Top Things to Do in San Diego – January 15-21, 2019

Woman Hiking Cedar Creek - Top Things to Do in Diego

Explore all of California’s Beach City this weekend with amazing hikes from the waterfront to the mountains and these top things to do.

Marie and Rosetta

When: January 16 – February 16, 2019
Where: Cygnet Theatre – 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110
West Coast Premiere! Get your front-row seat to music history in the making! Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in musical history. This story of letting loose, finding your voice, and freeing your soul is a soaring music-theatre experience chock full of roof-raising performances.

Borrego Springs Film Festival

When: January 17-21, 2019
Where: Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center – 590 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
One huge theater, one big screen, and endless community enthusiasm, it’s a winning combo. The Borrego Springs Film Festival is a young and popular Southern California juried film festival in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation, latino, and short films.

Travel & Adventure Show

When: January 19-20, 2019
Where: San Diego Convention Center – 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Discover the Leading Destinations, Local Travel Experts, Top Celebrity Personalities, Comprehensive Content, and Exclusive Travel Deals That You Just Can’t Find Anywhere Else.

Monster Jam

When: January 19, 2019
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Monster Jam® returns to Petco Park with high-octane entertainment on January 19 and 26. This action-packed live event showcases some of the most recognizable Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger®, Max-D™ and many more, performing jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats. These Monster Jam trucks deliver on what fans want to see most – more freestyle, more racing, more donuts, more wheelies, and more action!

San Diego Restaurant Week

When: January 20-27, 2019
San Diego Restaurant Week returns with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego

39th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

When: January 21, 2019
Where: Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

When: January 21, 2019
Where: WorldBeat Center – 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Worldbeat Center will feature outdoor cultural arts & craft vendors marketplace, and Oneworld Cafe – vegetarian food served!

Whale Watching

When: Thru April
Each year, more than 20,000 gray whales make a 10,000-mile round-trip journey from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California, where the females give birth to their calves. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path, San Diego is an ideal destination to see this impressive parade of gentle giants.

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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.