Two college football games in San Diego during the holidays are an extra gift to fans before and after Christmas. Enjoy Poinsettia Bowl on 12/21 and the Holiday Bowl on 12/27. Both match-ups have lots of events besides the game. Here's how to spend a sports-lovers holiday week in San Diego:
Arrive at Humphreys Half Moon inn anytime and start settling in. Take a stroll beneath the palm trees and start enjoying the laid-back California life.
6:00 p.m. Marching bands take over Horton Plaza Park in the historic Gaslamp Quarter for a Battle of the Bands.
11:15 a.m. Join the teams at the Signature Flight Team Luncheon. Besides hearing the coaches speak, you'll take a self-guided tour of the USS Midway Museum.
2:00 p.m. Head to the stadium for WinterFest. There's snow, holiday music and lights, and more fun for the whole family.
3:30 p.m. Join the party at the Poinsettia Bowl VIP Tailgate Party. There's tons of food, bands, and cheerleaders.
6:00 p.m. It's kickoff time!
December 23 - 25:
Enjoy the many local San Diego attractions near Humphreys Half Moon Inn.
11:00 a.m. Join the teams at the Kickoff Luncheon that starts with a battle of the bands and then lets you interact with the players and coaches.
6:00 p.m. Couldn't make the luncheon? There's another battle of the bands at Horton Plaza this evening.
9:45 a.m. Start your day with the Bumble Bee 5K Run/Walk. Enjoy great waterfront views and the festive party at the finish line.
10:00 a.m. Even if you walk the 5K, you'll be able to catch the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade. It's the biggest balloon parade in the U.S.
12:00 p.m. It's the first year for FanZone at the Holiday Bowl. You can eat, drink, and test out your football skills.
1:30 p.m. Enjoy the Holiday Bowl VIP Tailgate Party.
4:00 p.m. Start cheering for your team!
Stay a while longer with us at Humphrey's Half Moon Inn. San Diego is filled with things to do, all easily reached from Humphreys Half Moon Inn. We're only 3 miles from the airport, so you can take your time to relax and enjoy our beautiful location before you have to head to the airport and home.