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Sports & Recreation

Outdoor adventure is a year round pursuit in San Diego

Photo By Aaron Chang

The Inside Scoop on Outdoor Fun

San Diego may be known as a relaxing, kick-off-your-shoes beach destination but the locals have a passion for sports and recreation that runs as deep as the Pacific. An ideal climate, 70 miles of coastline and diverse topography draw outdoor enthusiasts to San Diego year-round. Whether you're looking for a heart-pounding mountain biking excursion, an active surf lesson or even an exhilarating high-flying glide above the cliffs, there's always something exciting and thrilling to watch, do and discover in San Diego.

Watersports

If watersports are on your vacation agenda, you'll find plenty of options including sport fishing, sailing, jet-skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, scuba diving, and surfing, to name a few.

Individual Sporting Activities

On land, enjoy gorgeous hikes in the backcountry and along the coast, rock climbing, golfing at over 90 courses, mountain biking, running along urban and rural routes and horseback riding. For a bird's eye perspective on the spectacular San Diego coastline, try your hand at paragliding or hang gliding from La Jolla's Gliderport or skydiving both indoor and out.

Spectator Sports

For spectator sports fans, there is plenty of cheering to do as San Diego's professional sports teams battle it out each season. Get your Major League Baseball fix with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park, where ballpark food takes on a whole new meaning with some of San Diego's favorite eateries and local craft beer on tap. Beyond the MLB, there are plenty of other spectator sports to enjoy, including international soccer tournaments, indoor soccer, ice hockey, rugby games, surfing, action sports competitions, marathons and much more.

Browse the articles and listings below to discover San Diego's best spots for fishing, sailing, scuba diving, mountain biking and more!

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San Diego's Outdoor Sports Scene

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Set Sail in San Diego

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Extreme Sailing Series

Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017

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

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2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Nov 3 - Nov 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.

 

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Flagship Patriot Jet Boat Tour

Apr 19, 2017 - ongoing

Climb aboard the Patriot for one of the most thrilling rides in San Diego! Zip and zoom around the bay on an entertaining tour of the waterfront's most scenic spots - past military ships, along the downtown skyline, and under the iconic Coronado Bridge. The 70-foot Patriot comfortably seats 139 and offers fantastic views in every direction. With rock music pumping, your highly skilled captain will narrate and navigate while executing 360-degree turns and reaching speeds upwards of 50 mph. Propelled by two 1,400 horsepower jet engines, it's the adrenaline adventure of a lifetime!

Feel the wind, the motion and the refreshing spray, and experience the beauty of San Diego from a whole new perspective. There's nothing like it!

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Aruna Run for Their Freedom

Oct 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.

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Extreme Sailing Series

Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017
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2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships

Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2017
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Flagship Patriot Jet Boat Tour

Apr 19, 2017 - ongoing
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Aruna Run for Their Freedom

Oct 21, 2017
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Accommodation

Kids Eat Free at Four Points by Sheraton San Diego

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017

One kid 12 or under eats free on any meal with one paying adult entrée.

Action Sports

Buy 1 hour get the 2nd hour free

Mission Bay Sport Center
Valid: Apr 10, 2017 - ongoing

Take out a stand up paddle board, kayak, sailboat, catamaran or any other non-motorized rental and enjoy the waters of beautiful Misison Bay!

Fishing

$49 Catalina Island Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Davey's Locker Whale Watching & Sportsfishing
Valid: Jan 17 - ongoing

Enjoy this great special for a full day of deep sea fishing around Catalina Island. Departing at 7:00 AM returning around 5:00 PM, from Newport Beach. Full day deep sea fishing trips are offered daily...

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