Date: September 25th Region: Downtown Price: $58.50-$84.25 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org This two-and-a-half hour prime rib dinner cruise includes music entertainment, premium bar options and amazing nighttime views of the San Diego skyline. *Child tickets: $29.50 *Vegetarian options also available Location: 1050 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 619.234.4111 www.flagshipsd.com
Date: September 22nd – December 29th Time: 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Region: La Jolla Historic Walking Tour- 7846 Eads, La Jolla, CA 92037 Information: 858.459.5335 Reservations Required: Occurs second and fourth Saturday of every month at 10AM , Recurs every Saturday Price: Adults: $10 Children 12 & Under: Free
Docent-Led Walking Tour Stroll through La Jolla’s Past with a knowledgeable La Jolla Historical Society volunteer! During this 90-minute 1.5-mile tour, guests begin their tour at the La Jolla Historical Society’s Wisteria Cottage and then proceed to 15 additional stops in La Jolla’s beautiful, historic downtown village. Second and fourth Saturdays of every month at 10:00 AM. Advanced reservation required; call reservation line at 858-480-6424. Private tours available upon request Note: This is a brisk walk with some hills
Self-Guided Walking Tour This popular walking tour allows visitors and residents alike to explore a number of unique treasures in La Jolla’s historic central village. Approximately twenty blocks in length with an estimated walking time of an hour and thirty minutes, this self-guided tour with fifteen stops offers insight into the rich history, architecture and culture of La Jolla’s village, including walk-bys of some of structures dating to the 1890s and natural attractions for which this scenic seaside community has been long known. This detailed guide and map features directions to each stop, with archival images and extensive histories of the buildings and attractions featured. The twenty-page booklet is available at the Society’s offices for $5.99 (discounted for members). Now also available at Warwick’s book store in La Jolla and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. The La Jolla Walking Tour guidebook is also available online at the La Jolla Historical Society Store.
Sept. 22nd – Sept. 23rd Chalk Art! Chalk up great family fun at Carlsbad ArtSplash on Armada Drive overlooking the blue Pacific. Experience hands-on art-making opportunities, great food, juried fine art, chalk painting, sand sculpting, juggling, live music, stone stacking, family carnival, Concert by Belly-up & Fireworks on Saturday night! Art from diverse genres will come to life during the two-day festival. First and foremost are the chalk art replicas of famous museum pieces, created by professional and amateur artists right on the street. ArtSplash celebrates the colorful chalk art tradition dating back to 16th century Italy. Watch unique art come alive as artists create amazing, museum-quality replica paintings right on the street! Free admission. Parking is free and easy. Proceeds benefit arts and music programs in North County San Diego schools. For more information about this live and lively, interactive fall classic, www.CarlsbadArtSplash.org or 760-436-2828. The Flower Fields of Carlsbad California Location: Carlsbad Price: Free Description: ArtSplash celebrates the colorful chalk art tradition dating back to 16th century Italy. Watch unique art come alive as artists create amazing, museum-quality replica paintings right on the street! Visit Website
Sept. 21st – Sept. 23rd The annual Carlsbad Music Festival takes place in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad. The Festival has been praised by KPBS as “one of the area’s most innovative music showcases” and by the Los Angeles Times as “magnificently enlightening.” All festival events will take place in the Village of Carlsbad, within short walking distance of each other, the train, beach, restaurants and hotels. Directions Driving: To get to the village, take Interstate 5 to Carlsbad. Exit at Carlsbad Village Drive and turn west. Head right (North) on State Street and then turn left (West) onto Grand Avenue. Park at the Village Train Station on your right. All of the Village Music Walk and weekend venues are within walking distance of the Carlsbad Coaster Train Station near the railroad tracks. Train: The Carlsbad Village Station is a Coaster station (San Diego’s coastal commuter train). San Diego and points South: take the Coaster directly to the station. Los Angeles and points North: take the Amtrak or Metrolink to Oceanside Station and transfer either to a Coaster train, NCTD 101 bus, or take a cab 2.7 miles to Carlsbad Village Station. Bus:Take the 101, 321 or 325 to the Carlsbad Village Station. Biking: Same as driving but stay off the freeway! The PCH is a particularly scenic ride for coming from the North or South. Carlsbad Music Festival Location: Carlsbad Description: This year’s Festival will feature the Calder Quartet, My Brightest Diamond, Build, several composers-in-residence, and many more exciting artists. Visit Website
July 14th! It’s the third day of San Diego’s Comic-Con and there is still a ton to do! Take a break from the Convention Center crowds and head out into the Gaslamp Quarter for one of these great Comic-Con related events: (best part: they don’t require a coveted Comic-Con badge!). Sony Hosts Phase 1 of the GT Academy National Finals - Where: Jolt’n Joe’s, 379 4th Avenue Compete for a chance at snagging one of 32 exclusive spots in Phase 1 of the GT Academy National Finals. Register to compete at the Hard Rock Hotel (207 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101) on July 12th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and compete for top lap time in Gran Turismo 5. The top competitor will walk away with one-of-a-kind GT Academy swag. Power Rangers 3D Progressive Mural - Last Updated by Gaslamp Quarter yesterday. Where: Corner of 5th Ave. and Island Ave. Gaslamp Quarter. Time: 12:00 pm. Reveal of the Power Rangers 3D Progressive Mural. Join the cast of the number one kids’ action series, Power Rangers Super Samurai, to unveil POWERful new information and surprises surrounding the 20th Anniversary season next year, Power Rangers Megaforce. Superhero Pub Crawl San Diego - Check-In: Taste & Thirst on Fourth, 715 4th Avenue. Time: 12:00 to 9:00 pm. Don your favorite superhero costume and join your fellow heroes for this pubcrawl of some of San Diego’s best bars, hosted by PubCrawls.com. Prices starting at $10 for one day, $15 for both. Group discounts available. Must be 21+ to attend. Chuck Jones Centennial – Meet the Artist, Tennessee Loveless - Where: The Chuck Jones Gallery, 232 5th Avenue. Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Celebrate 100 years of Chuck Jones with an artist meet-and-greet with Tennessee Loveless. The artist will be signing and dedicating artwork purchased at this event. The Aquabats Super Comic-Con Show - Where: House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Avenue. Time: 6:30 pm
The Hub Network’s popular show/band The Aquabats returns to the House of Blues San Diego for live music event that is sure to please both kids and adults alike. All ages welcome, though persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult 25+ with written authorization from a parent/guardian. Tickets are $27.50 per person. The Haunted Hotel - Where: 424 Market Street. Time: 7:00 to 11:00 pm. What: Each year, the Gaslamp Quarter’s scariest lodgings opens its doors exclusively for Comic-Con International. Get a sneak peek of the scares to come later in the year during Halloween Time in the Gaslamp. Wind your way through the terrifying corridors and try not to lose your sanity along the way. Tickets are available at the door for $16.99 per person, cash only. Not recommended for children under 10. Hollywood Babble-on: Kevin Smith with Ralph Garman - Where: House of Blues San Diego, 1055 5th Avenue. Time: 11:00 pm to 1:00am. What: Kevin Smith’s tradition of hosting off-site comedy shows continues at the House of Blues San Diego this year, with host of “The Joe Schmo Show,” Ralph Garman accompanying him for boundless shenanigans. Must be 21+with valid photo ID to attend. Tickets range from $46.50 to $67.50.