A multitude of local breweries and distilleries will be participating along with some of San Diego’s best chefs for an afternoon that you won’t forget. Mission Valley Craft Beer Festival on March 26 is an all-inclusive event. Your ticket includes unlimited sampling from every participating brewery, distillery and eatery in the Mission District.
Tired of “beer festivals” not including food with your ticket? Making you have to buy food once you’re inside the event gates? Even worse, only giving you two or three options? That won’t happen at this festival. MVCBF is an all-inclusive event, allowing you to sample unlimited amounts of creations from San Diego’s best local eateries and breweries.
This year’s charity partner is the “It’s All About the Kids Foundation,” a non-profit organization that creates new and innovative programs to benefit children’s charities and enhance the lives of less fortunate children and their families. Partying for a Purpose produces special events and fundraisers for the It’s All About the Kids Foundation. It’s All About the Kids Foundation and Partying for a Purpose are committed to the advancement of children through the joining of music, the arts and the generosity of corporations and individuals.
The cool breezes, tranquil waters and soft sand beaches of Mission Bay attract aquatic recreational enthusiasts all year-long. As one of the largest water parks in the world, you can have your pick from a variety of activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, wind surfing, sailing, kite surfing and sport fishing. Families can find a whole day of fun at SeaWorld San Diego or Belmont Park. Places to stay are plentiful, as upscale resorts and family friendly hotels line the shores. Nightlife abounds in Mission, Ocean and Pacific Beach, where sandals are recommended at local dining and nightlife hot spots.
Located just minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Bay Park is the largest park of its kind in the world. The 4,600-acre aquatic playground is surrounded by 27 miles of meandering shoreline, with a variety of waterways, inlets and islets to explore. Enjoy water sports activities of many kinds, from laid-back sailing outings to action-packed kite surfing, there’s something for every age and skill-level to enjoy in the water. On land, families can picnic, barbecue or celebrate with bonfires right next to the water.
Mission Bay is also home to SeaWorld San Diego, the world-famous marine life adventure park. With awe-inspiring shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable face-to-face animal encounters, kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the wonders and adventures of the sea.
If sport fishing is your passion, a number of operators depart from Mission Bay with options for ½ Day, ¾ Day and Multi-day trips. During the winter months, many of these same boats also offer whale-watching tours.
Like an eternal spring break, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach are the gathering place of San Diego’s 20 something crowd. Along the 3-mile oceanfront boardwalk, you’ll find funky surf shops, beach bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. You can also find a variety of upscale resorts and family hotels scattered along the coast. And be sure to visit Mission Beach’s iconic Belmont Park amusement park and entertainment center for a ride on the Giant Dipper roller coaster or to test your surfing skills at the Wave House.