.com
Get into the fiesta spirit at the Historic Old Town for the 37th Annual Fiesta Old Town. Grab your familia on May 1-2, 2021 from 10 am-6 pm to spice up your weekend for the FREE! Enjoy the vibrations and traditions of one of San Diego’s most iconic districts and explore the many vendors and establishments there.
After 37 years of fiery fun plus 1 dynamic virtual party in 2020, Fiesta Old Town will bring back the FUEGO as it transforms the historic Old Town San Diego, CA area into a Cinco de Mayo retail and cuisine experience
As you journey through lanes of mini-tiendas (stores) you will find colorful trinkets, masterful arts & crafts and yummy cuisines. This bustling Mercado will burst with dynamic energy and flavors as the community collaborates to bring vitality back to the beloved streets of Old Town, the site of the first Spanish settlement on the U.S. West Coast featuring Mexican lore and historical sites, colorful shops and eclectic restaurants.
For more info, visit cincodemayooldtown.com
Come and join The Garden’s Nature Therapy Experience every second Sunday of the month. It is a calming, internal experience that will help you connect with nature during a guided stroll through The Water Conservation Garden, and a brief sit in.
The formula is simple, and the resulting emotional wellness and inner peace taps into our sixth sense; the state of mind. Your instructor and guide for Nature Therapy is a Garden Docent with a PhD in performance psychology, specializing in wellness strategies. Nature Therapy in The Garden appeals to many types of people whether intellectually, physically, or emotionally-centered individuals, and is all-inclusive, suitable for any fitness level, and a wonderful fit for seniors.
Exercises and methods are based on the Japanese ‘Forest Bathing’ practice known as shinrin-yoku, which means “taking in the forest.” Among the benefits of forest bathing, say practitioners and researchers, are improved mood, relaxation, lower cortisol levels, connections with nature and insight.
For more information, visit thegarden.org
Celebrate the spring season as the cherry blossoms return to San Diego at the Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) in Balboa Park! You can enjoy the festival in Mar. 1–31, 10 am–6 pm at 2215 Pan American Rd., Balboa
During the whole month of March, guests visiting JFG in person will be able to enjoy the upper and lower areas featuring koi ponds, bonsai and hanami — appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. For those unable to make their way to JFG, virtual programs will also be scheduled throughout the month of March for everyone to enjoy! Use the menu below to view additional details on general JFG FAQs and what to expect from this year’s Cherry Blossom Season!
For more info about the event, visit www.niwa.org
Do you miss the Street Food & Live Music in the Park? Lane Field Park Market has returned! Relax with the live music and enjoy the delicious food from the best street food vendors. FYI, they follow a COVID Safe Plan therefore are not currently offering picnic rugs or lawn games and have a reduced number of vendors.
A beautiful street food market located opposite the Bay in downtown San Diego. Showcasing 15+ of San Diego’s best street food vendors, with delicious coffee, live music and street food. Relax under the shade of umbrellas, and enjoy the great vibe. The delicious variety of food on offer includes Vietnamese bao, pad thai, Indian, waffles and crepes, mexican, wood fired pizza, empanadas, smoothies, thai burgers, freshly made hot mini-donuts, and much more.
Live music from 12pm until 4pm.
Please respect our COVID0-Safe Entry Rules:
Do not attend if you are sick, wear a mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, and maintain a minimum 6ft distance from other patrons.
For more info visit www.sandiegofoodmarkets.com
On March 1st through Mother’s Day, you can get to enjoy the outdoors and 50 acres of beautiful ranunculus flowers at The Flower Fields of Carlsbad California! Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes for the ranch with dirt pathways and bring your cameras. Let’s welcome the spring season here safely.
A leisurely stroll along the pathways provides you with the opportunity to experience colorful bands of flowers up close, and to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. You will definitely want to bring a camera! In addition to the vivid bands of color, we invite you to come and enjoy our tractor-driven wagon rides and stroll through a 1,500 square foot greenhouse filled with world famous Ecke poinsettias. Be sure and navigate through the pathways of our sweet pea maze and enjoy the many various themed gardens. The Flower Fields® is a great place to bring the family for a day of picnicking and enjoying our beautiful Southern California weather. Picnic tables are provided on site for your convenience. Throughout the season, we also hold a series of Special Events designed to entertain visitors of all ages. We provide free parking and restroom facilities.
For more information, visit theflowerfields.com
The San Diego Bird Festival celebrates the birds and habitats of San Diego county. The San Diego Audubon Society is celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the United States, on February 17-21, 2021.
