The month of May is all set to rock San Diego. There are an array of events lined up which will delight both visitors residents. In this post, we are going to discuss two such events which visitors should not miss on their San Diego vacation:
Do you love chocolates? Then surely you wouldn’t like to miss the upcoming Chocolate Festival which is all set to take place at the picturesque San Diego Botanic Garden on 7th May, 2011. Once there, gorge on delectable chocolate tastings brought by various chocolate vendors, enjoy the appetizing demonstrations, the streaming chocolate fountain and lots of children’ activities.
Besides savouring chocolates, you can also enjoy the scenic views of the San Diego Botanic Garden which turns even more breathtakingly beautiful during the spring season. The blossoming flowers, lush greenery, quaint lily ponds and tall bamboo groves add to its beauty.
And since the Chocolate Festival is taking place one day before the Mother’s Day, 8th May, 2011; you can use the occasion to take your mother along and spend some quality time. The festival also offers a range of Mother’s Day gifts. The Chocolate Festival is very much a family friendly event which you must check out if you are in San Diego during first week of the May.
Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo
The 28th Annual Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo is all set to take place at the Old Town State Historical Park on 30th April and 1st May, 2011. The colorful Old Town buzzes with so many entertaining activities during this festival.
Listen to the flamenco beats, and traditional Mariachi music, enjoy a chilled beer in the beer garden and watch the LIVE entertainment. And don’t forget the tequila sampling area for tastings.
Cinco de Mayo is also the time to shop for unique items. Explore the colorful shops and specialty stores to buy various items such as jewellery, handicraft, handmade leather and souvenirs. After shopping, get set to satisfy your hunger pangs and taste buds by gorging on delicious food at any of the restaurants there.
And if you have time in hand, also explore the various museums and historic sites that Old Town has to offer. Cinco de Mayo is the event where you can get to experience the history, cuisine and culture of Mexico. This two-day fiesta is free for one and all. Make sure you don’t miss it!
To explore the Old Town and enjoy Cinco de Mayo and Chocolate Festival to the fullest, book your stay at the centrally located California Suites Hotel, one of the budget San Diego hotels, from where the Old Town and San Diego Botanic Garden are nearby. The hotel offers good services at the best hotel rates which are hard to find anywhere else. The hotel provides an extended complimentary breakfast, free parking, laundry service, large heated swimming pool and more.
California Suites Hotel is also an extended stay hotel San Diego which offers a home away from home kind of services, so that guest can enjoy apartment prices with hotel perks.
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