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Spend Fall

Outdoors

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Photo By John Onellio

Fall Outdoor Events and Activities

The sun shines almost every day in San Diego making it the perfect place to enjoy the mild Fall weather and take advantage of all the outdoor events and activities the city has to offer including thunderboats, swimming, running, and cycling.

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October

XTERRA Wetsuits Mission Bay Triathlon

When: October 1, 2017
Join us at the birthplace of the sport for the Mission Bay Triathlon! Competitors from around the country will return to Mission Bay to celebrate the triathlon.

OB Brat Trot Beach Runs

When: October 7, 2017
The Ocean Beach Oktoberfest event is a ton of fun! And we look forward to seeing all our runners back this year for the OB Brat Trot Beach Runs.

Raptor Ridge Half Marathon

When: October 7, 2017
Raptor Ridge is an awesome trail racing experience. The first 4 miles and last 4 miles are flat as a pancake. Too bad Raptor Ridge is right in the middle!

Del Mar International Horse Show

When: October 11-29, 2017
The Del Mar International Horse Show attracts Olympic veterans and world class athletes, competing head to head for a spot in the World Cup Finals!

MCRD San Diego Bootcamp Challenge

When: October 14, 2017
The MCRD Bootcamp Challenge features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits plus over 60 USMC Drill Instructors providing direction and encouragement.

Life Time Tri San Diego

When: October 16, 2017
Life Time Tri San Diego is an exciting short course triathlon held at South Shores Park in Mission Bay – site of the first modern triathlon in 1974.

Extreme Sailing Series

When: October 19-22, 2017
Escape to San Diego to be part of the ultimate Stadium Racing championship, the Extreme Sailing Series™.

Aruna Run for Their Freedom

When: October 21, 2017
The 1st San Diego Aruna Run for Their Freedom is an exciting 5K run/walk for a worthy cause—freeing women from sexual slavery in India.

US Australian Football National Championships

When: October 21-22, 2017
The world's largest Australian Football tournament—over 1,200 players from 40 teams will compete in 65 games in 2 days for the men’s and women’s division titles.

Spooktacular 15k,10k/5k Run/Walk

When: October 22, 2017
The Spooktacular 15k,10k/5k Run/Walk is for men, women, and children.

YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove

When: October 22, 2017
Join Challenged Athletes Foundation at beautiful La Jolla Cove for a fun and sweat-drenching 4.5 hour stationary cycling marathon with 100 riders and over 50 challenged athletes.

Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge

When: October 22, 2017
The San Diego Triathlon Challenge has raised the funds that have allowed 9,500+ challenged athletes around the world to make it to the starting line.

Giro di San Diego GranFondo

When: October 22, 2017
Southern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego's North Inland region.

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego

When: October 29, 2017
Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k run along downtown’s San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate in Embarcadero Park South with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!

Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

When: October 29, 2017
The fourth annual Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run promises spooktacular fun for the whole family. Costumes encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for race winners as well as best costumes!

Del Mar Racing

November

Del Mar Bing Crosby Season

When: November 1-26, 2017
Old Hollywood style meets classic Southern California cool this November at Del Mar with four weeks of elite Thoroughbred racing, fresh events and musical performances to keep the good times rolling.

2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships

When: November 3-4, 2017
The Breeders' Cup® makes its debut at another iconic racing venue for the first time: Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf Southern California style. With San Diego’s vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and sunny days creating a perfect trifecta.

Bike the Coast–Taste the Coast

When: November 4, 2017
Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50 or 25 mile routes on Highway 101. Everything starts and finishes at the Oceanside Pier with food, music, expo shopping and fun!

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

When: November 4, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Viejas Outlet Center in San Diego's East County is proud to be the home of Southern California's Largest Outdoor Ice-Skating Rink.

Celebration Run San Diego Half Marathon & 5K

When: November 5, 2017
Maybe it's a new job, good health or family and friends. Celebration Run is a premier Half Marathon & 10K that empowers each participant on his or her journey.

