5 to Try This Weekend in San Diego

San Diego Padres at PETCO Park

Spring is here and it’s forecasted to be 70 degrees this weekend in San Diego. What a great time to get outside and enjoy the city! Here are 5 to Try this weekend.

Tell us in the comments below, what will you be doing this weekend?

Seaport Village

Enjoy the Sun at Seaport Village

1. Seaport Village

Every Sunday through June 24, enjoy free musical performances as part of Seaport’s Sunday Concert Series from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the East Gazebo. This Sunday, April 8th, enjoy the Bayou Brothers, a fantastic mix of bluesy, rockin’ and Zydeco. The Easter Bunny will also be visiting April 4-7. Photos will be available in the West Plaza near the food court from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

San Diego Padres at PETCO Park

Catch the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park. Photo courtesy of Mark Whitt.

2. Padres Opening Weekend

Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, April 5th through Sunday, April 8. Thursday’s game includes an opening day T-shirt, schedule cling and San Diego decal. Opening Day starts at 4:05 pm.

San Diego Maritime Museum

San Diego Maritime Museum

3. A Chocolate Affair at the San Diego Maritime Museum

Did you know that chocolate first made its way to America via seafaring vessels? Find out how and more at the Maritime Museum’s chocolate festival Sunday, April 8, 2012. With over 25 vendors showcasing and sampling various types of chocolate, there is something for every palette. Explore the exhibit on how chocolate came here with a scavenger hunt and see if you can get all the questions correct. Essay contests for kids, craft activities and more to delight chocolate lovers of all ages. Free with museum admission.

Grunion Run with the Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Catch the Grunion Run with the Birch Aquarium at Scripps

4. Birch Aquarium Grunion Run

Get ready for a true Southern California experience! Observe hundreds of small silver fish, called grunion ride, the waves onto La Jolla beaches to spawn. Before hitting the beach, see grunion hatch before your eyes during a special presentation about this mysterious fish. Prepare for cool, wet conditions and bring a flashlight. The fun starts April 8 from 10:45 pm – 12:45 am. RSVP required. $10 for members, $12 non-members.

Delphiniums in Balboa Park's Alcazar Garden

Delphiniums in Balboa Park's Alcazar Garden

5. Balboa Park

Interested in seeing the beautiful flowers throughout Balboa Park? Balboa Park’s Offshoot Tours provides free, one-hour tours that highlight the park’s lush botanical offerings. Tours begin at 10:00 am on Saturdays. Must-sees are the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, displaying approximately 2,500 roses of nearly 200 varieties, and the award-winning Alcazar Garden, with a floral design patterned after the gardens of Alcazar Castle in Seville, Spain.

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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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