7 Things to Do In 7 Days Only in North San Diego – January 20 – 26, 2018

San Diego is one of the top places for travel destination and local fun! It’s no surprise that national travel giants such as TripAdvisor, Travel + Leisure, and Condé Nast Traveler have featured San Diego as their go-to city for some fun in the sun. With majestic coastlines, picturesque hiking spots, global entertainment, and award-winning restaurants and breweries, there’s always something exciting to explore North of the 8 for visitors and local San Diegans alike.

North San Diego provides a big city flair while cultivating and maintaining a famously known laid-back culture.  From exquisite dining options, national sporting events and headlining music festivals, to family-owned restaurants, community events and local open mic nights, you can find it all here each week as we highlight 7 Things To Do in 7 Days only in North San Diego

San Diego Restaurant Week

January 21 – 28 | Multiple Locations

What better way to start off 2018 than “Eat. Laugh. Share” at this year’s San Diego Restaurant Week, January 21-28. For eight days you will have the delight to explore culinary creations from over 180 restaurants in San Diego County. For a taste of North San Diego, try these award-winning restaurants: Avant at The Rancho Bernardo Inn and Vintana Wine + Dine.

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Avant at The Rancho Bernardo Inn delivers wine country dining with a contemporary California mindset, serving only the freshest ingredients and creative dishes. Indulge in their 3-course menu featuring diverse selection of Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Kurobata Pork Short Rib, or Parisian Gnocchi. FULL MENU. Dinner: $50 per person/$75 per person with wine pairings. Ranchobernardoinn.com/dine/avant

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Vintana Wine + Dine sits atop the Penthouse Level of the Lexus Centre of Escondido providing exquisite views of the city and a modern take on California cuisine. Select one of Chef Deborah Scott’s  3-course dinner offerings including Jump Shrimp, Sundried Tomata Kalamata Olive Linguine or upgrade to the Macadamia & Coconut Crusted White Sea Bass or Slow Braised Short Ribs. If you prefer to start your food adventure early, try Chef Scott’s lunch offerings including Grilled Portobella Mushroom Panini or upgrade to Everything Crusted Ahi Tuna, and Grilled Top Sirloin. FULL MENU. Lunch $20 per person + upgrade / $30 per person + upgrade. cohnrestaurants.com/vintana

Maderas Players Club Kick-Off

January 21 | Maderas Golf Club

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New year. New season! Kick-off 2018 with Maderas Golf Club’s “2 Man Best Ball” while taking in scenic views of inland hill country at one of North San Diego’s top-rated golf course. This course is perfect for those who love a good challenge as it winds through cliffs, rock outcroppings, creeks and forests. Shotgun starts at 8am. Rounds start at $80. Not a Players Club member? Call the 858-451-8100. Maderasgolf.com

Live music at Bernardo Winery

January 21 | Tasting Room Patio

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 This Sunday, enjoy a live performance from Joe Bigham & Friends as they perform relaxing tunes to classic R&B, soul and jazz.  For a white wine refresher, try the 2017 Vincenzo Biano, a crisp blend of viognier and Savignon Blanc with “notes of green apple, fresh green pear, and apricot preserves” or go with the “bright color, soft feel, and rich fruit” of the 2017 Chardonnay. For a robust red wine sample, try their 2012 Merlot with “aromas of blackberry and spice with ripe jam flavors of plum and black current” or their signature 2015 Syrah with “notes of blueberry pie, sweet cinnamon on the nose, and velvety chocolate covered blueberries on the palate.”  Full wine tasting list.  2-5 p.m. $12 for 5 tastings. Bernardowinery.com

Circus Vargas

January 19-21 | Del Mar Fairgrounds

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The circus is in town! Have a family fun time and explore the magic of Circus Vargas through their action-packed acts including “Dreaming of Pirates” voyage, gravity-defying acrobatics, flying trapeze artists, jugglers and more! Show starts at various times. Price: $15 – $72. Delmarfairgrounds.com

The Everly Brothers Experience featuring The Zmed Brothers

January 23 | Pala Casino and Resort

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The talented Zmed Brothers will be taking you back to the classic 50’s and 60’s as they perform hits from The Everly Brothers at the 60 Plus Club – Pala Events Center. Enjoy top chart hit singles such as “Bye Bye Love” and “All I have to Do is Dream” which was named the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – 500 songs that shaped rock and roll, and inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Show starts at 1:00 p.m. FREE admission. Palacasino.com

Farmers Insurance Open

January 25 – 28 | Torrey Pines Golf Course

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Enjoy magnificent ocean views and witness golf pro legend Tiger Woods tee off at the prestigious PGA Tour – Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Seating options include: shaded seats at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (close to the main entrance); party at the ServPro Fan Village  featuring an expo, beer gardens and post party at The Fringe presented by Harrah’s Resort SoCal (adjacent to the 17th fairway); recharge at the William Hill Estate Wine Lounge and Grey Goose 19th Hole and Flight Deck at The ZTE Grove (7th and 18th fairways); play, shop and meet your favorite player at Vantage Point (1st tee and 18th hole of South Course). See you at Torrey! Gates Open at 7 a.m. Tickets: $20 – $1,100. Farmersinsuranceopen.com

Photo courtesy of Harrah’s Resort Southern California

The Fringe hosted by Harrah’s Resort SoCal is the The Farmer’s Insurance Tournament most popular venue. Scope out their array of artisan menu selections and their popular, crowd-pleasing Post Party with local DJ’s and Happy Hour drink specials. The Fringe is located on the 15th green.

Lunch with Shark Tank Star Daymond John

January 26 | Sony Electronics HQ

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ABC TV Shark Tank star Daymond John is coming to San Diego! Hosted by the North San Diego Business Chamber, meet the People’s Shark in person, and receive a signed copy of his book, “Rise and Grind” at Sony Electronics HQ. In addition to helping entrepreneurs, Daymond John is the CEO and founder of FUBU, a celebrated global lifestyle brand with over $6 billion in sales, author of the bestseller The Power of Broke, Display of Power and The Brand Within, CEO of the Shark Group and an appointee for the Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship. Event starts at 11:30 a.m. $69 – $79. Sdbusinesschamber.com



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