San Diego in January 2023

“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.”

―Josiyah Martin

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. The thing about San Diego that makes it a return destination or a place you want to move to is that the weather is relatively perfect all year long. Though the water may be too cold to swim or surf in during January, you’ve got plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures during the day where you can enjoy tons of activities. 

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 Diego 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!

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: 1/7 – 1/8 Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm

Monster Jam

The most action-packed motorsports event on four wheels. Location: Snapdragon Stadium. Info: 1/7 – 1/8 Sat 7 pm, Sun 3 pm

Borrego Springs Film Festival

An intimate vibrant festival in one of the most beautiful locations in the United States. Location: Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. Info: 1/12 – 1/16 various

Poway Winter Festival

Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down the snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, making silly faces in our free photo booth, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink, there is bound to be something for everyone! Location: Poway Community Park. Info: 1/13 – 1/14 Fri: 5 – 9 pm, Sat 3:30 – 8:30 pm

Big Salsa Festival

A four-day Latin event featuring some of the greatest names in performing arts and music! Location: Marriott Mission Valley. Info: 1/13 – 1/16 Fri 11 am – 4 am, Sat & Sun 9 am – 4 am

Kids Marathon Mile

LEGOland California joins In Motion to host this special, 1-mile fun run for kids of all ages and abilities. Location: LEGOland. Info: 1/14 6:30 am

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: 1/14 7:30 am – 10 am

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo

For lovers of the strange, unusual, and bizarre… vendors, dealers, artists, and small businesses from all over the country with all things weird. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: 1/14 10 am – 6 pm

Winter Bridal Bazaar

This is San Diego’s largest bridal show of the year, so you’ll find more variety, more choices, and more inspiration to plan your day, your way. Location: San Diego Convention Center. Info: 1/159:30am–4pm

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, bands, drill teams, and more! Location: Harbor Drive-Embarcadero. Info: 1/15 2-5pm

Carlsbad Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K

The BEST and most scenic winter marathon and half marathon with the BEST swag. Miles and miles of breathtaking ocean views and outstanding course support stations and entertainment at every mile. Location: the Shoppes at Carlsbad. Info: 1/15 6:15 am

33th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a family event with live music, guest speakers, vendors, and more. Location: WorldBeat Center, Balboa Park. Info: 1/17 1 – 4:30 pm

San Diego Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the New Year with us in a festive environment with dragon and lion dances, firecrackers, games, food, and more! Location: Officer J. Henwood Memorial Park. Info: 1/20 – 1/22 times tba

Jurassic Quest

The world’s largest, most popular dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: 1/20 – 1/22 Fri & Sat 9 am – 8 pm, Sun 9 am – 6 pm

Monster Energy Supercross

The world’s best two-wheel racers converge for a night of non-stop action! Location: Snapdragon Stadium. Info: 1/21 6:30 pm

Farmers Insurance PGA Open

Join us for our Full Field Days or enjoy our Championship Days! Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course. Info: 1/25 – 1/28 Wed & Thu 9 am, Fri & Sat 9:30 am

San Diego Tết Festival
The annual festival is celebrating the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit! There will be attractions, activities, games, food, and live entertainment. Location: Mira Mesa Community Park. Info: 1/27 – 1/29 times tba

As always, if you or anyone you know needs assistance buying or selling or if you have any real estate questions, please feel free to contact me by phone, text, or email! 

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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