San Diego Beaches and Adventures

Welcome to San Diego, home to the best attractions, theme parks and beaches in Southern California. Summer is here! We have many fun events for locals and tourists. There is so much to do, whether you want some adventure – or you want to get away from it all. 

Updated July 17, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

There are many seasonal events and things to do. Explore the San Diego Events July and San Diego Events August for some of our summer favorites. This is a great time of year to enjoy the San Diego beaches, local hiking trails, or visit one of the many Southern California theme parks. Disneyland California and Universal Studios are nearby. This month, San Diego hosts Comic-Con and the Del Mar horse races open for the summer season.

San Diego Attractions

San Diego Top Attractions Balboa Park

San Diego Balboa Park

San Diego and Southern California are home to some of the best adventures for your vacation. For the top attractions in San Diego, see our list of the best San Diego tourist attractions.

Our ideal Mediterranean climate and low humidity provides the perfect weather for outdoor activities. Explore Balboa Park, walk along the La Jolla coast, hike the trails at Torrey Pines, camp in nearby Anza Borrego desert and explore many more fun activities. Check out these things to do in San Diego.

San Diego Events

San Diego Harbor Cruise Coronado Bridge Sunset

San Diego harbor cruise at sunset - 
Coronado bridge

If you are looking for more fun things to do in San Diego, check out our calendar of San Diego Events. We have a list of popular events each month, and seasonal events such as 4th of July Fireworks, Halloween and Christmas

San Diego Discounts

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Hogwarts Castle, Harry Potter World, Universal Studios

While the beaches and many outdoor activities are free, many other San Diego attractions and adventures are not. We can help you save money with discounts and coupons for San Diego and Southern California attractions, such as Disneyland, Legoland, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and many more.

Disneyland Discount Tickets

Legoland Discount Tickets

Universal Studios Discounts

Sea World Discount Tickets

San Diego Zoo Discount Tickets

Safari Park Discount Tickets

SoCal Theme Parks

Disneyland California

Mickey and Minne at Disneyland California

The best theme parks are here in Southern California, in San Diego or just a short drive north. Visit the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park to see wildlife in beautiful and natural settings. Be sure to bring your camera! Spend a day at SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland, Belmont Park and Sesame Place San Diego. Disneyland California, Disney California Adventure and Universal Studios are nearby and have totally awesome rides and experiences. Check out the best rides at Disneyland California and best rides at Universal Studios.

Belmont Park


Disney California Adventure

Knotts Berry Farm


Safari Park

San Diego Zoo

Sea World San Diego

Sesame Place San Diego

Six Flags California

Universal Studios

San Diego Beaches

San Diego Beaches

Nothing beats a day at the beach. You can swim, surf, snorkel, watch the sunset – and lots more. My personal favorite San Diego beaches are Coronado Beach, La Jolla Shores and Del Mar Beach. But check out our list of other best beach locations such as San Diego Dog beach and Blacks Beach.

Best Beach Experience

Best Beach Activities

Best Camping Beaches

Best Dog Beaches

Best Surfing Beaches

Best Tide Pools

Best Walking Beaches

San Diego Beaches and Adventures features fun things to do in San Diego and southern California, including weekend getaways around California. Take a few minutes to explore the best things to do in San Diego!

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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park - Visit the world famous San Diego Zoo and its wild animal Safari Park. We loved the Cheetah run! Discount Tickets San Diego Zoo.

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