Top Things to Do in San Diego – October 16-20, 2013

Haunted Star of India - Maritime Museum of San Diego

It’s a great time to visit San Diego! The weather is beautiful and in the 70s, kids eat, stay and play for free all month-long, Halloween is just around the corner, and there is plenty of fun to be had at these top things to do this weekend:

Taste of Coronado

Clayton's Cafe in Coronado

Discover why Clayton’s and other local restaurants are so popular during Taste of Coronado

Spend a night on Coronado Island, indulging your senses and enjoying amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from the island’s local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley. This will be a night to remember so come and bring your friends!

Where: 1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When: October 16, 2103
Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $35-$30
> Find out more about Taste of Coronado

Haunted Tales of our Seafaring Past

Haunted Star of India - Maritime Museum of San Diego

Gather round for haunted seafaring tales and lantern tours at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

For a historically haunting experience, venture on board the Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship for a special 45-60 minute tour. Part of San Diego’s Maritime Museum collection, the Star of India’s storied past includes real-life encounters with ghosts, and the tour includes special activities for the family, including seafaring ghost stories and “creepy treats.” Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.

Where: The San Diego Maritime Museum – 1492 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
When: October 18-19 and 25-26, 2013
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $8-$16
> Find out more about Haunted Tales of Our Seafaring Past

> Have more family friendly Halloween fun

2013 Escondido Fall Street Faire

Escondido Street Fair - Top Things to Do in San Diego

The Escondido Street Faire is fun for the whole family

Since 1989, the Escondido Street Faire has brought live entertainment, over 500 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido. Covering seven blocks along historic Grand Avenue, the Escondido Street Fair is the second largest single-day fair in California.

Where: Grand Avenue, between Center City Pkwy and Ivy, Escondido, CA 92025
When: October 20, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Escondido Fall Street Faire

Pumpkin Express

Pumpkin Express

Your conductor is dying to take you to the Great Pumpkin’s Pumpkin Patch

Join in the fun aboard the Pumpkin Express at the historic Campo Depot and travel to the Great Pumpkin Patch. Children and their parents will enjoy the one hour train ride, then tour the Haunted Train, where each child gets to pick out his or her own pumpkin and decorate it inside the Display Building.

Advance reservations for this popular event are required.

Where: 750 Depot Street, Campo, CA 91906
When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 27, 2013
Time: Three Trains: 10:00 AM, 12:15 PM and 2:30 PM
Cost: $5-$15
> Find out more about the Pumpkin Express

> Find the perfect pumpkin at even more San Diego Pumpkin Patches

Bow Wow Brunch on the Bay Cruise

Bow Wow Brunch Cruise in San Diego - Top Things to Do in San Diego

This sailor is on the lookout for the Fire Hydrant of Youth!

Cruise around San Diego Bay and enjoy a delicious and bountiful buffet with unlimited champagne and desserts while Fido gets a pet buffet to choose from along with a dog relief area set up on the sun deck of the yacht! Portion of the proceeds for the Bow Wow Brunch on the Bay will go directly to helping Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Where: Grape Street Pier – 1800 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: October 20, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: $70 per person. Dogs cruise free
> Find out more about the Bow Wow Brunch on the Bay Cruise

> PSST…here’s a $2 off coupon for the Bow Wow Brunch on the Bay Cruise

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

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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.

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  2. San Diego Roller Derby is hosting a COED Roller Derby Bout, Saturday 10/19 @5pm

    Get in on the action! San Diego’s Coed team takes on Arizona.
    Doors open at 5PM, Bout at 530PM.
    $10 advance, $12 at the door. Kids 5 and under free

    6907 Linda Vista Rd San Diego, CA 92111‎Kearny Mesa Shopping Center

    Also, check out and support this months charity!

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