Seven Tips To Get Social After Your Move To San Diego

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San Diego’s slogan “America’s Finest City” may seem too good to be true, but, spend a little time getting to know what it has to offer and you’ll become a believer. Big names in popular culture, science and technology and more have come to work and play.

However, no one wants to have all that fun by themselves. If you want to know where to find friends to do it all with, consider these seven tips to get social after your move to San Diego:

#1 Night Owls:

In downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter, the social epicenter of San Diego, you will find casual bars and lounges, dance clubs, restaurants, comedy clubs, live music venues and street fairs such as Mardi Gras and ShamRock.

#2 : Pet Lovers Unite:

Numerous pet friendly beaches and trails, off-leash parks, even dog friendly restaurants abound. To top it all off, there are events like pet parades, the Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition, Art shows and Easter egg hunts. Sign up with San Diego Pets Magazine to stay informed.

#3 : Entertainment and Arts:

If you have any interest in pop culture then you are sure to love the star studded “Comic-Con International: San Diego” held at the San Diego Convention Center annually in July. Higher culture is represented as well by Broadway San Diego which presents Broadway Musical Theatre all season long.

#4 : For the athlete:

There are many marathons and Fun runs such as the Del Mar Electric Run (think Tron with sneakers), Mud run and the Rock N’ Roll Marathon. Join a chapter of a running club, such as Team in Training that connects you with other athletes to train with.

#5 : Connect With Your Roots:

Many ethnic communities thrive side by side. In fact, just driving through one neighborhood to the next can feel like a drive across the globe – each one filled with diverse food, festivals and community events, and social clubs. With all that diversity there is sure to be something for everyone.

#6 : Keep the Kids Busy:

If you are a family with young kids, then look to the local community college’s roster or local city’s recreational department for classes for kids such as ballet, gymnastics, or preschool play groups.

#7 : Go to Church:

Truly there is no other single entity that you could turn to that is as inclusive, family oriented and diverse as a house of worship. San Diego has many religions represented. Most churches have midweek as well as weekend services, and events for the congregation to get to know each other better.

Like the quintessential surfer that takes to the waves on one of San Diego’s many sunny days, the city seems to have a vibe that says “It’s cool, man”. Dude, I totally agree.

Roger Castagnola has worked in the moving industry for the past 12 years and loves helping people get settled when moving to a new city. For more information on San Diego movers, visit

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