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
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.
San Diego Caffeine Crawl
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.
Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
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
Lunar New Year Festival
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
Chinese New Year Festival – Year of the Dog
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
Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras
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)
La Jolla Playhouse Presents: Kristin Chenoweth
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
Hornblower Cruises’ Whale & Dolphin Watching 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.
Monday-Friday – $42
Saturday & Sunday – $47