Nothing beats summer in San Diego. With friendly locals, 70 miles of beautiful coastline, world-class attractions like SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo and a laid-back vibe all its own, California’s playground is perfect for the young and young at heart. Luxury-seekers will find seaside and mountain view resorts whose sole purpose is pampering. Offering fine dining, golf, spa, yoga and all of the luxurious amenities one would expect. Downtown you’ll find hip and trendy boutique hotels in and around the Gaslamp Quarter, the heart of San Diego’s sizzling nightlife scene.
Happiness is calling from San Diego this summer – answer the call.
Top 10 Free Things to do
1. San Diego’s Beaches
Put on your bathing suit, grab your towel and head to one of San Diego’s 30+ beaches, all open to the public, and perfect for body surfing, boogie boarding, building sandcastles, collecting seashells and basking in the sun.
2. 59-Mile Scenic Drive
Hit the road and take in the sights as you navigate San Diego’s 59-Mile Scenic Drive that loops its way through the city’s charming neighborhoods and reveals our unique attractions and natural wonders.
3. Free Summer Concerts
Take advantage of San Diego’s warm summer nights and enjoy a number of free summer concerts held throughout the county.
4. Free Summer Movies
After a day enjoying San Diego’s beautiful beaches, world-class attractions, numerous golf courses, fabulous shopping and amazing cultural institutions, spend the evening under the stars relaxing with a free movie, family, food and fun.
5. Beach Bonfire
Gather friends, family and firewood for a cozy beach bonfire at one of San Diego County’s bonfire-friendly beaches, located in Coronado, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.
6. Balboa Park After Dark
This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after dark every Friday. Enjoy extended evening hours at nine museums, as well as food trucks and entertainment throughout the Park.
When: May 27 – September 2, 2016
7. Art Around Adams
Enjoy Adams Avenue in a friendly, relaxed and carefree environment where taste-makers and free thinkers mix freely with family and friends. Experience exhibits and performances that will dazzle the eye and stir the senses.
When: June 4, 2016
8. RB Alive! Street Fair
Celebrate the annual RB Alive! Street Fair with more than 300 booths, Kids Zone with rides, games and special carnival foods, cultural stage, classic car show and more.
When: June 5, 2016
9. Inter-Tribal Powwow
Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for the Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing.
When: June 11-12, 2016
10. United States Police & Fire Championships
United States Police & Fire Championships brings together law enforcement and fire athletes from across the country compete in Olympic-style sports.
When: June 18-25, 2016