Sunset on a San Diego beach. Photo via Chris Stone
Sunset on a San Diego beach. Photo via Chris Stone

If you’re not planning to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, you’re not alone.

Less than half of the American population will tune into the game, even though it is consistently the most-watched event on TV. And with the Chargers maybe/maybe not moving to Los Angeles, San Diegans might have less reason to love football.

So for the majority, here are five great things to do this Sunday in San Diego:

1. Take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and go to the beach. Highs will be in the mid 70s, and it will be sunny with light winds. Low tide is at 2:42 p.m. in La Jolla, and the sun will set at 5:26 p.m., so the Super Bowl is a perfect time for a beach walk.

2. Visit a museum. It’s Museum Month in February, and you can stop by any local Macy’s store to pick up a pass good for 50 percent off at more than 40 institutions.

3. Donate to United Way of San Diego County, which has created the #1SUPERpercent campaign to encourage people to give some of the money they might have spent on food and beer while watching the game.

4. Try a new restaurant for dinner. While the game is on, enjoy a quiet meal. The Top of the Market has reopened downtown, and Sunday might be a good day to try some of San Diego’s hot new eateries like Bracero and Juiper & Ivy in Little Italy.

5. Sample some of San Diego’s innovative craft beer. Nearly two dozen breweries are clustered in Miramar and Kearny Mesa, with the latest, Pure Project, opening just weeks ago. But have a designated driver, as the San Diego Sheriff’s Department is planning special Super Bowl DUI patrols from 3 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

If you’re a football fan, however, Super Bowl 50 begins at 3:25 p.m. at Levi’s Stadium in Silicon Valley and will be televised on CBS.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.