Whether you’ve visited San Diego one time or many, one thing’s for sure: There’s always something new and fun to do for the entire family. The only challenge you may have is deciding what to do first! Here are a few exciting summer happenings at world-class San Diego attractions you don’t want to miss.
One of the cool things about being a San Diegan is that you don’t have to own a boat or even a surf board to get out on the water and have a real outdoor adventure. For a family fun getaway, I schedule some play time on San Diego Bay. The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina is my home base. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, guests and locals can enjoy the hotel’s Summer Play offerings with free poolside activities for families, daily deals and discounts on boat charters, whale watching excursions, paddleboat or kayak rentals, and more.
The sound of San Diego summer arrives with the return of 3 popular outdoor concert series. Don’t miss out on the experience of listening to your favorite bands combined with ocean views and a blanket of San Diego stars during these summer concerts.
Robert Arends presents his first Essential Summer Guide to Coronado, a lowdown on what’s hot and what’s new on the island, as well as some incredible lesser-known sights that are sure to delight visitors this summer.
Celebrate summer’s late sunsets (8:00 pm today!) with the spectacular views from Altitude Sky Lounge, open 5:00 pm to 1:00 am daily. Perched on the 22 story of the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, a particularly beautiful sunset can be captured here, setting low over San Diego Bay, framed by Point Loma peninsula and the Coronado bridge with the occasional Dole cargo ship passing though. You’ll also enjoy the mountains in the east and Mexico in the south with a bird’s eye view of all the action at Petco park in the forground.
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Standup paddle boarding (SUP) originates from the Hawaiian islands and is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing water sports in the world! SUP offers a unique glimpse of the ocean while giving the paddler a great core workout. Unlike surfing, SUP, can be mastered by anyone with a little balance in under an hour!
Head on down to OEX La Jolla and paddle the best spot in San Diego!
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Even though it may feel like Summer all year round in San Diego, the season officially begins on June 20.
To prepare for the coming of days at the beach, twilight golfing, concerts by the water, cold craft beer and sunshine; Maren and I are headed out along the coast of San Diego to experience the ultimate first day of summer.
Summer in San Diego means sunshine, beaches and barbecues. During your visit this summer, why not check out some of the awesome new offerings at San Diego attractions, including roller coasters, battling pirate ships, chinese acrobats and more!
Free twilight concerts have become summertime traditions in neighborhoods throughout San Diego County. They’re an opportunity for visitors, locals and their families to socialize, picnic, enjoy music together – and maybe even dance as the sun sets on another perfect San Diego summer day.
After the break are a sampling of what’s being staged this summer.