San Diego in November

“November: The last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure; time to take a risk and do the unexpected.”

― Unknown

San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!

Tourism in San Diego begins to wane in November, meaning less crowded attractions, cheaper hotel prices, and open tables. The month starts out quiet and gets slightly busier as the holidays creep closer. A slew of food and booze-themed events keep the calendar packed until the holidays roll around in this perpetually sunshiny city. Then expect busier shops and more themed outings.

November is the beginning of San Diego’s rainy season, beckoning the most unpredictable weather of the year. Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!

Del Mar Bing Crosby Season

Four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events, and musical performances. Location: Del Mar Race Track. Info: 11/3 – 11/28 12:30 pm – 5 pm

2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships
“Racing’s Super Bowl!” The two-day event attracts the best horses and jockeys from around the world. Location: Del Mar Racetrack. Info: 11/5 – 11/6

Ramona Art & Wine Festival

A progressive Festival occurring over three days at nine Ramona wineries. Location: various wineries, Ramona. Info: 11/5 – 11/7 Fri & Sat 11 am – 5 pm, Sun 11 am – 1 pm

Bike the Coast

Experience gorgeous riding on the SoCal
coast with 100, 50, 25, 15, or 7-mile routes. Location: starts at the Oceanside Pier. Info: 11/6 6:50 am

Trout Opening Weekend

2,000 pounds of rainbow trout! Location: Santee Lakes. Info: 11/6 – 11/7 6 am – 5 pm

Daylight Saving Time Ends 11/7

Turn your clocks backward 1 hour to 1 am!

Carlsbad Village Street Fair

The fair offers arts & crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world, and more. Location: Carlsbad Village. Info:
11/7 8 am – 4 pm

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Proceeds from this 5K run/walk will fund breast cancer education, screenings, research, and treatment programs. Location: tba. Info: 11/7 8 am

Donut Fest San Diego

Love donuts? Who doesn’t? Enjoy beer? Us too! So join us for the sweetest event in town! Location: Barrio Logan. Info:
11/7 1-5pm

San Diego Fleet Week

Honor and celebrate the men & women of the military through public events. Location: various locations. Info:
11/7 – 11/11 various times

2021 San Diego Made Holiday Market

This handmade shopping experience will feature 85+ local makers, art, food & cocktails, music, and more! Location: Julep Venue, near Little Italy. Info: 11/13 10am–5pm

More Events…

Coronado Island Film Festival

Celebrate the magical art of visual storytelling. Location: 820 Orange Ave., Coronado. Info:
11/10 – 11/14 various

San Diego Veterans Day Parade

The parade is held in honor of veterans of past wars and a salute to our military men & women of today. Location: Embarcadero. Info: 11/11 10 am

Fee Free Day at Cabrillo National Monument
On this Veterans Day, the entrance fee is waived. Location: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr. Info: 11/11 9 am – 5 pm

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Sailboats and sandy beaches serve as the backdrop for a week of food and wine. Location: various. Info:
11/11 – 11/14 various times

San Diego Boba Festival

Enjoy Asian food, entertainment, art, and of course – BOBA! Location: Taiwanese American Foundation. Info: 11/13 12 – 6 pm

Ride the Point

Ride the Hidden, Unridden, and Forbidden Point Loma on exclusive routes open once a year! Location: Liberty Station. Info: 11/13 7am

Don’t forget San Diego Padres Games ⚾️

Check out the schedule >

Santee Holiday Lighting Celebration

Featuring the lighting of the tree, Santa’s visit, sledding, music, crafts, carriage rides, and more. Location: Santee Trolley Square. Info: 11/19 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Bikes & Beers

Choose between 15, 30, and 45-mile rides. Finish back at Alesmith Brewing for a festival of craft beers, music, and much more! Location: Alesmith Brewing. Info: 11/20 8:30 am

Mother Goose Parade

East County’s annual holiday celebration featuring whimsical, colorful, and exciting parade entries. Location: Downtown El Cajon. Info: 11/21 1 pm

Skating by the Sea at Hotel Del

This spectacular ice rink is located seaside with stunning views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. Location: The Hotel Del, Coronado. Info: 11/22 – 1/2 various times

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots

Burn off some calories before that turkey dinner!
6:30 am Father Joe’s:
6:45 am Oceanside Turkey Trot: 7 am Fallbrook Turkey Trot: 7:30 am Encinitas Turkey Trot: 7:30 am 4S Thanksgiving Day Thank You Run:

San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza

Presenting a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to swing to rockabilly. Location: Town & Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle. Info: 11/26 – 11/28 various times

Comic-Con Special Edition

A smaller, more intimate, gathering with great exhibits, programs, cosplay, gaming, and other events. Location: SD Convention Center. Info: 11/26 – 11/28 various times


Farmer’s Markets are mostly all open! If you are looking to get out and get some fresh air and fresh produce and food, check out one of the many farmer’s markets in San Diego. Most likely the one in your neighborhood is open. Check out a full list here >>

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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