Top Things to Do in San Diego – February 19-24, 2013

It may not seem like it now, but Friday is just around the corner. To help you plan, here are our top things to do in San Diego this weekend.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching in San Diego - Top Things to Do

Whale Watching in San Diego is definitely one of the top things to do in San Diego during the winter season.

Winter is peak season for catching the magnificent sight of gray whales breaching the water during its annual migration. Whale watchers might even be lucky enough to see something else amazing…like last week’s sighting of thousands of dolphins swimming together to form a super-pod!

> Find out more about Whale Watching in San Diego

Kuumbafest San Diego

KuumbaFest is San Diego’s longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture and heritage. The three day festival will include traditional African art and pageantry, drama, educational workshops, community leadership awards, an African marketplace, a health fair, Hip Hop Showcase, tribute to the famed Apollo Theatre “Live at the Lyceum,” a Gospel Concert, and powerful guest speakers and artists.

Where: San Diego Rep – 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 (Gaslamp Quarter)
When: February 22-24, 2013
Cost: varies
> Find out more about Kuumbafest San Diego

San Diego Museum Month

San Diego Museum Month Logo 2013

This is the last weekend to take advantage of San Diego Museum Month. Pick up a coupon from a local Macy’s and bring it to 42 museums throughout the county to receive 50% off general admission. This is a great opportunity to check out these new exhibitions in Balboa Park.

Dates: Through February 28, 2013
> Find out more about San Diego Museum Month

Samson and Delilah by Camile Saint-Saens

The Biblical story of Samson and Delilah returns to the San Diego Opera’s stage in a production described by the North County Times as …one of the most memorable San Diego Opera productions of the past decade (with) stunning and gargantuan sets, vivid lighting, gorgeous costumes, an erotic ballet and a seeming cast of thousands…” Samson and Delilah will be sung in French with English translations above the stage.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego CA 92101 (Gaslamp Quarter)
When: February 19, 22 and 24, 2013
– Tuesday and Friday: 7:00 PM
– Sunday: 2:00 PM
Cost: $35-$275
> Find out more about Samson and Delilah

Hawk Watch – East San Diego

Harri Hawk -  one of the raptors you may spot at HawkWatch!

Harri Hawk – one of the raptors you may spot at HawkWatch!

Bring your binoculars and cameras to the Wildlife Research Institute in Ramona to spot magnificent wintering and resident raptors, including Golden Eagles, Ferruginous Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Prairie Falcons and Red-shouldered Hawks, to name a few. While you’re there, say hello to the herd of bison that call this “raptor hotspot” home!

Where: Wildlife Research Institute – 18030 Highland Valley Road, Romona, CA 92065 (East County)
When: February 23, 2013
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Hawk Watch – East San Diego

> Browse more top things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of some other top things to do this weekend? Let everyone know in the comments below.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

One thought on “Top Things to Do in San Diego – February 19-24, 2013

  1. I never been to San Diego but it sure looks like a beautiful place. I am an avid fisher woman and was wondering how the surf fishing from shore is at this time of the year? The whale watching looks amazing!

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