10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (9/28-9/29)

This Weekend in San Diego. #sandiego #centrallibrary #architecture #cool

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (September 28 and 29, 2013):

  1. Enjoy community at the Bonitafest 2013 on Saturday. The annual Bonita shindig is in its 41st year and still going strong with food, activities and performances.
  2. Exhibits. Opening this weekend: An Exhibition of Fine Art at Cabrillo National Monument. Closing this weekend: Car Toys at San Diego Automotive Museum and The Harp at Museum of Making Music (Closing Monday).
  3. Get in free to Cabrillo Monument for National Public Lands Day on Saturday. The Cabrillo Commemorative Ceremony is happening later in the day so stick around to celebrate Cabrillo’s landing in San Diego.
  4. Walk the Adams Avenue Street Fair on Saturday and Sunday. This is one of the largest free street fairs in California and here’s why: 90 musical acts, 4 beer gardens, over 300 vendors and giant carnival rides.
  5. Have fun at the San Diego Tour de Fat on Saturday. Three words sum up the Golden Hill event: Beer, Bikes and Bemusement. You in?
  6. Celebrate San Diego’s New Central Library with the Grand Opening Celebration and Sneak Peek. Yes, it’s finally open! And they’ll have a great dedication ceremony, activities and (of course) a chance to see the new building! Woohoo!
  7. Eat up at the El Cajon Oktoberfest all weekend long. If you love traditional German food, you’re in for a treat at this celebration.
  8. Chat with some artists at the Carlsbad Art Splash. The Saturday and Sunday event features performances and artists creating art on site. The chalk art will be amazing!
  9. Play around at the Kids Free in October: Museum Mashup Party. October will be great for families: kids are free to many museums in San Diego. This kickoff party with activities, projects and performances will get October started right! It’s happening on Sunday.
  10. Get in costume for the 11th Annual Vista Viking Festival all weekend. For those fantasy lovers in all of us, this is your event! Or if you love people watching while eating some grub and buying some crafty pieces, you will like it too…

10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (9/21-9/22)

Happenings in San Diego. #sandiego  #music #travelideas #cute

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (September 21 and 22, 2013):

  1. Jam on at the Carlsbad Music Festival all weekend long. Whether you like classical, jazz or pop, you’ll have fun at this festival and its long list of performers.
  2. Exhibits. Opening this weekend: Best of Nature Photography at San Diego Natural History Museum (Tuesday), Lost in the Memory Place at MCASD: La Jolla, Scripps on Prospect at MCASD: La Jolla, Dana Montlack: Sea of Cortez at MCASD: La Jolla, Outside at Oceanside Museum of Art, Jim Machacek at La Jolla Athenaeum and Roots at La Jolla Athenaeum. Closing this weekend: Pictures of the Year International at Museum of Photographic Arts, Volcanos and Full Moons at Oceanside Museum of Art and Ain’t Nothing Like a Dame at Spanish Village art Center (Monday).
  3. Get a tan at the Chula Vista HarborFest. Happening on Saturday, the Fest features art, music, activities, harbor activities and food.
  4. Walk around the Arts Alive on the Coastal Rail Trail on Sunday. Music, food and art, along with the official reopening of the 101.
  5. Enjoy the weekend with the Mira Mesa Street Fair on Saturday. Entertainment, crafts, food and a well stocked beer garden–yes!
  6. Have a ball at the Pacific Islander Festival 2013. The Festival features cool music, fun dance, yummy food and great people watching. And it’s happening all weekend!
  7. Bring the fam to the Hullabaloo Family Arts Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday. This celebration of music, dance, art and more is sure to be a fun time.
  8. Listen to some tunes at the Julian Music Festival on Saturday. It’s the 44th year to celebrate music and the end of the Summer in Julian and it’ll be a fun one.
  9. Say ‘om’ at the One Love Yoga San Diego event on Sunday. If you’re a newbie yogini, active yogi or are practically buddha, you’ll enjoy this great yoga event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
  10. Celebrate Fall at the 2013 Encinitas Oktoberfest. Yes, Fall activities are starting! Go to one of the first Oktoberfest festivities in SD!

*Bonus: BunnyFest 2013…Sunday…Balboa Park…yes, bunnies!

How to Enjoy Fall in San Diego

How to Enjoy Fall in San Diego. #fall #love #sandiego

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.

