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7 Things to Do this September

Summer Happiness is Calling You Back

Cool off at the beach, enjoy the ocean breeze and soak in everything San Diego has to offer with these 7 things to do this September.

 

Father and Son Surfing on the water in San Diego

Play on the Water

With 70 miles of sun soaked coast, calm bay waters and plenty of placid lakes, it's easy to spend a September day on or in the water. Escape to the bright side of San Diego, where these water adventures will have you smiling from ear to ear.

8 Can't-Miss Attractions in San Diego

With new safety measures, many of San Diego's attractions are calling you back. Walk the flight deck of the USS Midway, explore the gardens of Balboa Park, interact with wild animals from around the globe at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and much more all September.

Surf in San Diego

California Surfing Day

Surf culture is so prevalent in California that lawmakers made it the official state sport, and in San Diego, it's a way of life! Celebrate California Surfing Day, or any day, in San Diego by riding the waves of La Jolla, shopping at classic surf shops along the coast or watching the pros at Swami's.

Outdoor dining in the Gaslamp Quarter

Outdoor Dining

San Diego is the perfect place to dine outdoors with nearly perfect temperatures and 270 days of clear skies throughout the year. One of the nation's top foodie cities, San Diego offers a myriad of outdoor dining options with charming and spacious open-air settings to satisfy every mood and craving.

Grapes growing at Bernardo Winery for California Wine Month

California Wine Month

San Diego is one of the few places in the world where you can experience expansive vineyards just a short drive from the beach. This September, treat yourself to a San Diego getaway for California Wine Month and savor locally-produced wines after a day spent enjoying San Diego's temperate weather and numerous outdoor adventures.

Enjoy Outdoor Dining during Dine Diego

Dine Diego

San Diego’s favorite foodie event, San Diego Restaurant Week will take a break this September. Instead, Dine Diego (presented by San Diego Restaurant Week), will run September 15 through October 15, 2020. Dine Diego will feature San Diego's top eateries showcasing all the current offerings for outdoor dining, to-go options and unique in-house promotions.

Catch a movie at a Drive In Theater in San Diego

Drive-in Movie Theaters

In East County and South Bay, there exists a piece of Americana that time almost forgot, the drive-in movie theater. With multiple screens, state-of-the-art projectors, and San Diego's mild weather, these theaters offer the perfect night out for a fun family outing, first date, and much more. Ticket prices are less than the multiplexes and so are the concessions. You can either buy popcorn and candy from the drive-in or bring your own.

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 September, visit San Diego for a fun and inexpensive getaway with these 25 free things to do.

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