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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 5
» Easter Dining Cruises
Price: Starting at $62.95* *Tax, service charge and landing fee additional
Venue: Hornblower Cruises & Events

Celebrate Easter Sunday on board a Hornblower yacht. Enjoy ever-changing Bay views, free flowing champagne, a lavish brunch buffet, and award winning service. You can even have your family picture taken at boarding with the Easter Bunny!

December 2014

Dec 14, 2014- ongoing
» Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures

Whale Watching Adventures depart twice daily. This is a great opportunity in San Diego to get an up-close and personal whale watching experience! Perfect for families, out of town visitors and locals alike!


February 2015

Feb. 13- Mar 1
» Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

SeaWorld® introduces an all-new family-fun event celebrating the Lunar New Year. Enjoy riveting performances from Chinese acrobats inside Mission Bay Theater.® Be awed by lion dancers and take in the beautiful scenery and décor. Fill your appetite with Asian-inspired food and drinks. Start a new tradition at SeaWorld’s Lunar New Year.

Feb 1- Feb 28
» Museum Month

Presented by Macy's, this popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at 45 San Diego Museum Council membership museums for the entire month of February.


Feb 5- Feb 8
» Farmers Insurance Open 2015

The annual PGA Tour men's golf tournament is played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 U.S. Open.

Feb 11
» Cooking Class and Dinner: Romance on the Beach

Join Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver for an exciting cooking demonstration followed by an oceanfront three-course dinner with wine pairings.

$75 per person


Feb 13- Feb 15
» Valentine's Day Weekend Cruises

Find romance with San Diego Valentine's dinner and brunch cruises from Hornblower. You'll enjoy spectacular Bay views with famous San Diego landmarks, wonderful food to choose from with our special Valentine's Day menus and music for dancing.


Feb 22
» Family Day at Maritime Museum of San Diego

Explore historic vessels with the family. Kids can participate in activities and crafts. It's a great way to spend some family time together!


March 2015

Mar 7- Mar 29
» Wild Days at SeaWorld

SeaWorld® invites you and your family to Wild Days! On select weekends in March SeaWorld brings you closer to the wild, wonderful world around us. Come for the up-close animal encounters, learn from top animal ambassadors and be inspired through interactive experiences and entertainment. Meet our team of leaders in the world of animal rescue, rehabilitation and preservation, for fun and educational facts. Wild Days is SeaWorld’s way of celebrating and educating animal lovers about the importance of wildlife.

Mar 14
» St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade will be followed by an Irish festival with traditional dancers, music, a beer garden and Celtic village.


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.