Top Things to Do in San Diego – October 30 – November 4, 2018

Guild Fest - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Cheers to another amazing weekend in San Diego. Enjoy everything California’s Beach City has to offer including Halloween Parties, Día de los Muertos, San Diego Beer Week, Guild Fest, and these top things to do.

Halloween Parties

When: Thru October 31, 2018
Halloween is upon us and it’s time to leave the trick-or-treating to the kids. This Halloween leave your lair to roam the streets and clubs of San Diego and have a ball at the wickedest Halloween parties in town.

Old Town San Diego’s Dia de los Muertos

When: November 1-4, 2018
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Old Town San Diego’s Día de los Muertos is a celebration of the history, culture, and heritage of the region that honors one of its most important holidays.

Dia de los Muertos at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

When: November 1-4, 2018
Where: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
Join us for a happy celebration full of mariachi music, dancing, and festive entertainment at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Shopping, face painting, and, of course, plenty of amazing animals add to this family fun-filled event. Children 11 years old and younger are free when accompanied by an adult.

California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival

When: November 1-3, 2018
The California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival will highlight current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors.

23rd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

When: November 1, 2018
Where: California Center for the Arts, Escondido – 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Each year, guests are invited to create altars to remember and honor their loved ones in a special area outside of the Center’s museum; the event also features live music, traditional Mexican fare, sugar skull decorating, and more.

San Diego Beer Week

When: November 2-11, 2018
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county.

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

When: November 2, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Where: 5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA 91901
Lace up your skates and take in the holiday splendor as you relive a cherished piece of your childhood or take your very first spin at the Viejas Ice Rink!

San Diego Beer Week Guild Fest

When: November 3, 2018
The official kick-off party to San Diego Beer Week, Guild Fest will showcase new, exciting features, including delicious craft beer from San Diego and beyond, a pre-party harbor cruise, and more!

Escondido Tamale Festival

When: November 3, 2018
Where: Grape Day Park – 321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture. It’s a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced and contributed so much to our multicultural community, and a show of appreciation for the traditions which have so positively affected Escondido.

Fallback Festival presented by G.Q.H.F.

When: November 4, 2018
Where: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House – 410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Perfect event for children and families! Kids will experience a cross-section of what life was like before the age of television, computers and cell phones.

Carlsbad Fall Village Faire

When: November 4, 2018
Where: Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Take in the beauty of the seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in eats and enjoying family entertainment at the Carlsbad Village Faire.

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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.