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 the crowds and traffic.

Top Events happening in San Diego during November:

San Diego Beer Week

Nov. 4th- 13th

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The first week of November is San Diego Beer Week, an event spanning 10 days that features over 150 different breweries. Enjoy the culture and art of making brews from a community that is both passionate and fun-loving. There are plenty of activities throughout the week as well as a beer garden to sit back, relax and sip some tasty brews.

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Ramen Festival

Nov. 10th

Downtown at Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier

Enjoy an amazing cultural experience that encompasses a tasty food. Go RAMEN CRAZY by watching the ramen eating contest, and pick your way through the many different 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

Nov. 12th

Ski Beach in Mission Bay

If you feel like getting out and making a difference, Kaiser Permanente hosts this athletic event for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There are three options in order to get everyone involved: a walk, half marathon, and a 5K option. No matter how athletic you are, you can come make a difference and encourage healthy living for everyone!

Wine and Food Festival

Nov. 9th – 13th 2022


This Festival was named by USA Today as the “Best General Food Festival” in 2019. With celebrity chefs and connoisseurs of all types making an appearance to show their stuff, this festival reaches a caliber that makes it hard not to enjoy.

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Wonderfront Festival

Nov. 18th-20th


This music and arts festival is right in the center of the action of Downtown San Diego. Gaze out at the ships in the bay while enjoying live music from popular artists such as Zac Brown Band and Kings of Leon. 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 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.


Nov. 24th

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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 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, please contact our receptionist at any of our local hostels.


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