It’s time to zip up those jackets, strap on those boots and enjoy the Fall Season in San Diego! 

Although known mostly for our year-round sunny weather, temperatures begin to drop during November and the Holiday season starts approaching along with many activities to part take in!

From 5k’s to full course Thanksgiving dinners, San Diego has it all for visitors and locals! Here are our top 6 places and things to do this November 2020 in San Diego!

1. Father Joe’s Villages 5K Turkey Trot through Nov 26th

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all that we have but it is also a great time to give. This 5K can be walked, jogged, ran, or sprinted! Best part? All proceeds go to help fund meal plans for those who need it the most. 

This year the Turkey Trot will be virtual to follow social distancing orders. You set up your own route and fundraising goal. So wound up your friends and family for this fun and generous event!

Check out their website for sign up and more information.


2. San Diego Beer Week  Nov 6th-15th 

Did you know, San Diego has more than 150 craft beer breweries?! We’re celebrating the genius and innovative brewers virtually and in-person by cheering with craft beer from Stone Brewery, Border X, Ballast Point, Mike Hess, and more on a 10-day event brought to you by the San Diego Brewers Guild!

Choose your favorite Brewery and support small businesses while doing so!  To learn more about this event, check out their website.

3. Vanderhall Day trip to Julian

What’s better than a warm apple pie and a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side? Is your mouth watering yet?

Julian, California is a picturesque small town northeast of San Diego that locates up the Volcan Mountain just off the 78 and 79 Highway. It is famously known for growing apples and making apple-products, particularly their delicious warm apple pies. Thousands of visitors every year come up during the cold-weather season to get their own slice and embrace the beautiful mountainside.

Go Car tours offers you a full day trip to Julian where you’ll get beautiful scenic views, explore Julian’s history, and have a delicious lunch. 

*Must be 25 years old, hold a major credit card, and have a license.

4. Hike San Diego’s 7 Bridges

San Diego has multiple spots for hiking. If you don’t want to drive out to the mountainside, this 5.5-mile urban hike is great for the whole family while getting great views of Balboa Park and surrounding neighborhoods! 

You’ll go through these 7 Bridges

  • Park Boulevard Bridges
  • Cabrillo Bridge
  • First Avenue Bridge
  • Quince Street Bridge
  • Spruce Street Suspension Bridge 
  • Vermont Street Bridge
  • Georgia Street Bridge

On the hike, you can find a variety of local businesses like coffee shops and eateries, fountains, and versatile architecture!

5. Thanksgiving Dinner

Want to celebrate Thanksgiving in style? Many San Diego restaurants and hotels offer a full Thanksgiving Dinner. Check these out!

Hotel Coronado in Coronado Island

You have 2 different options to choose from for your Thanksgiving Dinner. Hotel Coronado’s White Christmas Holiday Season offers a full experience with delicious food, breathtaking decorations, and Skating by the Sea. How many places have an ice rink right next to the beach?!

  • Thanksgiving at Sheerwater, a 3-course meal by Master Chef Patrick Posaty.
  • Thanksgiving at Serea, a 3-course tasting menu from  Chef Jojo Ruiz

Adults $95, Children (4-10) $30, children under 3 are complimentary.

Tidal – Paradise Point in Mission Bay

A traditional full Thanksgiving dinner by the bay.

This restaurant features mouthwatering entrees and traditional dishes. You can choose from Turkey, Prime Rib, Pork Loin, and Beef Wellington. Not to mention the delicious side dishes and desserts all within these beautiful resorts accommodations! 

$41 adult, $18 children (12 and under), children under 3 are complimentary.

6.  Fleet Week San Diego November 9th-15th

This week-long event honors all military with a variety of events at the Broadway Pier and Downtown San Diego. Fleet Week is a family-friendly event offering different educational events for the kids focused on STEM innovation programs, art shows, runs, and other events to show military appreciation!

Check out their page for more information on events and prices.


November is a great month in San Diego for gathering up family and friends. Remember to take proper measures this 2020 but enjoy all this city has to offer this Fall Season!