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
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
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
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
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
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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
> Find out more about the Chicano Park Day Celebration
CityBeat Festival of Beers
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
> Find out more about the CityBeat Festival of Beers
Easter is this Sunday and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy waterfront brunches and Easter egg hunts on the beach:
- Easter Sunday at the Hotel del Coronado
- Belmont Park’s Easter Eggstravaganza
- Santee Lakes’ Eggstravaganza
- Easter Brunch at the Bahia
- Easter Brunch at the Catamaran
- Easter Champagne Brunch by The Bay
- Easter Brunch Cruises with Hornblower
- Easter Brunch Cruise with Flagship
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Bombay Bicycle Club at the Bally Up Tavern – April 17, 2014
- Birch Aquarium at Scripps – Grunion Run – April 17, 2014
- Lifeblood Harmony – April 17-19, 2014
- 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors – April 18-20, 2014
- Spring Harp Fest – April 19, 2014
- Taste of Hillcrest – April 19, 2014
- Technomania Circus presents Bunnies Gone Wild! – April 19, 2014
Know of some other top things to do this weekend in San Diego? Let everyone know in the comments below.