“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!
San Diego is a great place to visit in January, especially if you live in an area where it’s cold, with snowy weather and dreary, gray skies.
California’s southernmost big city boasts January weather that’s almost like a dream, with moderate temperatures and clear skies. And in January, the number of tourists in town drops to half of its mid-summer level, leaving you plenty of room no matter where you go. All of that makes San Diegs a good place to visit in January.
Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!
Let’s start with our usual daily Farmer’s Markets. Check out times above ^
Rancho Santa Fe
San Diego International Auto Show
Featuring hundreds of new vehicles, specialty displays, and much more. Location: San Diego Convention Center.
Info: www.sdautoshow.com 1/1 – 1/5 Wed – Sat 10 am – 9 pm, Sun 10 am – 7 pm
Rady Children’s Ice Rink
This winter wonderland – just miles from the Pacific Ocean – benefits the Thriving After Cancer program at Rady Children’s Hospital. Location: Liberty Station.
Info: www.radyfoundation.org/icerink 1/1 – 1/5 10 am – 10 pm
San Diego Bachata Expo
Bachata enthusiasts from all over the world meet for dance workshops, dance shows, concerts, and social dancing. Location: Hilton SD Mission Valley.
Info: www.sdbachataexpo.com 1/3 – 1/5 10 am – 4 pm
Star Brews Festival
Enjoy an intergalactic playground with tastings of over twenty stellar craft beers. Location: San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/star-brews-beer-festival-tickets-82626170099 1/4 7 – 10 pm
San Diego Spring Home Show
An event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Location: San Diego Convention Center.
Info: www.homeshowsandiego.com 1/10 – 1/12 Fri 11 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm
San Diego Resolution Run
Take strides to reduce your carbon & physical footprint at the San Diego Resolution Run 5K, 10K and 1⁄2 marathon! Location: Tecolote Shores.
Info: www.sandiegoresolutionrun.com 1/11 7:30 am – 10 am
San Diego Lunar New Year Festival
Celebrate this new year in a festive environment with dragon and lion dances, firecrackers, games, food, and more! Location: SDCCU Stadium.
Info: www.lunarnewyearfestival.org 1/17 – 1/19 Fri 5 – 10 pm, Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun 11 am – 8 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
One of the largest celebrations of its kind in the US in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands,
and more! Location: Harbor Drive-Embarcadero.
Info: www.alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade.html 1/19 2-5pm
San Diego Restaurant Week
Twice a year, local restaurants throw a culinary celebration featuring three fabulous courses for a fixed price. Location: various.
Info: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com 1/19 – 1/26 various
Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon
The best and most scenic winter marathon and half marathon with the best swag. Location: the Shoppes at Carlsbad.
Info: www.carlsbadmarathon.com 1/20 6:15 am
Free Entrance to National Parks
In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Services offers free admission! Location: all National Parks.
Info: www.nps.gov 1/20 various
Farmers Insurance PGA Open
San Diego’s prestigious PGA Tour event! Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Info: www.farmersinsuranceopen.com 1/23 – 1/26 gates open 6 am
San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show
If you’re a boater, don’t miss this once a year event! Location: Sunroad Resort Marina.
Info: www.bigbayboatshow.com 1/23 – 1/26 Thu & Fri 12 – 6 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am – 6 pm
San Diego Cat Show
The Super Bowl of cat competition, plus vendors, and cats & kittens looking for new homes! Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Info: www.sandiegocat.org 1/25 – 1/26 Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 5 pm
So much to do, so much to see!