Top Things to Do in San Diego – April 11-16, 2016

Red Bull Air Race

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

Red Bull Air Race

Red Bull Air Race

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The Red Bull® Air Race World Championship makes a welcome return to San Diego on the 15-16 April 2017. Set on the Pacific coast of California the location provides the perfect backdrop for a race. San Diego last hosted a Red Bull Air Race back in 2009 and proved extremely popular with the fans that have often asked when the Air Race would return, well 2017 is the answer.

Where: San Diego Bay
When: April 15-16, 2017
Cost: Starting at $20
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Wanderlust 108

Wanderlust 108

This day is all about community, bringing together a 5K run/walk, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation. Following the triathlon, you can choose your own mindful adventure by partaking in one scheduled activity, grabbing a healthy, organic lunch, stopping by Wanderlust’s True North Cafe. From DJs on the main stage to lawn activities like hooping, and acroyoga, to local and craft vendors, there’s plenty to do when you’re not on your mat.

Where: Liberty Station NTC Park – 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA 92106
When: April 15, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Cost: $20-$49.08
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Taste of Hillcrest

Taste of Hillcrest

More than 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights.

Where: 5th Avenue and University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
When: April 15, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: $30-$35
> Find out more about Taste of Hillcrest

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival - Top Things to Do

Beer: Included. Food: Included, Spirits: Included. That’s right, FOOD. You don’t pay for food at MVCBF. It’s a festival. You cannot be festive if you’re not feasting, and let me tell you what, we’re getting darn festive.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: April 15, 2017
Time: 1:30 to 5:00 PM
Cost: Starting at $60
> Find out more about the Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival


Kanban - Mingei

A fusion of art, design and commerce, kanban refers to traditional signs that Japanese merchants displayed to advertise and give identity and expression to their shops. From carved scenes of carp climbing waterfalls to images of seductive courtesans with painted faces, “Kanban” provides a rare opportunity to figuratively walk and shop the streets of Japan.

Where: Mingei International Museum – 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 15 – October 8, 2017
Cost: Included with admission
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Easter Celebrations

Hop on down for an amazing Easter Weekend in San Diego including egg hunts on the beach, brunches, and train rides with the Easter Bunny himself.

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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.