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7 Things to Do this February

Diverse activities and events from the coastline to desert

Experience new and different offerings and celebrate a variety of holidays and events this February in San Diego.

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 Spend Time with a Valentine

With romance in the air, you can picnic with your Valentine or special loved one on the grassy lawns of Balboa Park or along picturesque Sunset Cliffs. Stroll along secluded Torrey Pines State Beach and watch the sunset as colorful paragliders float into the horizon from the Torrey Pines gliderport. For some fun on the water, couples can sail along scenic San Diego Bay or rent kayaks, paddleboards or jet skis and have fun together on picturesque Mission Bay.

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Experience Museum Month, Virtually

Throughout February, you can experience the region’s rich cultural offerings during the annual San Diego Museum Month. Discover the story of San Diego through diverse museumshistoric sites, gardens, zoos/aquariums, and more with virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours and other special museum moments that can only be found in the nation’s eighth largest city.

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Find Your Spirits for the Big Game

With more than 15 local craft distilleries, you are certain to find plenty of spirits for the National Football League’s annual championship game. San Diego’s distilleries are producing a gamut of exceptional and exciting spirits that are gaining recognition just like the region’s dynamic craft beers. Get your Super Bowl party started with Malahat's Ginger Rum or Cutwater Spirits' Devil's Share Single Malt Whiskey before sitting back and enjoying the game and half-time show.

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Relive the Region's History

While celebrating our nation’s presidents in February, relive San Diego’s rich early California history. Take a drive to Cabrillo National Monument on the tip of Point Loma peninsula where Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first landed in 1542. Visit Old Town San Diego State Historic Park representing San Diego’s rich Hispanic heritage from 1821 to 1872. Downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter was an infamous “red light” district during the Wild West days of the late 1800s. Today, the neighborhood’s beautiful Victorian-era buildings house numerous restaurants, retail shops, bars, and nightlife venues.

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Celebrate California Craft Beer Week

Be a part of California Craft Beer Week, February 12-21, and enjoy playful beer competitions, special releases, educational programs, and much more. With more than 150 craft breweries in the region, San Diego is considered the Craft Beer Capital of America. You can experience a local beer culture and signature West Coast-style IPAs that are undeniably San Diegan. Cheers!

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Number 6

Check Out the Convoy District

Celebrate Lunar New Year by enjoying steamed pork dumplings and flavorful Sichuan dishes found at a variety of Chinese restaurants in the Convoy District. Located in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood just a short drive from downtown, the Convoy District is the heart of San Diego's Asian community and has a popular restaurant row and diverse mix of cultural offerings including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese, many offering takeout options.

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Give Bird-Watching a Try

Whether a seasoned birder or curious onlooker, you can observe a myriad of bird species along San Diego's coastline, mountaintops, canyons, and desert. With more than 500 bird species observed and many distinct habitats, the county is often referred to as the 'birdiest' in the country. In winter, be on the watch for the majestic Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets along with Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-crowned Sparrows and much more.

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Bonus: 25 Fun & Free Things to Do

Having fun in San Diego doesn't require a lot of money; in fact, many things to see and do are absolutely free. This February, visit San Diego for a fun and inexpensive getaway with these 25 free things to do.

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