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Spend Autumn Outdoors

Awesome Active Autumn Activities and Events

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

This page is updated as soon as event details are available. Events are subject to change or cancellation, so please check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information.

Petco Park San Diego CA

September

San Diego Padres

Don't miss out on the chance to catch the final games of the San Diego Padres' regular season at the beautiful Petco Park in downtown.

Spring Sprint Triathalon & Duathon (Mission Bay)

When: September 12, 2021
The Spring Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike is a fantastic event to start the Triathlon season in San Diego. With a calm bay swim, a flat bike, and run course, the Spring Sprint is the perfect race to kick off your year.

Coronado Rotary Club Low Tide Ride & Stride

When: September 12, 2021
The Coronado Rotary Club presents the annual Low Tide Ride & Stride. Held on the lowest tide of the month, the 5 mile beach course is perfect for runners, bikers and walkers.

San Diego Bayfair

When: September 17-19, 2021
Enjoy speed boats, barbecue, beer, live music, and more fun on the beautiful Mission Bay at San Diego Bayfair's World Series of Powerboat Racing, a family festival tradition for more than 40 years.

Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro

When: September 17-19, 2021
The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class surfing competition that will blow your mind, and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and amazing entertainment.

OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest

When: September 18, 2021
Grab your vintage surfboard (or beach chair) and gather for a nostalgic longboard competition at the North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. 

Oceanside Harbor Days

When: September 18-19, 2021
Two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities such as a costume party for kids 12 and under (accompanied by parents) at Capt’n Junebug’s Kids Zone where they'll meet local pirates and mermaids.

San Diego Open

When: September 25 - October 3, 2021
The San Diego Open, an ATP 250-Level tournament, will feature a 28-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw vying for $600,000 in prize money and 250 FedEx ATP points.

Mission Bay Aerial

October

XTERRA Wetsuits Mission Bay Triathlon

When: October 10, 2021
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.

Carmel Valley Trail 15k, 10k and 5k

When: October 16, 2021
On the Carmel Valley Trail 15K, 10K and 5K, participants will experience a combination of single track and dirt service road trails through beautiful open spaces.

Rock 'n' Roll San Diego

When: October 23-24, 2021
Starting at Balboa Park and finishing in Downtown San Diego, you’ll explore up to eight well-known neighborhoods and experience an insider tour that even the locals rave about.

EŌS Fitness Tour de Cove

When: October 24, 2021
Rocket into orbit with the 4.5 hour stationary cyclethon led by your favorite San Diego instructors. Join CAF and EōS Fitness to help change lives through sport for people with permanent physical challenges.

Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge

When: October 24, 2021
Join us at our signature event – the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge to swim, bike, and run. Your fundraising efforts will support challenged athletes with grants for adaptive sports equipment, coaching, and competition expenses.

Bike San Diego

November

Bike the Coast

When: November 6, 2021
Join riders of all levels and ages while experiencing the best of Southern California beaches and surf towns as you ride routes of 100, 50, 25 on historic Highway 101, or enjoy our family ride on the San Luis River Trail (15 or 7 miles).

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego

When: November 7, 2021
Los Muertos 5k San Diego is a festive and fun 5k run/walk celebrating Day of the Dead. Enjoy a scenic run or walk along the San Diego bay and stay to celebrate in the park with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride

When: November 13, 2021
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 14, 2021
Flat, Fast Run or Walk with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right and the San Diego Bay on your left and capping off your run with a California Beach Party!

Bikes and Beers

When: November 20, 2021
Bikes and Beers San Diego is back, start at Societe Brewing and ride 15 or 30 miles through the city of San Diego with a large group and enjoy some of the best sights of the city!

Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K

When: November 25, 2021
San Diego's original & longest-standing Thanksgiving Day turkey trot has returned in person, and we are so excited to welcome you back to Balboa Park! Help provide life-changing meals to feed hungry neighbors in need through Father Joe's Villages' Food Services Program.

