Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 31 to January 5, 2014

Goodbye 2013! Here’s to 2014 and all the excitement the new year will bring. Start the year off right with these top things to do in San Diego:

New Year’s Eve

Stone Brewing Co's New Years Eve Party - Top Things to Do in San Diego

From San Diego’s Craft Beer to Champagne, the parties will be flowing this NYE

Still don’t have plans for tonight? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to find the perfect New Year’s Eve event with our handy guides:

> San Diego 2013 New Year’s Eve Parties Are Epic!
> New Year’s Eve Celebrations for Kids in San Diego
> Find even more NYE events and packages on

New Year’s Day Recovery

Champagne Cruise on San Diego Bay - Hornblower

Start off the New Year right with a recovery brunch along with beautiful views of the San Diego skyline.

Welcome to 2014! Get those resolutions started with walks along the beach and hikes through one of San Diego’s many parks. Or, you could postpone the exercise and recover from last night with one of these delicious New Year’s Day brunches and/or dinners: New Year’s Day Brunch at the Hotel del CoronadoNew Year Day Brunch at the WestgateFlagship New Years Day Brunch Cruise and New Year’s Day Dinner Cruise on Hornblower.

> Discover more delicious dining options  in San Diego

Last of the Holiday Festivities

Skating by the Sea at the Hotel del Coronado

Skating by the Sea at The Del!

Even though the holidays have come on gone, the festive fun still continues with outdoor ice skating, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration including plenty of snow, and a magical winter wonderland at the San Diego Zoo’s Jungle Bells.

2014 San Diego International Auto Show

San Diego International Auto Show - Things to Do

See the cars of today and tomorrow at the San Diego International Auto Show

Where the cars are the stars! The 2014-model vehicles showcase the newest levels of technology that enhance the driving experience, packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting edge designs. When not captivated by the cars, you can participate in exciting, fun new features, family entertainment, and interactive activities.

Where: San Diego Convention Center – 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 1-5, 2014
Cost: $8-$12
> Find out more about the 2014 San Diego International Auto Show

A Prairie Home Companion Live Radio Broadcast

A Prairie Home Companion Live Radio Broadcast

Travel to Lake Wobegon with Garrison Keillor, Sara Watkins, and The Wailin’ Jennys for a visit full of comedy sketches, music, and news from the small town. This classic public broadcast is a great reason for why the radio still continues to entertain.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 4, 2014
Time: 2:45 to 5:15 pM
Cost: $38-$200
> Find out more about A Prairie Home Companion Live Radio Broadcast

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Know of some other top things to do this weekend in San Diego? 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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