LEGOLAND reopens this weekend! Reserve your spot to visit the awesome theme park. You can also go whale and dolphin watching, enjoy the last days of San Diego Restaurant week, and so much more! Read on for the details.


LEGOLAND is Now Open!
Starting April 15th, enjoy a full reopening of LEGOLAND California Resort, including LEGO® CHIMA™ Water Park, SEA LIFE® Aquarium and select dining, retail, and indoor attractions available for guests with an advanced reservation. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance online for the date you’d like to visit the Park. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego’s top eateries are showcasing all their current offerings for outdoor dining, to-go options & in-house promotions. Click here to see participating restaurants and go enjoy some yummy meals and support local businesses. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure
San Diego is one of the best locations to watch whales year-round! Gray Whales migrate winter to spring from feeding grounds in Alaskan waters to calving lagoons in Baja California and back. You may also often spot Minke Whales, Fin Whales, and large pods of Dolphins. Hornblower Cruises offers whale and dolphin watching excursions twice daily. Book your spot today. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

California Blooming
This stunning photographic tour of California’s diverse ecosystems celebrates our state’s stunning wildflowers and reveals the effects of human impacts on our native plants. California Blooming features more than 35 stunning photographs of wildflowers from diverse habitats throughout the state of California. You’ll see sweeping landscapes carpeted with California poppies and goldfields, stunning close-ups of ghost flowers and desert lilies, and behind-the-scenes photos of the photographers’ process. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

World of Orchids
Immerse yourself in the beauty of orchids throughout the month of April, Weds.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and select days until 8 p.m. The Dickinson Family Education Conservatory at the San Diego Botanic Garden will be transformed into a World of Orchids! Orchids will be featured from the San Diego County Orchid Society and Palomar Orchid Society members’ personal collections, along with selected plants from commercial nurseries, all on display in full bloom in the tropical Conservatory. Enjoy orchids from all corners of the world. Specialty specimens, unique cultivars and rare plants will be on stunning display. On weekends, visitors can shop for unusual and unique orchids at our grower direct orchid market. Admission to World of Orchids is included with your Garden entrance or membership. Make your reservation today. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Visit Walt’s Magical Railroad
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is excited to share that The Carolwood Pacific: Walt’s Magical Railroad exhibition is still on view in the museum for visitors to see! Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn, located in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, tells the story of Walt’s love of the railroad and how this lifelong fascination influenced his creativity. See a variety of historical artifacts on loan from the Carolwood Foundation – some of which were personally owned by Walt himself. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Dinner & Movies on the Bay
Experience a spectacular San Diego evening with classic movie theater blockbusters while dining alfresco from the Sapphire Sky Deck. The chef has curated a special menu to make this “cruise-in” a truly memorable experience. Times vary by date, book your tickets online prior to the event. Fri. & Sun. Event details.

Family Days/Studio by the Bay: Woven Pencil Cup Basket
Head to Family Days at Seaport Village to learn how to make your own woven pencil cup basket. Located within Seaport Village’s Lighthouse District, Studio by the Bay offers visitors the chance to interact with and learn from two local artists-in-residence, Kurosh  Yahyai, and Matt Picon. Sat. Event details.

San Diego Children’s Business Fair
Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business! Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. Sat. Event details.

––Beth Shea