With a sunny spring in our step, there’s no shortage of things to see, taste and explore out in San Diego. From annual art celebrations and super blooms to the latest restaurant openings, here are the top picks of the latest and greatest happenings you won’t want to miss this spring.
Where: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, 92008
Each year, Carlsbad glows with the vibrant colors of the Tecolote Giant Ranunculus at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. But these blooming beauties aren’t the only things worth buzzing about. Now through May 10, the Carlsbad Ranch hosts a variety of unique flower-power events each week. From sunset wine tasting with live music to yoga and paint classes, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this annual super bloom.
Where: Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park, 92101
Ever wanted to explore one of human’s greatest remaining mysteries? The Fleet Science Center’s new exhibit, “Brain: The World Inside Your Head” does just that by giving visitors an exclusive, up-close look at the brain. Through large-scale sets and interactive elements, visitors can learn about some of the latest brain research, understand how the brain works and compare different animal brains. The all-ages exhibit is on display now through April 26. This is a perfect idea for a family outing or day date at the park!
Where: The Old Globe, Balboa Park, 92101
The west coast premiere of the latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel will land at The Old Globe theater March 14 through April 19. Named Wall Street Journal’s Playwright of the Year in 2017, Kate Hamill brings a modern, inclusive perspective to the March sisters’ story. Whether you’re a Jo, a Meg or completely new to the story, you’ll fall in love with Hamill’s contemporary telling.
Where: Little Italy, San Diego, 92101
One of San Diego’s largest arts celebrations, Mission Federal ArtWalk returns April 25 and 26. From 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day, watch as both visual and performing arts takeover 16 blocks of San Diego’s lively Little Italy. Enjoy musical and dance performances, local art vendors, and interactive experiences. Plus, plenty of great food and drinks to keep the party going all weekend long.
Where: One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, 92008
Channel the inner kid in you at LEGOLAND California’s all new land: LEGO Movie World, opening late March. Based on the blockbuster films The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2, the land will immerse visitors in the world of both films with intricate LEGO models and attractions such as Emmet’s Flying Adventure and Unikitty’s Disco Drop.
Where: 4033 Goldfinch Street, San Diego, 92103
The Trust Restaurant Group, which owns SD favorites Fort Oak and Trust, worked their magic on this new, spacious all-day dining concept in Mission Hills. Cardellino houses a café, bakery, restaurant, wine shop and, in time, to-go scoops from house-made Mr. Trustee ice cream. During the day, stop in for light pastries, baked goods and a hot cuppa. By night, the restaurant serves up Italian American eats of fresh pastas and pizzas.
Where: 1985 National Avenue, Suite 1131, San Diego, 92113
Long-loved distilling company Liberty Call is opening a new Barrio Logan restaurant slated to open its doors April 2. With views of the Coronado bridge in tow, the indoor-outdoor concept offers a menu of mouth-watering eats like bone marrow tartare and drunken mussels from local chef Miguel Valdez. To quench your thirst, look to their selection of cocktails made from their craft spirits.
Where: 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 92101
Theater-goers, catch San Diego Rep’s latest show, House of Joy, March 5-29 at the Lyceum Theatre. Set in the 17th century, this entertaining story puts a creative twist on the tale of Hamida. It takes audiences inside an Indian palace for an evening of mystery, betrayal and adventure. In short? This one is not to be missed this spring!
Where: 10578 Science Center Drive, San Diego, 92121
The latest Torrey Pines project from celebrity chef Brian Malarkey, WoodYu uniquely blends Baja and Asian influences for a flavorful menu of street food eats. Nosh on inventive creations like carne asada spring rolls, short rib pho-zole, or al pastor Bahn Mi. Whatever you decide, be sure to save room for a sweet treat—namely their coconut churros served with a chili chocolate dip.
Escape to the bright side in San Diego this Spring, where abundant sunshine, awesome attractions and more than 300 square miles of outdoor fun will have you smiling ear to ear.