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San Diego Labor Day Guide 2016

From pool parties to food specials, we’ve rounded up the top activities to round out summer


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Omni La Costa is offering activities for all ages during Labor Day Weekend. | Photo: Courtesy of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Events

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Omni La Costa is offering activities for all ages to finish summer off right, from dive-in movies at the pool and Paint & Sip classes, to a Labor Day Family Olympics.
Location: 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad
Date: September 2 – September 5
Time: Varies by activity
Price: Varies

Luau at SummerSalt Pool Lounge
A luau ticket includes an all-you-can eat Hawaiian lunch plate, and tiki cocktails will be on special at the bar.
Location: 1047 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp
Date: September 3
Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Price: $20

Beach Polo at Hotel del Coronado
Polo America will be hosting Beach Polo at Hotel del Coronado to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. Come out for a weekend of polo matches, lessons, gourmet dining, and more.
Location: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Date: September 3 – September 4
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price: $250 per person per day

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Take a staycation to enjoy s’mores, sailing lessons, dive-in movies, and more. Guests can drink cocktails while listening to live music at the Barefoot Bar & Grill.
Location: 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay
Date: September 3 – September 4
Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Andaz San Diego
Andaz San Diego is hosting an end of summer pool party with a live performance from musical duo No Regular Play.
Location: 600 F Street, Gaslamp
Date: September 4
Time: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Price: $15 (online) - $40 (at door)

Dallmann Fine Chocolates
Take a Chocolate 101 class on the different types of cacao and learn how Dallman’s makes their fine chocolate.
Location: 789 West Harbor Drive, Seaport Village
Date: September 4
Time: 4 p.m.
Price: $25 per person

San Diego Museum of Art
Bring the kids to the museum for Family Drop-In Day to take part in art projects inspired by the museum’s collection, family-friendly tours of the galleries, and games.
Location: 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
Date: September 4
Time: 1 p.m.
Price: Free after admission ($15 for adults, free for youth under 17)

Indian Joe and the Chiefs performance at Seaport Village
Head over to the East Plaza Gazebo in Seaport Village to enjoy the toe tappin’ music of Joe and the Chiefs, who have been performing in San Diego for more than 35 years.
Location: 849 West Harbor Drive, Seaport Village
Date: September 5
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Food & Drink

Bottega Americano All-Day Happy Hour
Labor Day Weekend marks the two-year anniversary for this East Village restaurant. Come celebrate with happy hour all day in the bar with 50% off Bottega signature cocktails and more.
Location: 1195 Island Avenue, East Village
Date: September 2 – September 4

Royal Stone Bistro
Brunch will be extended to Monday for Labor Day, so guests can stop by for the regular brunch dishes in addition to limited-time nectarine and summer berry flavored mimosas.
Location: 3401 First Avenue, Bankers Hill
Date: September 3 – September 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $8 - $14 per plate

Manchester Grand Hyatt
Celebrate summer with food and drinks by the pool with half off wines, $10 local beer flights, and $6 half a dozen oysters. Then finish the day with a view of the city and the classic cocktail Bubbles to the Top.
Location: 1 Market Place, Downtown
Date: September 3 – September 5
Price: varies

Searsucker San Diego
The three-day weekend means three days of brunch at Searsucker. The possibilities are endless with “Mimosas Your Way!”
Location: 611 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp
Date: September 3 – September 5
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Price: $22

Herringbone La Jolla
Indulge in brunch throughout the long weekend with endless rosé paired with plates, including soft shell crab Benedict or ricotta-stuffed French toast.
Location: 7837 Herschel Avenue, La Jolla
Date: September 3 – September 5
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $25

Red Card Café
The new Bay Park gastropub is offering brunch on Monday with a seasonally inspired "build your own mimosa" station with fresh flavors like strawberry, mango, peach, and blackberry.
Location: 4140 Morena Boulevard, Bay Park
Date: September 3 – September 5
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $8 - $16 per plate; mimosas $6+

Endless Summer Clambake
East Coast meets West Coast at BO-Beau. Enjoy lobster, mussels, shrimp, bratwurst, and more.
Location: 8384 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa; 4996 West Point Loma Boulevard, Ocean Beach
Date: September 4 – September 8
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Price: $49.95 per couple, call 619-337-3445 for La Mesa or 619-224-2884 for Ocean Beach to reserve spot

End of Summer Luau
Celebrate the end of summer with a Labor Day Luau hosted by SEA180 Coastal Tavern. Enjoy Hawaiian dishes including mahi mahi, kalua pua’a, and carmelized pineapple upside down cake while watching fire dancers and listening to live music.
Location: 800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach
Date: September 4
Time: 6 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.
Price: $59.95 per person, call 619-631-4949 to reserve

Fireside by The Patio
Labor Day brunch will feature a selection of salad, meat, and frittata stations as well as Labor Day-only cocktails.
Location: 2855 Perry Road, Liberty Station
Date: September 4
Time: 10 a.m.
Price: $25

Firehouse American Eatery + Lounge
Put on your captain’s hat for the yacht-themed party on the open-air rooftop. There will be an oyster bar, shrimp cocktails, and wine and champagne specials all day.
Location: 722 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach
Date: September 5
Time: Until 4 p.m.
Price: $1 oysters, $5 wine spritzers, $10 shrimp cocktails

Tajima Piña Nigori Sake
Come enjoy a drink mix of pineapple juice and nigori sake served in a pineapple rind, as well as other specialty ramen and fresh Japanese fare at Tajima.
Location: All Tajima locations
Date: September 5
Price: $9

Searsucker Del Mar
Bottomless mimosas are a must on Labor Day during brunch at Searsucker Del Mar. Pair them with items like short rib hash, Neapolitan buttermilk pancakes, and croque madame.
Location: 12995 El Camino Real, Del Mar
Date: September 5
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Price: $15

Hula Bay IPA
This is your last chance to enjoy the Hula Bay IPA crafted exclusively for Islands restaurants by Left Coast Brewer—brewed to last only through the end of summer.
Location: All Islands locations
Time: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (varies by location)

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