Things To Do In San Diego In November

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

As October’s pumpkin spice craze begins to wane and the days grow shorter, November brings a delightful change of pace to San Diego. While the rest of the country shivers in anticipation of winter, this sun-soaked paradise on the Pacific Coast continues to offer loads of experiences for locals and visitors.

From lively festivals to tranquil escapes, November in San Diego promises a blend of adventure and relaxation that’s bound to enchant you. Whether you’re a local searching for fresh weekend excursions or a traveler seeking a warm retreat, this blog article will guide you through the best things to do in San Diego this November.

Top Events happening in San Diego during November:

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San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

(November 11-17)

Savor the flavors of San Diego at this week-long culinary extravaganza featuring wine tastings, gourmet food, and cooking demonstrations.

San Diego Jazz Fest

(November 23-27)

Immerse yourself in the world of jazz with a lineup of talented musicians and bands performing at various venues throughout the city.


Fall Back Festival

(November 6)

Step back in time at this family-friendly event in the Gaslamp Quarter, featuring live entertainment, historical reenactments, and old-fashioned games.

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

(Late November – Early December)

Experience the magic of the holiday season with a boat parade featuring elaborately decorated vessels cruising the bay. Continue with a walk through downtown to admire the gorgeous lights and decorations for the Christmas season.

Thanksgiving Dinner by the Beach

(Thanksgiving Day)

Many San Diego restaurants offer delectable Thanksgiving feasts with ocean views, making for a memorable holiday meal.

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Nov. 24th

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!


November – April

Hop aboard our world-famous sailing ships and cruise the local waters to see migrating gray whales. San Diego is one of the best places in the world to see whales, as they are just off our coast year-round.


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

For information 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, check out this article or ask our receptionist!

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