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Visiting San Diego Metropolitan Area

With southern California’s beautiful year-round weather, challenges for runners and triathletes are throughout the year. October in San Diego features two popular Triathlons the same weekend. The 2012 Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge and the 2012 Toyota SheROX San Diego Triathlon, are Sunday, October 21st. La Jolla hosts the San Diego Triathlon Challenge, with the start, transitions and finish at picturesque La Jolla Cove at Scripps, Ellen Browning Park. The SheROX San Diego Triathlon takes place at Mission Bay Park. SheROX San Diego features a sprint course and super sprint distance course. San Diego’s fall weather is ideal for a challenge.

San Diego Outdoor Outreach collaborates with the southern California community, to host the 2012 Lake Hodges Trail Fest. Events are geared for all levels of experience, and include the extreme Lake Hodges 50K, Hunt for Hodgee 15K, Hunt for Hodgee 5K, and the Kid’s 1-Mile Hodgee Hunt. Events are October 28th – keep your eyes peeled for a Hodgee sighting.

San Diego County’s community of El Cajon welcomes fall with September’s Cajon Classic Cruise ending with Thunder on Main, the last Wednesday of the month. October brings HauntFest on Main 2012, to downtown El Cajon. With three stages and 16 bands, Friday, October 26th is the night to celebrate Halloween in El Cajon. Along with live music, the downtown El Cajon Promenade District HauntFest features food trucks, carnival rides, and trunk or treat for the kids.

Santee, 5-miles north of El Cajon, is home to San Diego County’s Carlton Oaks Golf Course. The course is the only public Dye designed golf course in the San Diego area. In operation for over 50 years, Carlton Oaks features spectacular landscape with abundant mature trees and lakes.

Just seven-miles north of Southern California’s border with Mexico, Chula Vista is home to one of the few US Olympic Training centers. The 155-acre CVOTC complex, located next to San Diego County’s Lower Otay Reservoir, operates year-round hosting thousands of Olympic hopefuls. The Olympic Training Center is open Monday through Saturday for visitors. Check in at the Visitors Center for a guided tour or self-guided tour map.

Chula Vista is also home to the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre and Knott’s Soak City, next door to each other. Unfortunately, it is fall, and Knott’s Soak City Water Park San Diego closes for the 2012 season at the end of September. The Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre has performances scheduled through October, including Brad Paisley and Florence and the Machine. Just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, the Chula Vista Amphitheatre is an easy destination to find.

San Diego Metropolitan Area Hotel Map

26 Best Western Hotels
in San Diego Metropolitan Area

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    Beach View Lodge

    Carlsbad

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    Chula Vista Inn

    Chula Vista

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    Otay Valley Hotel

    Chula Vista

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    South Bay Inn

    Chula Vista

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    Suites Hotel Coronado Island

    Coronado

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    Continental Inn

    El Cajon

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    Courtesy Inn

    El Cajon

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    Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

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    Escondido Hotel

    Escondido

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    Inn by the Sea

    La Jolla

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    Marina Gateway Hotel

    National City

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    Oceanside Inn

    Oceanside

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    Oceanside Palms Hotel

    Oceanside

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    Poway/San Diego Hotel

    Poway

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    Americana Inn

    San Diego

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    Golden Triangle Inn

    San Diego

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    Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

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    Mission Bay

    San Diego

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    Bayside Inn

    San Diego

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    Cabrillo Garden Inn

    San Diego

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    Hacienda Hotel Old Town

    San Diego

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    Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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    San Diego/Miramar Hotel

    San Diego

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    Seven Seas

    San Diego

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    Yacht Harbor Hotel

    San Diego

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    Santee Lodge

    Santee

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San Diego Metropolitan Area Events

September 2014

September 12-13, 2014
San Diego Music Thing Artists perform at venues throughout San Diego and host mentoring sessions and workshops for everyone to enjoy. Town & Country Resort hosts the festival this year. Times vary per event.
September 12-14, 2014
San Diego Bayfair Come on out to Mission Beach and Bay for the San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing. There will be fast boats, interactive exhibits, live entertainment, and fireworks Saturday night. Times vary per day.

October 2014

Saturdays
October 4-26, 2014

LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat Party Nights Spend some extra time at LEGOLAND and end the night with a special display of fireworks. Come in costume and have a shot at some great prizes. Party Nights begin at 5 p.m.
October 24 - November 9, 2014
Peter Pan Pay a visit to Never Land and meet the Lost Boys, Captain Hook, and Tinker Bell. Peter and Wendy take the stage at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. Show times vary.
October 10 - November 16, 2014
Dinner with Marlene Pay a visit to the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado for a look at an unforgettable dinner party one evening just prior to the start of WWII. Show times vary per day.
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