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Escape to San Diego for the long weekend to enjoy amazingly warm winter weather, plenty of outdoor adventures and these top things to do:

Ballroom with a Twist

San Diego Symphony's Ballroom with a Twist

Tango, Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Jive – and then some!

Tango, Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Jive – and then some! Don’t miss this evening of grace, athleticism and passion with a cast of international dancers and a pair of American Idol singers. You’ll be swept away with this sensational production!

Where: Copley Symphony Hall – 750 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 17-18, 2014
Time: Starts at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20-$85
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Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND California

Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND California

Start with a run then end with rides and fun at LEGOLAND California

Moms, dads, and big kids are invited to join the fun in this noncompetitive 1-mile run/walk through LEGOLAND® California. Registered participants will receive an event t-shirt and be treated to refreshments, fun activities, entertainment and a free 1-day SEA LIFE™ Hopper ticket to LEGOLAND® California and SEA LIFE™ Aquarium good for to use this weekend!

Where: LEGOLAND California – One LEGOLAND Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: January 18, 2014
Time: Run starts at 8:00 AM
Cost: $25-$30
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Jerry Coleman Memorial Service

Padres' Jerry Coleman Memorial Service

Join the San Diego Padres as they celebrate the life of baseball and San Diego legend, Jerry Coleman

On behalf of the Coleman family, the San Diego Padres announced a free, public memorial service for Jerry Coleman that will celebrate Coleman’s extraordinary life, and will feature special guests from throughout his lifetime.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 18, 2014
Time: Gates open at 9:30 AM
Cost: Free
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Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade - Top Things to Do in San Diego

A float commemorating Rosa Parks’ bus ride participates in the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

Celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a waterfront parade. Musical bands, floats and drill teams will march along the Embarcadero from North Harbor Drive south to Pacific Highway.

Where: Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 19, 2014
Time: Parade starts at 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
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San Diego Multi Cultural Festival

San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival

Enjoy our multi-cultural heritage at the San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival

The Annual Sheila R. Hardin San Diego Multicultural Festival is a family friendly festival showcasing San Diego’s rich cultural and traditional heritage through live entertainment, food stations, vendors, and more.

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade – Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 18, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Old Town Blessing of the Animals

Old Town State Historic Park's Blessing of the Animals

Join in the historic Old Town State Historic Park’s Blessing of the Animals

Historically, this event has been happening for more than 300 years. In San Diego, the annual Benediction of the Beasts celebrates St. Anthony of the Desert, the Patron Saint of Animals. Activities for both animals and families make this celebration very moving to all who participate. The community event will have activities for adults, children and their pets.

Where: Old Town State Historic Park – 2415 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
When: January 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Worldbeat Center Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

The Worldbeat Center in Balboa Park is celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr with a family festival including live music, dancing, an outdoor cultural arts & craft fair, and more.

Where: Worldbeat Center – 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 20, 2014
Time: Starts at 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
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More Top Things to Do in San Diego

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