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Tina Mickelson: San Diego’s Guide to Golf and More

Tina Mickelson - San Diego's Guide to Golf
Tina Mickelson - San Diego's Guide to Golf

Tina Mickelson – San Diego’s Guide to Golf

Callaway Golf Ambassador Tina Mickelson knows a thing or two about San Diego. Not only has she spent lots of time on the region’s many golf courses (just like her brother, Phil Mickelson), but she also loves to get out and explore the region with family and friends.

In San Diego, “everyone is very welcoming,” says Tina. We welcome you to join Tina Mickelson, one of  San Diego’s Guides to the Good Stuff, in exploring what makes San Diego a great place for golf-lovers and non-golfers alike.

Tina Mickelson’s Favorite Golf Courses

With more than 90 courses in the San Diego area, it can be hard to pick a favorite. However, Tina guarantees you’ll love the game on these courses.

  • Coronado Municipal Golf Course: For Tina, this course embodies the feeling of being in San Diego. “You really get to enjoy the view of downtown, and the ocean,” says Tina. “It’s just a lot of fun and a very laid-back vibe.”
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course: You get to see the wonderful views of the ocean,” she says, “and hear the waves crash.” Tina insists that these will help take the edge off any bad day on the course!
  • The Grand Golf Club at the Grand Del Mar: Tina loves how each hole is arranged so that you can’t see any other hole while you’re teed up. Plus, “you can’t beat the amenities here,” she adds.
  • Maderas Golf Club: Even though the beautiful course is only 20 minutes from downtown San  Diego, Tina shares that “you feel like you are far removed.”
  • Steele Canyon Golf Club: Tina loves the variety of the holes as well as the scenery you get out in San Diego’s diverse East County landscape.

Tina’s Perfect Day in San Diego

How would Tina spend a day in San Diego? Besides golfing, of course, she’d relax by the beach or at a spa, do some shopping and enjoy some of San Diego’s great cuisine.

  • Start your day by the sea: Tina suggests enjoying a big breakfast surf-side, then “take a nice long walk either on the beach or through the neighborhood of Del Mar.”
  • Shopping: Tina loves Mission Beach for boutiques and sidewalk cafes, and also recommends shopping Solana Beach’s Cedros Design District. “You find not only great clothing boutiques but a lot of great little shops for your home.”
  • Spa day: Relaxing with a massage is one of Tina’s favorite activities. “I love the spa at Estancia in La Jolla,” she says, but she also notes that with so many great spas in San Diego, you don’t have to look far to find a good one.
  • Dinner with a view: “It’s very common to be able to accommodate a great dinner with a great view, especially at sunset,” shares Tina. She recommends the ocean and bay views from restaurants in Coronado or downtown.

Check out more recommendations from Tina Mickelson, including tips for the perfect date night, at sandiego.org/goodstuff.

Candice

Enter to Win the Ultimate Baseball Getaway to San Diego

Hilton Bayfront pedestrian bridge Petco Park

With Opening Day behind us, baseball season is in full swing. And if you’re a baseball fan, San Diego is calling your name! From a state-of-the-art stadium in the heart of downtown to memorabilia collections and sports bars galore, San Diego is the perfect baseball getaway for any fan of America’s favorite pastime.

Petco Park – Home to the San Diego Padres

Petco Park - Baseball Getaway

Petco Park is always the perfect destination for a baseball getaway

Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, offers baseball fans the chance to catch a game in a remarkable downtown stadium featuring stunning architecture and landscaping, superb sight lines and convenient public transportation access. When it comes to dining, the park also offers much more than your standard stadium hot dogs and brews. Local favorites like Phil’s BBQHodad’s Burgers, Ballast Point Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co. and Lucha Libre Taco Shop offer authentic tastes of San Diego while you take in a game.

Baseball Memorabilia Collections

sullivan family baseball research center

The San Diego Central Library is home to the Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center.

