Summertime Fun in San Diego
Collected by Rajam Roose, AFAR Local Expert
San Diego, CA, USA
The long Labor Day weekend marks the summer's end in the states. If you're in San Diego during this weekend and love tall ships and/or are looking for something fun to do with the kids- don't miss out on the Festival of Sail, which is the largest...
1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
San Diego’s newest public space, the 12-acre Waterfront Park offers a large playground, wide expanses of green grass, jets of water for splashing, and great views of the skyline. Bring an umbrella—there isn’t a lot of shade...
Imperial Beach, CA, USA
What better way to experience San Diego than building sandcastles on the beach? Formerly known as the U.S. Open, this sandcastle competition in Imperial Beach, was the largest in the United States. For a few years, the event didn't occur due to...
3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
Late August, September & October are the best times for getting in the ocean. The water is warm enough to go without a wetsuit. My sister and I often go body boarding at Mission Beach and we're there for hours in the water. If you go during the...
Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Little Italy is a great neighborhood with restaurants, gourmet grocers and boutiques- well worth a check out on any day of the week. But if you're in San Diego on a Saturday morning from 8am to 2pm, you have to walk over to the Little Italy...
San Diego, CA, USA
Local San Diegans love their food and drink! And what better way to celebrate than at a food festival! Summertime is the prime season for outdoor festivals, and food is no exception. There are dozens of festivals going on during the summer months,...
South Casa Beach, San Diego, CA 92037, USA
On our 2 week trip across California, we stopped off at "The Casa Beach" to check out the renowned La Jolla seal colony. It's very interesting to encounter a wild seal colony after having just driven through one of La Jolla's high end shopping...
1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084, USA
Although this fantastic Scottish festival doesn't happen in the city limits of San Diego, it does take place in San Diego county and is definitely worth the short drive if you love all things Scotland and are in San Diego during the end of June....
1880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
To celebrate Summer Sailstice, the worldwide celebration of sailing that happens on the weekend closest to the summer solstice (www.summersailstice.com), I thought it would be fun to join in by going sailing with friends in San Diego, one of my...
Del Mar Bluffs Ln, San Diego, CA 92130, USA
Del Mar is a small, affluent beach community in northern San Diego County. The very meaning of Del Mar (“the sea” in Spanish) conjures up thoughts of long walks on bluffs perched high about the surf, fantastic crimson-colored sunsets, and lazy...
1421 S Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
Surfers, lovers, sun-soakers, and everyone else all frequent the beaches on both sides of the Oceanside Pier. Enjoy a stroll during the weekend as the atmosphere during the day is very relaxed. This beach seemed to be extremely popular for...