Top Things to Do in San Diego – April 12-17, 2016

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

Tacos & Beer Tasting

Tacos and Beer Tasting - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Nothing says ‘San Diego’ like craft beer and tacos! Enjoy tastings from several popular craft breweries, snack on a variety of delicious tacos from local taco shops and restaurants, explore exciting exhibits, and revel in the fun atmosphere inside one of San Diego’s top museums.

Where: San Diego Museum of Man – 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $20-$30
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Bill Bellamy

Bill Bellamy

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and soon was making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

Where: American Comedy Company – 818 B 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 14-17, 2016
Cost: $22
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San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Petco Park

Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Game day promotions and events include: Friday – Party in the Park, Saturday – Padres Hat, and Sunday – KidsFest.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 15-17, 2016
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Coronado Flower Show

Coronado Flower Show

The Coronado Flower Show is the largest tented flower show in the nation. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations. A Wine and Beer Garden is now a permanent feature. Take a break from the show, relax and listen to the entertainment from the nearby bandstand.

Where: Spreckels Park – Orange Ave & 6th St, Coronado, CA 92118
When: April 16-17, 2016
Cost: $5
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Oceanside Days of Art

Oceanside Days of Art

A juried fine art festival featuring up to and sometimes over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, photography and more. The festival has live stage performances, children’s and adult’s hands on art activities, street chalk artist, painting and sculpture demonstrations, and a delicious variety of food choices in the food court.

Where: 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: April 16-17, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Taste of Hillcrest

Taste of Hillcrest

With a wide selection of establishments to choose from, Taste of Hillcrest will feature more than 35 restaurants specializing in different types of international cuisines. Treat yourself to comfort foods and delicacies from countries around the world such as Thailand, Korea, Japan, India, Mexico, the Middle East and much more. Activate all of the senses by taking in the sounds and capturing moments at iconic Hillcrest art murals, while salivating over fresh seafood, sushi, spicy Thai, delicious pastas and feel-good classics.

Where: 5th Avenue and University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
When: April 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: $30-$35
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San Diego Opera presents Madama Butterfly

San Diego Opera presents Madama Butterfly

Amidst the cherry blossoms of Nagasaki, a young woman makes a stand to support herself as a geisha after her disgraced father takes his life. Fate intervenes and brings her an American Naval Officer and she falls desperately in love. Not aware she is just a dalliance, she believes they are married and renounces her religion as he sails away promising to return. And return he does, ready to take their child and raise him with his American wife. Her father’s shadow looms as her heart breaks and she must choose to live with dishonor or die with honor.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 3rd. Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 16-24, 2016
Cost: Starting at $45
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Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks

Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks

Signaling the official start of Southern California’s spring saltwater fishing season, the West Coast’s largest public celebration of sportfishing features boat rides on San Diego Bay, displays by marine artists and fishing tackle experts, great food, entertainment, fishing seminars, open house aboard sportfishing boats, kid’s fishing, contests, prizes and more!

Where: San Diego Sportfishing Landing – Scott Street and Garrison Street, San Diego , CA 92109
When: April 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Fallbrook Avocado Festival

Come prepared to visit the many craft and food booths – you can never go hungry at the Avocado Festival. Colorful booths line Main and Alvarado Street featuring unique clothing, hats, arts, crafts, jewelry, and farm-fresh produce for purchase. A variety of bands and other live entertainment are offered for the pleasure of festival-goers. Beer gardens and numerous food vendors cater to every whim.

Where: E Alvarado St & S Main Ave, Falbrook, CA 92028
When: April 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
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San Diego Earth Fair

Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair 2016 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, five entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery art show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

Where: Balboa Park
When: April 17, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
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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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