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San Diego in January
If you're looking for a place to go in January to get away from the winter weather, these things to do in San Diego are a good excuse to run away from home.
Events That Look Like Fun in January
Restaurant Week: January and September are great months to sample some of the city's best restaurants, with special tasting menus and prices.
Polar Bear Swim: If jumping into the Pacific Ocean in January is your idea of fun, join the other shivering swimmers at the La Jolla Swim Club.
Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament: Some of the biggest names in golf play on the course in Torrey Pines.
San Diego Brew Festival: Local and international craft beers, San Diego’s most popular food trucks and music.
San Diego Whale watching season runs from December through March. Use the San Diego whale watching guide to learn more about California whale-watching and San Diego excursions.
The annual events listed above happen every year, but they're not all that's going on in San Diego in March. If you're looking for a fun concert, sporting event or theatrical performance try these resources:
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- All you have to do is sign up for a free account with Goldstar to get access to discounted tickets for performances and save on some San Diego attractions. Even better, it's just as useful when you're at home as it is when you're visiting San Diego.
- For a look at local events, check the San Diego Union Tribune's entertainment section.
- The San Diego Reader keeps a big list of groups performing at local live music venues.
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More About San Diego in January
What to Expect from San Diego Weather in January
January is right in the middle of San Diego's rainy season, bringing the most unpredictable weather of the year.
Monthly rainfall often comes all on the same day, especially during winter storms. If precipitation happens, try these things to do on a rainy day in San Diego.
Check the pros and cons of going to San Diego in the winter
- Average High Temperature: 65°F/18°C
- Average Low Temperature: 49°F/9°C
- Rain & Clouds Index: 1.98 inches (5.0 cm) rain, 72% sunshine
If you want to compare these weather conditions to what San Diego is like the rest of the year, you can find that all in one place in the guide to typical San Diego weather.Continue to 3 of 3 below.
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What to Pack, What to Wear in January
Pack an umbrella or rain jacket with hood for rainy days and a warm jacket if no rain is predicted. You won't need a heavy winter coat. Long-sleeved shirts and sweaters in layers work best.
More San Diego by Month
If you're just starting to plan your trip and deciding when to go, you may want to know what San Diego is like in other months. You find that in these guides:
If you go to San Diego in January or in February, you may have beautiful, sunny weather - or not. One thing you can be sure of there won't be a lot of other tourists getting in your way.
Summer in San Diego starts out with foggy, cloudy days near the beach if you go to San Diego in June or sometimes even in July. By August, the fog clears up, but it's also one of the busiest months, with lots of families on vacation and Arizona residents looking to escape the heat. Here's what to expect from San Diego in August.