The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Yep, it’s back and this year with Zombie Paintball.
Paranormal Investigation Tours and Gaslamp Ghost Tours from the Gaslamp Museum. Ghosts roam the Gaslamp area and this tour will show you where.
Savage House in La Mesa. New this year and I totally appreciate the scary backstory (read the blurb on the website). They even have a scary characters museum, which I might actually be able to visit without losing my mind!
And for a few notable haunted areas just outside San Diego:
It’s Fall! The season brings many things, and today’s focus is the wonderful shows that are starting at theaters around SD. Here are 5 theatre picks to check out before the season ends:
The Last Goodbye. The Old Globe hosts a musical version of Romeo and Juliet. How can you go wrong? Just opened on Sunday.
Wait Until Dark. The concept of this thriller is so intriguing to me. A blind woman is terrorized and the play is directed/produced in such a way to create massive suspense in the audience. I’m debating if it’s too scary for me…Happening at the New Village Arts Theatre.
A Weekend with Pablo Picasso. Spend some time getting to know the famous artist in this interesting play. Go soon because performances end on October 6th.
Thursdays will now be wellness Thursdays here on The Wanderer Guides Blog. Why? Because it’s important! We’ll cover wellness happenings, ideas, tips, recipes and more in San Diego and in general.
This week, let’s talk about some fun fitness classes. If you poo-poo on fitness classes because you can’t dance to Zumba tunes and bootcamps feel like torture, you don’t know what you’re missing. There are so many classes to pick from nowadays and there’s something for everyone. Here are 4 fitness classes to try in San Diego:
SkyZone. I am OBSESSED with trampolines. If I could create a house with trampolines for floors, I would. When SkyZone opened last year, I was the first in line! It’s all trampolines and all fun. Go during the week for less kids and try one of their classes if you so choose. Whether you jump on your own or with a class, you will torch some serious calories.
Vertical Hold. Rock climbing is a lot of fun. You feel adventurous, sporty and hip without doing anything beyond spending some time in a warehouse. Vertical Hold has some great paid and free clinics, lessons and events for beginners and for experts like me (I wish…). Make sure you aren’t afraid of heights.
AcroYoga. Whether you were a gymnast in your past life or have never had hopes to be a circus performer, you can take and enjoy this class. AcroYoga incorporates acrobatics, yoga and circus moves to create a fun and interesting class. If you want to try a new style of yoga or impress friends at the next party, try this class.
Fun Pole Fitness. For those of us coordinated enough, learn to pole dance. You’ll get your exercise on without even realizing it and feel good doing it. Plus, it’s always nice to learn some practical skills and perhaps discover a new career path!
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.
Now that Summer is dwindling and the seasons are changing (maybe not for us…), museums and their exhibits will change too. September is the month to see great art, toys, harps and more before they leave us for good, and maybe see a couple new exhibits opening too! Here are 17 exhibits to see in September in San Diego:
Viva el Mariachi Femenil!, Women’s Museum of California. Learn about the history of women mariachis and women groups with this exhibit. Opens September 6th.
A VALYA Retrospective, Visions Art Museum. See the career work of the fiber artist, VALYA. Felting opens at the same time! Opens September 6th.
MENAGERIE, Mingei International Museum. This exhibit includes great art incorporating animals from many different periods and cultures. Closes September 8th.
Matthew Cusick, Lux Art Institute. So excited about this exhibit: Cusick creates pictures by using thread from interesting sources like textbooks and maps. Opens September 8th.
Arnold Newman: Masterclass, San Diego Museum of Art. If you love black and white photography, you must go before it closes this weekend.
TRASH, The New Children’s Museum. If you want to see different artists using trash in new ways, visit this exhibit before it closes on the 9th.
16th Annual Galaxy of Glass, Fallbrook Art Center. See glass sculptures, vessels, jewelry and more. And buy some of the pieces too! Opens September 8th.
Landscapes Rediscovered, San Diego History Center. You know you love San Dieo’s beautiful landscape. Admire it in art by famous San Diego artists of the Depression era. Closes September 10th.
Beyond the Book II and First Impressions, University of San Diego. USD’s art galleries are pretty amazing. Come see why with two exhibits that showcase their print collection in different ways. Opens September 12th.
Looking for Things: Jay Johnson, Oceanside Museum of Art. Johnson is an eclectic artist who works with reclaimed pieces in interesting ways. Closes September 15th. While you’re there, Volcanos and Full Moons closes this month too.
A Sweet Life, San Diego History Center. Learn about San Diego’s history in the candy business…sweet! Opens September 6th.
“If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.”
It’s almost Labor Day weekend which means the end of Summer as we know it. It also means great fun, tasty food and interesting interactions with family and friends. Here’s a list of the best things happening around San Diego for Labor Day: