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Sports & Recreation

Outdoor adventure is a year round pursuit in San Diego

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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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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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2017 BMX Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Sep 30, 2017

Five new legends will be inducted into the National BMX Hall of Fame as USA BMX Celebrates 40th Anniversary. This year pro bike riders Dave Voelker, Doug Davis, John Piant, Misty Dong and Steve Rink will join an elite group of inducted legends of the sport representing the categories of freestyle, racer, pioneer, women and industry, respectively.

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Coronado 5K Turkey Trot

Nov 23, 2017

Join the Coronado Unit of the Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary for our 5k Turkey Trot benefit Rady Children's Hospital.

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2017 BMX Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Coronado 5K Turkey Trot

Nov 23, 2017
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Offers

Activity

$13 Fall Blue Whale Watching Cruise Special

Newport Landing Whale Watching
Valid: Oct 1 - Dec 10, 2017

Enjoy this special $13 whale watching cruise offer on any of our 2.5 hour whale watching cruises. Departing from beautiful Newport Beach.

Biking

50% off on Tour and Rentals!

Bike & Kayak Tours, Inc. - La Jolla
Valid: Jul 28 - ongoing

50% off weekdays before 10am and after 4pm (not valid 05/31/18-09/04/17) and 20% off before 10am and after 4pm (expires 12/31/17)

Venues

Kids Eat Free, Ride Free - San Diego Sailing Tours

San Diego Sailing Tours
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017

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