5 to Try This Weekend in San Diego

1. Farmers Markets

San Diego County has more small farms (over 6,500) than any other county in the Country. With spring just around the corner, San Diego’s Farmers Markets are a great way to enjoy the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. My favorites are the Little Italy Mercato on Saturdays and the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Sundays. But with over 45 farmers markets in the County, you’re sure to find one wherever you are.

2. The American Comedy Co.

This weekend, The American Comedy Company opens in the Gaslamp Quarter and will feature San Diego native Bobby Lee. Lee has performed stand-up on “Late Friday,” “Premium Blend” and “The Tonight Show.” Shows are Thursday and Sunday at 8:00 pm and Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

3. Santee Drive-In Theatre

Go old school and check out Santee’s Drive-In Theatre. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for kids. Children 4 and under get in free. This weekend, The Lorax debuts on March 2nd. Other movies currently playing include Act of Valor and Ghost Rider.

4. Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

This weekend, the San Diego Junior Theatre located in Balboa Park debuts the Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, every day, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley’s bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat! Performances are Fridays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 2:00 pm.

5. Wildflowers in the Desert

It’s that time of year again, when the flowers start blooming in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. One of the nation’s largest state parks, the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert is within a two-hour scenic drive from downtown San Diego and offers visitors endless opportunities to experience the wonders of the desert. Be sure to call the hotline for the latest on the desert blooms. 760-767-4684.

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

  1. I haven’t heard how goo the desert bloom is this year.  Some years are better than others.  When the desert is in bloom the sight is breathtaking.

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