Opened in September 2013, San Diego’s new central library next door to Petco Park features a permanent exhibition that no baseball lover should miss: the Sullivan Family Baseball Research Center. Displaying photos, memorabilia and more, this is the largest and most comprehensive baseball research center in the U.S. outside the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

After checking out the library’s collection, head over to the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. The nation’s largest multi-sport museum boasts three levels of memorabilia spanning 68,000 square feet.

East Village Tavern & Bowl

Lanes - East Village Tavern & Bowl

A different kind of strike: the East Village Tavern and Bowl

If you’re looking to get active after a ballgame, East Village Tavern & Bowl near the ballpark offers will quench all your thirsts with a full-bar and restaurant adjacent to its bowling lanes. With lanes open until 2:00 AM, East Village Tavern & Bowl is a favorite nightlife hangout for locals and visitors alike.

Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Hilton Bayfront pedestrian bridge Petco Park

Take the pedestrian bridge to get directly from the San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel to Petco Park in no time at all.

After all that sporting excitement, you don’t have to travel far from the stadium to rest your head. The 1,190-room Hilton San Diego Bayfront nestled along the waterfront connects to Petco Park via a beautiful skybridge. In addition to views of the ballpark, the 30-story hotel features panoramic views of the bay and downtown San Diego.

Enter to Win a Baseball Getaway to San Diego

Want a chance to experience all this in San Diego? Enter our San Diego Double Play Sweepstakes, and you could win round-trip airfare for two, tickets to a San Diego Padres game, a three-night stay at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, a round of bowling and dinner at the East Village Tavern & Bowl, and passes to Balboa Park. Enter before April 7, 2014 for a chance to win!

Sarah Weinberg

San Diego Crew Classic Rows Its Way on Mission Bay

Rowers - San Diego Crew Classic

With the excitement of rowing races complemented by sunny skies and warm temperatures, the San Diego Crew Classic provides a perfect backdrop for a spring getaway to San Diego.

San Diego Crew Classic

Rowers - San Diego Crew Classic

Don’t miss the excitement as it rows on by at the San Diego Crew Classic

More than 4,000 collegiate, junior and master-level rowers converge each spring in San Diego for the San Diego Crew Classic. Held on the waters of picturesque Mission Bay, this thrilling competition draws rowers and spectators from throughout the United States.

More than 126 universities, clubs and high school programs participate in this premier rowing event, with rowers ranging in age from 14 to 84 years old. For many rowers, the San Diego Crew Classic is the highlight of their competitive rowing careers and also tests the competitive skills of potential future Olympians.

In addition to the exciting races on the water, the San Diego Crew Classic features a trade show, alumni and corporate tents, food vendors, the waterfront Sierra Nevada Beer Garden, and a massive Jumbotron offering a perfect view for the start of the races.

Where: Crown Point Shores Park, Corona Oriente Road, San Diego, CA 92109
When: April 4-6, 2014
Cost: $12-$15. Active military with ID and children under 12 years old – Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Crew Classic

San Diego Brew Classic

San Diego Brew Classic

Enjoy local craft beers and water front views at the San Diego Brew Classic

Enjoy the beautiful views of Mission Bay and the City skyline while sipping your favorite local brews at the beach. On tap will be beers from 10-15 breweries including Karl Strauss, Stone, Coronado Brewing Company, Hillcrest Brewing, Twisted Manzanita and more. Food will also be available for purchase.

Regular admission includes ten 4 ounce tasters and a souvenir cup. VIP admission adds an additional hour of beer tasting.

Where: Crown Point Shores Park, Corona Oriente Road, San Diego, CA 92109
When: April 6, 2014
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $35-$40
> Find out more about the San Diego Brew Classic

Brent Bernasconi

Padres Opening Day Fun & Festivities – 2014 Edition

Inside Petco - Courtesy Petco Park
Padres Opening Day - Courtesy Petco Park

Catch the Padres take on the Dodgers at the beautiful Petco Park

Spring is finally here and that means it’s time to put on the ol’ Padres baseball cap, pick up a box or two of cracker jacks and head downtown to the beautiful Petco Park for an afternoon or evening America’s pastime in San Diego!

