Top Things to Do in San Diego – January 14-19, 2015

With sunshine forecasted for the long-weekend, why not head to San Diego and enjoy everything from outdoor adventures to these top things to do.

Borrego Springs Film Festival

Borrego Springs Film Festival

Explore the desert town at 24 frames per second during the Borrego Springs Films Festival

In 1920 the pioneering filmmaker and actress, Nell Shipman, launched a new era for Borrego Springs, California with her film, Something New, and things have never been the same! Borrego Springs and the Anza-Borrego Desert have provided strange, stark and amazing locations for nearly a century of films and filmmakers. Come, be a part of the next 100 years of filmmaking in Borrego Springs.

Where: 590 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
When: January 15-19, 2015
Cost: $10-$100
> Find out more about the Borrego Springs Film Festival

Whale Watch Weekend and Intertidal Life Festival

Tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

Explore the tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument at the Whale Watch Weekend and Intertidal Life Festival

Whale Watch Weekend is a chance for Cabrillo National Monument to invites you to the park to learn about the importance of protecting our oceans. The two-day festival will feature whale watching and exhibitors from a variety of organizations that support ocean conservation. The festival will include marine awareness, whale watching and lectures on federal and state agencies that protect our oceans. In addition, this year”s festival will feature tidepool exploration and a presentation on the Marine Protected Areas; Ranger programs on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the Kelp Forest Ecology and an interactive storytelling for children about the creation of the tides.

Where: Cabrillo National Monument – 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
When: January 17-18, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost: $5 per vehicle. $3 for walk-ins, bicycle, motorcycles
> Find out more about the Whale Watch Weekend and Inter-tidal Life Festival

San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival

San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival

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

Celebrate the 14th Annual Sheila R. Hardin San Diego Multicultural Festival. The family friendly festival showcases San Diego”s rich cultural and traditional heritage through live entertainment, food stations, vendors, and more.

Where: Ruocco Park – 585 Harbor Lane, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 17, 2015
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival

35th 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.

This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States. Our parade is filled with dazzling floats, soulful High School Bands, Drill Teams, Colleges, Fraternities, Churches, Organizations, Peace and Youth groups.

Where: Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 18, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week 2015

For one week only, Sunday, January 18th through Saturday, January 24th, foodies will be able to eat their hearts out at over 200 participating restaurants that will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus. Yes, you read that online casino correctly! Saturday is now included with San Diego Restaurant Week and there are new price points for dinner giving you even more variety in your dining options!

When: January 18-24, 2015
Cost: $10-$50
> Find out more about San Diego Restaurant Week

26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Festival

Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival - WorldBeat Center - Top Things to Do

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at this free festival in Balboa Park

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Worldbeat Center will feature outdoor cultural arts & craft vendors marketplace, and Oneworld Cafe – vegetarian food served!

Where: WorldBeat Center – 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 19, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Festival

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

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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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