San Diego

Weekend roundup

July 2-5


Maritime Museum

Reopened July 1. Maritime Museum of San Diego has reopened to the public, operating daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum—known for its excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels—has reduced visitor capacity to 25% of the museum’s normal capacity to maintain safe social distancing. Staff has prepared the museum to abide by public health safety and CDC recommendations to ensure that visitors may enjoy a clean and safe experience. 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, 619.234.9153.

Campland on the Bay

July 3-5. Spend the long weekend at Campland on the Bay, which offers families a fun venue to responsibly gather this Independence Day while enjoying the beach, views and watersports on Mission Bay. Grab a bite from Cantina Cafe, which will be offering takeout for campers. See website for Covid-19 guidelines. 2211 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego, 858.581.4260.

Fourth of July


July 4. In celebration of the holiday, InterContinental Hotel San Diego will be projecting the San Diego Big Bay Boom TV Show at the hotel’s fourth-floor rooftop lounge and pool bar, Layover, overlooking San Diego Bay. Restaurant specials will be offered at both the property’s signature restaurant Vistal, and the speakeasy-style alfresco bar and hidden restaurant Garibaldi. Layover will not be accepting reservations but rather serving on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be open all day—offering light bites and aviation-inspired slushies, canned craft beers, wine and cocktails. 901 Bayfront Court, San Diego.

The Loma Club

July 4. This Independence Day, The Loma Club invites guests to bring their picnic blankets and enjoy an evening on the green, jamming out to live music by Marc Fisher and enjoying a selection of festive food dishes and drink specials. The Loma Club will be marking spaces six feet apart on the deck and grass, encouraging safety for this all-American picnic experience. 6-9 p.m. 2960 Truxtun Road, San Diego, 619.222.4653.

Mavericks Beach Club

July 4. Head to the Pacific Beach hot spot this Independence Day for a celebration by the beach. Enjoy an expanded outdoor patio space, $10 bottles of champagne and rosé, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mavericks will also be offering $4 popsicles all day long, so guests can keep cool while celebrating. 860 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, 858.999.0348.

Food + Drink

Carruth Cellars

Reopened. San Diego’s largest urban winery has reopened all three of its tasting room locations in Carlsbad, Solana Beach and the Little Italy Wine Garden. At Carruth Cellars’ Little Italy outpost, the wine garden also has a delicious pizza program to complement the award-winning wines and charcuterie offerings. See website for locations and hours.

Craft & Commerce

Reopened. Little Italy’s Craft & Commerce has reopened with a limited-time menu inspired by fast-food fare. Highlights include odes to Dunkin Donuts, Chick-Fil-A, Wienerschnitzel, Hot Dog on a Stick and more. The menu will also feature Craft & Commerce classics like the mac & cheese and burger. W-Su, 5p.m.-midnight. 675 W. Beech St., Little Italy, 619.269.2202.

Mille Fleurs

Reopened. Nestled in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe, the beloved staple has reopened its doors as a more casual neighborhood brasserie with a continued focus on French-Californian fare. New summer dishes from Culinary Director Chef Stephane Voitzwinkler include the wild salmon “croustillant,” brasserie “steak frites” and first-of-the-season sweet corn soup. 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.756.3085.

Arts + Culture

Virtual First Friday

July 3. Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station at Virtual First Friday. Enjoy local bites and sips for this month’s virtual lineup of talented local artists and creatives from the comfort of your own space. From live art workshops to singalongs and dance performances, there is something for everyone. Check out the website for schedule and list of performers.

Diversionary Theatre’s The Boy Who Danced On Air

Through July 15. Don’t miss the online streaming of Diversionary Theatre’s The Boy Who Danced on Air. The award-winning new musical reveals the clandestine yet persistent tradition in Afghanistan of Bacha Bazi—in which wealthy men purchase boys from poor families, train them as dancers, and parade them at parties as their property. Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives confined within this tradition. But when they meet by chance and develop feelings for one another, they embark on a journey towards a new life in uncharted territory. Tickets for the streaming recording range from $15-35 per household and are available online.

Photos: Maritime Museum of San Diego courtesy SD Maritime Instagram. Campland on the Bay courtesy The ACE Agency. Hornblower courtesy Hornblower. InterContinental courtesy Katalyst PR. The Loma Club courtesy Megan Jane Burgess. Mavericks courtesy Alternative Strategies. Mille Fleurs Lucianna Mcintosh. Carruth Cellars courtesy Bay Bird PR. Craft & Commerce courtesy Katalyst PR. Arts District courtesy JackieWonders. The Boy Who Danced on Air courtesy Diversionary Theatre.

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