Padres Opening Day

To kick of the 2014 season, the San Diego Padres will take on their heated rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday 30 March with first pitch at 5:05 PM.

While Sunday’s Opening Day game is already sold out, there is still plenty of fun happening around the park. Just pop into any one of the pubs/bars/restaurants in the East Village or Gaslamp Quarter to cheer on the Padres with plenty of fellow fans. Or you could enjoy the festivities at the East Village Block Party.

Tickets are still available for the Tuesday and Wednesday games.

East Village Block Party

At this free, family friendly event, enjoy local craft beer from Mission Brewery, Monkey Paw, and Stone Brewing Co., live music, local restaurants, line dancing on J Street brought to you by Bub’s @ The Ball ParkBlind Burro and Moonshine Flats, and much more. Also – The Moonshine Honeys & Friends will be leading a flash mob at 1:30 PM in front of Bub’s!

This family friendly event features East Village restaurants and hotels including: BASIC Kitchen & PizzaEast Village Tavern & BowlHotel Indigo, and more.

Where: J Street Between 6th and 10th
When: March 30, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the East Village Block Party

What’s New in Petco Park

If you are one of the lucky few with opening day tickets or if you are attending a later game, there are a few exciting new things happening inside of Petco Park.

  • Rimel’s Rotisserie will open on the top of the Western Metal Union building
  • The famous Lucha Libre Taco Shop will open a stand on the field level
  • Hodad’s and Bumble Bee Tuna will have new food stands at the Park at the Park
  • The big screen is 50% larger for those watching the game from the Park at the Park

Don’t forget to compliment the new delicious food offerings with a cold local beer from either the Ballast Point Beer Garden (Toyota Terrace) or Craft Beers of San Diego (Sections 109, 213, and 301).

Hat Tip to Gaslamp Ball for news on the new additions.

Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – March 25-30 2014

Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival

The last weekend in March is going out with a bang. Come and enjoy all the amazing activities and attractions San Diego has to offer along with these top things to do.

5th Annual LPGA Kia Classic

5th Annual LPGA Kia Classic - Top Things to Do in San Diego

The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.7 million purse. The field features 2013 Kia Classic Champion Beatriz Recari and crowd favorites Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson. Sunday is Family Day, full of fun family activities including a scavenger hunt, special autograph sessions and the junior clinic held at 3:00 PM on the driving range featuring LPGA players.

Where: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort – 7100 Aviara Resort Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92011
When: March 24-30, 2014
Cost: $10-$100
> Find out more about the 5th Annual LPGA Kia Classic

Spring Busker Festival

Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival

Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival. Photo courtesy of Boardwalk Betty

The celebration brings colorful street performers from across the country including entertaining sword swallowers, jugglers on unicycles, escape artists and comedic stuntmen performing along the bayfront in downtown’s Seaport Village. The extraordinary and bizarre talents will provide outdoor amusement for all.

Where: Seaport Village – 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 29-30, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Spring Busker Festival

San Diego Zoo Play Days

San Diego Zoo Play Days - Top Things in San Diego

Mark your calendar with Play Days at the San Diego Zoo

Play Days at the San Diego Zoo is a whirl of animal activities and fun for all ages, as guests enjoy special presentations, keeper talks, and animal encounters. Come visit animals that climb, prowl, and plunge!

Where: San Diego Zoo – 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 29 – April 20, 2014
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about San Diego Zoo Play Days

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Series

Inside Petco - Courtesy Petco Park

Catch the Padres take on the Dodgers at the beautiful Petco Park

Spring is here! Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. Sunday’s game is sold out, but you can watch the fun unfold at many bars and restaurants downtown and throughout the county. Pick up tickets for Tuesday’s game and get an opening day hat! During Wednesday’s game they will be giving away a schedule cling.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 30 – April 2, 2014
Cost: Check website for seat pricing
> Find out more about the San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Series

CicloSDias Pacific Beach

CicloSDias Family

Bring the whole family to the waterfront community of Pacific Beach for some safe fun in the streets at CicloSDias

CicloSDias will open 2.5 miles of streets, car-free, in Pacific Beach to hundreds of pedestrians and families on bicycles. This is a fun opportunity for visitors and locals alike to come together and enjoy open, car-free streets in San Diego.

