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There is so much to enjoy this Thanksgiving, especially in San Diego County. As the fifth most populous county in the nation, there is a fun way to celebrate in every city. From Thanksgiving feasts and turkey trots to beautiful pumpkin patches, you’ll experience a memorable Thanksgiving in San Diego. Find out below what makes San Diego County the perfect destination for fun and excitement this holiday season:

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Fun in the Sun

With an average high temperature of 70 degrees in San Diego, there is plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving day. Before diving into green bean casserole and classic stuffing, start your day by breaking a sweat with the entire family. For the 21st year in a row, Aya Healthcare is presenting the Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K at Balboa Park. As San Diego’s longest-standing Thanksgiving Day turkey trot, it’s the perfect way to start your day. This family-friendly event helps raise funds to feed the hungry in need through Father Joe’s Villages’ Food Services Program.

Take the year off by cooking Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy a dining cruise with the entire family. Hosted by Flagship Cruises and Events, experience an incredible cruise of your choice around San Diego Bay while enjoying a gourmet three-course meal. The menu includes turkey, gravy, whipped potatoes, sage stuffing, and options for vegans and vegetarians. On board, guests can enjoy complimentary boarding champagne, scenic views, a live soloist, and free Wi-Fi. Tickets for this two-hour cruise start at $89.50 for ages thirteen and up and $53.70 for children aged four and up. Learn more about this one-of-a-kind cruise here.

Leave the cooking and cleaning to the professionals and experience a waterfront buffet this Thanksgiving. Hosted by Paradise Point Resort’s signature restaurant, Tidal, this event is fun for the entire family. The exclusive menu will include slow-roasted Diestel turkey, truffle mac & cheese, butternut squash bisque, fried oysters, wild berry & ginger cobbler, and more. The buffet is from 1 pm to 6 pm, and tickets start at $98 for adults and $48 for children aged five and older. Learn more about this delicious buffet here.

The San Diego Jazz Festival is returning for its 43rd year. Held at the San Diego Convention Center, this five-day event is from November 23rd through the 27th. Dedicated to the jazz music of the early 20th Century, this music festival features musicians performing traditional jazz, swing, blues, ragtime, boogie-woogie, gospel, and rhythm and blues. Tickets start at $20 for single-day passes and work upwards of $125 for all five days. Learn more about this exciting event here.

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Incredible Rentals

At Vacation Rentals by Kimberly, we feature an incredible selection of properties that will make San Diego County feel like home. Whether you’re visiting our coast with the entire family or a significant other, we have a property for you. With properties in 12 different locations, including San Diego, La Jolla, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, and more, we have a property for every type of vacation. Despite the location, our properties have one thing in common – beautiful kitchens. As the heart of the house, all our kitchens are designed to make cooking a delicious meal easy. Our kitchens are fully equipped with upgraded appliances, such as stoves, ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers. When it’s time to eat, gather around our dining room tables and make lasting Thanksgiving memories.

Aside from beautiful kitchens, our southern California rentals have incredible amenities and features. Choose from oceanfront properties and spacious homes with private hot tubs. The best part about our selection of properties? Many of them are pet-friendly! We understand a family trip isn’t complete without your furry best friend, so we encourage you to bring them along. Speak to one of our team members to confirm your desired rental is pet-friendly.

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San Diego county has to be added to the top of your bucket list for its beautiful weather, incredible beaches, unique shops, and delicious restaurants. With an average high temperature of 70 degrees, it’s the beach getaway you’ve been dreaming of. At Vacation Rentals by Kimberly, we make sure the fun doesn’t stop when it’s time to wash all the sand off. We provide our guests with an unbeatable experience in one of our luxury vacation rentals. We can’t wait to see you this holiday season!

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Widely known for its marina, shops, and delicious restaurants, Oceanside, California is a coastal city you must add to the top of your bucket list. At Vacation Rentals by Kimberly, we make sure the fun doesn’t stop when it’s time to wash all the sand off. We provide our guests with an unbeatable experience in one of our luxury vacation rentals. The Harbor Penthouse is the four-bedroom condo you didn’t realize you needed in your life. Enjoy harbor views when you stay in this property designed with style, comfort, and convenience in mind. 


Oceanside is located in San Diego county in southern California. Embossing a laid-back lifestyle, it is true to the SoCal beach vibe. Whether you’re coming to town to catch some epic waves, dine at delicious restaurants, or relax in the sand, you’ll fall in love with Oceanside. The Harbor Penthouse is between Oceanside Harbor Beach and The Oceanside Harbor. Guests can enjoy harbor views from the back patio or walk to local shops and restaurants. If an unbeatable location is a must-have then The Harbor Penthouse is the perfect property for you. 

Features and Amenities 

This four-bedroom and the two-bath condo is the perfect retreat for family vacations or getaways with friends. Once you step foot in this luxury property, you will instantly notice the abundance of natural sunlight flooding in from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The property boasts a light and airy feeling, immediately putting you at ease in your new home away from home. The living room features a stone fireplace, a large gray sectional sofa, two accent chairs, and a Smart television in the corner of the room. The property features an open floor plan, allowing guests to relax on the couch and guests to cook dinner and still feel connected. If you love cooking, then you’ll adore the luxury kitchen. Guests have access to upgraded appliances and plenty of cabinets and counter space to prepare fresh ingredients. Once the food is ready, gather around the eight-person dining table and recap the day’s activities. Outside guests can not only enjoy beautiful ocean views but a community pool and hot tub where they can relax. 

The property can comfortably sleep eight people between the four bedrooms. Each bedroom includes designer touches, luxurious bedding, and the perfect escape once it’s time to rest after a fun-filled day. And don’t worry about taking sand home with you, this beautiful property has you covered with a private washer and dryer where you can wash your clothes before you leave us. 


There is so much fun to be had in Oceanside. Whether you’re looking to go deep sea fishing, snorkeling, or exploring the local shops, you’ll find yourself wishing you lived here. Below we’re listed a few of the top attractions in town. 

Oceanside Pier

Spanning more than 1,900 feet, the Oceanside Pier is a must-visit. Built in 1987, this attraction has seen the city grow over the past decades. Guests can watch surfers, enjoy a relaxing walk, or fish from the pier. Not only is this pier rich in history, but it’s the perfect spot to snap your next Instagram-worthy photo. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of ocean life, including dolphins and whales. 

Breakwater Way

This family-friendly beach is popular among surfers and volleyball players. Breakwater Way is a great destination for a stroll along the water or if you’re looking to build a sandcastle with the family. Guests also have access to showers, restrooms, picnic tables, barbecue pits, and volleyball courts. 

Oceanside Harbor

Don’t let your Oceanside trip come to an end before you’ve had the chance to visit Oceanside Harbor. This attraction is well-known for its whale-watching tours, deep-sea fishing charters, and paddle boarding. However, if you’re looking to grab a bite to eat with beautiful scenic views then you’ve come to the right place. Popular restaurants Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill, Harbor Fish & Chips, Oceanside Broiler, and Stratford at the Harbor. After you’ve enjoyed a delicious meal, be sure to check out the local shops around you. 

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Oceanside is a must-visit whether you’re looking to surf the beach’s waves or explore the local dining scene. When it’s time to kick back and relax after a day soaking up the sun, be sure to retreat to one of our beautiful vacation rentals that will exceed all of your expectations. We feature a large range of properties from Oceanside down the coast into La Jolla. Contact our team of reservation specialists to book your stay at The Harbor Penthouse and to learn about the many activities and attractions waiting for you in Oceanside. We can’t wait to see you!