Fun Things to Do in San Diego for February 2024

Explore San Diego by trekking through the wetlands, pinballing at Dyno Bar, and more with a Meetup group.


San Diego is one of the jewels of Southern California. With dozens of miles of coastline, unique beach communities, and great weather year-round, good times are never hard to come by. Whether you’re new in town or you’ve lived here for years, you can discover so many fun things to do in San Diego, like going on an art crawl through Barrio Logan or participating in the city’s International Jewish Film Festival. 

With Meetup, you never have to do fun things alone. Check out the following Meetup events happening around San Diego during the month of February 2024, and have a great time with new friends!   

Join the annual “Love Your Wetlands Day” with the Audubon Society 

“Love Your Wetlands Day” is a once-a-year opportunity to explore the normally off-limits Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve in Mission Bay. This ecosystem includes protected marshland, tidal channels, and salt flats with abundant wildlife.  

Sponsored by the UC Natural Reserve System and the San Diego Audubon Society, “Love Your Wetlands Day” activities include guided walking tours, live animal presentations, habitat restoration, and more. On Saturday, February 3, experience the rarely-seen magic of the Kendall-Frost Marsh with the San Diego County Native Plant Society Meetup, a community of more than 1,700 members.  

See the city’s creative side on an art crawl through Barrio Logan 

An industrial-chic area on the shores of San Diego bay, Barrio Logan’s former warehouses are now home to art galleries, craft breweries, and authentic Mexican restaurants. This vibrant area has a youthful, creative spirit, and it’s a popular stomping ground for students from the nearby Woodbury School of Architecture. 

On Saturday, February 10, you can join DRINK N DRAW @ different breweries! for the monthly Barrio Logan art crawl. This Meetup group of nearly 400 members will stop by art studios, open workspaces, public art installations, murals, fine art galleries, local shops, and more. This event is free and family-friendly.    

Check out Dyno Bar, a paradise for pinball lovers

Tucked between the buzz of Downtown San Diego and the residential bliss of Mission Hills, Dyno Bar is a throwback arcade and pool hall. With a huge variety of old school and modern pinball machines (with themes like The Mandalorian), this BYOF barcade is a regular haunt of the San Diego Pinball Club.  

This Meetup group of 300 members will gather on Tuesday, February 13 for their monthly tournament. Players of all skill levels are welcome to join (with lower-ranked and unranked players getting a discount to enter), and gift cards will be raffled off to all contestants.     

Participate in the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival  

This year marks the 34th installment of the city’s annual Jewish Film Festival, with both in-person and at-home screenings for exploring both contemporary and historical Jewish culture. 

On Sunday, February 18, you can join Jewish Seculars for FFF (Food, Film, and Friendship) to discuss a movie from the slate. This Meetup group of over 70 members will gather at the Arely French Bakery to unpack “The Story of Annette Zelman,” a tale of star-crossed lovers set in 1941 in Nazi-occupied France. You can stream the film at home or see it in person at the Garfield Theater on Wednesday, February 7.  

Explore the Japanese Friendship Garden for free  

On Tuesday, February 20, you can enjoy free admission into Balboa Park’s Japanese Friendship Garden. Designed as a display of mutual respect between San Diego and its sister city, Yokohama, these twelve acres have zen gardens, ceremonial gates, koi ponds, and peaceful winding paths.  

There, you can also learn unique Japanese garden arts with Kokedama lovers – Workshop and more info about Kokedama! This Meetup group of 60 members invites you to try the traditional practice of Kokedama, where you lovingly shape balls of soil and moss into ornamental plants you can take home.   

Don’t see any activities that speak to you? 

Don’t worry. There are so many fun things to do in San Diego, it would be impossible to capture them all on one list. If there’s an activity you’d love to do in San Diego but you can’t find an event for it, you can easily create your own Meetup group and host your own event!  

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Last modified on January 29, 2024