Where: The hubs of the event are the intersections at Garnet and Ingraham, Garnet and Mission Blvd, Turquoise and Cass St, and Turquoise and La Jolla Mesa Dr.
When: March 30, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about CicloSDias Pacific Beach

Shout House’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

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The Shout House in the Gaslamp Quarter has been rocking dueling pianos for 10 years! To thank everyone, they are hosting an anniversary celebration with a hosted bar from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, free appetizers, giveaways and a special 10 Year Anniversary Show. RSVPs are required so don’t wait!

Where: The Shout House – 655 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Cost: No Cover when you RSVP
Shout House’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

> Browse the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of some other top things to do this weekend in San Diego? Let everyone know in the comments below.

Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – March 18-23, 2014

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering EXPO Day

First, check out San Diego’s Guides to the Good Stuff for new ideas. Then browse this list of top things to do and make your plans to visit San Diego this weekend.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

San Diego Latino Film Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Over 160 films and videos from across Latin America and the United States will be screened at theaters throughout the county. Directors, actors, and audience members from around the globe will descend on San Diego for the festival. A number of showcases help guide attendees through the diverse array of films being shown, for example CineGay shows gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender films, while Documania shows documentaries.

When: Through March 23, 2014
Cost: $9-$200
> Find out more about the San Diego Latino Film Festival

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering EXPO Day

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering EXPO Day

Get hands on with science at this free family day at Petco Park

Participate in hands-on activities, meet real scientists and engineers and learn how their discoveries and research affect our daily lives. The Festival is a unique opportunity to reach students of all ages and backgrounds, inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering EXPO Day

Mission Beach Centennial Monument Dedication & Walk

Mission Beach Centennial Monument Dedication & Resident Walk

Kick-off the year-long Mission Beach Centennial celebration with a monument/plaque dedication commemorating the 100 years of this popular beachfront community. The walk will begin at either end of Mission Beach meeting on the boardwalk where residents will stroll to the southwest corner of Belmont Park where the monument/plaque will be placed.

Where: End of each court on Ocean Front Walk
When: March 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Mission Beach Centennial Monument Dedication & Walk

TRANSANNUAL: Normal Actions for Normal Heights

TRANSANNUAL: Normal Actions for Normal Heights

TRANSANNUAL will begin with empty sidewalks, and end with the memory of the experience. The Participating Artists and Assistant Collaborators will be creating/dissolving, installing/de-installing, and performing for the entire duration. There will be no Event Schedule, Map, or Information about the Artworks. Outside of the date, timeframe, and general area, the public will only be given this Conceptual Framework and some enigmatic clues.

Where: Adams Avenue from 32nd St. to 34th St., San Diego, CA 92116
When: March 22, 2014
Time: 4:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about TRANSANNUAL: Normal Actions for Normal Heights

NWEAMO – Play, Players, Playing & Playfulness

NWEAMO Festival - Play, Players, Playing & Playfulness

We are hardwired to play. All mammals and birds play. Play binds us with other fellow creatures in an exuberant celebration of life. Play is essential for our survival, our health, and our well-being. It is one of the seven primary process emotions, so distinct and primeval that the brain circuit of play lights up the fMRI like a constellation in the night sky. When we play, we laugh: dogs laugh, monkeys laugh, rats laugh, parrots laugh (and dance). We need to laugh and play as much as possible.

When: March 22-23, 2014
Cost: $20-$45
> Find out more about NWEAMO – Play, Players, Playing & Playfulness

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

> Browse the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of some other top things to do this weekend in San Diego? Let everyone know in the comments below.