10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (9/7-9/8)

San Diego Happenings. #sandiego #ilovelucy #ilovelucygrapestomping

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (September 7 and 8, 2013):

  1. Get your Greek on in Cardiff this weekend for the 35th Annual Greek Festival. Food and dance are the big draws–how can you say no to amazing Greek dancers and yummy Greek food?
  2. Exhibits. Opening this weekend: Viva el Mariachi Femenil! at Women’s Museum of California, A VALYA Retrospective at Visions Art Museum, Felting at Visions Art Museum, 16th Annual Galaxy of Glass at Fallbrook Art Center and Matthew Cusick at Lux Art Institute. Closing this weekend: MENAGERIE at Mingei International Museum, Bold at San Diego Natural History Museum, Object Lessons at Timken Art Museum, Arnold Newman: Masterclass at San Diego Museum of Art, Double Portraits at San Diego Museum of Art, Reencuentro at Centro Cultural de la Raza, TRASH at New Children’s Museum (Closes Monday) and San Diego Art Institute’s Current Show.
  3. Groove along at the San Diego Blues Festival. Ten different performances at the Embarcadero on Saturday and all with proceeds going to the San Diego Food Bank.
  4. Enjoy a carnival at the 6th Annual Brazilian Day San Diego. There’s a street fair, parade and plenty of entertainment happens on Sunday in Pacific Beach.
  5. Pretend you’re Lucy Ricardo at the Julian Grape Stomp Festa on Saturday. If you don’t want to get your toes dirty, enjoy the wine tastings, food and entertainment. Or if you’re closer to North County, Escondido hosts their annual Grape Day Festival and Parade (and 5k Race).
  6. Walk around the San Diego Quilt Show today and tomorrow at the San Diego Convention Center. Quilts, classes and exhibits await you.
  7. Check out the rides at the 3rd Annual Fiesta de Kustom Kulture 2013 in Old Town. Happening on Saturday, this fun event features cool cars, live music and shopping.
  8. See some films at the 2013 San Diego International Kids Film Festival. The festival features 40 films from 18 countries and goes today thru Sunday.
  9. Be a spectator at the 49th Annual Poway Days Parade on Saturday. A 5K Run and the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast give even more reason to partake in this fun event.
  10. Party with the House of Puerto Rico at the International Cottages Lawn Program on Sunday. Music, food, dance, oh my!

17 Exhibits to See in San Diego in August

17 Exhibits to see in San Diego in August from The Wanderer Guides Blog. #scify #sandiego #art #plants

The Dog Days of Summer have begun! Spend the last precious month of Summer exploring all San Diego has to offer. In terms of exhibits, there are many cool activities for the picking. Here are the 17 exhibits to see in San Diego in August:

  1. On the Fly: Technology Takes Off, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. See unmanned aerial vehicles fly and create your own aircraft at this interactive exhibit on flight technology. This exhibit just opened.
  2. Faces of Japan, Japanese Friendship Garden. We are so excited to see this exhibit with photos of everyday scenes in Japan. Just opened on August 1st.
  3. 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, La Jolla Athenaeum. See the winners of one of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego. Opens August 3rd and closes August 31st.
  4. Ecclectic Eyes, Spanish Village Art Center. See fine art photography at this free show in the Village’s Gallery 21. Opens August 14th and closes August 26th.
  5. 125 Years of the Hotel Del, Coronado Library. Maybe it’s because we love libraries and we love Coronado’s specifically, but there’s something so great about a public space that appreciates art and history. This is one cool show of San Diego history.
  6. Struck By Modernism, Mingei International Museum. Cool sculptures and other pieces by a blacksmith artist await you at this exhibit. It includes gates, chandeliers and free-standing sculpture. Opens August 24th.
  7. Intersections: Charles Arnoldi, Oceanside Museum of Art. See one of the most significant abstract artists of the last century before the exhibit closes on August 25th.
  8. Earthly Elements, Fallbrook Art Center. This exhibit features pieces made with earth/natural materials. See fiber arts, ceramics, wood art, gourds and more. Closes August 25th.
  9. Hito Steyerl: Guards, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Downtown. Learn about the multiple lives of museum guards with this cool exhibition.
  10. Second Time Around: Fashion Recycled, Visions Art Museum. Explore designer pieces created from recycled materials with this exhibit. Two other exhibits close at the end of the month as well: Supporting Roles and Fashion Tops and Bottoms.
  11. ‘Dare to Reuse’ Student Art Exhibition, The New Children’s Museum. See the student winners of the ‘Dare to Reuse’ art contest. Closes August 26th.
  12. Landscapes Rediscovered, San Diego History Center. This exhibit displays beautiful landscapes by San Diego artists. Closes September 10th.
  13. Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla. Explore art by various artists inspired by the science fiction realm. Closes September 1st.
  14. Wonder Woman: On Paper and Off, Women’s Museum of California. Visit this exhibit to learn about the history of women in comics. Do it before September 1st when it closes!
  15. The Magic of Windansea, California Surf Museum. Learn about the famous Windansea Surf Club and see artifacts from their history. Closes September 1st.
  16. Deadly Waters 2013, Living Coast Discovery Center. See dangerous water animals up-close and personal! Closes September 2nd.
  17. Bold, San Diego Natural History Museum. Learn about the art of DNA barcoding with this interactive sculpture series. Closes September 8th.

