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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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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2022

The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to join us for Tall Ship adventure sailing! This is a four-hour adventure history sail aboard the schooner Californian.
The Californian is a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California.

Arrive early to take in your general admission visit to the entire fleet and exhibits, then set sail! 

Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship! Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the Californian’s crew relates the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.

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Galentine's Day

Feb 13, 2022

This year, Galentine's Day falls on Superbowl Sunday. Leave the football fans at home and come out to celebrate the day on the water.

A relaxing gondola cruise through the canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays. This private cruise includes a complimentary chocolate truffle plate. Blankets, an ice bucket, and souvenir wine glasses are provided. Select wines are available for purchase. Each cruise is 50 minutes.

Up to six Gals can cruise for the price of two ($214) on February 13th.

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Farmers Insurance Open

Jan 26 - Jan 29, 2022

The PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open is played annually at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open. Mark your calendars now, because one of San Diego’s biggest events of the year returns January 26-29, 2022 at the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course. We are excited to welcome fans back to the course for this year's tournament to experience San Diego's premiere social & golf event.  Don't miss out on the breathtaking views, world-class golf, and an unrivaled experience at Torrey Pines.

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Oceanside Harbor Wine Cruise

Feb 5, 2022

Join us for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard the luxurious Oceanside Adventures Catamaran through beautiful Oceanside Harbor. The cruise includes appetizer platter and 3 wine tastes from Beach House Winery. This special event is held the first Saturday of each month (excluding Dec & Jan).

Beach House Wine Club Members save $4 per adult at check-in. 21 and over. $49 per person.

 

 

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Californian Tall Ship Adventure.

Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2022
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Galentine's Day

Feb 13, 2022
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Farmers Insurance Open

Jan 26 - Jan 29, 2022
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Oceanside Harbor Wine Cruise

Feb 5, 2022
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Hydrobikes San Diego
Valid: Apr 12, 2021 - ongoing

Reserve online or just walk in. A great way to take a bike ride right on the water in America's Cup Harbor, San Diego Bay. Have off our tandem or single bikes. Check in at Disco's Paddle...

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PAJAMA PARTY WITH P.J. SALVAGE

Rancho Bernardo Inn
Valid: Jan 3 - Jan 31, 2022

Join us for a festive holiday sleepover in your PJs! We are partnering with luxury sleepwear brand, P.J. Salvage, for the ultimate pajama party! Celebrate the season with us and you’ll receive a...

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BREAKFAST INN BED PACKAGE

Rancho Bernardo Inn
Valid: Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2022

The package includes:   One night stay Gourmet breakfast for two in Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant Complimentary self-parking

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