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.

Dozens of people sunbathing beneath rocky cliffs, houses visible above them

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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