Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 14-19, 2016

Spend the upcoming Father’s Day weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

Father’s Day Weekend

Father's Day in San Diego

Let’s face it: Dad’s toolbox is already full, and he doesn’t need another tie! Instead, treat your old man to a day in San Diego. Let him choose or surprise him with one of the many exciting activities offered throughout the county.

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Taste of Little Italy

Taste of Little Italy - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Foodies are invited to experience Taste of Little Italy. Each year, Little Italy’s neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind eateries open their doors for food lovers to enjoy a sample of each restaurant’s most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages.

Where: Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 15, 2016
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $36-$43
> Find out more about the Taste of Little Italy

San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals

Fireworks at Petco Park

Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Washington Nationals at Petco Park! Game day promotions and events include: Thursday: college night, Friday: BeerFest & Knockaround Sunglasses, Saturday: Fedora & post-game fireworks, Sunday: Father’s Day & Kids Fest.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 16-19, 2016
> Find out more about the Padres vs. Nationals

San Diego International Boat Show

San Diego International Boat Show

Whether you’ve been yearning for a yacht, coveting a family cruiser, or anxious to dive into the exciting and healthy world of paddle sports, now is the time to make that dream a reality with nearly 150 boats for sale in addition to dozens of booths showcasing the newest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. Not in the market to buy a boat? The boat show is the perfect place to get your feet wet by trying kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and more.

Where: Sheraton Harbor Island – 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 16-19, 2016
Cost: $15
> Find out more about the San Diego International Boat Show

San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party

San Diego Magazine's Best Restaurants Party

Celebrate San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants issue with an evening of indulgent bites and chef encounters. The top restaurants and their chefs will takeover the kitchens at Pirch UTC to prepare signature dishes for an intimate crowd. Enjoy live entertainment, drinks, and product demos. Space is limited and this event will sell out. Advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended.

Where: Pirch UTC – 4545 La Jolla Village Dr #1, San Diego, CA 92122
When: June 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 8:30
Cost: $60-$70
> Find out more about San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party

San Diego International Beer Festival

San Diego International Beer Festival

With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover – from craft beer art to brewed beer bones! With a stage featuring educational demonstrations with recognized industry professionals to food pairings presented by So Rich Chocolates and Venissimo Cheese – these are demonstrations you won’t want to miss!

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: June 17-19, 2016
Cost: $61-$117
> Find out more about the San Diego International Beer Festival

United States Police & Fire Championships

The first California Police Olympics were held in San Diego, California in 1967, and were founded by San Diego Police Lieutenant Veon “Duke” Nyhus who recognized the need to promote physical fitness and camaraderie among members of the law enforcement community. Since 2012, the Games have been known as the United States Police and Fire Championships. During the 2016 USPFC, Athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from across the country compete in Olympic-style sports in 35 venues through-out the county.

Where: Various Locations Throughout the County
When: June 18-25, 2016
Cost: Free to Spectators
> Find out more about the United States Police & Fire Championships

Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk

Carlsbad Music Festival

Join the community of Carlsbad for a day of adventurous music and fun by the beach. More than 30 performers will take the stage at locations around the Village, plus there will be a beer garden, food trucks, an artisan market and much more.

Where: 400 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: June 18, 2016
Time: 2:30 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Carlsbad Music Festival Village Walk


Macbeth - The Old Globe

Tempted by an evil prophecy, and encouraged by his wife ever deeper into his own dark ambition, Macbeth murders his way to the throne of Scotland. Shakespeare’s chilling tragedy is filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, famously gorgeous poetry, and some of the Bard’s most vivid characters. A stellar cast, under the direction of renowned Shakespearean Brian Kulick, will electrify the San Diego night with a stunning rendition of one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces.

Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 19 – July 24, 2016
Cost: Starting at $29
> Find out more about Macbeth

> Macbeth is Part of the First Folio series of events

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

This summer, the San Diego Zoo is celebrating its centennial year in a big way, with live music and fun activities during Nighttime Zoo presented by Cymer. Evenings at the Zoo will be filled with plenty of toe-tapping, body-moving music, special shows, and tons of fun!

Where: 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: June 19 – September 5, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo


Mission Bay-cation Sweepstakes!

Mission Bay-cation Sweepstakes

Through June 20th, enter to win a complete vacation exploring San Diego’s Mission Bay, where there are always good vibes on the water!

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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