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride

When: November 11, 2017
Ride the Point encompasses the most picturesque natural coastline in Southern California on exclusive routes along San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K

When: November 12, 2017
Run, Walk, Skate, Roll, ElliptiGO during the Silver Strand Half Marathon, 10 Miler & Veterans Day 5K with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right.

Fantasy on Ice

When: November 16, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Ice skating? Outside? In San Diego? Yes! Sycuan and Rady Children's Hospital are teaming up to present Fantasy on Ice, an ice rink at Liberty Station.

Skating by the Sea

When: November 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018
The Del is celebrating the 12th anniversary of Skating by the Sea, a unique Southern California experience - outdoor ice skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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From Beginner Breaks to Surfing Competitions, there are no shortage of surf breaks in San Diego and the perfect wave to match any skill level.

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Kayaking

No Experience Required. Anyone can enjoy kayaking from their very first outing, with challenges ranging from two-hour coastal tours to epic multi-day expeditions.

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Boating & Sailing

A mild climate and steady winds make San Diego the ultimate playground for boating of all kinds. From sabots to super yachts, cruise ships to catamarans, recreation to racing, San Diego is the place to get out on the water.

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Snorkeling & Scuba Diving

What makes San Diego scuba diving and snorkeling so unique is the kelp. Kelp can grow as much as 30 inches per day and forms an undersea forest with an overhead canopy. Just like a terrestrial forest, the kelp is a teeming three-dimensional realm, extending from the sea floor to the surface, and to dive the kelp is to soar weightlessly through that undersea forest.

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Hiking

Experience San Diego County's Breathtaking Natural Beauty. Thanks to its mild, sunny climate and a wide array of landscapes and natural features, San Diego County contains diversity so spectacular that it takes even local residents by surprise.

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Biking

San Diego's varied terrain offers a perfect fit for every type of cyclist. Whether you're an avid mountain bicyclist, a road bike warrior, or a breezy beach cruiser, there are plenty of paths, trails and roads in San Diego to explore on two wheels.

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Golf

Why are golfers so happy here? Maybe it's because San Diego is home to more than 90 golf courses in every conceivable setting - from oceanfront to desert to mountains. Or that golf is a year-round pursuit with more playable days than anywhere else in the United States.

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Running

San Diego has long played host to the world's most ardent fitness fanatics and some great competitive runs including being the origin of the very fun and popular Rock 'n' Roll half and full Marathon.

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A.S. Roma vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Jul 25, 2018

The International Champions Cup is bringing together two of the best soccer clubs in the world to SDCU Stadium this summer - AS Roma and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Supergirl Surf Pro

Jul 27 - Jul 29, 2018

The world’s top professional female surfers are back in Oceanside, CA for the 11th Supergirl Surf Pro, a 3-day event July 27-29, 2018. The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that will have you on your toes and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and entertainment.

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San Diego Bayfair

Sep 14 - Sep 16, 2018

San Diego Bayfair's World Series of Powerboat Racing - a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.

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Extreme Sailing Series

Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2018

Escape to San Diego to be part of the ultimate Stadium Racing championship, the Extreme Sailing Series™.

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Jul 25, 2018
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San Diego Bayfair

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Kids Free Rental Item from Toddler's Travels

Toddler's Travels
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018

Reserve one deluxe item (Crib, Toddler bed, Premium car seat, or City Mini GT/BOB Revolution Stroller) with Toddler's Travels and add any non-premium item of equal or lesser value from the...

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Chemistry in the Kitchen Package

Paradise Point
Valid: Jan 8 - ongoing

Feel the romance all year long with this couples' cooking package! Enjoy bayside accommodations, a Paradise Point cookbook, wine delivered to your room and a private cooking lesson with one of...

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Couple's Retreat Package

The Westgate Hotel
Valid: Apr 10 - ongoing

Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or a relaxing escape, embrace the opportunity to unwind with The Couple’s Retreat Package at The Westgate Hotel. This package includes an overnight...

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