San Diego Events January 2017

Enjoy these fun 2017 San Diego events in January. Happy New Years San Diego.

January offers the end to the Christmas holiday season, and time to make New Years resolutions. There are many seasonal activities such as whale watching and tidepooling to enjoy during the San Diego version of winter. Time to try something new.

Updated April 22 2017 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

San Diego Events January 2017

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Tidepooling in San Diego - January 9 to 14 and 24 to 29 2017 at various times in the afternoon at low minus tides. Fall and winter is tidepooling time in San Diego. It's a free and fun activity for the entire family. You'll want to explore during low tides. See the best times to visit the San Diego Tide Pools.

Make Reservations for Valentines Day - Valentines Day, Tuesday February 14 2017, is just around the corner, so don't wait to make reservations. Check out our Valentines Day Ideas.

La Jolla Polar Bear Swim - New Years Day Jan 1, 2017. Make you new years resolution and join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club in their annual polar bear swim, 10 AM at La Jolla Shores. This is a fun non-competitive swim. One of the cool San Diego events in January.

San Diego New Year's Day Race 2017 - San Diego Yacht Club, Shelter Island. All boats and classes are featured in this New Years day traditional regatta. Participants will start around noon at the east end of Harbor Island and sail into San Diego Bay. Nice to watch as you explore the San Diego waterfront.

Ice Skating at Coronado Beach - ends January 2 2017. Time is running out to ice skate San Diego style, at beautiful Coronado beach. Skate sessions offered at varying times. Tickets prices $25.

Beach Walks - Saturday and Sunday January 13 and 14 and January 28 and 29 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM dates 2017. We love winter in San Diego because low tides and sunny weather mean a great time for beach walks. Stay a little after 5 PM and watch the sunset. Best San Diego Beaches for Walking

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San Diego Waterfront – Enjoy fresh air and sunshine as you walk along the San Diego waterfront. See the harbor, Maritime museum, and Seaport Village San Diego Waterfront

San Diego Whale Watching - During December - April, whale watching is at its best, as the California Gray Whales migrate close to shore and can be seen from land or sea. One of the popular San Diego events in January. San Diego Whale Watching.

Indoor Swimming Pool at Mission Beach - Note: The pool is currently closed. We will update when open. Swim at the The Plunge, southern California’s largest indoor swimming pool located at Belmont Park in Mission Beach. The Plunge Swimming Pool

Nature Walks - Saturdays from 10 - 11 AM at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center. Explore the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve on guided nature walks, or explore on your own.

Birch Aquarium SEA Days - Saturday January 21, 2017 from 11:00 am- 3:00 pm Free with admission to San Diego Scripps Birch Aquarium. Meet animals that live underwater in the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. Birch Aquarium.

Guided Tide pool Adventures in La Jolla CA - January dates 14 2017 from 3 to 5 PM – Naturalists from Scripps Birch Aquarium will help you discover the wonderful life in the tide pools in La Jolla. Fun San Diego events January. $15 per person. Reservations required. Tidepooling Adventures

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San Diego Restaurant Week - January 15 to 22 2017. Enjoy great cuisine at some of the best restaurants in San Diego. Over 180 San Diego restaurants participate. Enjoy a 3 course dinner for $20 - $50. Lunch option available too. Reservations recommended. For more information see

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade 2017 - Sunday Jan. 15 2017 starting at 2:00 PM at Harbor Drive, Embarcadero, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK parade with floats, high school bands, drill teams and more. For more MLK parade information see

La Jolla Kayak Tour - Enjoy a kayaking tour in La Jolla Ecological Reserve, in La Jolla Bay. La Jolla Kayaking

Free Museums - A few museums in Balboa Park are free on 1st - 4th Tuesdays of each month to San Diego area locals, and active military. Check out the Free Tuesday Balboa Park museum schedule.

San Diego Dog Beaches - Dogs love the San Diego beaches too, so why not try them all. Ocean beach dog beach is our favorite, but there are others too. Learn more about the San Diego Dog Beaches.

San Diego Food and Water Bowl Cat Show - Saturday - Sunday January 28 and 29 2017 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. For cat lovers, this largest annual cat show on the West Coast features 450 cats competing for top honors, and more.

Kids Marathon Mile 2017 - Saturday January 14 2017 starting at 8 AM at Legoland in Carlsbad California. For kids 12 and under. Non-competitive 1 mile walk/run through Legoland.

Carlsbad San Diego Marathon 2017 - Sunday January 15 2017 6 AM at Westfield Plaza El Camino Real. Cheer on the runners while you enjoy the view of the beaches. Carlsbad San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon races in North San Diego county. This year the race is sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center. This is the second-oldest marathon on the West Coast. Registration fills up early. One of the popular San Diego events. For more information about the Carlsbad San Diego Marathon see

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La Jolla Coast Walk - One of the best free San Diego activities in the La Jolla Coast Walk. Enjoy the scenic beauty and fresh air.

Hotel del Coronado Tour - Tuesdays and Friday at 10:30 AM, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM. 75 minute walking tour of the historic Hotel del Coronado. Tickets cost $15 for adults, children 12 and under free. Call for reservations 619.437.8788

Winter Concerts at Coronado Ferry Landing - Free weekend live concerts Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 PM

Things to Do in San Diego - For more San Diego events, check out these Things to do in San Diego and San Diego Events February.

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