Top Things to Do in San Diego February 7-14, 2017

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

Valentine’s Day Weekend

Rekindle your spontaneity this Valentine's Day

Grab their hand. Look them in the eye. And rediscover that heart-pounding feeling of love at first sight as you two embark on an exciting romantic getaway to San Diego this Valentine’s Day Weekend.

> Rekindle your spontaneity this Valentine’s Day

Macy’s Museum Month

Macy's Museum Month 2017 - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Leap into 40+ museums in San Diego this February. Presented by Macy’s, this popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at 40+ San Diego Museum Council membership museums. The savings encourages locals and visitors to explore a variety of arts, culture and science-oriented destinations. From Oceanside Museum of Art down to the Tijuana Estuary, there are ample opportunities for edutainment, creating memories and fun for the whole family.

When: February 1-28, 2017
> Find out more about Macy’s Museum Month

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Now in its 27th year, the San Diego Jewish Film Festival has become one of the largest and most highly acclaimed Jewish Film Festivals in the country. Today, with more than 17,000 ticket holders, SDJFF is the most widely attended annual Jewish cultural event in San Diego. The 11-day Festival features over 80 screenings of international films at five theatre venues.

When: February 8-19, 2017
> Find out more about the Jewish Film Festival

Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall - Top Things to Do in San Diego

If you ask different people where they first saw Arsenio Hall, you’d probably get a number of different answers. But, it was the success of his Emmy Award winning late night talk show “The Arsenio Hall Show” that made Arsenio a household name. The American Comedy Co. is thrilled to present Arsenio Hall performing live in the heart of Gaslamp.

Where: The American Comedy Company – 818 B 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
When: February 10-11, 2017
Cost: $24
> Find out more about Arsenio Hall

Be the Astronaut

Be the Astronaut

Be the Astronaut is a fun, interactive adventure where you are in control as you launch a rocket, pilot a spaceship, and drive a rover in space! Discover the solar system first hand with the help of virtual astronauts, and land on multiple worlds, including the moon, Mars, Jupiter and asteroids. Designed with the help of NASA experts, Be the Astronaut is fun for the whole family and takes STEM learning into outer space!

Where: San Diego Air & Space Museum – 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Thru 2017
> Find out more about Be the Astronaut

Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery

A terrible crime! A clever mystery! The game is afoot! A terrible crime has been committed. Victorian London’s most celebrated detective needs your help to find out “whodunit!” Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery is a clever, interactive exhibition at the Fleet Science Center that will challenge your powers of observation and deductive reasoning as you work to solve a baffling mystery.

Where: Fleet Science Center – 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Dates: Opens February 11, 2017
> Find out more about Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery

Celebrate San Diego Rally

Celebrate San Diego Rally

This free public celebration in Park at the Park will feature special appearances by athletes and leaders who call San Diego home, including Padres Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman, Padres Manager Andy Green, former Chargers Nick Hardwick and Rolf Benirschke, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, San Diego Gulls Head Coach Dallas Eakins, and many more. The Celebrate San Diego Rally is a collaboration between the San Diego Padres, San Diego Gulls, San Diego Sockers, San Diego State Aztecs, University of San Diego Toreros, University of California, San Diego Tritons and the City of San Diego, celebrating what it means to be part of America’s Finest City.

Where: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: February 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Celebrate San Diego Rally

Tweets, Treats, and Trails

Tweets, Treats, and Trails

What are all those birds tweeting about? Come explore the world of beaks, feet, and feathers out on the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge! You and your family will enjoy a guided bird walk looking for local shorebirds, discover how light feathers can be, and get up close with some of our bird friends. Take home fun treats and even better stories about the local birds of San Diego.

Where: Living Coast Discovery Center – 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: February 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: $11-$16
> Find out more about Tweets, Treats, And Trails

Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

Celebrate Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy riveting performances from the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei inside Mission Bay Theater®. Be awed by lion dancers on the Festival Stage and take in the beautiful scenery and décor. Fill your appetite with Asian-inspired food and drinks like our mouth-watering Bao sandwich and Sweet Lunar Stuffed Pancakes. Start a new tradition at SeaWorld’s Lunar New Year.

Where: 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
When: January 28 – February 20, 2017
Cost: Included with Admission
> Find out more about Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

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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.