San Diego Makes For A Dreamy Escape From Winter Blahs
Average temperature low and high: 49°-65°
Where to begin with San Diego? First, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and Legoland are all significant draws, aided by the high 60s weather and scenic beaches. Balboa park and hiking trails offer serene nature escapes, while gray whale watching gets you closer to marine life. If that's not enough, there's also Brew Fest, Monster Jam, ice rinks, marathons, and plenty of festivals to keep you busy. February has even more to do, so check back here next month.
Come celebrate girl power on at the fourth annual Women’s March “to #honorthedream and tell #truthtopower.” Bring your signs and your voice and march for women’s rights! Specific locations, time and programming will be confirmed via Facebook.
Make sure you check out this highly talked about and sought-out exhibit. Successful in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and with over 2 million attendees in America, get a chance to experience the classic artworks of Van Gogh like never before. Surrounded by vibrant projections, you'll feel as if he painted you within one of his pieces. Tickets will sell fast, so get them while still available. Entry prices range from $47 to $63. More info and tickets are available online.
2023 San Diego Brew Fest
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Liberty Station NTC Park
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Have a fun-filled afternoon at the 12th annual San Diego Brew Fest at Liberty Station. The event will feature dozens of locally-crafted and internationally-crafted beers, along with some of San Diego’s most popular food trucks and cover bands. It’s a day full of beer, food, and music. General admission tickets are $50.
Fuel up for this action-packed event: Monster Jam. You’ll get to experience 17 of the most competitive, off-road motorcycle races in the world. Guaranteed fun for the whole family. Get your tickets now for Monster Jam.
Big Salsa Festival San Diego 2023
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San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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Show off your moves and some style at the BIG Salsa Festival, a four-day Latin event held in San Diego, California. Dance classes, live performances, and Latin dance parties will be widespread throughout the weekend, making the occasion perfect for those who want to increase their salsa skill levels. Tickets typically hover around $60, though you can also opt for a VIP upgrade, an all nights pass, or a full pass. The Marriott Hotel, the venue for the event, is also offering a discounted price for rooms.
Join the fourth annual Onesie Bar Crawl, the most comfortable bar crawl to exist. You’ll get an LED wristband to guide you through the crawl, and there will be five venues to go through. There will be exclusive drink and food specials, and even Happy Hour food deals! Ages 21+ only, photo ID required. Tickets range between $ 10 to $120 depending on how many people are in your party.
January is the perfect time to head out to the ocean for a whale-watching tour. Look for gray whales, humpbacks, dolphins, orcas, and more during the soothing, rocking boat ride. Depending on the company, you can even take a tour at sunset to see the gorgeous color-filled sky.
Let Your Inner Child Out At The Arcade
Coin Op Game Rooms
If you're looking for an evening activity that is more than just hitting a bar, try visiting Coin Op Game Room, an adult arcade with artisan cocktails and classic games. Enjoy a po'boy as you aim for the high score on Ms. Pacman or relive your college days with a little Beer Pong. It's a stellar way to spend an evening.