San Diego Summer

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.

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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

Point Loma Area Information

Point Loma is a seaside community within the city of San Diego, California. Geographically it is a hilly peninsula that is bordered on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, the east by the San Diego Bay and Old Town, and the north by the San Diego River. Together with the Silver Strand / Coronado peninsula, the Point Loma peninsula defines San Diego Bay and separates it from the Pacific Ocean. The term “Point Loma” is used to describe both the neighborhood and the peninsula.


Point Loma has an estimated population of 47,981 (including Ocean Beach), according to the 2010 Census. The Peninsula Planning Area, which includes most of Point Loma, comprises approximately 4,400 acres (1,800 ha).


Point Loma is historically important as the landing place of the first European expedition to come ashore in present-day California. The peninsula has been described as “where California began”. Today, Point Loma houses two major military bases, a national cemetery, a national monument, and a university, in addition to residential and commercial areas.

Marine activities are mostly located on the Bay (eastern) side of the peninsula, where there are three yacht clubs, including the San Diego Yacht Club, which was home to the America’s Cup from 1988 to 1995. There are half a dozen small-boat marinas on the Bay side of Point Loma. There is also a commercial dock which services sport fishing cruises as well as seasonal whale watching expeditions. Point Loma hosts the biggest sport fishing fleet in Southern California. The Bay side hosts numerous other businesses related to yachting and fishing, such as marine supply stores, yacht brokerages, boat repair yards, and hotels and motels catering to fishing enthusiasts. Some restaurants and hotels have docks for customers who arrive by boat.

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Sunset Cliffs

Tourists and locals visit the cliffs on the western side of the peninsula for views of the ocean and the sunset – hence the name, Sunset Cliffs. There aresurfing spots below the cliffs, such as Luscomb’s, Garbage Beach, and New Break. The cliffs are unstable and can be dangerous; a woman died in a fall from the cliffs in December 2008, and other falls have resulted in injuries.

The Point Loma area has a number of hotels, restaurants, and local businesses. Located in the Voltaire business district, near Ocean Beach, is the Point Loma Youth Hostel, frequented by travelers from around the world. The San Diego Sports Arena and the SOMA concert venue are located in the Midway neighborhood of Point Loma.

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Focus on Point Loma University’s Athletic Facilities

The University’s athletic facilities have often been called the most beautiful in America. The facilities include six tennis courts, soccer field, baseball field and gymnasium. The gymnasium can be used for a variety of functions including volleyball and basketball or as meeting space for groups of up to 2,500.

Nestled on the seaside cliffs of Point Loma, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, no other collegiate baseball park can match the picturesque views and comfortable setting of Carroll B. Land Stadium on the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University. Coaches, players and fans marvel at the beautiful park and the magnificent surroundings. The immaculate green grass of the playing field is outlined by the blue sky and sea. Its cozy dimensions offset by the prevailing winds blowing in off the ocean. In 1993, Kevin Kernan of the San Diego Union-Tribune was on the Point Loma campus covering the NAIA Volleyball tournament. Walking beyond the gym, he was amazed upon viewing the university’s spectacular baseball field. Charmed by the baseball facility, Kernan wrote an article that appeared in both the local Union-Tribune and the national Baseball America magazine. The title of the article, “America’s Most Scenic Ballpark.” The nickname has stuck ever since.

Most recently the soccer and track & field facility has gone under a $250,000 transformation in order to provide the men’s and women’s soccer programs the best possible playing surface.  New irrigation, drainage, and a completely new grass surface have made the soccer field into one of the premier soccer facilities in Southern California.  In combination with the location and athletic facilities, this makes Point Loma soccer facility an absolute must see.

Golden Gymnasium is the host building for the women’s volleyball team and the basketball squads, it was built in 1962 by the Golden Construction Company. With seating for 1,750, Golden Gym can handle the traditionally large crowds of Homecoming basketball and has hosted multiple NAIA National Volleyball Championships. Its unique configuration allowed for the set-up of three regulation volleyball courts, which the NAIA utilized during the national tournament (1992,1993,1995,1996, 2002, 2003) when three matches are played at once, from early in the morning until late at night. The San Diego Chargers, US Olympic Decathletes, and US men’s and Women’s Olympic volleyball teams are among others who have used Golden Gym. Various commercials and television promos have also been shot in the building. Golden Gym also houses several offices and the weight room, located on the ground floor behind the east bleachers.


The athletic training clinic is a first-class athletic facilities which services all 11 of Point Loma’s varsity sports as well as our summer camps.  The Athletic Training Clinic provides the highest level of service to the student-athletes at Point Loma Nazarene University and to the campers who visit in the summer. This includes the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries as well as helping to direct the nutritional, physiological, and psychological needs of the student-athlete. The care that the Athletic Training Staff provides is delivered with objectivity and a conscientious blend of concern for the healing of the athlete’s body, mind and spirit.


U.S. News and World Report Stats – Best Colleges

2016 Quick Stats

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3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: (619) 849-2200
2015-2016 Tuition & Fees
2,568 enrolled
36% male / 64% female
Feb. 15 application deadline
69.5% accepted

Point Loma Nazarene University is a private institution that was founded in 1902. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,568, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 90 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Point Loma Nazarene University’s ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 17. Its tuition and fees are $32,400 (2015-16).

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1902
Religious affiliation Church of the Nazarene
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2014 Endowment $47,308,783


When applying to Point Loma Nazarene University, it’s important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Point Loma Nazarene University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.5 percent.

Academic Life

Stats: The student-faculty ratio at Point Loma Nazarene University is 14:1, and the school has 42.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Point Loma Nazarene University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.8 percent.

Five most popular majors for 2014 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Health Professions and Related Programs 17%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Psychology 8%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 6%

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Point Loma Universty Introduction

Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) is a Christian liberal arts college. Its main campus is located on the Point Loma oceanfront in San Diego, California, United States. It was founded in 1902 as a Bible college by the Church of the Nazarene.


PLNU is one of the eight U.S. liberal arts colleges[10] and universities affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene.[11] Although its name might suggest that it is the college for the “Point Loma” region, no such region currently exists;[12] PLNU is the college for the “Southwest Region” of the United States, comprising the northern California, Sacramento, central California, Los Angeles, Anaheim, southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii districts, which include California, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii, and parts of Nevada, Utah, and Texas.[13] Each college receives financial backing from the Nazarene churches on its region; part of each church budget is paid into a fund for its regional school. Each college or university is also bound by a gentlemen’s agreement not to actively recruit outside its respective “educational region.”[14] PLNU has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1949.[15]


Point Loma Nazarene University has a “commitment to educating students as whole people.”[16] The University offers more than 60 areas of scholarship as Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as graduate degrees. There were 3,480 students at the college in 2007, 2,346 of whom were undergraduates.[17] The 2007 acceptance rate for students who applied to the college was 53.5 percent.[18] PLNU has all the usual academic programs for both undergraduates and graduates. One unique feature to the university is the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. The school also offers special programs such as study abroad and an honors program. PLNU is home to a variety of majors including Nursing, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Business, Finance, and Accounting just to name a few.