SpringBreak

 Wikipedia describes “Spring Break”  as March break, spring vacation, Mid-Term Break, study week, reading week or the Easter holidays in the States, UK and some parts of Canada) – or as recess in early spring at universities and schools in various countries around the world.  Yet in San Diego, Spring Break is the closest thing to summer [which we love] until the 4th of July.

The Spring Break in San Diego 2013 is sure to be eventful and event driven, and it all starts early this year.

February – April  Following the rains that began in November a kaleidoscope of color is on display as the Wildflowers Bloom in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego’s East County turn. Learn more: http://www.parks.ca.gov 
February 16-17 San Diego will celebrate its 31st Annual Chinese New Year and Cultural Fair during festivities in downtown San Diego.  The Fair features Asian cuisine, martial arts and cooking demonstrations, cultural exhibits and of course the traditional Lion and Dragon dances. http://www.sdcny.org
March 7-17 The 20th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival will be held at the UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center in Mission Valley. We all benefit and really connect with our neighbors to the south and this great film festival, projects the works of Latinos and about the Latino experience.  http://www.sdlatinofilm.com 
March 8-9 The Sport, Health and Fitness Expo is being held at the Port Pavilion on San Diego’s Broadway Pier – see and discuss presentations and displays on the latest Fitness and Health techniques, products and equipment.  If you like healthy information, you’ll love this Expo  http://www.sdhalfmarathon.com 
March 10 On your marks!  Get set!  Go!…to the San Diego Half Marathon, scheduled for that Sunday morning [5:15am - 9:00am] – The finally event to the Sport, Health and Fitness Expo http://www.sdhalfmarathon.com 
March 16 is the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival –This is the day that everyone in San Diego is Irish and shows their green at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade beginning just off Juniper and 6th Street by Balboa Park.  A Celtic festival to be remembered with traditional dancers, music, a beer garden and village. http://www.stpatsparade.org .  
March 17 is ShamROCK 2013 – San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is turned into an Irish Street Party from 4 p.m. to midnight. This St. Patrick’s Day party includes Irish rock bands, pints of green beer and everyone wearing green.  (Must be 21 years or older to attend this ticketed event.) http://www.sandiegoshamrock.com .  
March 23-24 is the Spring Busker Festival at Seaport Village – See a variety of street performers, entertainers and one-of-a-kind performances by jugglers, sword swallowers, comedic stuntmen and more. http://www.seaportvillage.com .  
March 31 is Easter Sunday –  Plan to gather your family and friends in celebration of Easter on Shelter Island.  You all will love Humphreys Restaurant award-winning brunch as you enjoy beautiful water views while indulging in an endless selection of mouthwatering entrees, dishes and free-flowing champagne. Or perhaps dinner is more to your calling for Easter and the family [Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites]…We suggest the Bay Club Bar & Grill - You’ve never tasted San Diego dining like this, from the creative and distinctively west coast menu to the relaxing outdoor seating overlooking the marina. [The Bay Club Hotel & Marina]  The Blue Wave Bar & Grill is one of our favorites…Dine al fresco on the poolside patio and watch the marina come to life, or gaze at the evening stars while enjoying the delectable flavors of authentic, tropically inspired cuisine. [Island Palms Hotel & Marina]  Opening outdoors to a panoramic waterfront view, the Kona Kai Dining Room at the [Kona Kai Resort and Spa] is a wonderful San Diego venue for holiday dinner, serving the finest in American cuisine, steaks and seafood.  Bon Appétit!
Spring in San Diego would not be complete with baseball…April 9th the San Diego Padres home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers which leads off the 2013 Major League Baseball Home Season for San Diego where games are played in PETCO Park downtown. http://www.padres.com

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