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Posts you’ve missed so far:
Get Your Pumpkins San Diego
17 Exhibits to See in October in San Diego
10 Things To Do in San Diego This Weekend
Fall Gardening Guide: How to Trim Back Your Garden
We are so excited to announce our new website is up and running! It’s still going through a few changes but the function is there to explore A LOT of attractions, performances and events in San Diego.
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xoxo Pia and Taylor
Fall is many things to many people. Football. School. Sweaters. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Here in San Diego, the unofficial Fall season has started and while temperatures may not have dropped, the season can (and will!) be just as enjoyable. Here are ways to enjoy Fall this year:
- Take a harbor cruise.
- Julian! Pick some apples and most importantly, eat some pie.
- Cheer on the Chargers.
- Visit the Whaley House.
- Go to a farmer’s market for seasonal produce.
- Bake a pie.
- Try some interesting fitness classes. Check back on Thursday for 5 fun ones to try!
- Sip a pumpkin spice latte…I had to include it…
- Go to a high school football game. This season is so great.
- Have a bonfire.
- Find a pumpkin patch.
- Hike. The weather will cool soon and once it does, hiking is fabulous.
- See decorated Disneyland for Halloween.
- Take some kids to the San Diego Zoo in October. Kids are free!
- Take some kids to some museums for free in October. Check out the coupon.
- Wear some sweaters.
- Run a Thanksgiving race.
- Take a ghost trolley tour. Check here for more!
- Dress up for Halloween.
- Spend time outdoors.
- Walk the non-crowded beach.
- Grow some Fall veggies in your garden.
- Get scared at a haunted house.
- Eat some pumpkin themed products.
- Go to Oktoberfest.
Did you know there are over 40 historical societies in San Diego? And we didn’t even include the countless number of societies preserving the history of museums, buildings, ethnic groups, military groups, women’s groups and more! In the spirit of San Diego’s amazing past, here are 10 historical societies of San Diego to know and enjoy:
- San Diego History Center. This is a great organization (and museum!) that preserves, promotes and protects the great history of San Diego. It was started in 1928 as the San Diego Historical Society by San Diego lover George W. Marston (who was one of early San Diego’s VIP citizens).
- Coronado Historical Association. Coronado is the coolest and this Association really does prove it with everything they do. They’ve been going strong since 1969.
- Save Our Heritage Organisation. SOHO is a biggie of SD. If you want to pay your respects to an organization that preserves some of San Diego’s best buildings (like the Whaley House, Marston House and more), SOHO is your idol.
- San Diego Archaeological Society. The archaeology of San Diego is taken care of by this Society. They specialize in preserving and sharing artifacts throughout the San Diego region.
- La Jolla Historical Society. This Society puts on a lot of events, exhibits and fundraisers. Their museum is going through a major renovation but there are still a lot of ways to learn and get involved.
- Escondido Historical Society. Museum, tours, classes, events, presentations, activities, and more are taken care of by this Society.
- San Diego Chinese Historical Society. If you are a fan of Chinese and Chinese American history, you ought to be a member of this Society. They do great work with the museum, exhibits, tours and more.
- Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. The main preservers of the Gaslamp District of San Diego. They do a great job with tours, events, the Gaslamp Museum and more.
- Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation. The only US Marine Corps museum dedicated exclusively to USMC aviation history. And who doesn’t love seeing cool aircraft?
- Bonita Historical Society. Bonita’s culture, history, art, and education has improved because of the work of this Society. The Museum just opened a great exhibit full of regional artists and art.
Balboa Park is a big place. 1200 acres to be exact! One of the best ways to get info about the Park on your smart phone is the Balboa Park App by Meridian. Featuring over eighty points of interest, the app gives interesting facts about much of the Park. It includes maps, event lists and all the museums and attractions arranged by category. There’s even a restaurant guide showing prices and types of food. Next time you’re at the Park, you can even utilize the app’s turn by turn directions to find what attraction you want to check out. Best of all it’s free!
Check out Balboa Park’s website for more info.
Art is beautiful. While seeing art in a museum is a wonderful experience, you don’t have to go to one to enjoy the beautiful art within our city. Here’s a list of 9 places where you can see art in San Diego without going to a museum.
- Libraries. Many libraries throughout SD have inspiring art and artists. The Coronado Public Library is a great example.
- Public Buildings. The County Administration Building is a pretty cool place to walk through!
- Hotels. Go into many of the major hotels in San Diego and you’ll see fine examples of art from local artists, local schools and beyond. Check out the US Grant Hotel.
- College Galleries. Most of the colleges in San Diego have great art galleries within their boundaries. USD‘s art is a must see.
- College Campuses. Beyond the galleries on college campuses, the campuses themselves have amazing art weaved into them. UCSD, with its Stuart Collection, is a fun way to view art in SD.
- Parks. San Diego’s landscapes and outdoor scenes have inspired many artists throughout the years so it’s only fitting there would be art in the different parks around the city. Try Cabrillo National Monument or Mission Trails for starters.
- Art Fairs. You’ve probably heard of the major art fairs but there are art fairs happening every weekend in San Diego. The Little Italy Mercato and Balboa Park’s Art Marts are fun events!
- Artist Communities. Artists are everywhere; it’s never more prevalent than at different artist communities where artists work, play and live. Space 4 Art is a great example. Spanish Village Art Center is another.
- The Streets! Street art is fun to find in SD. We love the Horton Plaza piece by Os Gemeos and our recent find in Coronado behind Delux Dogs (above).