Thanksgiving Dinner In San Diego

By Vanessa Howard

If you’re looking for a sunny destination to spend the week of Thanksgiving, you really can’t beat San Diego. The Southern California sunshine is infectious and is sure to make your Thanksgiving special. If you’re staying with us in San Diego you’ve got some truly delicious options for Thanksgiving dinner. 

Thanksgiving Weather In San Diego 

Thanksgiving weather in San Diego is typically around 70℉ during the day and drops to the mid-50s in the evening. It’s perfect weather for enjoying days wandering around the city and beach, and evenings enjoying your cozy Arrivls vacation rental. 

Where To Stay 

While visiting San Diego during the holidays, you can’t do better on location, convenience, and design than Arrivls The Rockaway House and Makai. Both are located just steps from Mission Beach, making them the perfect home base for all of your San Diego adventures. 

The Rockaway House

This Mission Beach duplex can be rented as individual units (Rockaway North with 1 bedroom/1 bathroom, and Rockaway South with 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom) or in combination to sleep up to 8 guests, making it perfect for larger families. While staying at The Rockaway House you’ll be just steps away from the Mission Beach boardwalk. Rockaway South – a 1930s beach cottage – is full of charm and is perfect for your next beach getaway. Upstairs, Rockaway North is thoughtfully designed and inviting. Whichever space you choose you’ll love the bright interior and the coastal boho vibes that The Rockaway House offers. The Rockaway House is located on the ocean side of Mission Boulevard, just 4 houses from the sand!

Makai Mission Beach

Makai is the Hawaiian word for “towards the sea,” and is a fantastic choice for your North Park trip to San Diego! You’ll love the 2nd-floor patio and ocean view from this beachy duplex home. With its laid-back charm, thoughtful amenities, and absolutely unbeatable location, you won’t regret staying at Makai. Makai North is a spacious one-bedroom, and Makai South is a two-bedroom. The home comfortably sleeps 8 if you rent the entire duplex, making this a great option for a trip to San Diego. Makai offers garage parking and all of your beach essentials – towels, an umbrella, chairs, and sand toys. We look forward to hosting you soon at Makai!

Did you know that Makai and The Rockaway House are next-door neighbors? This makes them perfect for groups traveling with up to 16 guests.  You can rent out both duplexes – perfect for multiple groups or families traveling together, as you’ll be close by but everyone still has their own space to relax and unwind at the end of the day.

For some amazing tips on what to check out read 5 Neighborhoods To Explore In San Diego, 5 Can’t Miss San Diego Activities, and San Diego Neighborhood Guide: North Park

Thanksgiving Dinner In San Diego

San Diego has some great options when it comes to letting professionals prepare your feast this Thanksgiving. You’ll love the ability to sit back and relax at these amazing eateries… 

PB Alehouse

PB Alehouse is one of the Top 11 Restaurants in Pacific Beach and is offering a special Thanksgiving menu from 10 am to 10 pm. There will be a special drink menu available from 10 pm to close (2 am). 

The alehouse is also offering turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings to go! Let them take care of the hard work and take your Thanksgiving feast back to your Arrivls rental. For the full menu check directly with PB Alehouse. 

PB Alehouse| 721 Grand Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109| (858) 581-2337


You’ll find JRDN at Tower 23 Hotel, and you can’t beat the views at this oceanfront location. This year you can join JRDN for a festive Thanksgiving feast from 12 – 8 pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made here.  

Let JRDN do all the work and the dishes for you this year as you enjoy a 3-course meal of Thanksgiving favorites. With these beautiful views, you’ll have a lot to be thankful for. The 3-course meal costs between $51 – $71 per person. 

JRDN| 723 Felspar Street, Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109| (858) 270-2323

Herb & Wood

Herb & Wood is serving up a phenomenal feast of Thanksgiving classics from 1 pm – 10 pm this Thursday. This meal is perfect for anyone looking for a rustic Thanksgiving spread with all of your favorite trimmings. 

Try the classic Turkey Roulade with lemon rosemary stuffing, or for something, a little different try the Honey Nut Squash. You can find the full menu here. The meal is $92 for adults and $38 for children and reservations are highly recommended. Reservations can be made here

Herb & Wood| 2210 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101| (619) 955-8495  

George’s At The Cove 

If you choose to dine at George’s At The Cove this Thanksgiving you’ll be treated to a Special Prix Fixe 3-Course menu in their Ocean View Room from 3 pm – 7 pm. You can also enjoy their Turkey special along with their regular menu at Ocean Terrace and Level2. 

The special holiday menu is served family-style with classics such as roasted turkey breast, potato puree with turkey gravy, and mushroom stuffing. Capacity is limited and reservations will need to be made in advance, you can make your reservations here.  

George’s At The Cove| 1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037| (858) 454-4244

Ranch 45 

At Ranch 45 they are offering a Thanksgiving menu to dine in or for holiday pick-ups. The holiday preorder menu features delicious roasted butternut squash soup, smoked turkey leg, smoked cornish game hen, olive oil smashed potatoes and pumpkin cheesecake. 

You can order this menu for holiday pickup, and let the professionals cook up your Thanksgiving feast while you relax at your comfy Arrivls rental. Make sure to place your order ASAP, see the full menu here

Ranch 45| 512 Via De La Valle Ste 102, Solana Beach, CA 92075| (858) 461-0092

Herb & Sea 

If you’re looking for a coastal Thanksgiving feast, then Herb & Sea is perfect for you! Sit back and let them do all the hard work as you enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery. Available from 1 pm – 7 pm on Thanksgiving day, the meal costs $87 for adults and $38 per child. 

At Herb & Sea, you can enjoy a delicious Turkey Confit with mashed potatoes and cranberry orange chutney. Or try something different with Broiled Seafood Royale with stone crab, wild Mexican shrimp, and bay scallops. Don’t forget dessert with the delectable Pumpkin Tart or Apple Crumble Pie. You can see the full menu here, and make your reservation here

Herb & Sea| 131 D Street, Encinitas CA, 92024| (760) 704-8300

Lavo San Diego 

Photo Credit: Lavo San Diego

Located in the city’s trendy Gaslamp Quarter, Lavo is offering a special Thanksgiving menu this year. You can join this Italian eatery from 2-8 pm this Thursday when the full menu will be available along with holiday classics. 

Enjoy a turkey dinner for $64 and you’ll get Carved Herb Roasted Turkey, Chestnut Stuffing, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Maple Butter, Country Gravy, House-made Cranberry Sauce, and your choice of Apple or Pumpkin Pie. You can make a reservation here

Lavo San Diego| 611 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101| (619) 762-5286

Other Fun Thanksgiving Events

La Jolla Coastal Running Tour 5K

Join this iconic running tour of San Diego to get a great tour of La Jolla while working off that Thanksgiving feast. La Jolla was once a quaint artists’ colony but is now a popular tourist destination. You’ll find a multitude of galleries, cafes, and shops as well as idyllic beaches, surfing spots, historic cottages, and secret tide pools. You can see all of this and more on this 5K tour.

Find out more here

Find out how to spend The Perfect Day In La Jolla

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, even more, this year by staying at The Rockaway House or Makai and having a professionally curated Thanksgiving dinner! You’ll love not having to cook and clean this holiday, we promise!

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