Where to Spend your February in San Diego

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This winter has been one of the coldest in the state’s history. However, in San Diego the sun has not stopped shining. See for yourself by exploring a variety of events throughout the city during the month of February. Whether you want to soak up the sun while whale watching, or enjoy a cold beer in one of San Diego’s many breweries, you are in a for a treat.



Whale Watching


Photo courtesy of SD Travel Blog

South of Ocean Park Inn, along the coast is one of San Diego’s prime natural landscapes. Traveling to Cabrillo National Park is like transporting back in time to an era of discovery. However, one of the least known facts about Cabrillo is that the month of February is the best time of the year for whale watching. Admission to the park is only $10 per vehicle.

When: All of February

Where: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106


San Diego Film Week

San Diego Film Weeks

After enjoying the sandy beaches of sunny San Diego,  sit back and relax during San Diego Film Week. More than 100 films will be showcased, including 21 films produced locally, followed by an A-list award ceremony. This an event that you cannot miss.

When: February 10-19

Where: Museum of Photographic Arts + Other Venues around San Diego


Winter Brew Fest


Winter is upon us and that only means one thing. No, not staying warm, Brew Fest! Join other beer enthusiasts in sampling a variety of local artisan beers along with tasty appetizers at Balboa Park! If that is not enough, there will be live music with performances by Sister Speak and Elektric Vodoo. This event is 21+. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased online or at the event.

When: February 18 (6:00 – 10:00 PM)

Where: Balboa Park, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101


Gaslamp Quarter Masquerade Parade and Celebration


Photo courtesy of San Diego Coast Life

San Diego’s annual Mardi Gras celebration returns for the 23rd year in a row. Be a part of one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations west of New Orleans – in the heart of Downtown San Diego! Enjoy be a parade with floats, stilt walkers, exotic cars, liver music and dancers. This a 21+ event. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online.

When: February 28  (5:00 – 11:45 PM)

Where: 5th Ave & Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101


Monster Jam

Monster Jam

Photo Courtesy of Monster Jam by Eric Stern

Experience the thrill of a lifetime at Monster Jam. Witness high octane machines roar their 2,000 horsepower engines and see them crush vehicles while competing against one another to win the championship title.  Fun for the entire family. Tickets start at $24 and can be purchased online or at the event.

When: February 18  at 7:00 Pm

Where: Petco Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 9210


Tidepooling Excursion at Birch Aquarium

Families join Birch Aquarium at Scripps naturalists at La Jolla Cove for a tidepooling adventure.

Photo Courtesy of SD Travel Blog

Winter months are the best for exploring tide pools. For this reason, Birch Aquarium has organized a guided tour led by trained naturalists to teach about the marine life that is supported by seasonal tide pools and how people can preserve marine biodiversity. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online.

When: February 26 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Where: False Point, Sea Ridge Dr & Linda Way, San Diego, CA 92037


Hockey Game: San Diego Gulls VS. Rockford IceHogs


Photo Courtesy of the San Diego Gulls

Gather up the family and head to the ice to watch the San Diego Gulls take on the Rockford IceHogs. The Gulls are currently competing for the Pacific Division title – so games even more exciting. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased online or at the event.

When: Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 PM                         

Where: 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

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