Things To Do In San Diego In November

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Do you need one more warm and sunny trip before winter? Come visit San Diego in November.

The days are getting shorter but that doesn’t mean you have to be freezing cold. November is one of the best months in San Diego if you want to have the whole city to yourself without crowds and traffic.

Top Events happening in San Diego during November:

San Diego Beer Week

Nov. 6th- 15th

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The first week of November is San Diego Beer Week, an event spanning 10 days to feature over 130 different breweries. Enjoy the culture and art of making brews from a community that is both passionate and fun-loving. There are activities throughout the week as well as a beer garden to sit back, relax and sip some tasty brews in the Craft Beer Capital of the World.

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Ramen Festival

Postponed  to 2021



A cultural experience that encompasses a tasty food. Go RAMEN CRAZY by watching the ramen eating contest, and pick your way through the many vendor’s versions of this dish. It’s a tasty culture trip that will leave you feeling full in more ways than one.

Thrive Half Marathon and 5k

Postponed to 2021


If you feel like getting out and making a difference, Kaiser Permanente hosts this athletic event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It is in its 3rd year and has a walk, a half marathon, and a 5K option to get everyone involved. Whatever level of athleticism you are at, come be a part of change and encouraging healthy living for everyone.

Wine and Food Festival

Nov. 7th – 14th 2021


This Festival was named by USA Today as the “Best General Food Festival” in 2019. It can be a good time for everyone because it focuses on being about the experience. With celebrity chefs and connoisseurs of all types making an appearance to show their stuff, this festival reaches a caliber that makes it hard to not enjoy.

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San Diego Distillers Guild Festival

Postponed to 2021


These are passionate artisans that believe in the push for local and high quality. Learn about the craft of making distilled beverages. Sip a cocktail and listen to jazz as you discover and mingle with fellow festival-goers that appreciate a great drink.

Wonderfront Festival

Postponed to 2021


This music and arts festival is right in the center of the action of Downtown San Diego. No need to go out to the middle of nowhere to experience established and emerging artist’s performances. You get to enjoy the bustle of the city while gazing out at the ships in the bay. This festival includes the entire waterfront with ferry rides, ship parties, local breweries, and great food, all within walking distance.


November – April


Hop aboard our world-famous sailing yacht and cruise around the local waters to see migrating gray whales. is the best place in the world to see whales, they are just off our coast year-round. Gray Whales traveling south to warm Baja Lagoons from the nutritious Alaskan waters.


Nov. 26th

All San Diego Locations

Our favorite holiday where travelers from around the world come together to give thanks and share a meal together. Join us for dinner on Thanksgiving and have a wonderful day of food and fun!


Weekly Local Events During November in San Diego:

Tuesdays: Pacific Beach Farmers Market 

Wednesdays: Ocean Beach Farmers Market and Drum Circles

Saturdays: Little Italy Farmers Market

Sundays: Hillcrest Farmers Market

Everyday – Locals Ride Free – San Diego Trolley Tours


San Diego is a great destination year-round. Many other extraordinary events are happening and listed on the San Diego Events website.

For info on the live music scene, the San Diego Reader has a great list of upcoming shows.

If you have any questions about other events happening in San Diego, please contact our receptionist at any of our local hostels.


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