‘Jungle Bells’ at the SD Zoo and the Poinsettia Bowl Gaslamp March

San Diego condo rental experts of South Mission Beach are excited to share that this holiday season, “Jungle Bells,” a winter wonderland at the San Diego Zoo, will take place through Dec 23.

“Jungle Bells” lights up the entire zoo with a nightly tree-lighting ceremony.  Families can also visit Santa’s Workshop and take a picture at the Conservation Tree at the front of the zoo to enter to win a Backstage Pass for Four.  For more information, visit the Jungle Bells website.

The Poinsettia Bowl Gaslamp March will kickoff at 6pm on Monday Dec 19.  The marching bands representing Texas Christian University and Louisiana Tech University will march through the Gaslamp District for everyone to watch.  Admission is free.

For more information on fun events in San Diego this weekend, visit the Examiner website.

Holiday events light up San Diego this weekend

San Diego condo rental agents of South Mission Beach are excited to announce holiday events happening around San Diego this weekend…

On Dec 10, the Mission Bay Boat Parade of Lights will set sail featuring sail boats and power boats filled with lights and ending with a firework display over SeaWorld at 9pm.

On Dec 11, the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade will start at 3pm in the Gaslamp District and culminate with a ‘best-dressed’ award for the pet and its owner at Hilton Park.

Finally, the 40th Annual Port of San Diego Parade of Lights will take place on Dec 11 and 18.  Families can watch more than 100 boats light up the bay.

For more information on other holiday events, visit http://www.examiner.com/work-life-balance-in-san-diego/free-holiday-celebrations-san-diego-dec-5-11

Famed Sandcastle Competition ends

The event committee for the U.S. Open Sandcastle Competition that is held annually at Imperial Beach announced that the competition will be ending due to fundraising issues.

The competition has happened every year for the past 31 years attracting tourists and thousands of people from the San Diego community. The competition’s Board of Directors cited that increasing costs and an inability to find sponsors were the reasons for ending the event.

The competition is run solely by volunteers, and in recent years, there has been a decline in volunteers and committee members due to the economy.

Chairperson Debbie Longley stated, “The board would like to express our deepest gratitude and thanks to everyone’s hard work and support over the years. As one of the longest-running events in San Diego County, Sandcastle touched the lives of many people and created fond memories for all of us.”

If you are planning a visit to San Diego, be sure to stay at South Mission Beach condos by calling (858) 449-7552.

America’s Cup races arrive in San Diego

On November 12, America’s Cup World Series will arrive in San Diego with exciting catamaran races.  The series starts the weekend of Nov 12-13 and concludes Nov 16-20.

Joe Terzi, President & CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, stated “Not only does our city have a rich history with the America’s Cup races, but it’s also a popular destination for sailing enthusiasts from around the world. This exciting new format along beautiful San Diego Bay will also allow thousands of spectators to get up close and personal to this action-filled race in ways never experienced before.”

There will be three fleet races the opening weekend, and a Match & Fleet Racing Championships on closing weekend.

If you and a loved one are planning to visit San Diego soon, be sure to call San Diego condo rental agents of South Mission Beach at 858-449-7552.

Start Halloween early with Haunted San Diego Tours

This October, see all the scary sights with the Haunted San Diego Tour. Wednesdays through Sundays, take the two hour walking and bus tour around some of the most haunted places in the city.

This storytelling adventure will take you to the Gaslamp District, a haunted mansion in Sherman Heights, San Diego’s oldest graveyard, and then take its last stop at what’s been dubbed “America’s Most Haunted Location.” Guides will retell spooky stories of people who have lived and died in the city in this haunted ride.

To learn more about the Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours, visit www.hauntedsandiegotours.com and buy your tickets today! The tours are great for families with children 10 and up.

If you’re going to be in San Diego this month, be sure to check out the haunted tour and book your accommodations with the San Diego condo rental agents of South Mission Beach at 858-449-7552.

17th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer

This September marks the 17th year that the San Diego Festival of Beer will take to the streets to raise money for cancer research. Over 5,000 people attend each year. A ticket will get you ten free 4 oz beer samplings from over 150 local breweries, as well as food and live music. Extra tastings can be purchased- 10 for $10 and 5 for $5.

Tickets are $35, but the prices will increase to $40 starting in September. 100% of all the proceeds go to local cancer charities. The Festival of Beer will begin at 6pm on Friday September 9th until 11pm. For more information about the Festival of Beer, how to buy tickets, or directions visit sdbeerfest.org.

If you would like to visit San Diego, make sure to book your condo with the San Diego condo rental agents of South Mission Beach at 858-449-7552.

Roar & Snore Safari at the San Diego Zoo

Visit Africa without even leaving the country with the San Diego Zoo’s “Roar & Snore Safari.” This overnight trip will let you and your family spend the night at the world-famous zoo that lets you get up close and personal with some of its many exotic residents.

The campgrounds overlook the African Plains exhibit where you can see rhinos, giraffes, antelope, gazelles, and other wild African animals. Signing up for the Roar & Snore Safari gets you a tent, unique after-hours observation of the animals, guided walks, dinner and breakfast, campfire activities, free official Roar & Snore Safari t-shirt, and the opportunity to see the Safari Park at night.

There are four different sleepovers for all visitors, including one just for adults, families, young children, and girl scout troops. For more information, visit the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park website.

After you and your family spend a night at the San Diego zoo while on your trip to San Diego, book a condo with the San Diego condo rental agents of South Mission Beach at 858-449-7552.

First annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Del Mar’s first annual Gourmet Food Truck Festival will take place from noon to 6pm this Saturday, August 20. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is hosting the event that nearly 50 food trucks will cater.

Several “famous” food trucks, some of which gained popularity after appearing on Man vs. Food on the Travel Channel and shows on the Food Network, like Fresh Fries, Nom Nom, Limes, and Devilicious will be at the festival. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert trucks will all be there, so be sure to bring your appetite!

Admission to the food truck areas is free after purchasing a racetrack admission ticket. Truck owners are urging attendees to bring cash, as some trucks do not have credit or debit card machines. For a full list of food trucks, click here.

If you and your family would like to visit San Diego to experience some of the city’s unique and exciting events, contact the San Diego condo rental agents of South Mission Beach at 858-449-7552 to book your condo today.

San Diego sees rise in tourism this summer

A new report shows that there has been a rise in tourism in the San Diego this summer.

According to the president of the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tourism numbers have improved dramatically. The hotel occupancy rate has seen a 10 percent raise this year and is now up to 73.9 percent.

These large numbers come despite the down economy and a boycott that some people in Arizona are trying to push for people to not visit San Diego after they came out against Arizona’s new immigration law. Although some Arizonians are trying to boycott the area, many others are still visiting the area to escape the 120 degree heat in Arizona.

If you and your family are looking to plan a vacation that has something for all ages, look no further than the San Diego area and reserve a spot at South mission beach condo rentals today.

San Diego welcomes largest comic book convention

Thousands of people will be in the San Diego area to attend the annual Comic-Con, the largest comic book convention in the world.

The event is not only for comic books, but also for T.V. shows, Hollywood and video games. A large part of the event it dressing up in the costume of your favorite superheros.

This is the 41st year of the convention and in recent years, there has been  a lot of growth due to the popularity of action heroes. Celebrity guests has also help the rise in popularity, this year, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will be attending the event. The event is a four-day event and ended July 25.

If you or a loved one is looking for a great vacation spot, look into San Diego for the many events and activities that are great for all ages. Reserve your spot at South Mission beach condos today.

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