Robert Arends

Resort to Fun with Outdoor Activities in Coronado this Spring!

Coronado Beach
Coronado Beach

Spring over to Coronado Beach, the #1 beach in America

Spring is just around the corner (March 20) and with the weather warming up, now is a perfect time to plan your Spring Break and discover the great outdoors of Coronado Island!

With miles of beaches and coastline on the sparkling Pacific and San Diego Bay, there are countless options for fun in the water including surfing, sailing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and more.  On land, the “Crown City” has just as much to offer: bicycling, inline skating, golf, tennis… and the list goes on.

Here are my top picks of things to do at Coronado’s big four fab resorts and hotels where outdoor activities abound:

The Gondola Company near Loews Coronado Bay Resort

The Gondola Company near Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Loews Coronado Bay Resort was made for play and enjoys the best of both watery worlds, situated on a peninsula on San Diego Bay just steps from Silver Strand State Beach and the ocean. Fun ways to soak in the sun include swimming in three pools (including one for adults only), surfing, sailing, kayaking, bicycling, rollerblading, cool interactive nature tours of the Silver Strand (a pristine preserve of rare plants, animals and birds) and tours of the resort’s herb garden.

Did you know: Just down the road from Loews, The Gondola Company offers enchanting cruises on authentic Venetian gondolas!

Flamingos, finches and ducks - oh my! - at the Coronado Island Marriott

Flamingos, finches and ducks – oh my! – at the Coronado Island Marriott

I recently stayed at Coronado Island Marriott Resort where surprising outdoor finds made for quite a memorable visit, especially the aviary of finches, a flock of pink flamingos and families of ducks wading in ponds; photo opps galore! There’s also bicycling along beautiful bay-side paths, tennis and swimming/sunbathing in three pools. The resort even has its own private pier where you can take a water taxi across the bay to downtown San Diego.

Kayak Under the Coronado Bridge

Coronado Kayak Tour

Did you know: At the nearby Coronado Ferry Landing, the new Coronado Kayak Tour is San Diego’s only urban kayaking adventure, and glides under the iconic blue arch of the Coronado Bridge!

The landmark Hotel del Coronado is a grand playground to explore with recreational options that take full advantage of its location on the #1 beach in America.  There’s yoga on the beach, beach volleyball and beach rentals including boogie boards, surfboards and beach cruisers from PeDels (gotta love the name!). At night, s’mores on the beach is a sweet way to end the day.

Did you know: The Del’s tide break of giant boulders is a great spot to explore tidepools teeming with marine life.

Fore! at Coronado Golf Course

Fore! at Coronado Golf Course

The charming Glorietta Bay Inn is in a prime location overlooking Glorietta Bay, home to the Coronado Boathouse where sailboat, speedboat, water ski, jet ski, paddleboat and kayak rentals are available. The Inn is also just down the street from the Coronado Tennis Center (8 courts) and scenic Coronado Golf Course. Golfers will love Glorietta Bay Inn’s new Golf Play & Stay package which includes one round of golf and a golf cart.

Did you know: On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Coronado Touring offers fascinating historic walking tours of downtown Coronado, departing from the Glorietta Bay Inn.

Happy Spring (almost)…See you in Coronado!

Brian

We Asked Golf Course Managers – What Course Do you Recommend?

Sycuan Golf Resort - Pine Golf Course #4

In some cities finding a great public golf course can be more challenging than the round itself. You’ll never have that problem in San Diego. The majority of our 90+ golf courses are open to public play.

To help you navigate the choices, I  went right to the source, and asked the professionals from some of the best San Diego courses a simple question – What course would you recommend to a visitor and why?

Here is what they had to say.

