With this beautiful weather, you definitely need to take advantage of San Diego’s beachesparks and gardensoutdoor activities, and these top things to do this weekend:

Whale Watch Weekend and Inter-tidal Life Festival

Tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

The Inter-tidal area at the Cabrillo National Monument

Whale Watch Weekend is a chance for Cabrillo National Monument to invite the San Diego community to the park and encourage them to learn about the importance of our oceans with fun activities including burial of a time-capsule, tide pool exploration, whale origami and more.

Where: Cabrillo National Monument – 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
When: January 11-12, 2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 $5 per vehicle. $3 for walk-ins, bicycles, motorcycles
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney's Beauty and the Beast at Broadway San Diego - Top things to Do

It’s a tale as old as time

Based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is an eye-popping spectacle that has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3666 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
When: January 7-12, 2014
Cost: $35-$211.25
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soundON Festival of Modern Music

soundON Festival of Modern Music

Now in its seventh anniversary year, the soundON Festival of Modern Music brings together an international roster of composers and performers to present a four-day exploration of contemporary chamber music.

Where: Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: January 9-12, 2014
Cost: $10-$60
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps – Tidepooling Adventures

Tidepooling With The Birch Aquarium

She sees Sea Hares down by the sea-shore!

Visit a local tide pool to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive “between a rock and a hard place.” The Birch’s trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and help you discover the wonderful world of tide pools.

Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps – 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92093
When: January 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $12-$15
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The Complete Frida Kahlo

The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings. Her Life. Her Story

Marvel at 123 replicas of Frida Kahlo’s known paintings

The rich and colorful life of Frida Kahlo is revealed in The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings. Her Life. Her Story. This is the only exhibition worldwide where all of her paintings can be seen in one place. Some paintings, especially from Kahlo’s early years, have never before been seen.

Where: NTC at Liberty Station – 2801 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106
When: Through March 9, 2014
Cost: $14.50-$16.50
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Poway Winter Festival

Poway Winter Festival

If you’re looking to have more in common with your Northerly friends, here’s your chance to bust out your sled and get a little taste of the cold stuff at the Winter Festival in Poway. They’ll have a snow hill for sledding, live music, s’mores, ice skating, campfires, and more.

Where: Poway Community Park – 13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway, California 92064
When: January 10-11, 2014
Cost: Free
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