In a world where social media and smart devices seem to be taking over, birds are a lovely reminder that the world is full of real experiences. All you need to do is Look Up!
Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society. We thank you for your support, and hope to meet you at the Festival.
If you are interested in being involved in the 2021 San Diego Bird Festival as a volunteer, vendor, sponsor, speaker or leader, please contact them – visit sandiegoaudubon.org
Explore San Diego’s epic roadways along with the best places for visitors to stop along the way and live out their SoCal road trip dreams.
Check out this list from sandiego.org
- San Diego’s 59-Mile Scenic Drive – A truly beautiful way to spend a day
Encompassing a good portion of the city’s most outstanding attractions, taking San Diego’s 59-mile scenic drive is a beautiful way to spend a day.
- One-Day Coastal Road Trip – Cruising San Diego’s Fun-Filled Coastline
From off-the-beaten-path Sunset Cliffs to family-friendly Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego’s coastline offers endless opportunities for fun throughout the year. Driving through diverse and colorful beach communities, you can experience a jam-packed day filled with great local food, popular activities and spectacular sites to discover.
- Highway 79 Road Trip – 7 Wild Mountain Adventures
A road trip along Highway 79 is an awesome way to explore San Diego’s charming mountain communities, complete with animal encounters, waterfalls, epic views and gold!
- Historic Highway 80 – Desert to Ocean Scenic Road Trip
Traversing 150 miles between San Diego and Yuma, Arizona, Historic Highway 80 winds its way through the scenic, chaparral-covered rolling hills of San Diego’s East County, coming to an end on the Pacific peninsula of Point Loma. Along this nostalgic route there are several charming towns and roadside wonders worth exploring.
- Historic Highway 94 – Scenic Rural East County Road Trip
Traversing 50 miles, Historic Highway 94 is a two-lane country highway between the foothills of picturesque Rancho San Diego and the backcountry town of Boulevard in San Diego’s rural East County. Along the historic route, visitors can relive the region’s colorful past and enjoy many roadside attractions.
- 7 Things to Do Along – Scenic California Highway 101
A favorite drive for locals and visitors alike, US Route 101, aka the Pacific Coast Highway, runs through San Diego beach towns along 70 miles of winding coastline from La Jolla to Oceanside. This scenic route is a great way to experience an authentic So. Cal lifestyle vibe and mix and mingle in San Diego’s surf culture. Here are seven spot worth checking out along the way.
- Historic County Route S2 – Take a Delightful Desert Road Trip
Formerly the Great Overland Stage Route of 1849, County Route S2 stretches more than 65 miles from the small desert town of Ocotillo to the Historic Highway 79 junction near Warner Springs in San Diego’s rural East County. Along this desert roadway, a dramatic landscape unfolds with popular hot springs, campgrounds, parks and photo-worthy roadside attractions to discover.
Come join and celebrate The Gifts of Christmas happening on December 19, 2020, from 2 pm to 8 pm. This is a FREE family outdoor event. Stay safe and watch amazing artists share their GIFTS!
Outside local performances, dance performances, crafts, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, movies, spoken word, and more!
Their growing Line-Up:
2pm Gift of Dance School & Company
2:30pm Catalyst Dance Ensemble
3:00pm Fearless Dance Company
3:15pm Stronghold Jiu Jitsu
3:30pm Angel and Jaami
4:00pm Catalyst Dance Ensemble
4:30pm Fearless Dance Company
5:00pm Carla Leon
5:30pm Audrey Callahan
5:45pm Bite Dance Company
6pm Junkyard Dance Crew
7pm The PGK Project
Provided by Roseville Barber Co
To learn more visit their website, https://gifts-of-christmas.com/
Enjoy this magical, must-visit holiday event at Village Walk at Eastlake. Mesmerize at the man-made snowfall, which transforms Village Walk at Eastlake into a winter wonderland. Their scheduled shows will run four nights each week, Thursday through Sunday at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., from December 3-20. Don’t forget to enjoy this awesome event!
New for this holiday season, families can take pictures with life-sized photo props including Santa, the Snowman, Elsa and Olaf which will be located throughout Village Walk at Eastlake on the same days as the snowfall.
The man-made snow flurries, which dissipate upon touch, draws holiday visitors from throughout San Diego County, some to see their first snowfall and others to recall Christmas holidays in colder climates. The eco-friendly MagicSnow vanishes upon contact, leaving no residue. MagicSnow, which developed snow-themed productions for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Universal Studios Theme Park, and the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes, is producing the custom snowfall experience at Village Walk at Eastlake.
For more information, visit www.shopvillagewalk.com