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Jump into the New Year

Happy New Year from all of us here at Ocean Park Inn! San Diego is the best place to begin 2018. There are a number of enjoyable events to welcome the new year, as well as Chinese New Year in February. We’re looking forward to another year with all of you.

San Diego Restaurant Week

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Another feast for all foodies is back with the 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week. Deliciously dine at more than 180 restaurants across San Diego county that will be offering a prix-fixe menu. It’s time to take a food tour with your family and friends and satisfy all of your cravings.

To see the list of participating restaurants, click here.

January 21-28, 2018

San Diego Caffeine Crawl

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Have you heard the buzz? San Diego is having a Caffeine Crawl with more than 25 local roasters, cafes and companies! All you coffee lovers can choose from nine different routes depending on your schedule.

Purchase tickets here.

January 26-28, 2018

Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

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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, lion dancers and an adorable Puppy Garden, where you can cuddle and take photos with puppies.

Purchase tickets here (or at the front desk!). The celebration is included with park admission.

February 10-25, 2018


500 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego

Lunar New Year Festival

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SDCCU Stadium is going to be decked out for Chinese New Year! The Little Saigon San Diego Foundation welcomes over 30,000 guests every year at their Lunar New Year Festival. The stadium will be filled with Asian food stations, unique vendor booths, carnival rides and live entertainment, such as lion dances and concerts.

This event is free for anyone who is born in the year of the dog!

February 9-11, 2018


$6 for adults

$4 for kids

9449 Friars Rd, San Diego

Chinese New Year Festival – Year of the Dog

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Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite

House of China is bringing to you a Chinese New Year Festival! You and your family can experience Chinese culture and performances at no cost. Don’t miss out on the Chinese craft vendors, as well as ethnic specialty foods. This festival will showcase Kung-Fu, lion dancers, dumplings, steamed buns, red envelopes and more!

February 3-4, 2018


2191 W Pan American Rd, San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras

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This celebration is one you won’t want to miss! Gaslamp will be transformed into a major block party filled with 20,000 international revelers, three giant stages, DJs, dancing, live entertainment and a grand parade with incredible floats.

Tickets will soon be available here.

February 13, 2018

5PM-11:59PM (parade begins at 9PM)

E St & Fourth Ave, San Diego

La Jolla Playhouse Presents: Kristin Chenoweth

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Witness Kristin Chenoweth’s magical performance right in Little Italy! The Emmy and Tony winning actress and singer will be performing for one night only at the Music Box. From playing Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked to guest starring in Glee, you are certainly in for a spectacle. In 2015, she received her star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Purchase tickets here.

February 2, 2018


1337 India Street, San Diego

Hornblower Cruises’ Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures

Photo Courtesy of Offshore Blue Adventures

Soak up the San Diego sun this new year by hopping on board a Hornblower Cruise to see the majestic ocean and spot whales, dolphins and other marine wildlife. This 3.5-hour tour will include a live narration from their captain and on-board naturalist from the San Diego Natural History Museum. You can choose to sit indoor or outdoor while you chow down on some food and sip on some drinks.

Book your cruise here.

970 N Harbor Dr., San Diego

Monday-Friday – $42

Saturday & Sunday – $47

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