Horse Racing in Del Mar

Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds

Del Mar’s biggest draw was founded in 1937 by a prestigious group including Bing Crosby. It’s worth trying to brave the crowds on opening day, if nothing else to see the amazing spectacle of ladies wearing over-the-…
Cinema in Encinitas

La Paloma Theatre

Built in 1928, this landmark – and central Encinitas’ main venue – shows arthouse movies nightly and Rocky Horror on Fridays at midnight, and stages occasional concerts.
Theater in San Diego

Old Globe Theaters

Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theaters date from the 1935 Exposition, and in the 1970s the main stage was rebuilt in the style of the original 17th-century Globe in England, where Shakespeare's works were originally perfo…
Live Music in San Diego

4th & B

This midsized venue has music lovers head-bobbing with performances from an eclectic mix of talent and club nights, from unsigned hopefuls to the Psychedelic Furs, Snoop Dogg and the Last Comic Standing tour. Rest y…
Live Music in San Diego

Shout House

Good, clean fun at this cavernous Gaslamp bar with dueling pianos. Talented players have an amazing repertoire: standards, rock and more. We once heard Justin Timberlake’s ‘D*ck in a Box’ (OK, maybe it’s not so clea…
Baseball in San Diego

San Diego Padres

San Diego's Major League Baseball team team plays in the handsome Petco Park stadium in the East Village. Tickets are usually available at the gate unless it’s crucial to the standings or the LA Dodgers are in town.
Casino in Temecula

Pechanga Resort & Casino

This Native American–-owned casino-hotel offers plenty of slots, blackjack and roulette. Entertainment includes stand-up acts in its comedy club, and the 1200-seat Pechanga Theater hosts the likes of John Legend and…
Comedy in La Jolla

Comedy Store

One of the area’s most established comedy venues, the Comedy Store also serves meals, drinks and barrels of laughs. Expect a cover charge ($15 to $20 on weekends with a two-drink minimum), and some of tomorrow’s big…
Theater in La Jolla

La Jolla Playhouse

Inside the Mandell Weiss Center for the Performing Arts, this theater has sent dozens of productions to Broadway including Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher and 2010 Tony winner Memphis.
Booking Service in San Diego

Arts Tix

Arts Tix, in a kiosk on Broadway outside Horton Plaza, has half-price tickets for same-day evening or next-day matinee performances and discounted tickets to all types of other events. Hours vary.