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Summer Bliss: Your Ultimate Activity Guide to San Diego This Summer!

Updated: Apr 27

Summer in San Diego is a magical time filled with endless sunshine, stunning beaches, and a vibrant atmosphere. In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey through the best activities, events, and hidden gems that make summer in San Diego truly unforgettable. From coastal adventures and outdoor festivals to relaxation by the shore, get ready to soak up the sun and make the most of your summer in America's Finest City!
Mission Beach, San Diego,CA at Sunset
Mission Beach
Relax at the Beach
San Diego is famous for its beautiful beaches. Spend a day at popular beach destinations like La Jolla Cove, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, or Coronado Beach. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, paddle boarding, or simply relaxing by the ocean.

Go on a Tour
Tours in San Diego are a great experience for both locals and tourists! Some of my favorite tours include:
Old Town Trolley Tour - a great way to see the city, especially if it's your first time in San Diego!

Ride Bikes in Mission Bay
Mission Bay is the largest aquatic park of its kind in the world, surrounded by 27 miles of shoreline and several popular beach communities. This is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing bike ride. If you don't have a bike, there are a few bike rental places located right on the boardwalk.

Mission Beach Bike Rentals

Explore San Diego Neighborhoods
San Diego is a large and diverse city with many different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own vibe and local restaurants. You can easily spend the day exploring just one neighborhood!

Sail Around the Bay on a Brunch Cruise
This is the perfect way to start your weekend with beautiful views of the bay and a delicious brunch buffet!
Join Flagship Cruises on this unforgettable experience!

Enjoy a Community Festival
Scoop San Diego- Ice Cream Festival in North Park - June 25, 2023
Third Avenue at the Lemon Festival in Chula Vista
Lemon Festival in Chula Vista, CA

Fourth of July Celebrations
Celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks at many locations throughout the city!

Light up the Night with a Beach Bonfire
Gather family, friends, and firewood for a cozy beach bonfire at one of the scenic beaches in San Diego County, including Coronado Beach, La Jolla Shores, Ocean Beach, and Mission Beach.

Watch a Free Summer Movie
Every year the County of San Diego sponsors free movies in different parks in San Diego during the Summer. Click this link for the latest information and schedule.

Attend a Surfing Event
If you have ever wanted to attend a surfing event, now is your chance! This summer check out the World Body Surfing Championships in Oceanside, CA on August 19-20, 2023.


Dance the night away at Salsa under the Stars
Held on select Fridays at the Headquarters at Seaport Village.

San Diego County Fair- Del Mar Fairgrounds
The county fair is back and better than ever! Get your adrenaline pumping and ride one of the many rides, or indulge in all the fried fair food!

Pack a Picnic
Grab your picnic basket and head to any one of San Diego's inviting spots for a casual outdoor repast — from Downtown's Waterfront Park, with its wide patches of grass and interactive fountain, to the beachside charm of Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, to the sweeping city vistas from Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach.


Watch a Movie with a View
Enjoy a night out at the Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero and catch a movie with views of the San Diego skyline!

Go to a Padres Game
Catch a baseball game at Petco Park and cheer on the San Diego Padres!

Ride the Trolley
This Summer is the perfect time to take a ride on the trolley and explore the city! You can ride the blue line to Westfield UTC and do some shopping or get off at the Old Town stop and learn about the history of San Diego.


These activities are just a handful of all the things there are to do in San Diego during the Summer! I hope this list is helpful and gave you some ideas to make your Summer unforgettable!
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This makes me want to hop on a plane and get out to SD!!!!!

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come on over!! :)

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