Your friends will be green with envy when you tell them you’re heading to San Diego this weekend. With so many great attractions and events, there’s something for everyone; you won’t need the luck of the Irish to have a good time. Check out these top things to do in San Diego during this festive weekend!
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
There’s a party and then there’s a party on St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate with friends across the region at some of San Diego’s annual events including Irish 4 A Day – St. Paddy’s Eve Party Hop, shamROCK Gaslamp Block Party, St. Patrick’s Day at the Glass Door, St. Patrick’s Beer Train Tour, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. Read more on our St. Patrick’s Day blog.
Balboa Park STEAM Family Day
This one’s for the kids – and adults too! This week-long festival takes place at various locations throughout the region. On Sunday, March 16th, enjoy Balboa Park STEAM Family Day, where more than two dozen institutions in the park gather to present park-wide events. Enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, a butterfly release, storytelling and much more.
Where: Balboa Park
When: Sunday, March 16,
Cost: Children 12 & under free with paid adult admission
>Read more about the schedule of events at Balboa Park STEAM Family Day
SUPERSEAL and SEAL Sprint Triathlons
This one’s for the athletes… and the dreamers. There’s no more spectacular setting than Coronado Island for an intense triathlon competition. The course was designed by Navy SEALs who train on the island, so expect a rigorous race. The SUPERSEAL consists of a 1,500-meter swin, 40K bike ride, and 10k run. For the less-adventurous, the SEAL course is shorter with 500-meter swim in Silver Strand State Beach Bay, 20k bike ride, and 6k run. Whatever you choose, good luck!
Where: 1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
When: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Cost: $100 – $245
>Read more about the triathlon on Coronado Island
Bike Tour through scenic Borrego Springs
We’ll start with a caveat on this… the terrain is mostly flat. But you still have to be in shape for this spectacular scenic bike ride through Borrego Springs. Choose from 27, 40, 67, or 80-mile paved road courses while enjoying the beautiful mountains in the distance. Don’t miss the landmark prehistoric metal sculptures too!
Where: Borrego Springs High School, 2281 Diegueno Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014
>Read more about this great two-wheeled Tour of Borrego
Art Above San Diego
This event at the Porto Vista Hotel literally elevates your art collection. Enjoy a breathtaking view of San Diego’s Big Bay during sunset while sipping champagne on the rooftop terrace. This open-air contemporary art fair features works from San Diego’s local emerging artists and galleries.
Where: Porto Vista Hotel, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Cost: $5-$10 donations requested
>Explore more about the Art Above San Diego fair
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Atomic Groove Happy Hour – North County Coastal – 3/14
- Festival of Science & Engineering – Around Town – 3/15-22
- Circle of Art Show and Sale – East County – 3/15-16
- Cabrillo Lights Up the Night – Point Loma, Harbor, Shelter Island – 3/15
- Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – Downtown – 3/15