The spectacular Southern California weather is just one of the reasons visitors from around the world flock to San Diego in the spring. Another reason is because this coastal city is known to offer plenty of fun springtime activities for tourists and locals alike. If you own 92101 real estate or happen to be visiting downtown San Diego during spring 2018, you will have the following activities to enjoy.
1. Catch a Padres Versus the Mets Game
Passionate baseball fans consider Petco Park to be one of the best Major League stadiums in the world. Petco Park is one of the few American ballparks where fans prefer the higher seating sections because they get to enjoy more than just the game. The breeze from the Pacific Ocean and the views of the city are also magnificent. In April, the Padres will host two California teams before welcoming the New York Mets from the 27th to the 29th. If you want to enjoy beer and cocktails at the park, your best bet is to catch the night game on Friday the 27th. The Saturday evening game will have special activities for families, while the military salute welcoming the USS San Diego will take place on Sunday afternoon starting at 1pm.
2. Check Out the Barrio Logan Grand Prix
Located a few blocks southeast of Petco Park, Barrio Logan is a historic and artsy neighborhood that celebrates the Chicano heritage of San Diego. For more than 20 years, the Barrio Logan Grand Prix has been attracting cycling enthusiasts from across Southern California to compete in a challenging urban race. Each lap of the race is less than half a mile, but racers must negotiate the twisty figure-eight track. This event starts at 7am on April 28th and lasts until the evening. Children will have a chance to ride the course, and many gourmet food trucks will park along the track.
3. Visit the Art Alive Display
The San Diego Museum of Art at Balboa Park comes alive each spring with the works of artists who are inspired by the season. Incredible botanical artworks will be on display from April 26th through the 29th.
4. Eat Cali-Baja Cuisine
San Diego is the gastronomical center of the new movement known as Cali-Baja cuisine. The chefs leading this trend can be found at restaurants such as Bracero Cocina de Raiz in Little Italy and Puesto in Seaport Village. Essentially, Cali-Baja is a fusion of Mediterranean flavors combined with the freshness of seafood dishes from coastal regions of Mexico and California.
5. Go on a San Diego Harbor Tour
Spring is the best season to take a tour of the San Diego Harbor. From spring to early summer, the Flagship Cruises ferry line operates from 10am to 5pm. Each boat sails with a tour guide aboard so passengers can learn historical, entertaining, and amazing facts about San Diego. The Flagship fleet docks just south of the World Pier on North Harbor Drive.
6. Attend the San Diego Taco Fest
Tacos, beer, and music can be enjoyed from 11am until 10pm on May 19th at the San Diego Waterfront Park, right between Little Italy and the Maritime Museum. Tickets range between $25 and $150. More than 30 of the finest Mexican restaurants from around San Diego will compete for bragging rights as old school hip-hop legends Salt-N-Pepa take the stage along with Bulevar Descarga, a crowd-pleasing fusion and jam band. Aside from gourmet tacos, craft beer, and great music, you can also enjoy lucha libre matches and chihuahua races.
The best thing about living in downtown San Diego is that there are great things to do in the area all year long. Whether you’re interested in Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, or East Village, San Diego condos, penthouses, and lofts are available for purchase. Contact 92101 Urban Living today at 619-649-0368 to see the latest local listings.