Top Things to Do in San Diego – June 28 – July 4, 2016

Big Bay Boom - 4th of July Fireworks

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

4th of July Weekend Fireworks and Celebrations

Big Bay Boom - 4th of July Fireworks

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Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, San Diego is everyone’s first choice for 4th of July celebrations. Even locals can’t think of anything better than relaxing with loved ones on a long stretch of sand and watching an extraordinary show of lights in the sky.

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The Last Tiger in Haiti

The Last Tiger in Haiti - Top Things to Do in San Diego

It’s the final night of Kanaval in Haiti, and a group of abandoned children spend it trading fantastic folktales until the line between reality and fiction blurs. At daybreak, the oldest plans to leave for a new life but discovers the story of his future and past are in the hands of someone else. Set in a world that is utterly real and remarkably imaginative, this unforgettable new play from Jeff Augustin weaves Haitian lore into a contemporary narrative of survival and betrayal.

Where: La Jolla Playhouse – 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: June 28 – July 24, 2016
Cost: Starting at $20
> Find out more about The Last Tiger in Haiti

The Lafayette Hotel’s 70th Anniversary

The Lafayette Hotel's 70th Anniversary

Join The Lafayette as they celebrate the hotels’s rich history and how it escaped demolition plans to be turned into a parking lot, and instead became a historic landmark! Party fun includes The City Within A City, The Home Away From Home, The Soda Jerk, music, time capsule and more.

Where: 2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
When: July 1, 2016
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about The Lafayette Hotel’s 70th Anniversary

Star Spangled Pops

There is no better 4th of July event than celebrating America’s birthday with the San Diego Symphony! This all-American program features hits from movies, Broadway tunes and popular music, along with a military salute and a grand fireworks finale.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 1-3, 2016
Time: 7:30 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $20-$85
> Find out more about Star Spangled Pops

San Diego Padres vs. New York Yankees


Catch the San Diego Padres take on the New York Yankees at Petco Park! Game day events and promotions include: Friday – Padres HOF Coffee Table Book & Party in the Park; Saturday – Postgame Laser Show; Sunday – KidsFest.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: July 1-3, 2016
> Find out more about the San Diego Padres vs. New York Yankees

San Diego County Fair – Last Weekend


San Diego’s annual county fair, the largest fair in California, ends this weekend! Don’t miss out on a variety of food, entertainment, exhibits, rides & games throughout the beautiful and historical Del Mar Fairgrounds in the oceanfront village of Del Mar.

Where: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: Thru July 4, 2016
Cost: $8-$15
> Find out more about the San Diego County Fair

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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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