Lew Millburn Suggests Maderas Golf Club

Golf Course Manager, Torrey Pines & Balboa Park Golf Courses

Maderas Golf Course #4 Green

Maderas Golf Course #4 Green

For a complete golf experience, be sure to put Maderas on your golf bucket list. From the moment you arrive at the expansive clubhouse and are greeted with first class service, to dropping the last putt after 18 holes of manicured conditions over challenging topography, you will be glad you visited Maderas.

Blake Dodson Suggests Torrey Pines Golf Course

Director of Golf, Rancho Bernardo Inn

Farmers Insurance Open San Diego 2013 Torrey Pines Golf Course

It’s hard to beat the beauty of the Torrey Pines Golf Course (photo: Paul Rode)

Torrey Pines South consistently challenges the abilities of the PGA Professionals during the Farmers Insurance Open. It allows professional and amateur golfers the opportunity to test their skills on one of the most demanding tracks in San Diego County.

Michael Tabor Suggests Steele Canyon Golf Club

Director of Marketing, Sycuan Golf Resort & Sycuan Casino

Steele Canyon Golf Club

Escape to Steele Canyon for a round of 18

I love Steele Canyon because of its scenery and seclusion – particularly the Canyon to Ranch route. It is the perfect “escape” from the hustle and bustle of my everyday life. It’s not an easy course and you have to think on most of your drives and approach shots. My favorite hole is Ranch Hole #4. A reachable Par-5, even for shorter hitters, but you have to be very accurate with your tee shot! There is a huge elevation drop and big trouble left and right.

Brendan Cronin Suggests Sycuan Golf Resort

Assistant General Manager, Riverwalk Golf Club

Sycuan Golf Resort - Pine Golf Course #4

Sycuan Golf Resort’s Par 3 Pine Glen is great for golfers of all abilities

Sycuan Golf Resort is always in great shape and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Their Pine Glen 18 hole course is one of the best par three courses in the state! Perfect for golfers of all skill levels and abilities.

Colin Radchenko Suggests Rancho Bernardo Inn

PGA, General Manager, Steele Canyon Golf Club

Rancho Bernardo Inn

Rancho Bernardo Inn offers an challenging yet picturesque course

At Rancho Bernardo Inn, visitors can enjoy a round of golf on a traditional style golf course that winds its way through the valley with tree lined fairways and several bunkers and water features to navigate. The finish on number 18 is memorable as you play an uphill par 5 with a picturesque water feature to an elevated green. After the round enjoy the scenic view of the course in the valley from the outdoor patio dining area. It’s a great way to finish the day.

Bill O’Brien Suggests Riverwalk Golf Club

General Manager, Maderas Golf Club

Riverwalk Golf Club - Mission Course #3

Riverwalk offers a course in the heart of San Diego

Riverwalk does a remarkable job at connecting with its guests. Their presence on the web, on social sites and their commitment to programming great golf, catering and social experiences put it on a short list of favorite courses for locals and travelers alike! The course is always in good shape and offers up a great test of golf to all skill levels. And adding to the experience is its commitment to player development and growing the game.

Where’s your favorite place to golf in San Diego?

Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – January 29 – February 2, 2014

John Isner at the Davis Cup

It’s not to late to sneak in a quick trip to San Diego this weekend and enjoy these top things to do:

San Diego Museum Month

San Diego Museum Month: Half of Admission to 44 Museums

Presented by Macy’s, San Diego Museum Month participants enjoy half-off entry fees at 44 San Diego Museum Council membership museums. The savings encourages everyone to explore a variety of arts, culture and science-oriented destinations. From Oceanside Museum of Art down to the Tijuana Estuary, there are ample opportunities for edutainment, creating memories and fun for the whole family.

> San Diego Museum Month: Half-Off at 40+ Museums

When: February 1-28, 2014
> Find out more about San Diego Museum Month

Davis Cup

John Isner at the Davis Cup

John Isner will be one of the US Davis Cup team members playing for a win in San Diego

USA will play host to Great Britain at Petco Park in a rematch of the first-ever Davis Cup tie, which took place at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston back in 1900. Times have changed since then, however, and British No. 1 Andy Murray, who won all three points for Team GB in its World Group play-off against Croatia last September, will be favorite to win both his singles rubbers.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 31 – February 2, 2014
Cost: Three-day passes – $140-$500
> Find out more about the Davis Cup

San Diego Black Film Festival

San Diego Black Film Festival

The San Diego Black Film Festival shines the spotlight on African-American and African diaspora films. Several films from last year have gone on to win additional awards at other film festivals.

