March means spring, and lots of wildflowers and local plants are in bloom. It's a great time to go hiking or visit a botanical garden. Check out these and more things to do in March.
Gas Lamp Mardi Gras Party - Tuesday March 5th 2019, from 5 PM to midnight. Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter downtown San Diego. Dance and dine all night at this largest event in the Gaslamp Quarter, and one of the best San Diego events in February. www.sdmardigras.com/
Hollywood - Spring is a lovely time to visit Hollywood. Take a studio tour, find your favorite Hollywood star on the walk of fame, shop on Rodeo drive, and much more. See the Hollywood Attractions.
San Diego Botanic Garden - We love this botanical garden in Encinitas, and it is rated one of the top 10 in the US. See the rain forest, bamboo garden, children's garden and much more. March is lovely as many plants are in bloom. For more information see San Diego Botanic Garden.
San Diego Spring Home Garden Show - March dates TBD 2019 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Admission for adults is $9.00 and Children 12 and under are free. Friday only Seniors get in for $1.00. Learn from the “Garden Masters” with hands-on demonstrations. Make this your one-stop shopping place for both inside and outside fun! Expert gardening tips from the home and garden specialists will help your gardening skills. For more information see www.springhomegardenshow.com.
Hiking Trails - Enjoy some great San Diego hiking trails, including Daley Ranch, Elfin Forest, and Torrey Pines. Explore these fun Hiking Trails in San Diego. One of the best San Diego events March.
Del Mar Mud Run - Saturday March date TBD 2019 at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Where the Surf Meets the Dirt! One of the dirtier San Diego Events! Individual and teams compete in this muddy event. Limit 5000 participants so sign up now. For more information about the Del Mar Mud Run see www.delmarmudrun.com
Coronado Ferry Landing Concerts - Saturday and Sunday afternoon live concerts in Coronado. See event details on their calendar at www.coronadoferrylandingshops.com
Celebrate Carlsbad Day at Legoland - Saturday March TBD 2019 from noon - 7:00 PM at Legoland in Carlsbad, CA. $35 LEGOLAND California is partnering with the Carlsbad Educational Foundation to provide an opportunity for local residents and their families to enjoy a fun-filled day to support education! Special event tickets are not available for purchase at LEGOLAND for this event. This is a big annual fundraiser for local schools, with a portion of ticket sales supporting education. Tickets must be purchased in advance through Carlsbad Educational Foundation. https://www.carlsbaded.org/events/celebrate-carlsbad-day/
Temecula Wine Country - Enjoy a wine tasting tour near San Diego in Temecula Valley. A romantic San Diego adventure. You can visit wineries on your own, or take a tour with a local tour guide. Temecula Wine Tasting.
ShamROCK St. Patrick's Day Party - Saturday March TBD 2019 starting at 4 PM. This huge party to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for ages 21+ only. Live music, clubs, bars, special Irish food and drinks. Buy tickets early and save money. www.sandiegoshamrock.com
St. Patty's Day Swim - tentative Saturday March TBD, 2019 Join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club in their annual St. Patricks Day swim, 9 AM at La Jolla Cove. A fun non-competitive swim. One of the cool San Diego events March. www.lajollacoveswimclub.com.
Whale Watching in San Diego - California Gray Whales undergo their annual migration from Alaska through San Diego and onto Baja California. During December - April, whale watching is at its best, as the whales migrate close to shore and can be seen from land or sea. For more information see San Diego Whale Watching.
Carlsbad 5000 - March TBD 2019. Plenty of fun, run, food and festivities on this scenic seaside course. Runners should register early. www.runrocknroll.com/carlsbad-5000/.
Balboa Park Free Museum Tuesday for Residents and Military - Some Balboa Park museums are free on 1st - 4th Tuesdays of each month to locals (San Diego Cal. City & county residents), and active military and their families. The museums rotate for free admission according to this Free Tuesday Balboa Park museum schedule.
Hike Anza Borrego Palm Canyon Trail - This spring is a great time for an early morning hike on the popular Palm Canyon Trail in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Go early before it gets too hot! Hiking Anza Borrego is one of the best San Diego events March.
Weekend Beach Walks - Saturday March dates TBD will be a nice time to walk some of the local beaches at low tide. Best San Diego Beaches for Walking
San Diego Waterfront – For a fun free San Diego activity, enjoy a stroll along the Embarcadero, walk along the harbor and see all the historic ships, and go down to Seaport Village and visit the unique shops. If you have money to spend, take a harbor cruise and see the sights around San Diego bay. We love the sunset cruise the best. For information see San Diego Waterfront
La Jolla Coast Walk - snap some photos on this spectacular walk along the La Jolla waterfront. See all the La Jolla attractions - Children's Pool, scenic La Jolla Cove, Scripps Park, and the unique La Jolla Sea Caves. One of the best free San Diego outdoor activities. Afterwards, you can enjoy lunch or dinner at a restaurant overlooking the bay. Bring a sweater or jacket as it can be cool and breezy. La Jolla Coast Walk
Kid’s Day at the Flower Fields - March dates TBD 2019. Visit the spectacular 50 acres of Flower Fields overlooking the Carlsbad, California coastline. Kids Days offers fun activities and entertainment for kids and families. Carlsbad Flower Fields
Belmont Park Mission Beach - Enjoy a dip in the Plunge swimming pool (currently closed, should open in 2019) and ride the famous Big Dipper roller coaster in this fun park right next to the Mission Beach boardwalk. Belmont Park Mission Beach
Kayak Tour - Enjoy a beautiful kayaking tour in La Jolla. May we suggest a guided kayak tour through the beautiful La Jolla Ecological Reserve. For event details see La Jolla Kayaking.
IMAX movie - Daily at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park San Diego, California. Enjoy an IMAX film and spend a day at one of the best San Diego museums.
Star Wars Miniland at Legoland - now open. Legoland California becomes the first Legoland park to open a Star Wars Miniland area. Enjoy scenes from the Star Wars movies and animated series, all made out of 1.5 million lego bricks. Pose with life-size models of Chewbacca, R2D2 and Darth Vader. For more information see Legoland California.
Finish Chelsea’s Run Saturday March date TBD 2019 Put on you running shoes and head on out for the “Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K”. You don’t have to be a marathon runner to enjoy this 5K race, fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities and much more. This all takes place at Balboa Park, 6th Ave & Olive Street, San Diego, CA 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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