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San Diego — By thesandiegoguide on September 23, 2009 at 10:20 am

Pumpkins at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park!

Pumpkins at the Park transforms the Wild Animal Park [Map] into a safe, family friendly Halloween adventure!

Wear your costumes as you take part in the Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt, learn about animals of the past at the Extinct Animal Graveyard, and take part in the Conservation Cake Walk. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for some Spooky Animal Encounters and participate in the enrichment sessions throughout the day.

Activities include:

  • Costume contest in Tembo Stadium
  • Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt
  • Conservation Cake Walk for Bats ($5 donation to participate)
  • Animal Enrichment in the exhibits of vultures, gorillas, lions, elephants, and other animal areas.
  • Creepy Crafts (9 a.m.–4 p.m.)
  • Carnival Games in Malawi Picnic Grove (10 a.m.–4 p.m.)
  • Extinct Animal Graveyard (all day)
  • Creepy Crawly Crevasse (all day)
  • Halloween Bites

Price: Free with admission to the Wild Animal Park
Dates: Oct. 17, 18 ,24 ,25 ,31 & Nov. 1, 2009

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San Diego — By thesandiegoguide on September 21, 2009 at 10:20 am

What to do in Julian!

One of my favorite places to visit during Autumn in San Diego is Julian. It’s only a little over an hour drive, but it feels like a completely different world!

Nestled in the Cuyamaca Mountains, surrounded by apple orchards and filled with antique shops, Julian is a great place to walk, relax, and enjoy the change of seasons.

Back in the 1870s, Julian was a destination for the California Gold Rush. But unlike other towns that wilted away after the gold was gone, the pristine charm of Julian continues.

Spending the day in Julian is totally feasible, while others may want to stay at a Bed and Breakfast for a night or two!

Things to do in Julian: The charm of Julian is that you really don’t need to do much to simply enjoy the mountain surroundings and its Old West downtown area. But if you’re the kind person who is always on the go, then here are some interesting and fun things to do while in Julian.

Dining in Julian: When spending time in Julian there are many nice restaurants in the area that are well worth a repeat. From casual to splash of old country elegance, Julian offers something different for every diner out there.

Shopping in Julian: What’s a day in Julian without strolling along the Old West rickety wood boardwalks leading to historic storefront buildings? This charming town also has “small town manners” treating everyone that enters like a guest in their home.

Image Credit: SonnyandSammy on Flickr


San Diego — By thesandiegoguide on September 7, 2009 at 10:22 am

Top Five Things to do in San Diego in the Fall!

San Diego in the fall is my favorite time of year. It’s still warm during the day but the evenings start to cool off. It’s back to school and ready for the holidays! Here are my top Five Things to do in San Diego in the Fall!

  • Bates Nut Farm [Map]
    It isn’t October without a visit to the Pumpkin Patch at Bates Nut Farm! The Bates Nut Farm has become well known for its special events held throughout the year on the 100 acre ranch. You’ll love coming out and having a picnic in the beautiful tree filled park and feeding the menagerie of farm animals. For over 30 years families have made it an annual tradition in October to come out to Bates in search of the perfect pumpkin.
    (mid September through October)
  • Oktoberfest
    Originally celebrated in early-1800s Germany in honor of the country’s royal family, Oktoberfest is now a celebration to eat, drink, and be merry! There are several Oktoberfest celebrations throughout San Diego county. Head over to La Mesa, Encinitas, Carslbad, El Cajon, Ocean Beach, and more.
    (mid September through mid October)
  • Julian [Map]
    You’re not going to see a ton of seasonal changes in San Diego, but up in Julian you’ll find a ton! Plus it’s Apple Harvest time. Take a drive and experience Julian’s quaint, mountain-town charm. (mid-September to November)
  • Miramar Air Show
    The MCAS Miramar Air Show is a sight not to be missed! Catch amazing aerial techniques and tricks with the Blue Angels, acrobatic helicopters, synchronized parachuters, wingwalkers, and more. Don’t forget your ear plugs!
    (October 2nd-4th)
  • Little Italy Festa [Map]
    The Little Italy Festa is known to be one of the largest single-day Italian American festivals West of the Mississippi. The Little Italy community now welcomes over 100,000 attendees with the tantalizing smells of Italian sausage and the glamour of the Italian culture, music & art.
    (October 11th)

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San Diego — By thesandiegoguide on September 1, 2009 at 11:04 am

Reuben H Fleet Science Center – October Schedule!

Check out what’s happening in the month of October at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center [Map]!

OCT. 5, 2009
SENIOR MONDAYS “Afternoon Scholars” Lecture & IMAX film.
Held the first Monday of every month, Senior Monday is an opportunity for guests age 65 and older to enjoy our exhibit galleries, one IMAX film and an “Afternoon Scholars” lecture for only $6. Lecture topic is “Compulsive Eating & Addiction.” Obesity and eating disorders are critical global health problems that have emerged jointly with the increased availability of palatable food and the rise in dieting. This talk will review motivational, consummatory and metabolic changes that occur when palatable food is eaten intermittently, as well as examine addiction-like changes of stress and reward systems in the brain.
2:00 p.m. IMAX film is THE LIVING SEA.

OCT. 7, 2009
“Exploring Ethics” 5-Year Anniversary Celebration.
In conjunction with the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, the Fleet welcomes guests to encounter science from an ethical perspective. October 7th will include a celebration of the 5-year Anniversary for the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology.
5:30 p.m. this event is FREE to the public.

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