Visit San Diego over the next two weeks and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, pay tribute to heroes on Veterans Day, witness the excitement of the NWSL Championship and take in more top things to do below.
When: Now – Nov. 12, 2023
Indulge your senses in a culinary paradise at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, a renowned event set against the picturesque backdrop of sailboats and sandy beaches. Experience a weeklong extravaganza featuring an impressive array of events, from tastings by hundreds of global wineries to the celebration of craft beer, spirits and gourmet delights prepared by local legends and acclaimed chefs. Experience this award-winning celebration – recognized as the top food festival in the nation – and get ready for an unforgettable epicurean adventure!
When: Now – Jan. 8, 2024
Experience the holidays with a unique San Diego twist! Enjoy the thrill of outdoor ice skating amid breathtaking coastal scenery. Whether you’re gliding at Viejas Outlet Center, twirling at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station or skating by the sea at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, the magic of the season comes alive on the ice. Lace up your skates and relive childhood memories or create new ones in a 70-degree winter wonderland.
When: Nov. 8-12, 2023
Step into the enchanting world of cinema at the Coronado Island Film Festival. Discover a cinematic wonderland where passion meets creativity, showcasing films from gifted students to Oscar winners. Witness the vibrant atmosphere filled with panels, workshops and special presentations by industry pros. Experience the glitz and glamor at the grand Leonard Maltin Industry Tribute Gala, where stars shine bright, all set against the backdrop of Coronado’s picturesque waterfront paradise, rich in history, art and Hollywood legacy. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this magical celebration of filmmaking excellence!
When: Nov. 8-12, 2023
Immerse yourself in gratitude and patriotism this November by joining San Diego’s vibrant Veterans Day events and parades. Celebrate the bravery of our servicemen and women while exploring compelling memorials and museums, embodying a true spirit of appreciation. Don’t miss this chance to unite with fellow attendees, expressing heartfelt thanks to the heroes who have selflessly served our nation.
When: Nov. 8 – Dec. 31, 2023
Experience the magic of the holiday season with “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” – a whimsical musical extravaganza that brings the beloved Dr. Seuss book to life! Delight in timeless tunes like “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome, Christmas,” all set in the enchanting, snow-covered Who-ville, meticulously recreated at the Old Globe Theatre.
When: Nov. 10 – Dec. 3, 2023
Get ready for an exhilarating autumn experience at the Del Mar Bing Crosby Season. The excitement is revving up with thrilling horse racing action at the seaside oval. Enjoy superior races, exciting events and the charm of fall tidings every Friday to Sunday, including Thanksgiving. Don’t miss this chance to witness world-class racing and create unforgettable memories in the heart of the season’s excitement.
When: Nov. 11, 2023
Embark on an exhilarating cycling adventure along the stunning Southern California coastline at the Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride. Experience the thrill of riding exclusive Point Loma routes that are only open once a year, and take in stunning views of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The 8th Annual Ride the Point will honor the late Jim Krause’s passion for life and for supporting pancreatic cancer research. Make a difference while enjoying camaraderie, picturesque views and the joy of giving back.
When: Nov. 11, 2023
Don’t miss the adrenaline-pumping action at the 2023 NWSL Championship in San Diego. Hosted by San Diego Wave FC and presented by Bud Light, the thrilling final showdown will take place at Snapdragon Stadium. Mark your calendars, as the electrifying match promises excitement and intensity — and will crown the ultimate champion!
When: Nov. 17, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024
Experience the enchantment of the All That Jazz Lightshow Spectacular at the Hotel del Coronado. Set against the backdrop of majestic Norfolk Island pines and accompanied by a sensational 1920s jazz soundtrack, this dynamic light show is a mesmerizing fusion of music and visuals. With more lights, snow and a new bar and lounge, the show promises a dazzling evening for all. Join the fun from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly for this complimentary, unmissable event, where music, lights and snowflakes converge in a magical and captivating celebration.
When: Nov. 18, 2023
Gear up for an unforgettable adventure at the 10th Annual Bikes & Beers San Diego event. Choose from scenic 15-, 30- or 45-mile rides through the stunning landscapes of San Diego, starting from Alesmith Brewing. With well-marked routes, fuel stations and ride support, cyclists of all levels can enjoy the journey. After the ride, revel in a lively festival featuring craft beers, live music, charity raffles and more at Alesmith Brewing.