Hello 2016! This is going to be a great year! Can you feel it? We can! Whatever you’re hoping this year will bring, we wish you healthy year filled with happiness and success. Make this the best year yet and take advantage of all that North County San Diego has to offer! Kick off your year by revisiting an old and loved hobby, or try something new! Make improvements on your home, check out some local restaurants, don’t forget to get outside and enjoy the beautiful “CA winter”! Here’s a list of some fun things happening as well as some great spots to check out! Happy January everyone!
Surf’s up! On Jan. 16th and 17th, cruise on over to the south jetty by the Oceanside Pier to watch and cheer on the competitors for the Western Surfing Association Championship Tour! Just another excuse to go dip your toes in the sand and enjoy the Pacific Ocean breezes at the beach!
Craving a delicious glass of wine, but don’t feel like making the drive to Temecula? Well you’re in luck! Support local North County San Diego wine and head over to Vesper Vineyards located in beautiful Escondido. Every bottle at this urban winery carries unique characteristics of the vineyard and microclimate. Well, what are you waiting for? Happy tasting!
Is it time to finally take all that gorgeous household Pinterest inspiration you have been collecting in 2015 and actually make improvements on your home this year? This is the year. For those large non-DIY projects, cruise on over to the Home Improvement Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. This show features a plethora of home improvement products and services to steer you in the right direction. Admission is Free!
Give your furry friends some extra love this year! Visit Pupologie, an adorable local pet store that is a one-stop-shop for your pets! Discover the freshest pet foods, treats, supplements, toys and other goods on the market. Sign up for their Loyalty Rewards program help save on your purchases. Spend over $45 and receive FREE delivery right to your doorstep! They also have a nice self-wash area if your pet is in need of a good bath. New locations are popping up in North County – so be sure to check out their site for the nearest store to you.They also have some pretty cool and fun events, so be sure to check out their website! How pawwfect!
Make this year a happy and healthy year and take some time to take care of your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Cruise on over to the Encinitas Library for Wellness Week – a week-long program of events and special offers with participating organizations offering free exams, consultations, classes, workshops and discounts. Check out the website for more info!
Kick off the new year with a beautiful winter marathon or half marathon along the coastal course in Carlsbad. Each participant receives a long-sleeve technical shirt, virtual goody bag, a finisher’s medal, post-race mylar blanket, refreshments and much more! With over 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous entertainment and an unsurpassed volunteer support, this race is unlike any other! If running isn’t your thing, stop by Carlsbad on 1/17 to cheer on the fellow runners! And those participating, happy running! Attention kids – there is a run for you too! Check out the Kids Marathon Mile at Legoland on Jan. 16th! Although this non-competitive 1-mile race is created for kids 12 and under, everyone is welcome to participate – that includes you mom and dad and other siblings!
Hello delicious! This is the year to finally check off restaurant’s you’ve been meaning to check off your bucket list. Why? It’s back! San Diego County’s largest and most successful dining event featuring over 180 restaurants! Restaurant week was launched with the intention of spotlighting each city within the county and the culinary delights these local restaurants offer.
January is hobby month! Looking for a place to get your craft on and unleash some creativity? Check out Charity Wings Art Center in San Marcos! They have recently moved into a beautiful and convenient location right off Campus Way. Engage in an old and loved hobby, or jump in and try something new! This community art center hosts open studio, ceramics, sewing, polymer clay, metal smithing, jewerly making, mixed media arts, and even a kids area. Check out their website for a listing of classes, clubs and a wide variety of fun events! Definitely something for everyone!
Learn to ski or snowboard just a block away from the Pacific Ocean and in the heart of Encinitas! That’s right! Enjoy southern California’s “winter” and take lessons at Hansen’s Adventure Ski + Snowboard School. All ages welcome! For beginning to advanced skill levels. Check out their site for more information on this innovative and great way to learn the sport!
10. Lake Hodges
To hike or to bike? We’ll let you decide! But we do know the perfect place to do either, enjoy nature take in some beautiful lake views! Check out Lake Hodges trails located near Escondido. These moderate trails are also dog friendly. So bring your pup, get outside, and enjoy the great outdoors!