What’s New in San Diego in 2024
San Diego may be pretty close to perfect as it is, but that doesn’t mean the city is ever finished reinventing itself. Of course, that means there’s no end of exciting developments in store for ‘24! New eatery openings, exciting events and the return of our favorite festivals all mean “America’s Finest City” will be buzzing with excitement this year. Join us to explore the latest and greatest happenings, events and new openings in San Diego that are set to redefine the SoCal experience in the coming 12 months.
What’s Happening at Humphreys
Since our waterfront hotel is a destination unto itself, we’ve got a jam-packed schedule of incredible events for our guests and neighbors to look forward to in the year ahead. If you’re looking to plan a visit in the New Year, here are some of the upcoming updates in store (stay tuned for updates as plans finalize)!
- The Humphreys Concerts by the Bay 2024 Series: The ‘24 Humphreys concert season is just around the corner, and we’re amped for what’s to come this year! The schedule is already shaping up nicely, with shows from landmark artists like Maoli, Peter Hook & The Light, Hoodoo Gurus, and more already on the calendar. Make sure to follow us on Instagram to stay tuned for the 2024 schedule announcement!
- Humphreys Backstage Live: Our new Gourmet Blues Concert Series continues into the new year with performances from Mr. Sipp, DK Harrell, and John Primer. Our much-loved monthly Gospel Brunch (recently named a top-five show of 2023 by George Varga at the San Diego Union-Tribune) also returns in 2024. Explore our full show calendar here, and grab tickets today!
- A New Pool Bar Experience: This spring, Humphreys is set to unveil a sparkling new pool bar area! Get ready for a fresh ambiance, perfect for unwinding in sunny SoCal. In addition, we’ll be upgrading room features throughout the year in order to make your getaway experience even greater.
Take a look back at some of our favorite moments of 2023, and other exciting moments to come in 2024, here!
Exciting New Eateries To Try In The New Year
The eagerly anticipated opening of a new Spill the Beans bagel and coffee shop location is rapidly approaching. Longtime fans of their current outlets appreciate the freshly baked and brewed flavors they’ve come to love — as well as the inviting ambiance, attentive service, and commitment to quality that’s become their calling card. And come March, just over the hill from us, a brand-new Ocean Beach location will join their current stops in the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and the Mission Valley store that only just cut the ribbon on December 28th.
Celebrated Malibu eatery Gladstone’s will make its début at Seaport Village in 2024, and they’ll be bringing their classic seafood fish plates, fresh catches and Maine lobster along with them. The new restaurant is set to take over the space currently occupied by Edgewater Grill, while preserving their famous wrap-around patio and soothing marina views. Gladstone’s is set to be one of the anchors of the ongoing Seaport Village expansion that’s set to bring all-new experiences to San Diego’s waterfront shopping center in 2024.
861 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
This eagerly anticipated Asian-fusion eatery is set to open its doors in the historic Gaslamp District this year. With a chic ambiance that’s part bar and part dining destination (with a dash of sophisticated Zen garden and day club thrown in for flavor), Enlitenment is sure to be a hotspot from the moment the doors open. With a menu that’s been curated to tantalize taste buds with items like Korean crispy chicken sandwiches and Eastern-inspired small plates, Enlitenment promises a gastronomic journey unlike anything else in town.
827 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Newly Announced Events For Your 2024 Calendar
Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup Soccer Tournament (March 10)
Snapdragon Stadium is in full prep mode as it gets ready to host the inaugural edition of the 2024 Concacaf Women’s Gold Cup soccer tournament. This event will showcase the prowess and passion of top-tier athletes from across North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Attendees can look forward to a riveting blend of skillful gameplay, intense rivalries, and electrifying moments certain to captivate fans and elevate the sport to new heights. Head to Snapdragon on March 10th to witness history unfold on the pitch, as teams compete with an unwavering determination, teamwork, and flair that celebrates the enduring spirit of competition.
San Diego County Fair “Let’s Go Retro” (June 12 – July 7)
Step back in time and embrace the nostalgia of yesteryear at the San Diego County Fair. The 2024 theme of “Let’s Go Retro” was recently announced, and invites visitors to relive the iconic moments, trends, and memories of decades past. From vintage-inspired attractions and retro-themed exhibits to classic carnival rides and nostalgic performances, the Fair promises a journey through time that celebrates the music, fashion, culture, and spirit of bygone eras.
As we navigate through what’s new in San Diego, let’s not forget to mark our calendars for these recent announcements happening in the year ahead!
- SeaWorld San Diego’s Jellyfish Showcase: Dive into the mesmerizing world of jellyfish as SeaWorld San Diego unveils its latest attraction, offering visitors a captivating glimpse into the ethereal beauty of these aquatic creatures.
- San Diego Natural History Museum 150th Anniversary: Celebrate a century and a half of discovery and exploration as Balboa Park‘s Natural History Museum marks its 150th anniversary with special exhibitions, events, and programs that showcase the rich biodiversity and cultural heritage of our planet.
- Dino Valley at LEGOLand California: Embark on a prehistoric adventure as LEGOLand California debuts Dino Valley, offering guests an immersive experience that transports them back in time to when giant lizards roamed the earth.
- Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival: Experience the magic of live music, art, and culture as the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival returns to Embarcadero, featuring an eclectic lineup of artists, performers, and attractions that promise to inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.
Want to be here for all the new and exciting openings and events in San Diego this year? You’re not alone. Humphreys Half Moon Inn also can’t wait to try the newest openings and exciting events in store for ‘24! If you’re looking for a convenient and comfortable home base from which to venture out and experience all of it for yourself, you’ll want to check out the San Diego travel deals on our Special Offers page. Happy adventuring!