10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (8/3-8/4)

Great things to do in San Diego especially with Abbey Road. #thewandererguides #sandiego #beatles #beatlescoverband

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (August 3 and August 4, 2013):

  1. Sample some tasty food at the Gourmet Food Truck Festival on Saturday. Go to the Del Mar Races and try food and drink from 50 different food trucks. Yum!
  2. Exhibits. Opening this weekend: Faces of Japan at Japanese Friendship Garden (opened Thursday), On the Fly at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition at La Jolla Athenaeum. Closing this weekend: Proyecto 5 at Centro Cultural de la Raza (closes Monday).
  3. Watch the pros at the Ford Supergirl Pro ASP Women’s Surf Contest. It’s the largest female surf event in the world and many famous surfers are participating!. Happening all weekend in Oceanside.
  4. Have a voice at the Politifest 2013 in Liberty Station this Saturday. It’s organized by Voice of San Diego and features conversations about the state of San Diego’s neighborhoods and leadership. Also see the contestants from the Idea Tournament (can’t wait to see who wins the grant!) and community booths. Of course, there will be a beer garden and places for the kids too…
  5. Admire cool cars at the 20th Annual National City Automobile Heritage Day on Sunday. Come for the parade; stay for the show.
  6. Barbecue in style at Vista’s 5th Annual Smokin’ Q Classic on Saturday. Music, performances, beer gardens and teams competing for BBQ elite status await you.
  7. Bet on the winner at the Southern California Open. The annual women’s tennis tournament is going on now at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. See some world-class tennis through Sunday.
  8. Get cultured at the House of Peru’s day to host the Lawn Program at the International Cottages in Balboa Park. Happening on Sunday, the afternoon will be filled with music, food and performances.
  9. Be crafty at the San Diego Bead Society’s Bead Bazaar all weekend in Mission Valley. Pick up your weight in beads, especially since you can save money on admission tickets by going to the website!
  10. Experience the British Invasion at Belly Up on Sunday night. Abbey Road, a really cool Beatles cover band, is playing and it’s sure to be a good time.

10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego (7/20-7/21)

10 Things To Do This Weekend in San Diego. #sandiego

Here are 10 fun things to do in San Diego this weekend (July 20 and July 21, 2013):

  1. Party like a comic star at Comic-Con all weekend long! And if you don’t have a pass, enjoy the people watching, free zones, festivities and excitement Downtown.
  2. Exhibits. We don’t see any major openings or closings so here are some interesting venues/small shows in SD this weekend: Space 4 Art, Spanish Art Village (Art in Bloom), Bonita Museum and Cultural Center and James Hubbell at the Encinitas Library.
  3. Cheer on the players at the Over The Line Tournament this weekend. Finals are always the best part.
  4. Be amazed at the 5th Annual Lantern Festival all weekend. You could go to Little Saigon for the food, rides and performances, but don’t kid yourself–the nighttime display of 6,000 lanterns is the real prize!
  5. Walk the festival at Fiesta del Sol all weekend in Logan Heights. Celebrate community and civic activity with interactive zones, music, dance, food and, of course, people.
  6. Dance along at the International Cottage’s Lawn Program on Sunday. The House of Columbia hosts this week with food, drink, song and dance in Balboa Park.
  7. Smell the flowers at the Begonia Festival in Encinitas this weekend. Whether you go for the begonia sherbet or to buy your own begonias, it’s sure to be a fun activity.
  8. Enjoy opening weekend at the Del Mar Race Track. You can still wear the fancy headgear you know.
  9. Show some love at the Summer of Love South Park Walkabout on Saturday night. Get to know local businesses and see live entertainment at one of South Park’s cool community events.
  10. Buy some florals at the San Diego Orchard Society’s Floral Show this weekend. Happening in Balboa Park, this show gives visitors a chance to see the top orchards and buy their own!