San Diego is always buzzing with lots of activities throughout the year. And the month of October means lots of exciting and colorful events in San Diego. Here are some events which draw a huge number of people: Dia de los Muertos at Mission San Luis Rey Literally meaning Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in San Diego with great enthusiasm. Organized by the Mission San Luis Rey, Dia de los Muertos is the celebration of the rich Latino culture. Set to take place on October 31st, 2010, Dia de los Muertos is the Mexican way of remembering, honoring and praying for the loved ones who have passed away. Dia de los Muertos is a vibrant and colorful display of rich Mexican culture, dance, music, delicious Mexican cuisine and much more. The festival also includes children’s activity area, chalk cemetery, and not to forget the altars which will be beautifully decorated with thousands of marigolds. It is a unique platform for artists, musicians and dancers to showcase their talent and a great opportunity for San Diego residents and visitors to experience Latino culture. This year, Dia de los Muertos is falling on Halloween, so dress up your kids in their Day of the Dead costumes. A mini altar contest will also be held for kids. If you happen to be on a San Diego vacation in the last week of October, or if you plan to come to San Diego during this time, do attend this endearing festival. Best part is you won't have to spend a single penny on attending this colorful family friendly event as it is free for all. 11th San Diego Asian Film Festival For film lovers, San Diego Asian Film Festival is a sheer delight. Films made and acted by people of Asian descent will be screened at the festival. You can watch whatever you like- serious art house films, short films, blockbusters, documentaries, animation and lots more. All films will have subtitles in English. And that's not all, you also get to meet actors, and filmmakers at the festival and ask them queries during the Q&A sessions. This mind-blowing San Diego Asian Film Festival is going to take place from October 21 to 28, 2010 at the Hazard Center UltraStar Cinemas in Mission Valley. If you eat, breathe and sleep cinema; then better not miss this festival which is sure going to be a pleasant and enriching experience for you. You can buy ticket online or at the box office. If you are keen to catch lots of films, then you can purchase a 4-Pack or 10-Pack ticket. And if you choose to become a member and buy an all-festival pass, then you are entitled to all films and programs. Both these wonderful events must be included in your itinerary on your vacation to San Diego. The most convenient thing you can do is get your rooms booked at a hotel in San Diego from where Mission San Luis Rey and Mission Valley are nearby so that you can easily commute. Besides October is the time when festive season is on, tourists are coming in large numbers for Oktoberfest and Halloween. Therefore a good number of San Diego accommodations are offering awesome discounts and great San Diego vacation packages. Better you check on the net to find some great deals but keep in mind only to look for a hotel which provides good services and is centrally located so you don't waste much time on commuting. Author's Info: David Miller is a well known author who writes extensively on various events, festivals, San Diego accommodations and hotels in San Diego offering amazing San Diego vacation packages. His articles serve as informative guides to visitors who are on a vacation to San Diego.