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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!

Farmers Insurance Open

January 25-28, 2018

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 25-28, 2018, at the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course. Come enjoy everything San Diego has to offer! The ocean views, the world-class competition, and fan attractions including, The Michelob ULTRA Zone, Fan Village, autograph areas, a variety of locally themed concession stands and much more!

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Mark your calendars now, because one of San Diego’s biggest events of the year returns January 25-28, 2018, at the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course. Come enjoy everything San Diego has to offer! The ocean views, the world-class competition, and fan attractions including, The Michelob ULTRA Zone, Fan Village, autograph areas, a variety of locally themed concession stands and much more!

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2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball 1st & 2nd Rounds

Mar 16 - Mar 18, 2018

NCAA® March Madness is coming to San Diego! Share the experience at the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds in Viejas Arena.

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San Diego Crew Classic

Mar 24 - Mar 25, 2018

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego. Established in 1973, for many rowers, the Crew Classic is the highlight of their competitive rowing careers and a competition for future Olympians, as well as for those new to the sport. Ranging in age from 14 to 84, rowers compete each year in over 100 races in various divisions. The master level (over age 21) is the fastest growing segment of the sport. Many master rowers are novice rowers, while others are reliving their college and club experiences.

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Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks

Apr 15, 2018

This is the 39th year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you'll take this opportunity to join us and discover a bit more of what the Port of San Diego holds for you.

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