Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 13-18, 2017

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

Father’s Day

Let’s face it: Dad’s toolbox is already full, and he doesn’t need another tie! Instead, treat your old man to a day in San Diego. Let him choose or surprise him with one of the many exciting activities offered throughout the county.

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The Bodyguard – The Musical

The Bodyguard

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1101 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 13-18, 2017
Cost: Starting at $22.50
> Find out more about The Bodyguard – The Musical

Surfing America 2017 USA Surfing Championships

Surfing America 2017 USA Surfing Championships

The IOC-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the USA, Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Championships each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally.

Where: Oceanside Harbor North Jetty – 1374 N Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054
When: June 13-17, 2017
Cost: Free to View
> Find out more about the Surfing America 2017 USA Surfing Championships

Taste of Little Italy

Taste of Little Italy

troll the sidewalks of Little Italy enjoying live music on street corners and taste bites from dozens of popular restaurants in the area. Ticketholders will receive a Taste Passport mapping out a list of participating restaurants and their menu offerings including appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.

Where: Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 14, 2017
Cost: $40
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
> Find out more about Taste of Little Italy

Best Restaurants Party 2017

Best Restaurants Party

The Best Restaurants Party brings out the top chefs in San Diego for a celebration of culinary excellence. Winners from the June Best Restaurants issue will serve their signature dishes to an intimate crowd. Watch the chefs and their teams in action as they artfully create the dishes that won our readers over, plus sample unlimited bites and beverages while listening to live music.

Where: Pirch UTC, Westfield UTC – 4545 La Jolla Village Dr #1, San Diego, CA 92122
When: June 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Cost: $60
> Find out more about Best Restaurants Party 2017

San Diego International Boat Show

San Diego International Boat Show

Whether you’ve been yearning for a yacht, coveting a family cruiser, or anxious to dive into the exciting and healthy world of paddle sports, now is the time to make that dream a reality with nearly 150 boats for sale in addition to dozens of booths showcasing the newest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. Not in the market to buy a boat? The boat show is the perfect place to get your feet wet by trying kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and more.

Where: Spanish Landing Park, East – 3900 N. Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 15-18, 2017
Cost: $15
> Find out more about the San Diego International Boat Show

Little Italy Summer Film Festival

Little Italy Summer Film Festival - Top Things to Do

You’ll feel like you’re being transported to Italy for the night as you enjoy these wonderful Italian films, complete with English subtitles. Feel free to bring your own picnic, snacks and blanket to enjoy the show!

Where: Amici Park Amphitheater – State St And Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 15 – August 26, 2017
Time: Film starts at 8:00 PM
Cost: $5 donation
> Find out more about the Little Italy Summer Film Festival

San Diego International Beer Festival

San Diego International Beer Festival

With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover – from craft beer art to brewed beer bones! With a stage featuring educational demonstrations with recognized industry professionals to food pairings presented by So Rich Chocolates and The Homebrewer – these are demonstrations you won’t want to miss!

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds 22nd DAA – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 16-18, 2017
Cost: $55-$110
Time: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
> Find out more about the San Diego International Beer Festival

SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean

SeaWorld's Electric Ocean

Electric Ocean is an outrageous festival of lights, music, and life that’s as vibrant as the sea itself. Give yourself permission to voyage into exotic underwater worlds that come alive as the sun sets with brilliant energy, electrifying dance music, and dazzling light. Join live performers inspired by playful sea creatures at the party along the shore where world-class DJs transform the night into an all-ages club beneath the waves.

Where: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
When: June 17 – September 4, 2017
Time: 8:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Included with park admission
> Find out more about SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean

Taste of Gaslamp

Taste of Gaslamp

The Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district. General Admission tickets allow you to sample over 25 different restaurants on a self-guided walking tour with an after party at Altitude Sky Lounge.

Where: Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 17, 2017
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: $30-$70
> Find out more about the Taste of Gaslamp

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo, brought to you by your San Diego County Toyota Dealers. Come “rock and roar” every day this summer with live music, a variety of surprise encounters and the opening of the Zoo’s newest experience, Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks.

Where: San Diego Zoo – 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 18 – September 4, 2017
Activities Start: 4:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Taco and Beer Music Festival

Taco and Beer Music Festival

With amazing support from the City of Chula Vista, the Port of San Diego, and in partnership with the Latino Food Industry Association nonprofit, more than 15 different Street Taco Stands and San Diego and Baja Breweries will participate in the first mega brew fest in Chula Vista. Taco Restaurants will be competing for the coveted Super Taco Trophy and $500 cash prize.

Where: Marina View Park – 900 Marina Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: June 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: $35-$70
> Find out more about the Taco and Beer Music Festival

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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.