4 Best Coastal Campgrounds in the San Diego County

 

 

Looking for something fun to do with your family and friends? Check these 4 of San Diego County’s best coastal campgrounds. Make sure to bring your cameras to capture the beauty of San Diego’s beaches. Plan your schedule ahead to see these beautiful attractions.

 

 

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Redwood Grove Loop Walk

redwoodAre you in for a fun and informative activity? Join the Redwood Grove Loop Walk, a guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest.  Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm.

How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Meet at Park Headquarters, located 9 miles north of Boulder Creek on Highway 236. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation, California State Parks volunteers, and California State Parks.

 

Visit to learn more at www.mountainparks.org and www.parks.ca.gov

Leader-Daughter Let’s Cook Out & Let’s Tent Training Weekend BALBOA

girl-scoutThe  Girl Scouts San Diego will be having a Leader-Daughter Let’s Cook Out & Let’s Tent Training Weekend on January 20-22. Discover and empower your troop with fun outdoor cooking methods and create tasty meals to share.  Explore tent camping and learn more about safety issues, environmental considerations, and proper equipment.

A troop leader and their 1st grade Daisy-Cadette daughter can learn useful tools, skills and strategies to take back to their troop. This course combines our Let’s Cook Out and Let’s Tent courses so that the daughter can learn alongside the troop leader while meeting the training requirements for Outdoor Series.

This fun two-night training comes complete with all Saturday meals and a delicious Sunday breakfast; as well as a campfire program and cool nighttime activities.

Register today at http://www.sdgirlscouts.org/

Save Your Wednesday’s for Ocean Beach Certified Farmer’s Market

ocean-beachEach Wednesday from 4-7pm, over 50 area merchants participate in the Ocean Beach Certified Farmer’s Market, bringing natural veggies, fruits, delicious wares and handcrafted items to the neighborhood. Sponsored by the Ocean Beach Merchant’s Association, the Market spans Newport Avenue from Bacon Street to Cable Street. The eclectic event collection of vendors provide shoppers with a locally flavored immersion in gift items and time honored local crafts of all types.

On December 28, grab some dinner while you enjoy the soft acoustical sounds of Stephanie Love and energetic music of the Sahara Grimm Jazz Quartet. Shoppers enjoy the amazing array of entrees, from French crepes to Latino tamales or ceviche. Ocean Beach Certified Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to support local.

More details are posted at https://oceanbeachsandiego.com/ and http://apps.sandiego.gov/.

 

Spend Saturdays at the City Heights Farmer’s Market

farm-bureauCome out on Saturdays from 9-1 to the City Heights Farmer’s Market, sponsored by the San Diego Farm Bureau, located on Wightman Street from 43rd Street to Fairmont Avenue. December 17, 2016 promises to be a spectacular day with over 100 local farmers and vendors bringing a variety of flavors and flair to market goers of all ages. Fresh fruits and produce of all types are available along with all sorts of products from local artists and crafts persons.

Bakers and food vendors of all sorts fill the City Heights Farmer’s Market with authentic African flavors, Latino taste treats along with savory Southwest Asian sapor. Support your local merchants and farmers while eating healthy. City Heights Farmer’s Market is a great place to shop for the holidays too.

For more details, kindly visit http://apps.sandiego.gov and www.sdfarmbureau.org.

 

Enjoy a Jazz & Gospel Benefit Concert Featuring Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi

gospelSpend an evening enjoying the Jazz & Gospel Benefit Concert where Trick and Alderighi will bring their best. Always a fan favorite, this duo is phenomenal. The benefit is hosted by Saint Charles Borromeo Academy and Recreational Music Center, all proceeds will benefit Catholic education at the Academy. The Jazz & Gospel benefit Concert is thrilled to present these international stars and enjoy their music with the Saint Charles Borromeo Academy Choir as backup singers.

The event will be held on November 29, 2016, a Tuesday. The event will begin at 6:00pm and last until 7:30pm and will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, 2808 Cadiz Street in San Diego. A meet and greet reception will follow the concert. Tickets available for purchase here start at $10.

For more information, please visit http://rmcsandiego.org/ and http://www.saintcharlesacademy.com/.

2016 USA Half Marathon

san diego special eventsSuperhero Events is sponsoring the USA Half Marathon on November 19th, 2016. On race day you’ll join fellow elite, sub-elite, and competitive racers for 13.1 miles through gorgeous San Diego. In order to participate you must meet the qualifying times. Having qualifying times means you’ll be racing against other runners who are sure to push you. Plus, the weather will be perfect temperatures to run a personal best.

The USA Half Marathon begins at 6:00 am on B St and takes a path through Golden Hill, North Park, Mission Hills, Old Town, and Harbor Drive before ending downtown at the Waterfront Park. Along the route, expect thousands of locals and family members to be cheering you on. The race includes a track jacket, free photos, a finisher’s medal.

Additional details are posted at http://apps.sandiego.gov.

The 2016 2nd Annual Hip Hop Health & Wellness 5K Event

hiphoppngIt’s that time of year again.  It is time for the annual Hip Hop & Wellness 5K.  This event will consist of a  combination of a few things:  Art, community and fitness.  The southeastern neighbors will be able to  walk or run within in their neighborhood in an effort to show their support, along with an opportunity to display their  concern for health, solidarity and innovative thought.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:00 am until 11:00 am at the Educational Cultural Complex at San Pasqual Street, Ocean View Boulevard, 47th Street,  Imperial Avenue, Euclid Avenue and Logan Avenue.

1,500 anticipated attendees are expected and 50 participants. The event is hosted by the Blue Heart Foundation.

Additional details are posted at http://apps.sandiego.gov and www.SDHipHop5K.com.  

It’s Time For The Esprit De She Triathlon (Sprint & Super Sprint)

san diego special eventsThe Esprit De She Triathlon (Sprint & Super Sprint) will take place on Sunday, October 16th , 2016 from 6:00 am until 11:00 am. Hosted by Lifetime Fitness, the purpose of the event is so that women can compete against each other. Each of the participants has the ability to decide between either a Spring Course, a Super Spring Course, or a Duathlon. You may come out and watch as a spectator or you can get registered as a participant

The event  will take place in conjunction with the “Esprit De She Expo”

The event will take place at the  East Mission Bay Park: South Shores & Fiesta Island.

Approximately 900 guests are expected to attend.   50 of them will be participants.

Learn more about the event by visiting http://apps.sandiego.gov.

Beware of the Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

haunted-trailWe’ve all been to the house of horrors, but the Haunted Trail of Balboa Park doesn’t even compare. It you like really scary things, creepy stuff and the fear of the unknown, you should check out what’s happening at 6th Avenue and Juniper Street  in San Diego from the 30th of September through the 31st of October.

Just imagine the scary stuff you might encounter in the trail that’s a mile long with old, gnarled oaks and creepy, dark pines. If you keep your wits about you, you just might make it through the gauntlet of spooky characters like Jason or Freddy K. who may be wielding chainsaws.

Beware, the park isn’t for those afraid of the dark or kids under 10. This scary park event is open every evening by 7 pm and a few nights as early as 6:30 pm.

 

Read more by visiting http://www.kpbs.org and http://hauntedtrail.net/.

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