San Diego in January

“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!

Toys for Tots Drive
Make this a special holiday season for an underprivileged boy or girl by donating a new, unwrapped toy. Location: various locations around the county. Info: 11/16 – 1/15 various times

Rady Children’s Ice Rink
Come out and enjoy the 25th season of holiday outdoor ice skating, benefiting the Thriving After Cancer program. Location: Liberty Station. Info: 11/18 – 1/9 10 am – 10 pm

San Diego International Auto Show
Where the cars are the stars! Visitors will find an incredible variety of new vehicles under one roof from top global manufacturers. Location: San Diego Convention Center. Info: 12/30 – 1/2

SDSU Aztecs Basketball Home Games
Come out and cheer for the Aztecs! Location: Viejas Arena. Info:
Mens Basketball
1/5 7:30 pm
vs Fresno State
1/8 1 pm vs Nevada
1/18 6 pm vs UNLV
1/22 6:30 pm vs Boise State 1/31 7 pm vs New Mexico Women’s Basketball
1/3 6 pm
vs Colorado State
1/13 6 pm vs Utah State
1/15 1 pm vs Boise State
1/27 6 pm vs Air Force Academy 1/29 12 pm vs New Mexico

Winter Festival
Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! Location: Poway Community Park. Info: 1/7 – 1/8 Fri 5 – 9 pm, Sat 3:30 – 8:30 pm

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo

For lovers of the strange and unusual… showcasing vendors, dealers, artists, and small businesses from all over the country with all things weird. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: 1/15 10 am – 6 pm

San Diego Martin Luther King Ride

Celebrate Martin Luther King with a bike ride around San Diego Bay. Location: San Diego Bay (route tba). Info: 7:30 am

Onesie Bar Crawl

Grab your friends, put on your favorite onesie, and get ready to party! Location: Tin Roof, San Diego. Info: bar-crawl-san-diego-tickets-209015038607? aff=ebdssbdestsearch 1/15 4 pm

Monster Jam

The most action-packed motorsports event on four wheels! Location: PetCo
Park. Info: 1/15 – 1/16 Sat 7 pm, Sun 3 pm

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

The BEST and most scenic winter marathon and half marathon with the BEST swag. Location: the Shoppes at Carlsbad. Info: 1/16 6:15 am

Free Entrance to National Parks

In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Services offer free admission to everyone! Location: All National Parks. Info: 1/18 various

Water Lantern Festival

This is a family friendly event filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Location: Kit Carson Park, Escondido. Info: 1/22 2:30 – 7 pm

Farmers Insurance PGA Open

San Diego’s prestigious PGA Tour event played at the beautiful Torrey Pines Golf Course! Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course. Info: 1/26 – 1/29 gates open 6 am

San Diego Resolution Run

Enjoy a beautiful course and water views as you wind through Mission Bay. After the run, check out the wellness village. Location: Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay Park. Info: 1/22 7:15 am

San Diego Black Film Festival

The San Diego Black Film Festival is one of the largest black film festivals in the country and second largest on the west coast. Our motto is “Spotlight on African American and African Diaspora Cinema.” Location: tba. Info:

I hope you find something fun to do this month in our beautiful city.

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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