Veteran’s Day 2016 Events in San Diego

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Day was first declared in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower to honor all soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who served the nation. San Diego alone is home to more than 260,000 veterans and has the second largest veteran population in the state. Join the rest of the country in honoring our nation’s vets at these Veteran’s Day 2016 events in San Diego.  Continue reading

Dia de Los Muertos 2016 Celebrations in San Diego

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Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is one of the most important holidays in Mexico and a highly anticipated holiday even in the United States. Celebrations take place over the course of several days (October 29 – November 2) and consist of a variety of activities to honor the deceased: many build private altars called ofrendas and decorate sugar skulls. Families will often bring those along with marigolds and the favorite foods and beverages to the graves of their loved ones as gifts. Here’s where to spend Dia de Los Muertos 2016 in San Diego.  Continue reading

Pillage the Village: Trick or Treat in La Jolla on October 31

pillage the village 2016From 3pm-6pm on Monday, October 31 this year, join fellow La Jollans for a favorite annual tradition: Pillage the Village, hosted by the La Jolla Village Merchants Association! Walk around the Village in full costume as the little ones trick-or-treat along the avenues of La Jolla at participating local merchants. Continue reading

10 Pumpkin Patches and Farms in San Diego

Pumpkin Patches Near San Diego What’s fall without a visit to a pumpkin patch? We’ve put together some of the best pumpkin patches and farms in San Diego to visit this Halloween month, perfect for a family outing! Continue reading

10 Spooktacular Halloween Events in San Diego

Halloween is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to start celebrating! The festivities in San Diego just get bigger and better every year, and 2016 is boasting the biggest lineup of spooky fun we’ve seen yet. From the infamous Haunted Trail to a massive block party downtown and a Zombie Takeover in the Gaslamp, we’ve covered all the top Halloween events in San Diego! Continue reading

Your Guide to Oktoberfest in San Diego: 2016 Roundup

Originally celebrated in early-1800s Germany in honor of the country’s royal family, present-day Oktoberfest is simply a reason for millions of people to drink, eat and be merry. The Munich celebration may have more than 150 years on ours, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to party German-style! Here’s where to drink (and eat) your way through Oktoberfest in San Diego. Continue reading

Best Spots for Apple Picking in Julian & Other Fall Activities

apple picking in san diego Even though fall isn’t entirely different than other seasons in San Diego when it comes to weather, we still like to enjoy all the fun that comes with it. The promise of fresh apple cider and hot apple pie makes a day trip to Julian well worth the hour and 15-minute drive from central San Diego. Though several larger orchards are staying closed due to the drought this year, there are still a few options out there for apple picking in San Diego and Julian. Continue reading

San Diego Film Festival 2016: Opening Night, Honorees, & Film Lineup Announced

The 15th annual San Diego Film Festival runs from September 28th – October 2, 2016. Celebrate the year’s best independent cinema from emerging and internationally established filmmakers and enjoy more than 100 films/documentaries/shorts, industry panels, parties, and Thursday’s VARIETY Night of the Stars Tribute honoring Annette Bening and Kate Beckinsale. Continue reading