O'side Turkey Trot

When: November 25, 2021
Come move your feet before you eat this Thanksgiving at Oceanside's 16th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot 10k Run, 5K Run/Walk and Senior 1 Mile.

Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

When: November 25, 2021
2021 Annual Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a fun family Thanksgiving morning to come together with the community to raise money for the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club Foundation while feeling good and creating memories of a lifetime.

*Please note, events are subject to change and cancellation. Please confirm the event information by visiting the event website.

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Surf Scene

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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2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Nov 5 - Nov 6, 2021

Following its overwhelmingly successful San Diego-area debut in 2017, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships return to Del Mar, one of the world’s most iconic racing venues - Where the Turf Meets the Surf! The 2021 Breeders’ Cup will combine the two greatest days of international horse racing with a fun-filled experience of spectacular beaches and world class entertainment and attractions.

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EŌS Fitness Tour De Cove

Oct 24, 2021

Rocket into orbit with the 4.5 hour stationary cyclethon led by your favorite San Diego instructors. Join CAF and EōS Fitness to help change lives through sport for people with permanent physical challenges.

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$15 Swift Boat Naval History Tour w/Admission!

Sep 2 - ongoing

Only $15 for this exciting and educational Maritime Museum Swift Boat Tour. Ride the only active passenger carrying Swift Boat in the country. Feel the power of the twin 12 cylinder 2-stroke Detroit Diesels as you take a behind the scenes 75 minute narrated tour of San Diego's military history. 

Weekends only 12:15, 2:15 pm

Swift Boat Veterans have assisted crew, guided visitors on tours, supported the ship maintenance staff, and generated funds to keep the PCF 816 Swift Boat in tip-top condition. They are a passionate force that can be counted on now just as they were in the past when Swift crews patrolled the waterways.

Tour route heads under Coronado Bay Bridge, Naval Base San Diego, and then Naval Amphibious Base. PCF 816 then heads back by the aircraft carrier basin and Naval Air Station North Island before returning to the Museum.

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Summer Fishing Season - Catalina Island

May 7 - ongoing

Catalina Island and its legendary fishing banks and reefs are the destination, and fishing is fast and furious, with large gamefish a plenty, and hundreds of fish per trip the norm. Spring sees warmer water temperatures return to Catalina Island triggering many species of gamefish to become much more aggressive. Live bait is a most popular technique and bait fish are often chummed or thrown into the water to attract fish. Fish can be seen jumping around the ship and boiling on bait fish. This is a very exciting fishing style with non-stop action and it is recommended to bring a good assortment of hooks as there will be some bite-offs on bigger fish.

Davey's Locker Sportfishing offers 3/4 day trips during the spring/summer fishing season to fish Catalina Island daily. 

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2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Nov 5 - Nov 6, 2021
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EŌS Fitness Tour De Cove

Oct 24, 2021
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$15 Swift Boat Naval History Tour w/Admission!

Sep 2 - ongoing
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Summer Fishing Season - Catalina Island

May 7 - ongoing
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Tours & Sightseeing

$5 off Narrated Harbor Tours

Flagship Cruises & Events
Valid: Aug 2 - ongoing

Save $5 on any narrated 1 or 2 hour harbor tour. Good for up to six (6) full fare adult tickets. Use Coupon Code at Checkout: SDTABAYTOUR5

Tours & Sightseeing

Kids Ride Free at The Gondola Company

The Gondola Company
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

The Gondola Company is your Passport to Italy. Indulge in all the magic and tradition of Venice right here in San Diego as you gently cruise in a private gondola through the enchanting canals of the...

Venues

$5 Off Any Cruise for Cruise Ship Passengers

Flagship Cruises & Events
Valid: Aug 2 - ongoing

Welcome to beautiful San Diego. Explore the San Diego Bay with the local, Flagship Cruises. Get $5 off any cruise: San Diego Harbor Tour, Patriot Jet Boat Thrill Ride, Whale Watching, Nightly Dinner...

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