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Discover fun things to do in San Diego for you and your family!

It’s time to pack up the car or book your airline flights because San Diego’s white sandy beaches, amazing attractions, and sunny weather are the perfect ingredients for a great San Diego vacation.

A pristine coastline, mild climate, museums and theme parks, culture and entertainment – San Diego is one of those spectacular destinations with everything going for it, and seemingly something for everyone. The most difficult decision to make regarding a vacation to San Diego is determining what to do and see among the region's vast and diverse offerings.

Our perfect weather throughout the year attracts special events from all over the world. Known for its fresh local food, exquisite fine dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, historical significance and cultural activities, San Diego, offers a wonderful array of events and memories for families, romantics, & business travelers alike.

San Diego offers a variety of fairs, conventions, concerts, and festivals all year long, so check our event calendar here to see what might interest you.

General Events

April 2015

April 11- April 26, 2015
» SeaWorld Magic Weekends

Come be amazed at SeaWorld's Magic Weekends. Each weekend will feature different illusionists that are sure to delight and astound. Headliner talent will perform a 20-25 minute illusion show in Mission Bay Theater, while strolling magicians entertain guests throughout the park. You never know where they might magically appear! 

April 17- April 21, 2015
» American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Conference

The ASCRS Annual Symposium is the only U.S. meeting dedicated exclusively to the needs of the anterior segment specialist. 
The simultaneous ASOA Annual Congress is the leading practice management program for comprehensive ophthalmology and subspecialties


April 18- April 21, 2015
» American Society Of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

ASCRS Conference

July 2015

July 4, 2015
» Fourth of July Celebrations

Fireworks, festivals and patriotic parades are held in numerous communities throughout San Diego County. Coronado's popular Independence Day celebration features a two-hour parade followed by a family concert in Spreckels Park. The Port of San Diego celebrates with its Big Bay Boom fireworks extravaganza over San Diego Bay, the largest fireworks display in the county. 

May 2015

May 1
» Sights and Sips Sunset Cocktail Cruises

One of San Diego's most unique happy hours is on board Hornblower Friday and Saturday Nights with a two hour cruise, light hors d'oeuvres, a boarding champagne, music, sunset and cocktail specials.


May 2- May 24, 2015
» SeaWorld Seven Seas Food Festival Weekends  

Delight your palate and indulge in a journey of international flavors, delicious sustainable food, craft beer and wine. Plus, enjoy the sounds of live bands pulled straight from the local San Diego music scene.

May 2- May 24, 2015
» Craft Beer & Food Festival Sea World

Foodies and craft beer aficionados are going to love SeaWorld’s Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from Stone Brewing Co. and other local breweries, plus international cuisine representing California fusion, Europe, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Wine will also be served and local bands will perform throughout the day at Garden Plaza. 

May 9, 2015
» OMBAC Beach MusicFest

Music, beer and toes in the sand! Concert lineup includes: Matisyahu, The Green and more!

May 23- Sept 7, 2015
» Summer Nights at Sea World!

Guests can enjoy Turtle Reef, Manta® and all their favorite SeaWorld® attractions by day and then stay late to take in Summer Nights (select dates May 23–Sept. 7), featuring fireworks, nighttime animal shows, Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night and Sea Lions Tonite and, in the daytime, Cirque de la Mer.

May 31
» Rock 'N Roll Marathon San Diego

Rock out at the annual Rock N Roll Marathon! The Rock n' Roll Marathon sprints into San Diego on May 31, 2015. This 26.2 mile marathon features live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang. The race route will feature more than 9 miles along San Diego’s scenic waterfront, include a stretch through PETCO Park and a 13.1-mile half marathon. With more than 20,000 runners and 100,000 enthusiastic spectators, this popular event is not to be missed!

Overlooking the white sandy beaches of San Diego, the AAA 4-Diamond awarded Pacific Terrace Hotel in San Diego, California, nestles between the sun and the surf, between Mission Bay and La Jolla. Create unforgettable moments with breathtaking views to last a lifetime. Book your beachfront San Diego hotel accommodations at Pacific Terrace Hotel today!

October 2015

Sept 26- November 1, 2015
» Halloween Spooktacular at Sea World

During SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular®, kids can show up in costume and enjoy not-too-spooky entertainment such as a Halloween-themed sea lion and otter show, colorful costumed characters and trick-or-treating among a sea-inspired atmosphere.  Halloween Spooktacular takes place weekends Sept. 26–Nov. 1.