October: Fun in Fall for San Diego

 by So Diego Tours

Living in San Diego we are fortunate enough to have amazing weather, the down side of this is there is no clear indication that the seasons are changing. Luckily, Starbucks is here to save the day. The Pumpkin Lattes have arrived and that means it’s Fall!

Time to get into the spirit and start filling your calendar with all the great, entertaining and maybe even spooky things going on in San Diego. Here is a list of the top So Diego Picks for the month of October! After all, San Diego was named a top destination for Fall travel, by FlipKey.com.

oktoberfestOktober Fest:
Grab your lederhosen and get ready to have a celebration full of traditional German clothing, dances, music, beer and food! There are several Oktoberfest celebrations to choose from in San Diego including:
- La Mesa Oktoberfest: Oct. 4 – 6th
- El Cajon Oktoberfest: Oct. 4-6th
- Ocean Beach Oktoberfest: Oct. 11 – 12

Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones


Tequila Tacos and Tombstones Tour – Weekly: Wednesday – Friday @5:30PM
Join us on a titillating San Diego Food Tour right in the birthplace of America’s Finest City. Step back in time as you are guided through Old Town San Diego’s State Historic Park, which recreates life, as it would have been in from the 1820s through the 1870’s. Learn how the early settlers survived and built from one of San Diego’s limited natural resources.

Old Town didn’t survive hundreds of years of history without a few ghost stories to its name. Visit one of the oldest graveyards in San Diego and learn why the past still haunts the streets of Old Town. Here tell of Yankee Jim, an extraordinarily tall man for the time who stood 6’3, but his height couldn’t save him from the long arms of the law. Stop by the Whaley House—named America’s Most Haunted House by the Travel Channel—and learn why the undead are particularly restless in this historic home. Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

Blue-Angels-San-Diego-CA-Miramar-Air-ShowMira Mar Air Show – October 4 – 5
MCAS Miramar Air Show features two full days of flying and entertainment, food and novelty booths, children’s activity area, military displays, trade show, and more!
Check out the schedule HERE
For more information click HERE
Julian Apple Days Festival

Julian Apple Days Festival – October 5-6
The highlight of the fall apple harvest is the Julian Apple Days Festival, a two-day celebration featuring apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, contests, the coronation of Mr. and Mrs. Apple Days, and, of course, apple pie. The coronation for Mr. and Mrs. Apple Days will be held on Sunday at 1:00 PM. Click HERE for more information.


The Haunted Trail - Balboa ParkBalboa Haunted Trails – September 27 – November 2
The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park is a stroll you will never forget. As you walk the mile-long Trail, spine-tingling sights and sounds will leave you trembling. Among the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks along the trail, you’ll experience terror that is simply too big to house indoors. Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

Kids free in San DiegoKids Free San Diego – All of October
During the entire month of October, kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego. Take advantage of great deals at over 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation. For more information and list of participants click HERE.

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