5 to Try This Weekend in San Diego

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

1. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents Butterfly Jungle, April 9-May 8. During this four-week celebration, guests can walk through the Park’s Hidden Jungle, an African aviary, and surround themselves with thousands of butterflies of every shape, size and color. A variety of butterfly species flutter freely throughout the Hidden Jungle along with more than 100 birds, creating a realistic rainforest environment.

South Coast Winery Resort and Spa

2. This annual spring event is a must see for any wine lover out there. South Coast Winery celebrates spring on April 10th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm with a blessing of the vineyards, followed by live entertainment, a barbecue, dancing and of course wine! Interested in a wine tasting? Comment on our blog and five lucky people with receive a 2 for 1 Wine Tasting gift card. Comment by Monday, April 11, 2011 at 10:00 am pacific.

The Lindley Lopez Circus

3. Head downtown with the kids for the Shake & Shout Family Festival, Saturday April 9 at the New Children’s Museum. From urban dance with Culture Shock to circus arts with The Lindley Lopez Circus, the Shake & Shout Family Festival appeals to kids and adults alike. Additional performances include Birdie’s Playhouse, Aaron Nigel Smith, and San Diego Young Gunz. Free with museum admission.

Photo by Jessica Packard

4. The season is just getting underway in San Diego as the San Diego Padres take on the Dodgers April 8-10. Special promotions include fireworks and rally towels on Friday, Padres mesh caps on Saturday and a special Military opening day on Sunday.

Ramona Music Fest

5. A variety of music artists will light up two stages at the annual Ramona Music Fest IV on Saturday, April 9th. The music kicks off at noon and continues to 6:00 pm at Dos Picos County Park. Ten bands and solo performers are expected to entertain the crowd with everything from rock, country and reggae, to a full brass band.

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About Suzzanne

I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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32 thoughts on “5 to Try This Weekend in San Diego

  1. Thanks! Y’all rock. The Butterfly Jungle was amazing too. Get your ticket early to wait in line for the exhibit-so worth it!

  2. I just love the 5 To Try blog. We send it out to all our Vacation Rental customers who are staying in our Mission Beach rentals. This is a great tool and our customers love it.

  3. Such a great list this weekend! We’re going to be up near temecula for a track and field invitational. A little wine afterwards sounds right up my alley!

  4. My girlfriend loves wine and I keep putting off the chance to take her wine tasting. This would b an amazing gift if i were to win.

  5. LOVE the zoo! The Butterfly Garden is one of my favorite locations there 🙂 Haven’t been to South Coast Winery but that’s now on my to-do list! The festival sounds fun too 🙂 Then onward a little to the north for great music and you just can’t beat a good ballgame…go Padres!

  6. Thanks for the great list this weekend! San Diego is an amazing place to live. We will be up in Temecula this weekend at some wineries.

  7. I’ve always wanted to go wine tasting at a winery. And I’m definitely going to check out the Butterfly Jungle. I bet it’ll look spectacular.

  8. Here’s the sad part since I’ve loved in San Diego for 9 years I’ve never seen any of this! Hopefully by summer ill be able to treat my wife and baby girl to a fun tour of San Diego!!!!

  9. I loved every destination mentioned… especially because they are so family friendly, but I would leave my kids at home for the winery…maybe make it a overnight 🙂

  10. I will be in San Diego in couple of months for the Rock ‘n’ Roll SD Marathon and I look forward to visiting these places.

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