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February Festivities

Despite the winter months, San Diego takes pride in holding true to its mantra “No Bad Days.” As you enjoy your stay with us here at Ocean Park Inn, we invite you to explore San Diego and delight in all it has to offer. For those who prefer to observe, or those wanting to get hands-on and involved, there is something for everyone. Here are some events in February you won’t want to miss!

Macy’s Museum Month

Photo Courtesy of There San Diego

Whether you’re interested in aquariums, history, science, or exploring something new entirely, San Diego has become the new hot spot for exploring museums through Macy’s Museum Month.

Beginning February 1, swing by any San Diego, Temecula or Imperial Valley Macy’s store and pick up a Museum Month Pass to enjoy half-off admission to all the participating museums through the entire month of February!

Click here to learn more.

Urban Adventure Quest

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Interested in a guided exploration of San Diego filled with adventure? Available for purchase on any smart phone, you and your friends or family can experience the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour through the Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure–San Diego. You can choose between Old Town/Downtown or Balboa Park and be off! Make your way through both well-known and hidden gems of the city by solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

For more information, check out their site.

Circus Vargas

Photo Courtesy of San Diego Union-Tribune

Death-Defying Acrobats, Daredevils, Flying Trapeze Artists, Comedians and much, much, more! Fun for the whole family, Circus Vargas offers something for everyone. Catch this exciting show before it leaves San Diego!

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here or call 877-GOTFUN-1. (877-468-3861)

Thursday, February 1 – 7:00 PM

Friday, February 2 – 4:30 & 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 3 – 1:00, 4:00 & 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 4 – 12:30, 3:00 & 7:30 PM

Monday, February 5 – 6:30 PM

Westfield Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio N., San Diego

Wild Foodie Tours

Photo Courtesy of Wild Foodie Tours

Photo Courtesy of Wild Foodie Tours

Calling all foodies! Join Wild Foodie Tours for an all-inclusive, exciting, fun street food tour in Tijuana! The tour includes tastings at five food stops, one non-alcoholic beverage stop, and of course a stop for dessert. The tour will even point out some of the dining choices Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern showcase on their Travel shows!

For info or to book your tour, click here.

Every Tuesday in February, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Coronado’s Valentine’s Day 10K

Photo Courtesy of San Diego Red

San Diego has bountiful options for a great dinner. Check out our previous article here about places you and your loved ones can enjoy. If you’re hoping for something more active, start your Valentine’s Day with the Coronado Valentine’s Day 10k at Tidelands Park! Participants receive a T-shirt and a finisher’s medal in addition to participating in the post-race party.

To register, click here.

Sunday, February 11

6 AM-10 AM

2000 Mullinix Drive, Coronado

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise

Photo Courtesy of Flagship SD

Escape this Valentine’s Day on a cruise around the bay by Flagship Cruises & Events. Enjoy music, dancing, excellent service and a dinner made by a gourmet kitchen. If that is not enough, get a fantastic look of the iconic San Diego skyline lit by a California sunset all in one.

For more information or to book your cruise, click here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

7:30-10:00 PM

990 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego

Valentine’s Day at Disneyland

Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks

Fly along with Tinkerbell and all her friends through Five Star Tours’ day in Disneyland! Five Stars Tours tickets include transportation to Disneyland, admission, and you can even include a park hopper. For those with Disneyland season passes, you can join along by choosing to only purchase the transportation. It is bound to be a fun trip for the whole family!

Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, February 3

6:00 AM – 11:00 PM

1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego

San Diego Farmers Markets

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If you’re interested in the authentic San Diego experience, check out any of the variety of San Diego Farmers Markets! Listen to live music, shop between local vendors, or just sit and enjoy that San Diego weather. You can choose between farm fresh produce and ingredients, speciality foods, plants and home-made craft items! The Farmers’ Markets are free to enjoy and happen weekly.

Ocean Beach Farmers’ Market (every Wednesday)

4900 block of Newport Avenue
4:00 PM-8:00 PM

Old Town Artisans’ Market (every Saturday)

Harney Street between San Diego Avenue and Congress Street

Pacific Beach Farmers’ Market (every Tuesday)

Bayard Street between Grand and Garnet Avenues

The Mercato Little Italy’s Farmers’ Market (every Saturday)

W. Cedar St between Front St. and Kettner Blvd

Monster Jam

Photo Courtesy of Monster Jam

Witness as world class drivers compete in front of packed crowds some high octane entertainment at Petco Park! Monster Jam will be featuring the most recognizable trucks in the world as they compete in a variety of competitions: racing, two wheeled skill challenges, donuts, freestyle and more. Even better, at Monster Jam, you are the judge! Simply use your smartphone or tablet to participate and have a say in who will drive away victorious.

For more information or to book your ticket, click here.

Saturday, February 3 – 7:00PM
100 Park Blvd, San Diego

Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

Photo Courtesy of OsideNews

Welcome the Year of the Dog with your friends and family at SeaWorld! The park will be celebrating the Lunar New Year with exciting performances by the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei, local performers and artisans and a variety of delicious foods. To top it all off, Sea World will be offering a Puppy Garden in which you can watch puppies play and take photos, while learning about adopting animals from shelters!

Click here to purchase tickets or go to the front desk! The celebration is included with park admission.

February 10-25


500 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego

San Diego’s Mermaid Series

Photo Courtesy of Mermaid Series

Never grew out of wanting to be a mermaid? Then become one in San Diego’s Mermaid Series at Tecolote Shores North! Participants can choose to participate in a 5k, 10k, or half marathon around the scenic Mission Bay. Runners and walkers are both welcomed!

If you have a little mermaid in your family, the Mermaid Dash is designed to encourage girls to get moving and feel the joy of crossing a finish line in a safe environment. Parents are encouraged to allow Mermaids to run alone; however, parents are welcome to run alongside their shy Mermaid Dashers!

For information and pricing, click here.

Saturday, February 10
East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego

Hannibal Buress

Photo courtesy of American Comedy Co

If you’re over 21 and are ready to laugh, buy a ticket to watch Hannibal Buress perform before they’re all gone! Hannibal is a self-titled “comedian, actor, writer, musician, magician, and poker dealer,” who currently is the co-host of the Eric Andre show on Adult Swim and is a cast member on Comedy Central’s Broad City. Saturday’s show has a full house so don’t miss this opportunity to have a night of fun in San Diego’s lively downtown!

Click here for Thursday’s show or here for Friday’s!

Thursday, February 15 – 8:00 PM

Friday, February 16 – 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM

818 Sixth Ave, San Diego

2018 Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair

Photo courtesy of The Sun

Join the 2018 Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair happening right outside the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum! The event is free for anyone to enjoy and will have a variety of performances from spectacular dances to cultural performances, as well as a selection of tantalizing street food. Swing by and celebrate the Year of the Dog!

For more information, click here.

February 24 – February 25, 2018

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

3rd Avenue and J Street (in San Diego’s historic Chinatown district)

San Diego Winter Brew Fest

Photo Courtesy of Urbanist Guide San Diego

Say goodbye to the Winter Months with this special one-day-only Brew Fest at The Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park! The event will celebrate craft beverages from California and beyond while featuring live local music, food and other vendors to shop from. Must be 21 or older to enter.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

General admission:

$40 in advance

$50 the day of the event

Saturday, February 24 – 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

 1875 El Prado, San Diego

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