Escape to San Diego for a weekend full of excitement, beachtime, outdoor adventures, family fun, delectable dining, craft beer and these top things to do.
Thursday Family Fun Night
Families are invited to pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun at Thursday Family Fun Nights. Each Thursday evening the Garden comes alive with family friendly entertainment designed to amuse both adults and children including a wide array of local and nationally acclaimed musical groups.
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden – 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
When: Thursdays – May 28 – August 27, 2015
Time: 4:30 to 8:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
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Join MCASD La Jolla for Shore Thing and enjoy free admission every Thursday night from 5:00 to 8:00 PM throughout the summer. Enjoy tours of Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013, soundscapes by DJs from The Roots Factory, and a cash bar. BYOP (bring your own picnic) for this extended hours event where you can mingle with old friends and new on the greens of the seaside Edwards Family Sculpture Garden.
Culture & Cocktails
Taking cues from the exquisite engravings featured in Divine Desire, which capture the gods at their most flirtatious, this C&C looks at the eternal city then and now. Come dressed in a toga or your Roman best – think Animal House meets creative cocktail, complete your look with a metallic “gilded” flash tattoo or a hand-made gold paper headpiece, and have your picture taken in a Pantheon-inspired photo booth complete with fainting couch. Sip on a “Roman Holiday” Campari cocktail, experiment with modern romance by joining the live chat on the “flirt wall,” and dance the night away with DJ Scott Roberts.
Filmout San Diego LGBT Film Festival
Eighteen films will have their premiere with FilmOut San Diego along with award-winning films from both the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, along with independent features and a variety of short films. Q&A’s will follow many films with director and cast members in attendance. The Opening Night Film and Party will take place on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM and our Closing Night Film will end the festival on Sunday, May 31, 2015 with the Closing Night Party after the film.
Where: Observatory North Park Theatre – 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
When: May 29-31, 2015
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Lodge at Torrey Pines James Beard Foundation Event
The Lodge at Torrey Pines has partnered with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour for a comprehensive culinary weekend. This over-the-top event will provide guests the opportunity to experience an elite James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner prepared by celebrity chefs, taste superb California wines, enjoy an exclusive tour of Point Loma Farms paired with a locally-sourced lunch, relax to live entertainment and more.
Where: The Lodge at Torrey Pines – 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: May 29-31, 2015
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Fiesta del Sol
An annual family and community event in Solana Beach featuring stellar live music, an arts & crafts fair, children’s activities, an international food court, and a beer & wine garden. The Fiesta del Sol features a special area just for kids with rides, games and hands-on activities.
Where: Fletcher Cove Beach Park – 111 South Sierra Avenue, Solana Beach, CA 92075
When: May 30-31, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Bike Month Bash and Pool Party at The Lafayette
Celebrate the end of Bike Month and the start of summer with a fun bike ride through San Diego followed by a pool party at the Lafayette Hotel’s famous outdoor pool. Live music will be provided by DJ luna beets along with food by Chef Ryan Gilbert, plenty of local craft beer, and cocktails.
Where: Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows – 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104
When: May 30, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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International Paella & Wine Festival
Indulge in the foodie’s dream: unlimited tastings of paella and wine on the Bayfront at San Diego’s first ever International Paella & Wine Festival. Chefs from across the globe will compete for the “Best Paella in the Baja-California Region,” while wineries from Baja California and Napa/Sonoma and local craft breweries offer their finest pairings.
Where: 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 30, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
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Craft Beer + Bites: New Brewery Edition
This year’s event is featuring 15 of San Diego’s newest breweries. As in years past, you can expect more of the things that make SILO events so fun and unique: Food Trucks, SILO Games, Artisans, Live Music and Live Art.
Where: SILO in Makers Quarter – 753 15th St, San Diego, CA 92101
When: May 30, 2015
Time: 3:00 to 7:00 PM
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San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Rock out at the annual Rock N Roll Marathon! The annual Rock n’ Roll Marathon sprints into San Diego. This 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon features live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang.
When: May 31, 2015
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More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – May 28-31, 2015
- Janeane Garofalo – May 28-30, 2015
- La Jolla Festival of the Arts Kick-Off Party – May 28, 2015
- San Diego Century – May 30, 2015
- Miles 4 Music 5K – May 30, 2015
- Live Well San Diego 5K – May 30, 2015
- Everlast at the Belly Up – May 30, 2015
- 7th Annual B.A.C.A. On The Bay – May 30, 2015
- Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event – May 31, 2015
- San Diego Polo Club Opening Day – May 31, 2015