Celebrate Thanksgiving in San Diego This Year

Thanksgiving in San Diego offers an abundance of restaurants and activities to celebrate the holiday.

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s a time for friends and family to come together and savor delicious food. But with the long weekend looming, what do you do to fill the time? And if you don’t like to cook, where do you go? Luckily, Thanksgiving in San Diego offers fun activities and incredible restaurants sure to delight. Read on to find out more. Where to Feast When Celebrating Thanksgiving in San Diego According to a 2021 Thanksgiving Travel Survey taken by The Vacationer, about 13 million people will eat their Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant, and close to 9 million people will vacation for the holiday. Being a vacation destination, many restaurants in San Diego are open for Thanksgiving with delectable and innovative menus. Check out some of our suggestions below. Be sure to make your reservations early! Mister A’s 2550 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor, San Diego ~ (619)239-1377 Mister A’s in Bankers Hill is presenting a 3-course dinner for Thanksgiving. Pick an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Main courses include roasted organic turkey, sea bass, lamb chops and prime rib. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available. Hotel del Coronado 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado ~ (619)435-6611 Dine in Hotel del Coronado’s elegant Southpointe Ballroom, the hotel’s largest event venue. Feast on a lavish Thanksgiving spread with all of the trimmings while listening to live music. The historic building and grounds will be festively decorated for the holidays. Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn 2303 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego ~ (619)224-3411 For early birds, Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn is offering a Thanksgiving Brunch from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. Featuring an omelet bar, popular breakfast dishes, seafood, pastries, a carving station, pasta and more, there is something for everyone to relish. Island Prime 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego ~ (619)298-6802 Savor a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner at Island Prime. Besides free-range turkey, find sea bass, prime rib, filet mignon and more to choose from. Soup or salad and dessert are also included. Island Prime boasts views of the San Diego skyline that are breathtaking. Vessel Restaurant & Bar 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego ~ (619)819-8195 Vessel Restaurant & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving day. Choose from a traditional Thanksgiving supper served family-style, a plated prix fixe dinner or Thanksgiving inspired a la carte selections. Located in the Kona Kai Resort, reserve your marina-front table today. What to Do When Celebrating Thanksgiving in San Diego For many, Thanksgiving is a 4-day holiday. For those lucky enough to have the extra time off, you might be wondering what there is to do besides eat and shop Black Friday. Don’t fret. There is plenty to do in San Diego. Start Your Day Off With a Turkey Trot Americans eat between 3000 and 4500 calories on average each Thanksgiving. Get a head start on burning those off with a Turkey Trot. Not only are they a fun and energizing start to your day, they are a wonderful way to give back to the community. Father Joe’s Villages Annual Thanksgiving Day 5k raises monies to feed the homeless through their crucial meals program. Held in Balboa Park, it is family, stroller and pet friendly. San Diego’s longest-running trot, this is their 21st event. Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Coronado Unit is hosting their 9th annual Turkey Trot at Tidelands Park in Coronado. Last year they raised $90,000 for the hospital. This year the goal is $100,000 plus! Rady Children’s Hospital serves 92% of the children in San Diego, 63% in South Riverside and 52% in Imperial County. Tour the San Diego Bay Thanksgiving Weekend If you are wondering what to do with all those leftovers, Eco Boat Rentals has the answer. Whip up some turkey and cranberry sandwiches, grab your favorite bottle of bubbly and take in the spectacular views of the San Diego Bay. Options include their beautiful French-built sailing yacht or one of their colorful and fun Duffy pink party boats. Both include your own private captain. The yacht can hold up to six people while the party boat can accommodate 6-8 guests. What could be better than fresh ocean air, amazing scenery and time spent with loved ones? For those looking for a little more physical activity, rent a peddle boat from Eco Boat Rentals. Each boat can hold up to 3 adults and 1 child with the capacity for 2 people to peddle at the same time. Plus, they are dog friendly! You can burn close to 300 calories per hour making it an easy way to work off Thanksgiving dinner. Ice Skate at Hotel del Coronado Who needs snow to go ice skating? Hotel del Coronado’s popular Skating by the Sea is back for another season. Glide across the ice surrounded by stunning views of the Pacific. Reserve the Frostbite Lounge with comfortable seating, fire pits, holiday-themed cocktails and bites. Skating by the Sea benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego. Kick Up Your Heels at the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza Started in 1980, the San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza takes place November 23-27, 2022, at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley. Put on your dancing shoes and revel in traditional jazz, swing, boogie woogie, ragtime and rhythm & blues. Over 17 bands and guest artists will perform over the weekend. 5-day, 3-day and single day tickets are available for purchase. We love to hear from you. Let us know your favorite Thanksgiving tradition in the comment section below.

