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7 Things to Do this June

It's Summertime in San Diego

San Diego gets into the summer spirit with exciting outdoor offerings and events including the U.S. Open, Father's Day, Pride Month, and some HOME*GROWN*FUN.

 

Surfers at La Jolla Beach in San Diego

Kick off Summer at the Beach

You'll have plenty of fun at San Diego's 33 distinct beaches. Start the day with an invigorating kayak tour or paddleboard lesson at family friendly La Jolla Shores. Hang 10 with local surfers at Pacific Beach or Swami's Beach in Encinitas which inspired the hit song "Surfin' USA" by the Beach Boys. Head to Coronado Beach for beach volleyball, sandcastle building and relaxing in the sun. It was rated one of "America's Top 10 Beaches" in 2020 by Dr. Beach, one of the world's foremost beach experts. If you're bringing Fido, romp around Dog Beach in Ocean Beach where dogs can play 24/7 throughout the year.

Sunset and paraglider over Torrey Pines Golf Course

Swing into the U.S. Open

View exciting golf action during the 2021 U.S. Open played June 17-20 at the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla. Torrey Pines boasts a proud history of hosting professional golf including the dramatic 2008 U.S. Open. Watch golf's greatest like Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, and Jordan Spieth compete in this annual golf championship. You can also hit the links on 72 outstanding courses located throughout San Diego. Play a round at the Johnny Miller- and Robert Muir Graves-designed Maderas Golf Club in the gentle rolling hills of Poway. Make a tee-time at The Grand Golf Club in luxurious Del Mar. The Tom Fazio-designed, par 71 course features over 7,000 yards of greens playable from a variety of tee locations.

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Beers at Border x Brewing

Share a Frosty Pint with Dad

Celebrate Father’s Day by treating dad to a frosty pint or two of award-winning local craft beer. Take dad to lunch at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in Liberty Station. Enjoy some tempting tacos and Stone IPAs followed by a fun but competitive game of bocce ball after your meal. Head over Barrio Logan for some Mexican craft beers at Border X Brewing. Choose from a variety of unique brews like the Horchata Golden Stout, Abuelita's Chocolate Stout and Blood Saison which is inspired by the traditional Mexican drink Jamaica. Treat dad to traditional Kiwi food with a SoCal twist paired with uniquely aromatic New Zealand-inspired beers while enjoying the open air on the rooftop area of Kairoa Brewing Company in University Heights.

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LEGO Movie characters in front of THE LEGO MOVIE WORLD

Have Fun at the Attractions

Take your friends and family to the two newest habitats at the San Diego Zoo opening June 1. See magnificent giant Komodo dragons up close and learn more about the unique species at the Komodo Kingdom. Walk through Hummingbird Habitat to discover several species of hummingbirds as well as other rare birds from their native regions in North and South America. You can once again experience the heart-pounding thrill of Electric Eel at SeaWorld San Diego. When the sun goes down, Immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music during SeaWorld's Electric Ocean spectacular. Escape to the streets of Bricksburg at The LEGO Movie World, the newest attraction at LEGOLAND California Resort. Hop aboard the flagship ride Emmet's Flying Adventure for a thrill-seeking adventure.

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Home Grown Fun at the San Diego County Fair

Get in a Fair Spirit

Enjoy some HOME*GROWN*FUN, presented by the San Diego County Fair during June 11 - July 4 at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds in oceanfront Del Mar. Smaller in scale than the annual county fair and limited in attendance, you'll still get a taste of past fair favorites including a Ferris wheel and carousel, agricultural-themed exhibits, outlandish food concessionaires, demonstrations, contests, and more. Celebrate San Diego's wonderful food and agriculture, arts and talent, business and innovation, and community spirit at this fun family event. HOME*GROWN*FUN is open 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily and closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Friends walking un the Hillcrest neighborhood sign

Be Proud with Family and Friends

Experience San Diego's fabulousness in June during LGBTQ Pride Month. Celebrate diversity in the uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest, the heart of San Diego’s LGBTQ community. Hillcrest is home to an eclectic dining, nightlife and shopping scene. Meet new friends at the Hillcrest Brewing Company, the world's first gay brewery. Visit trendy North Park, an eclectic neighborhood that also appeals to many different lifestyles and styles. You'll find many craft breweries, casual cafes, neighborhood eateries, one-of-a-kind stores, and fashionable boutiques. Check out clothing-optional Black's Beach in La Jolla, often considered one of the most beautiful gay beaches in the world. Make certain to bring your sunscreen.

Paraglider over Torrey Pines in San Diego

Get an Adrenaline Rush

Hang glide off dramatic 300-foot cliffs above the Pacific from the Torrey Pines Gliderport in La Jolla. Take in sensational bird's-eye views of the magnificent cliffs, world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve, and the stunning mansions of luxurious La Jolla. Go wild on the exciting Flightline Safari zip line adventure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Soar 130 feet above the ground on two zip lines while enjoying thrilling views of rhinos, giraffes and other exotic wildlife in the park's savanna-like fields below. Climb aboard the Patriot for a thrilling ride on San Diego Bay. With rock music pumping, enjoy thrilling 360-degree turns and speeds upwards of 50 mph. Zip and zoom around the bay past military ships and the downtown skyline and underneath the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bridge.

Surfing in Pacific Beach 25 Free things to Do in San Diego

Bonus: 25 Fun & Free Things to Do

Having fun in San Diego doesn't require a lot of money; in fact, many things to see and do are absolutely free. This June, visit San Diego for a fun and inexpensive getaway with these 25 free things to do.

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