Where: The Reading Theatre – 701 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: January 30 – February 2, 2014
Cost: Varies by event
> Find out more about the San Diego Black Film Festival

San Diego Tết Festival

San Diego Tet Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Immerse yourself in the Vietnamese culture with food, music, dance and plenty of fun!

The San Diego Tết Festival promises fun for whole the family with such activities as carnival rides and games, authentic Vietnamese food, lion dancing and firecrackers. And entertainment programs, such as the Miss Vietnam of San Diego and a Cultural Village to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture.

Where: Mira Mesa Community Park – 8575 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126
When: January 31 – February 2, 2014
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Tết Festival

San Diego Restaurant Week

George's at the Cove

150 Restaurants are taking part in the second week of San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week has been extended! Sample your way through 150 restaurants offering prix-fixe lunches and dinners during week 2.

When: Through January 31, 2014
Cost: $10-$45
> Find out more about San Diego Restaurant Week

More Top Things to Do in San Diego

> Browse the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of some other top things to do this weekend in San Diego? Let everyone know in the comments below.

Brent Bernasconi

Where in San Diego to Watch the Broncos v. Seahawks Super Bowl

The Chargers are going to the Super Bowl…is what I wish I was saying. Though my Bolts are not going this year and will certainly play in the Big Game next year (fingers crossed), there is still plenty of Sunday fun to be had here, especially for the Seattle and Denver fans “stuck” in San Diego for the big game.

Seattle Seahawks – Thrusters Lounge

Thrusters Lounge - San Diego's Seahawks Home

About to be filled with a ton of navy blue and action green Seahawks jerseys

Congratulations, not only are your Seahawks going to the Super Bowl, but you get to watch them from sunny San Diego! To make sure you are high-fiving only those wearing navy blue and action green, fly on over to Thruster Lounge in Pacific Beach.

As of this posting, Thrusters Lounge has not posted any game day specials. However, I will update if they do post any.

Where: 4633 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
> Find out more about Thrusters Lounge

Denver Broncos – Guava Beach Bar & Grill

Guava Beach Bar & Grill - Broncos Bar

A sea of Broncos Blue and Orange at Guava Beach Bar & Grill

I can’t believe it – there’s a Broncos bar in San Diego! I kid, I kid. Those looking to don their blue and orange while cheering on Manning can find a friendly crowd at this .01 mile-high arena of strong drinks and hearty bites.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Guava Beach will get the crowd pumped up with pre-game festivities, halftime specials including $4 you-call-its and a free raffle, along with even more drink and food specials all day.

Where: 3714 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92109
> Find out more about Guava Beach Bar & Grill

Extra San Diego Super Bowl Viewing Options

  • Cafe Coyote – Head to Old Town to watch the big game, and the even bigger commercials, San Diego style…with a margarita in one hand, a taco in the other and flip-flops on your feet
  • East Village Tavern & Bowl – Cheer on either team in Downtown’s East Village with over 50 HD screens, drink specials and giveaways including a giant flat screen tv
  • W San Diego – Watch the game with the skyline as your backdrop at the W’s rooftop lounge. Depending on your affiliation, order either a AFC Punch of NFC Crush as you chow down on delicious appetizers
  • Amaya La Jolla – Take a walk on La Jolla’s beach and then stroll on over for some of Chef Cameron Woods’ game day favorites including sliders, fish tacos, spicy wings, and nachos starting at just $2

> Find more places to watch the Super Bowl in San Diego

While it may not be the Chargers, who are you rooting for in Sunday’s Big Game?