7 Delicious Restaurants to Complete Your Fantastic Eco Boat Rentals Adventure

7 Delicious Restaurants to Complete Your Fantastic Eco Boat Advenure

It is bound to happen. After your energizing Eco Boat Rentals adventure, you find you have worked up quite an appetite. Or you need some sustenance before you start pedaling away. Where do you go? We have some delicious answers below. Point Loma Seafoods 2805 Emerson Street, San Diego (619)223-1109 Overlooking Eco Boat Rentals is Point Loma Seafoods with incredible views of the bay. Specializing in fresh fish brought in daily, enjoy a delicious meal in-house or pick up some just caught fish from their counter to take home. Along with sandwiches on freshly made bread, crisp salads, seafood plates and cocktails, they offer a variety of sushi rolls and sashimi. Don’t miss out on their smoked fish, still smoked with hickory wood just like they did in the early years. Wash it all down with a cold beer or glass of wine. Point Loma Seafoods allow dogs at their outside tables. To find out more, please click here. Mitch’s Seafood 1403 Scott Street, San Diego (619)222-8787 Just a few steps away from Eco Boat Rentals is Mitch’s Seafood, serving locally and sustainably caught wild seafood since 2008. Mitch’s Seafood has an array of menu items including raw, grilled, steamed, and fried seafood. Their fish and chips are a must try. If you are starting early, Mitch’s offers breakfast beginning at 8:00 am. Looking to quench your thirst? Try a local craft beer or glass of wine. Mitch’s Seafood is dog friendly. To find out more, please click here. The Wine Pub 2907 Shelter Island Drive #108, San Diego (619)758-9325 A five-minute walk from Eco Boat Rentals will find you at The Wine Pub. Don’t let the fact it is in a strip mall fool you. The Wine Pub offers an exceptional wine list along with local craft beers, small plates for sharing and hand-crafted dinner entrees. Happy hour is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with food and drink specials. Enjoy live music on selected nights. The Wine Pub is the perfect option to pair with Eco Boats for a casual date night. The Wine Pub’s heated outdoor patio is dog friendly. To find out more, please click here. Fig Tree Café 2400 Historic Decatur Road Suite 103, San Diego (619)821-2044 Just a 5-minute drive from Eco Boat Rentals, located at Liberty Station, is Fig Tree Café. Looking for the perfect breakfast or brunch to start your day? You can’t go wrong with Fig Tree Café. Try one of their unique dishes like Breakfast Sushi, Crispy Pork Belly and Grits or Meatloaf Hash. For those more on the traditional side, you will find omelets, pancakes, and benedicts. An abundance of morning libations is available but keep it light for your upcoming pedal boat trip. Fig Tree Cafe’s outside patio is dog friendly. To find out more, please click here. Miguel’s Cocina 2912 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego (619)224-2401 Who doesn’t love Mexican food? A very quick 3-minute walk from Eco Boat Rentals will bring you to Miguel’s Cocina offering Cali-inspired Mexican dishes. Diners rave about their creamy jalapeno white sauce, the perfect accompaniment to chips and salsa. Miguel’s is open for lunch and dinner plus brunch on Saturday and Sunday with a variety of menu items including seafood dishes. Don’t forget a margarita! Only service dogs are allowed at Miguel’s Cocina, so leave the pups at home. To find out more, please click here. Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern 4990 North Harbor Drive, San Diego (619)226-2103 Are you in the mood for a big, juicy burger? Then Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is your answer. A 6-minute walk from Eco Boat Rentals, Jimmy’s is open for lunch and dinner and serves brunch on Saturday and Sundays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with views of the marina from every seat. In addition to burgers, you will find tasty appetizers, salads, and main dishes such as Free-Range Fried Chicken and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Beer, wine, and innovative cocktails are available. Jimmy’s is also a Nationally Recognized GRA Green Restaurant. Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern allows dogs on their outside patio. To find out more, please click here. Pizza Nova 5050 North Harbor Drive, San Diego (619)226-0268 So, you have burned up some calories pedaling and are craving pizza. Look no further than Pizza Nova, a brief 3-minute walk from Eco Boat Rentals. Open for lunch and dinner with spectacular views of the harbor, enjoy over a dozen different woodfired pizza options. Small plates, salads, pastas, and dinner specialties are also on the menu. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm with discounts on draft beer, house wine and well drinks plus $2.00 off small plates and $7.50 mini-pizzas! Pizza Nova is dog friendly on their outside patios. To find out more, please click here. Combining a meal at one of these delicious restaurants with a fantastic ride on an Eco Boat Rental is the perfect date, family activity or day with your dog. To book your Eco Boat now, please click here.