The new year is quickly approaching and that means it’s time to get your New Year’s resolutions in place. I don’t know about you, but there are a variety of events, places and things to do in San Diego that I always say I’m going to do or see. That being said, it’s time to make some San Diego resolutions and stick to them. We challenge you to start checking these off!
- Take a Ride on the Coronado Ferry -
Did you know that there is an awesome ferry that leaves from Seaport Village or from behind the Convention Center that will take you to Coronado and back? Did you know it only costs around $5? Did you know it provides some of the best views of the city skyline? Did you know you can take your bike on it… for no extra charge? Did you know it drops you off at the Coronado Ferry Landing where there a ton of shops and restaurants for your enjoyment? Well, if you don’t know, now you know!
- Meet Your Neighbor…Hood -
San Diego is the eighth largest city in the U.S and the second largest city in California. There are over 100 identified neighborhoods. Needless to say San Diego is full of interesting neighborhoods…including the one you live in! Your challenge, should you chose to accept it is to go out and explore a new neighborhood. Click HERE for the list…close your eyes… and point… now go!
- Climb Potato Chip Rock -
If you live in San Diego, or even if you don’t, you’ve probably heard about or have seen pictures of Potato Chip Rock. You’ve probably also wanted to or have promised to go out and experience this hike. There is no time like 2014 to achieve this resolution. Click HERE for all you need to know about the hike. Don’t forget your camera!
- Tour the Downtown Library -
That huge building with the dome downtown isn’t just a business building; it is the gorgeous new downtown library! You may be thinking, if you’ve seen one library, you’ve seen them all right? WRONG. This 497,652 square ft., nine story library is the mother of all libraries packed with books, over 400 computers and even a Charter School! It is safe to say my library is cooler than yours! Stop by and explore for yourself or sign up for one of the grand tours HERE.
- Support Local -
San Diego is chalk full of awesome people. A lot of those awesome people own awesome businesses in the area and the other awesome people support those businesses. Supporting local and shopping small is where it’s at! There are so many ways to step up your local game. Did you know there is a Farmer’s Market somewhere in San Diego every day of the week? You can also find a wide variety of Farm to Table restaurants and local boutiques all over San Diego. Support Local – Shop Small – Go Team!
– Appreciate the Arts -
When you say San Diego many think of the fantastic weather and beautiful beaches, but of course that’s not all that we have here. San Diego has an amazing arts program. Between the Old Globe and the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego has sent more shows to Broadway than any other city in the U.S.! See what shows are coming into town for 2014 HERE.
- Join the Whiskey Society -
Yup, you read that correctly. Expand your palette and explore the drink of the man, the myth the legend, Ron Burgundy (Insert “Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch” quote here). Seven Grand in North Park has a Whiskey Society, which includes monthly tastings and education of rare whiskies, old and new, hosted by our Spirit Guide Pedro Shanahan. Monthly tastings are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month, depending on availability, at 7pm in the Jackalope Room.
- Conquer the Convention Center Stairs -
The only thing standing between you and a better you is 100 steps of pure…burn. I don’t know about you, but I I’ve seen many people conquer the Convention Center steps and I stare enviously, I mean in awe, of their accomplishment, while promising to one day myself conquer the stairs. In addition to the awesome burn these stairs provide, there are some incredible views of Coronado and the San Diego Bay from the Observation Deck, which is easily accessible once you’ve reached the top. Get to steppin!
There you have it! A perfect starter list of San Diego New Year Resolutions for 2014 that are sure to keep you busy. What are some other San Diego ‘must dos’ for the new year?