Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 31 to January 5, 2014

Stone Brewing Co's New Years Eve Party - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Goodbye 2013! Here’s to 2014 and all the excitement the new year will bring. Start the year off right with these top things to do in San Diego:

New Year’s Eve

Stone Brewing Co's New Years Eve Party - Top Things to Do in San Diego

From San Diego’s Craft Beer to Champagne, the parties will be flowing this NYE

Still don’t have plans for tonight? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to find the perfect New Year’s Eve event with our handy guides:

> San Diego 2013 New Year’s Eve Parties Are Epic!
> New Year’s Eve Celebrations for Kids in San Diego
> Find even more NYE events and packages on SanDiego.org

New Year’s Day Recovery

Champagne Cruise on San Diego Bay - Hornblower

Start off the New Year right with a recovery brunch along with beautiful views of the San Diego skyline.

Welcome to 2014! Get those resolutions started with walks along the beach and hikes through one of San Diego’s many parks. Or, you could postpone the exercise and recover from last night with one of these delicious New Year’s Day brunches and/or dinners: New Year’s Day Brunch at the Hotel del CoronadoNew Year Day Brunch at the WestgateFlagship New Years Day Brunch Cruise and New Year’s Day Dinner Cruise on Hornblower.

> Discover more delicious dining options  in San Diego

Last of the Holiday Festivities

Skating by the Sea at the Hotel del Coronado

Skating by the Sea at The Del!

Even though the holidays have come on gone, the festive fun still continues with outdoor ice skating, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration including plenty of snow, and a magical winter wonderland at the San Diego Zoo’s Jungle Bells.

2014 San Diego International Auto Show

San Diego International Auto Show - Things to Do

See the cars of today and tomorrow at the San Diego International Auto Show

Where the cars are the stars! The 2014-model vehicles showcase the newest levels of technology that enhance the driving experience, packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting edge designs. When not captivated by the cars, you can participate in exciting, fun new features, family entertainment, and interactive activities.

Where: San Diego Convention Center – 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 1-5, 2014
Cost: $8-$12
> Find out more about the 2014 San Diego International Auto Show

A Prairie Home Companion Live Radio Broadcast

A Prairie Home Companion Live Radio Broadcast

Travel to Lake Wobegon with Garrison Keillor, Sara Watkins, and The Wailin’ Jennys for a visit full of comedy sketches, music, and news from the small town. This classic public broadcast is a great reason for why the radio still continues to entertain.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 4, 2014
Time: 2:45 to 5:15 pM
Cost: $38-$200
> Find out more about A Prairie Home Companion Live Radio Broadcast

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Know of some other top things to do this weekend in San Diego? Let everyone know in the comments below.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations for Kids in San Diego

LEGOLAND NYE Fireworks

Keeping the kids awake past midnight on New Year’s Eve can sometimes be a recipe for disaster, but luckily, several venues around San Diego offer a range of family friendly events that allow you to toast your tots and still make it back by bedtime. Whether you prefer to go budget-friendly or big-time, here’s a short list of options that will help make it a joyous transition to 2014.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND NYE Fireworks

Ring in 2014 at LEGOLAND’s family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration

Kids ring in the New Year as if they’re smack dab in the middle of New York’s Times Square at LEGOLAND’s New Year’s Eve party. The event features a full lineup of live kids music and an early evening countdown that culminates with its traditional LEGO brick dropping and a giant fireworks display.

Where: One LEGOLAND Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: December 31, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (6:00 PM countdown & fireworks)
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Kids’ New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND

New Year’s Eve 50’s Themed Sock Hop Bash

New Year's Eve Sock Hop

Step back in time as we move forward another year at a 1950’s style Sock Hop

Put on your poodle skirt and lace up those saddle shoes for this 50’s theme Sock Hop Bash at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa in coastal North County.

This family focused fete includes a buffet style dinner and dessert bar, a live DJ, and a special Kids Party Zone complete with a “Gamer Room” that includes XBox Kinect, Dance Central, racing games, and Wii. Kids will also enjoy face painting, traditional table games like air hockey and foosball, plus their very own dance floor. The Kids Club Party Room counts down the New Year with a balloon drop at 9:00 PM.

