Don’t Miss the Holiday Fun in San Diego

holiday, holidaysThe holidays are no different in San Diego. Sure, Santa Claus carried a surfboard instead of riding in a sleigh, but that’s what makes the holidays so special. We want to make sure that you of the upcoming events happening near your Sofi Westview apartment so you can join in on the fun! Whether it’s a day out with the family or a romantic date with your loved one, don’t miss these holiday happenings!


 Surfin’ Santa Arrival | November 25, 2017

Santa’s back and he’s headed for Seaport Village. The festive Surfin’ Santa Arrival is a SoCal must when it comes to holiday events. Get a pic of Santa Clause and be sure to snag a good spot for the parade along the boardwalk. There will be plenty of good fun, too. Live music, stilt walkers, crafts, and a bunch of photo opportunities makes this the perfect family event.


Julian’s Country Christmas and Tree Lighting | November 25, 2017

How do you really know the holidays are here until the tree lighting ceremony? Julian’s Country Christmas and Tree Lighting kicks off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the town’s huge living Christmas tree. There will be hundreds of visitors gathering at Pioneer Park for this lovely event. We don’t know about you but this sounds like a great idea for a romantic date night!

Spooky Events Perfect for the Entire Family

spooky photoSpooky events can also be fun and there are a ton lined up this season in San Diego. Experience a safe and festive environment without all the fright this year. Here are a few ideas you should pencil in on the calendar.



Legoland sure knows how to celebrate Halloween right. On Saturday, October 28 from 5-9 pm, there will be plenty of spooky excitement and extended park hours. Plus, the little ones will love “Craft Time” with the Lego Friends and treat stations with more than one million pieces of candy. Yeah, you read that right. Better make sure they burn off some of that energy at Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party! Legoland isn’t just for kids, though! Don your Halloween costume and release your inner child!


Halloween Family Day

Head over to Balboa Park for a cultured variety of festivities on October 28 from 11 am to 4 pm. With over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions, there’s quite a lot to see and do during Halloween Family Day. With park-wide costume contests, flash mobs, pumpkin drops, and more, this just might be the Halloween fun you’re looking for. If that wasn’t enough, there will even be a doggie costume contest, which alone, sounds worth it.

Miramar Restaurants to Try


Miramar and the surrounding San Diego areas have some of the best restaurants around. Whether it be for a special occasion or just a regular weekday night out, make sure to check out either of these two Miramar restaurants next time you’re hungry!

If you’re a fan of Japanese cuisine, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is a must visit! With a line usually out the door, it’s easy to see why San Diegans from all around the county come to experience Gyu-Kaku. In addition to mouth-watering food, this popular spot is grill your own meat, meaning there is an element of entertainment and community perfect for a small group of friends or family. If you’re planning to come on a weekend, be sure to come early to avoid the long lines!

If you and your family are big fans of Italian, one of the best of all the Italian Miramar restaurants is none other than Pernicano’s! Family owned and operated for more than 70 years, this delicious spot started as a pizza place in Hillcrest and has since expanded to be the successful Italian stand-by it is today! While their pizza is a local favorite, we highly recommend the ever-delicious eggplant parmigiana!