9 of the Most Exciting Events in San Diego

Culture, natural beauty and a diverse population make San Diego is one of the country’s most vibrant cities. Throughout the year, San Diego hosts many events that draw millions of visitors and all are well worth a return trip. Here are 9 of the most exciting events in San Diego to keep in mind the next time you’re planning a visit!

Exciting Events in San Diego

1. Whale Watching

Take the opportunity to witness the California gray whales as they travel the Pacific waters. After the whales give birth to their young these magnificent animals make the journey back North in the winter and early spring. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path, San Diego is the perfect place to observe the parade of these gigantic animals.

2. Balboa Park

The largest showcase of international culture and history in San Diego is found at Balboa Park. In addition to the museums, gardens and recreational activities, don’t miss the park’s scavenger hunt adventure. Guests use their smartphones to solve the clues throughout the hunt. What a fun way to enjoy the park and learn more about history along the way!

3. Flower Fields Ranunculus Season

Spring brings a burst of blooms and color to the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Tour the grounds, take pictures and enjoy the natural beauty. Tractor driven wagon rides, sweet pea maze, and various themed gardens make the Flower Fields a great place to bring the family for a day. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and enjoy lunch on the picnic tables

4. San Diego Crew Classic

The annual two-day San Diego Crew Classic is the largest regatta in the world. The regatta held at Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay includes more than 4,000 junior, collegiate and masters athletes. Join the thousands of spectators that watch the 100 races on the Jumbotron!

5. Rock and Roll Marathon & Half Marathon

Different Live bands at every mile along this road race has made this race wildly popular for runners and spectators alike. The Rock and Roll Marathon and Half Marathon course travels through Balboa Park, Old Town and other historic areas of San Diego.

6. San Diego County Fair

San Diego’s annual county fair is located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in oceanfront Del Mar and includes carnival rides, garden shows, livestock, concerts and of course, plenty of fabulous food. This year’s fair theme is Mad About the Fair and popular Wonderland characters will be making appearances.

7. Beer Week

For 10 days in November San Diego celebrates the local brewing of craft beers. Home to over 100 breweries, San Diego is proud of its growing reputation for brewing award-winning beers. Don’t miss the San Diego Beer Week and a chance to taste some of the world’s best beers.

8. San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival

Celebrate the holiday with family and friends at the annual San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival. The festival takes place at Mission Valley neighborhood and includes a wide variety of jazz styles.

9. San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival features the best of San Diego’s chefs, restaurants, breweries and wineries. Don’t miss the hundreds of wines and spirits, over 50 of San Diego’s top fine dining restaurants and many gourmet food companies that will be participating in this year’s festival.

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