Where: Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa 5480 Grand Pacific Dr, Carlsbad, CA  92008
When: December 31, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM to 12:30 AM (Kids countdown at 9:00 PM)
Cost: $90 Adult (18+); $45 Child (13-17); $30 Child (4-12) Free for Ages 3 and under. Prices increase after December 30, 2013.
> Find out more about New Year’s Eve 50’s Themed Sock Hop Bash

Kids New Year’s Eve at Hotel del Coronado

Skating by the Sea at the Hotel del Coronado

Skating by the Sea at The Del!

While the grownups toast champagne in the Hotel Del’s beautiful Crown Room, kids will be having a ball of their own with dinner, beach games, a bonfire and enjoying the resorts Kidtopia, a fun-filled facility catered specially for kids 4-12.

Where:  Hotel del Coronado 1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When:  December 31, 2013
Time:  7:00PM to 12:30 AM
Cost:  $300-$330 Adults; $100 first child 4-12 $60 each additional
> Find out more about New Year’s Eve at the Hotel del Coronado

Pajama Jam: New Year’s Family Night Out

New Children's Museum Pajama Jam

Taking place the Saturday before New Year’s Eve, the New Children’s Museum hosts a zany Pajama Jam where both kids and grownups sport their jammies and bunny slippers while they boogie down to live kids music from Clint Perry & The Boo Hoo Crew, enjoy a delicious dinner from local restaurants, participate in New Year’s themed art-making activities and of course, a balloon drop.

Where: 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: December 28, 2013
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $35 Adults; $25 Children; Free under 2 yrs. (includes parking & hosted bar)
> Find out more about Pajama Jam: New Year’s Family Night Out

John’s New Year’s Eve Party and Horn Parade

John's Incredible Pizza Company

Let the kids play all night at John’s Incredible Pizza Company

For a more low-key approach, head to John’s Incredible Pizza Co. where kids of all ages will enjoy celebrating the New Year with an evening of pizza, games, rides, and a special Horn Parade for those that can make it to midnight!

Where: 3010 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA 91950
When: December 31, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM (Horn Parade at Midnight)
Cost:  $20-$35 Adults (13+); $15-$30 Child (3-12)
> Find out more about John’s New Year’s Eve Party and Horn Parade

Kids New Year’s Eve Party at City of Coronado Public Library

Kids at the Coronado Public Library

Have some early NYE fun at the Coronado Public Library

This hour-long event is free to the public and offers games, crafts and a piñata all leading up to the countdown! If you’re in the Coronado area, be sure to check it out.

Where: Coronado Public Library 640 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When: December 31, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Kid’s New Year’s Eve Party at the Coronado Public Library

What are your family plans for this New Year’s Eve?

Brent Bernasconi

New Year’s Eve in San Diego for the Whole Family

The combination of dazzling fireworks, bubbly drinks, noise-makers, poppers and staying up late makes New Year’s Eve a holiday everyone loves. While many NYE events are adults only (here are a few highlights for the over 21 crowd), there are plenty of great events that kids of all ages can enjoy.

Follow this link for all of San Diego’s NYE Events…

Kids’ New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND

Start off the day with some roller coasters and Lego creations, then end the day early with family friendly concerts starting at 2:30. Watch out for the LEGO brick drop 22 feet as the clock counts down, followed by fireworks display at 6:00 pm. This is a great way to enjoy the New Year and still be in bed at a reasonable time.

Ring In The New Year at John’s Incredible Pizza Co.

Want everything for the kids taken care of this New Year’s? Then book your spot at John’s Incredible Pizza Co. in San Diego’s South Bay. The family can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet all night long, along with drinks, rides and prizes. At midnight, the excitement continues with the IncrediBear Horn Parade and the ball drop on the big screen.

New Year’s Bash at the New Children’s Museum

On Friday, December 30th, the New Children’s Museum will party all-day with a music and dance festival featuring performances by Pink Army, Rhythm Child, Clint Perry & the Boo Hoo Crew, Studio FX, San Diego Guild of Puppetry, and much more. This way you can celebrate the New Year with the kids on Friday and reserve Saturday for the adults! In the New Year holidays visit our site online-casino österreich.

What will you and your family be doing this New Year’s Eve?