San Diego in January


“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

Albert Einstein


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 ^






Mira Mesa

Otay Ranch

Pacific Beach

UCSD/La Jolla




Ocean Beach


Sierra Mesa



Horton Plaza

Linda Vista

North Park


Valley Center


Imperial Beach

La Mesa

Rancho Bernardo


City Heights

Del Mar

Little Italy

Pacific Beach


Rancho PQ


Scripps Ranch



Sikes Adobe



La Jolla


Rancho Santa Fe

Solana Beach


San Diego International Auto Show

Featuring hundreds of new vehicles, specialty displays, and much more. Location: San Diego Convention Center.

Info: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 1/20 various

Farmers Insurance PGA Open

San Diego’s prestigious PGA Tour event! Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Info: 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: 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: 1/25 – 1/26 Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 5 pm


So much to do, so much to see!


If you want to see a home sometime this month, check out all my Featured Listings, and message me or contact me here.

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