San Diego in November

“November woods are bare and still. November days are bright and good. Life’s noon burns up life’s morning chill. Life’s night rests feet which long have stood.” 

Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson

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

In San Diego, November heralds the start of our (somewhat) rainy season, but for a variety of reasons that I’ll discuss below, many people opt to travel during this time. We are also a highly regarded location for Thanksgiving vacation.

November in San Diego is another month packed with fun family events. The month starts out quiet and gets slightly busier as the holidays creep closer. A slew of food and themed events keep the calendar packed until the holidays roll around in this perpetually sunshiny city.

Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!

Día de los Muertos Festival

Visitors may create a small ofrenda honoring a loved one who has passed. Location: California Center for the Arts. Info: 11/1 3 pm

San Diego Fleet Week

Honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events. Location: various locations. Info: 11/1 – 11/12 various times

Old Town Día de los Muertos

Restaurants, museums, and shops will be creating traditional and contemporary ofrendas. Location: Old Town. Info: 11/2 various times

Carlsbad Village Street Fair

Visitors will find unique vendors with a little of everything for the whole family! Location: Grand Ave. Info: 11/3 8 am – 4 pm

Fall Back Festival

Learn about the oldest building in downtown with a free children focused tour and more! Location: the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Info: 11/3 10 am – 5 pm

San Diego Beer Week

Honoring America’s finest independent craft brewers with events at breweries, bars, restaurants, and more! Location: various. Info: 11/4 – 11/13 various times

Bike the Coast

Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast. Location: starts at the Oceanside Pier. Info: 11/5 6:50 am

Ramona Art & Wine Festival

Celebrate Ramona while viewing fine art, tasting local wines, and enjoying small bites prepared by local chefs. Location: 18528 Highland Valley Rd. Info: 11/5 11 am – 5 pm

Trout Opening Weekend

2,500 pounds of rainbow trout! Location: Santee Lakes. Info: 11/5 – 11/6 6 am – 5 pm

Daylight Savings

Don’t forget to “fall back”! 11/6 2 am

2022 Komen San Diego MORE THAN PINK Walk

Proceeds from this 5K run/walk will fund breast cancer education, screenings, research, and more. Location: Balboa Pk. Info: 11/6 8 am

Fit Fest at The Rady Shell

A free fitness, health, and wellness festival designed for all ages and all abilities. Location: The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. Info: 11/6 10 am – 2 pm

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Featuring hundreds of wineries, craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends, and nationally acclaimed chefs. Location: various. Info: 11/9 – 11/13 various times

Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival

Featuring the Zac Brown Band, Kings of Leon, Gwen Stefani, and more! Location: various
along the Downtown waterfront. Info: 11/18 – 11/20 Fri 3:30 – 10 pm, Sat & Sun 11:45 am – 10 pm

Encinitas Holiday Street Fair

This festival is a ready-made bazaar for holiday shoppers and weekend fun seekers. Location: The Coast Hwy. 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street. Info: 11/20 9 am – 4 pm

San Diego Jazz Fest

Presenting a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to swing to rockabilly. Location: Town & Country Resort and Hotel. Info: 11/23 – 11/27 various times

Oceanside Turkey Trot

“Move your feet before you eat” in a 5-mile or 5K run/walk. Location: Oceanside Civic Center. Info: 11/24 6:45 am

Fallbrook Turkey Trot

A fun family Thanksgiving morning to come together with the community. Location: Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens. Info: 11/24 7 am

Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K

The 5K is a fun, family, and pet, friendly event that raises funds for Father Joe’s Villages meals program. Location: Balboa Park. Info: 11/24 7:30 am

Boarded! Pirate Adventure

This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Location: San Diego Maritime Museum. Info: 11/26 10:30 am, 12:45 pm

Teddy Ball 2022

Collecting teddy bears for local non-profits in time for Christmas. Location: Hyatt Regency La
Jolla at Aventine. Info: e/eddy-ball-2022-tickets-227955991507 11/26 7 pm

San Diego Padres at Home

Are you ready for 2023 baseball season!? See the Padres Location: PetCo Park. Info:


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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