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7 Things to Do this November

Awesomeness from the Beach to the Mountains

Treat yourself to a host of outdoor adventures, Día de Muertos customs, award-winning local craft beer and more awesome experiences in San Diego this November.

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Venture Outdoors

San Diego may be known as a relaxing, kick-off-your-shoes beach destination, but the locals have a passion for sports and recreation that runs as deep as the Pacific. An ideal climate, 70 miles of scenic coastline and diverse topography draw outdoor enthusiasts to San Diego during autumn months. Whether you're looking for a heart-pounding mountain biking excursion, an active surf lesson or an exhilarating high-flying glide above the ocean, there's always something exciting and thrilling to do and discover by spending some time in San Diego this November.

Dia de Muertos supplies from Artelexia

Make a Day of the Dead Altar

Day of the Dead comes to life in San Diego thanks to its rich Mexican heritage and history. In the past, residents and visitors enjoyed colorful festivals in Barrio Logan, Oceanside and Old Town. This year, you can partake in this colorful custom from home and setup your own altar. Here’s what you need to build your own Día de Muertos altar and where to find them in San Diego.

Beer at Pure Project Brewing

Drink Local Craft Beer

Celebrate more than 150 independent craft breweries in San Diego County during San Diego Beer Week, November 6-15. The 10-day celebration is packed with events throughout the county at participating breweries, bars, restaurants and more! Can't be part of Beer Week? That's OK, because there are plenty of awesome outdoor tasting rooms at local breweries ready to pour you an award-winning pint all month long.

Fleet Week San Diego

Honor our Veterans

The annual Fleet Week Boat Parade will take place on Veteran's Day, November 11, on San Diego Bay. The colorful parade features boats of all sizes decorated to salute and honor veterans and members of the U.S. Military. Fleet Week San Diego 2020 will also have live demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard, skydiving events, vintage aircraft flyovers and other attractions on the bay.

Outdoor dining in the Gaslamp Quarter

Outdoor Dining

San Diego is the perfect place to dine outdoors with nearly perfect temperatures and mostly clear skies throughout the year, and November is no exception. One of the nation's top foodie cities, San Diego offers a myriad of outdoor dining options with charming and spacious open-air settings to satisfy every mood and craving.

Fall Colors Hike at Lake Cuyamaca

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Fall Color Hikes

Hike the higher altitudes of San Diego's Peninsular Ranges that wind through the county to wander amongst the reliable, and often spectacular, fall color displays.

Julian Main Street and Hotel

Explore San Diego's Historic Mountain Town

Charming Julian, an hour east of downtown, could aptly be described "as American as apple pie." Nestled in the picturesque Cuyamaca Mountains in East County, Julian is famous for its mouth-watering apple pies and cider from local orchards, along with a rich California gold rush history. You can find Victorian-style architecture, old-fashioned stores, country-style restaurants, scenic hiking trails and a friendly country atmosphere in one of San Diego's rural treasures.

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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 November, visit San Diego for a fun and inexpensive getaway with these 25 free things to do.

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