Top Things to Do in San Diego – April 15-20, 2014

Spend a beautiful spring weekend in San Diego enjoying these top things to do including baseball, horses, sailors, culture, beer and egg hunts on the beach:

San Diego Padres

Padres at Petco Park

Catch the Padres play at the beautiful Petco Park in the heart of San Diego

The San Diego Padres are in town all week taking on the Rockies and the Giants. Make sure to pick up a few bags of cracker jacks or a delicious local delicacy from one of these new in-park eateries.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Avenue, San Diego CA 92101
When: Through April 17, 2014
> Find out more about the San Diego Padres vs. the Colorado Rockies

When: April 18-20, 2014
> Find out more about the San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

Sailor Days

maritime museum of san diego

Learn how to be a true seaman during the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Sailor Days

Come aboard and join the fun! There are lots of things to do aboard the Maritime Museum’s ships including scavenger hunts with prizes, making of brass rubbings, ferryboat steam engine demos, raising of the sail, rope making, knot tying, rowing and more.

Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Through April 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission. 2 kids 12 and under free with paid adult
> Find out more about Sailor Days

Del Mar National Horse Show

Hunter Jumper Week - Del Mar National Horse Show

The Annual Del Mar National Horse Show is composed of a week each of Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper competitions

One of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the Western US, the Annual Del Mar National Horse Show is composed of a week each of Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper competition. Over 3,000 horses take part, representing many breeds, at the equestrian complex at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in coastal Del Mar. Spectators will see reining, spins, sliding stops, elegant dressage moves choreographed to music, daredevil show jumping, trick riders, comedy acts, thrills and spills, and more.

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: April 17 – May 4, 2014
Cost: Varies based on event
> Find out more about the Del Mar National Horse Show

Fee Free Weekend at Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument Lighthouse with Flowers

Explore the lighthouse and historic WWII bunkers at the Cabrillo National Monument

A visit to San Diego’s “only” National Park offers tremendous views of San Diego and excellent opportunities to explore the natural, historical and cultural history of the area including the old lighthouse and World War II bunkers. This weekend, the National Park Service is kicking off National Park Week with a fee free weekend that includes Cabrillo!

Where: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
When: April 19-20, 2014
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Cabrillo National Monument

Chicano Park Day Celebration

Chicano Park Day Celebration - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Celebrate the recognition of these beautiful murals with traditional music, dance and food at the Chicano Park Day Celebration

The theme for the 2014 celebration is “La Tierra Es De Quien La Trabaja: The Land Belongs To Those Who Work It.”  Visitors to Chicano Park Day will experience traditional music and dance, including one of the most beautiful performances of Aztec Indigenous dance, ballet folklorico, live music, classic lowrider cars, kids (all ages) art workshop, food, arts and crafts vendors.

Where: Chicano Park – Logan Av & Cesar E Chavez Parkway, San Diego, CA 92113
When: April 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Chicano Park Day Celebration

CityBeat Festival of Beers

CityBeat Festival of Beers

Samples beers from more than 50 local and national breweries

The CityBeat Festival of Beers is the perfect marriage of two of San Diego’s best known exports – music and craft beer. Over 50 brewers will be on hand to pour samples of their best beers while live local music plays in the background.

Where: 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104
When: April 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 5:30 PM
Cost: $40
> Find out more about the CityBeat Festival of Beers


Belmont Park Easter Eggstravaganza

Celebrate Easter the San Diego Way…by the water!

Easter is this Sunday and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy waterfront brunches and Easter egg hunts on the beach:

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

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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.

2 thoughts on “Top Things to Do in San Diego – April 15-20, 2014

  1. Flagship cruise tours are also one of the best things to do in San Diego. There are two kinds of cruises: North Bay cruise and South Bay cruise. North bay tour covers mainly different air carriers and US Army attractions whereas South Bay cruise includes one hour long cruise covering Star of India – Oldest sailing ship.

    These Falgship cruises are guided tour full of facts and stories. That makes it more interesting for your family. Kids will have educational fun while sailing.

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