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The San Diego Big Bay Whale Festival Tips

The 2014 San Diego Big Bay Whale Festival is just around the corner with lots of fun activities in store for you, and I’m here to give you some helpful tips to ensure you get the most out of the festival.   The festival will be held at The Port Pavillion on the Broadway Pier

Festival Tips:

  • There will be 3 live bands playing throughout
  • the festival starting at 11am through 3pm.  The bands include; Moon Dog at 11am, Flamenco with Roots at 12pm, Jinnah Williams at 12:30pm, and James Gibson Band at 2pm.   Don’t miss these talented acts. 
  • Another fun activity- FLASH MOB! That’s right; there will be a flash mob at 1:30pm.  How fun are those!?  Make sure you’re there to catch that.
  • Activities for kids- The festival will feature a jumping house, a giant inflatable obstacle course, face painting and balloon art, and so much more!
  • Prize giveaways- The first 5 people who check in on Facebook at the festival and show their phone to the Seaport Village table will get a special prize. 
  • Don’t forget to download the Whale Days Offer page for some great deals!
  • Parking- The closest parking will be at the USS Midway Aircraft Museum entrance on Navy Pier from N. Harbor Drive. The charge is $10 per day.  You can find information on other nearby parking lots and their pricing here
  • Last but not least, the event is FREE. Don’t you just love hearing that word?!

Now you’re all prepared to have a blast at the whale Festival!  The event begins at 11am on January 25th, so make sure to arrive early to park!

Whale see you there!

Boardwalk Betty


2013 Holiday Bowl Parade

Can’t believe Christmas came and went so fast!  I already miss it.  Not to worry, because The San Diego Holiday Bowl  will be in town tomorrow! 

Every year, the Holiday Bowl presents two college teams who battle it out at the San Diego Qualcomm Stadium.  This year, the Arizona State Sun Devils will be facing the Texas Tech Red Raiders.  Ticket packages are still available for purchase. Who will take home the win?  We will have to watch and find out.  

To kick off the game, The port of San Diego will host a Big Bay Balloon Parade, which is starting  at 10:00am on December 30th in Downtown San Diego and will cross near Seaport Village. You can see the full route here.   

So, come by and support the Big Bay Balloon Parade.  you can watch the parade for free, but if you want to sit in the grandstand you have to buy a seat.  Tickets can be purchased here

I’ll see you tomorrow! Hope you have a great New Years Eve!

Boardwalk Betty


Breakfast with Santa Photos

Well, there goes another amazing year of Breakfast with Santa. Hope you all enjoyed the yummy food at Harbor House and the quality time with Santa.  How cool was the toy soldier show, the creative balloons and Mrs. Claus’ face painting?! We have a talented bunch among us! 

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I know you’ve all been waiting for those festive photos with Santa, and here they are. 

1) Find your photo from the set, and click on it. This will bring it full-screen, with a black toolbar on the bottom of the screen. Click the very last button on the right (three white dots).. and click on “View All Sizes"

2) Click on the link that says “Original Size”. This will refresh the page with a huge photo. Right click on the photo and then choose “Save Image As..” or similar. You can then save the full version of the JPG photo to your computer for a high-quality print or to forward to friends and family.


Breakfast with Santa- Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 


Breakfast with Santa- Sunday Dec. 15, 2013


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Remember, if you would like more photos with Santa, we do have traditional Santa photos at our east plaza gazebo at Seaport Village.  Santa will be here until the end of the month to take photos with you.  Dates and times are available here.


See you next year for another fun breakfast with Santa!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Boardwalk Betty  


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Consider this a window to the best views in town, an abundance of tips, secrets and downtown chatter. Boardwalk Betty cruises the cobblestone to bring you the splendor of Seaport Village. Join in her experiences, her observations and interactions as she shows you how Seaport Village is where the magic of the sea comes to life.  Also, a list of her favorite blogs below!