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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 sailing, swimming, running, and cycling.

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.

San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

When: September 28-30, 2018
Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Arizona Diamonbacks at Petco Park.

SEMPER TRI, DEVIL DOG DUATHLON & 7K RUN

When: September 22, 2018
Swim off the coast of a Marine Corps Base and bike into the heart of the artillery regiment during this competition that takes place at the home of America's finest fighting force, Camp Pendleton.

Annual Poway PRCA Rodeo

When: September 28-29, 2018
Professional rodeo cowboys from around the country compete during the annual Poway Rodeo. Can they hold on for 8 seconds?

BUBBLE RUN SAN DIEGO

When: September 29, 2018
The Bubble RUN™ 5K is like running through Willy Wonka's factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun!

XTERRA WETSUITS MISSION BAY TRIATHLON

When: September 30, 2018
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.

Extreme Sailing Series

October

Del Mar International Horse Show

When: October 10-28, 2018
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!

Carmel Valley Trail 5K, 10K and 15K

When: October 13, 2018
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.

MCRD San Diego Bootcamp Challenge

When: October 13, 2018
The MCRD Bootcamp Challenge features obstacles used only by Marine Recruits plus USMC Drill Instructors providing direction and encouragement.

Extreme Sailing Series

When: October 18-21, 2018
Escape to San Diego to be part of the ultimate Stadium Racing championship, the Extreme Sailing Series™.

Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K

When: October 21, 2018
The Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K offers a unique San Diego course with sweeping views, challenging hills and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line at Green Flash Brewing Co.

YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove

When: October 21, 2018
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 21, 2018
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.

Navy vs. Notre Dame Football Game 2018

When: October 27, 2018
A big gridiron match-up is coming to SDCCU Stadium, as the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish play their annual rivalry football game in San Diego this year.

Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

When: October 28, 2018
The fifth 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.

Giro di San Diego GranFondo

When: October 28, 2018
Southern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego GranFondo, a celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego's North Inland region.

Del Mar Racing

November

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

When: November 2, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Viejas Outlet Center in San Diego's East County is proud to be the home of Southern California's largest outdoor ice skating rink.

Bike the Coast

When: November 3, 2018
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!

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego

When: November 4, 2018
Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k or 10k run along downtown’s San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate in Embarcadero Park South with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!

Del Mar Fall Racing Festival

When: November 9 - December 2, 2018
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. 

Ride the Point Memorial Charity Bicycle Ride

When: November 10, 2018
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 11, 2018
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.

Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station

When: November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Glide gracefully across the ice surrounded by history at Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station.

Skating by the Sea

When: November 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019
The Del is celebrating the 14th anniversary of Skating by the Sea, a unique Southern California experience - outdoor ice skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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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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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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USA Ultimate National Championships

Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2018

The USA Ultimate National Championships represent the pinnacle of elite ultimate in North America and crowns champions in three divisions: men’s, mixed and women’s. 

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San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2018

Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 31, 2018

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Don't miss the pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

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Extreme Sailing Series

Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2018
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USA Ultimate National Championships

Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2018
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San Diego International Auto Show

Dec 27 - Dec 30, 2018
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San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Dec 31, 2018
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San Diego Natural History Museum
Valid: Jan 25, 2018 - ongoing

Save $3 on Adult Admission and $2 off other admission categories at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Admission includes access to 3D films. 

Accommodation

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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Save $150 or more at Famous SoCal Theme Parks

Southern California CityPASS
Valid: Jan 29 - ongoing

Save $150 or more with Southern California CityPASS – giving you 1-day admission to SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, PLUS a 3-day Park Hopper® ticket to Disneyland® Park and...

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