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7 Things to Do this Labor Day

Treasure the Last Days of Summer in San Diego

Cap off summer by spending Labor Day weekend in San Diego and enjoying these 7 awesome things to do, from exploring wide open beaches and outdoor dining to catching a movie at a classic drive-in and more.

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.

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.

SeaWorld San Diego Zoo Days Bayside BBQ and Brews

SeaWorld Zoo Days: Bayside BBQ & Brews

Stroll through 40 acres of beautiful outdoor grounds filled with lively animal exhibits. Recapture the wonder of marine life presentations with physically distanced seating. And treat your taste buds to chef-created BBQ, more than 50 local craft beers, wine, cocktails and more. You can relax and enjoy it all with enhanced health and safety measures in place during Zoo Days.

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.

Summer Blue Whale Watching in San Diego

Blue Whale Watching

Blue whales, the largest creatures on earth, may be found off the coast of San Diego in September. In fact, the largest group of blue whales in the world, some 2,000 to 3,000, feed off the California coast during the summer months. Since blue whales tend to be found further out to sea than their grey whale cousins, it's recommend to venture out on a boat trip versus viewing from the shore in order to catch a glimpse of these incredible leviathans.

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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Labor Day Happenings


Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo
Jul 20 - Sep 6, 2021

Stay after dark and help us celebrate summer during Nighttime Zoo. Come "rock and roar" every day this summer with live music and other amazing entertainment experiences. There's so much to do, see...


Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Jul 20 - Aug 15, 2021

Summer fun is hearing up weekends at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Join us to learn about amazing African wildlife and expereince the sights and sounds of incredible music and entertainment...


SeaWorld's Electric Ocean

SeaWorld San Diego
Jul 12 - Sep 6, 2021

It’s a whole new park after dark during SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean. Immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music in this family-friendly event. Enjoy ALL NEW experiences including...

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