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Annual Events in Downtown San Diego


If you’re looking for excitement, something out of the ordinary or simply want a heightened experience while staying in downtown San Diego, there are many fun, unique events that happen every year in San Diego’s downtown neighborhood. Here is a brief rundown of some of the most popular annual events that are held in the heart of America’s Finest City:

  • Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter

    Every March, the Gaslamp Quarter becomes a scene for jubilant revelers, parades, music and beads in the largest Fat Tuesday Celebration on the West Coast.

  • Taste of Little Italy

    Every June, participants can head over to Little Italy for a sampling of signature dishes of the area’s top restaurants. Participating restaurants change each year, as do their menu items, but one thing is for certain, tickets always go fast! For more information about the Taste of Little Italy event, click here.

  • Comic Con

    This annual July event is the largest congregation of comic and pop culture paraphernalia in the United States. The event attracts thousands of artists, celebrities, and comic book and movie enthusiasts. If in town for Comic Con, you will be able to enjoy the stunning SDCC and a variety of nearby convention center attractions.

  • San Diego Restaurant Week

    Twice a year, residents and visitors can enjoy fixed price menus at more than 180 of San Diego’s finest restaurants. Restaurant week gives individuals the opportunity to sample and try new cuisines and dishes they wouldn’t otherwise without the additional incentives and discounts.

While these are only a few of the hundreds of events that occur in San Diego, check when you’re thinking about staying in San Diego and see if you can be a part of one of the city’s annual events.

For the finest in cheap hotels in San Diego, reserve a room at the Pacific Inn. Conveniently located in downtown San Diego near the airport, our hotel is also within minutes of Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter and family attractions including the zoo and SeaWorld. With our year round hotel deals and discounts, there’s no better choice for your vacation.

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