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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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CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jul 9, 2017

On Sunday, July 9th, San Diego will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C's opening round double-header at Qualcomm Stadium.

Mexico vs. El Salvador

With a history dating back to 1935, Mexico and El Salvador have one of Central America's most storied rivalries in the region. However, after meeting and facing defeat against Mexico twice in Gold Cup history, in 2002 and 2011, El Salvador will look to their rejuvenated team and experienced coach to get Gold Cup revenge on their opponents, in what would be a stunning upset.

Curacao vs. Jamaica

The Caribbean nation of Curacao, in its first-ever Gold Cup appearance, will open the San Diego doubleheader against 2015 Gold Cup finalist Jamaica, in what will be a historic match-up between two Caribbean teams that will showcase the spirit of the countries and the passion for the game in the region.

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2017 Annual Over The Line Tourney

Jul 8 - Jul 16, 2017

San Diego's beach softball Over the Line Tournament is played by men and women into their 80's and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.

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San Diego Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds

Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2017

Catch the San Diego Padres take on the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park!

Game Day Promotions & Events

 

Monday, June 12
First Pitch - June 10 PM
Promotions - Padres Estrellas

Tuesday, June 13
First Pitch - 7:10 PM
Promotions - Taco Tuesday

Wednesday, June 14
First Pitch - 12:40 PM
Promotions - Way Back Wednesday

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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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Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2017
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Flagship Patriot Jet Boat Tour

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Venues

$2 Off Pelly's Mini Golf

Del Mar Fairgrounds 22nd DAA
Valid: Jan 6 - ongoing

$2 Off your admission to either 18-hole course at Pelly's Mini Golf.

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20% Off Any Bike, Kayak or SUP Rental or Tour in Coronado

Bike & Kayak Tours, Inc - Coronado
Valid: Feb 1 - ongoing

Save 20% on any bike, kayak or SUP rental or tour at San Diego Bike & Kayak in Coronado.

Boating & Sailing

$16 Blue Whale Watching Cruise - Summer 2017

Newport Landing Whale Watching
Valid: Jun 1 - ongoing

Save 55% off the regular price and view giant blue whales, finback whales, humpback whales and more during a Blue Whale Watching Summer Cruise. Departing from beautiful Newport Beach located between...

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