Looking Forward to Fall Fun in San Diego

A summer vacation in San Diego is undeniably a wonderful thing. Sure, the warmest months here bring lots of fun, sun, and beautiful beach days. But thanks to our legendarily mild year-round weather, it always feels like summer here! Even better? Once autumn arrives and the peak of the tourism season has passed, life in “America’s Finest City” gets even more laid-back than usual. So if you’re looking for fall fun in San Diego, we have lots of suggestions for amazing things to check out while you’re here. 


Exceptional Attractions

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Thanks to our perfect weather year-round here, our outdoor attractions are available to guests for much longer seasons than those in other areas of the country. For instance, fall is a great time to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld San Diego, and Balboa Park, with its collection of museums. The crowds will be thinner, the lines will be shorter, and some establishments even offer reduced “off-season” admission prices.  


Dazzling Day Trips

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One of the things that makes San Diego such a spectacular vacation destination is that the city’s surrounding communities offer some truly incredible options for autumnal adventures. Why not head across the bridge to the serene beaches of Coronado Island? Take a jaunt up the coast to the missions of San Juan Capistrano? Or pop out to enjoy apple season in Julian? Our neighbors offer some genuinely inspiring experiences. 



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CRSSD Fest is the west coast’s premier electronic, techno, and house music event. This year’s festival takes place on Sept 24th and 25th, and is really getting ready to turn up the sound. 2022 will bring three stages’ worth of entertainment to the city courtesy of acts like Richie Hawtin, Fatboy Slim, Cannons, Duck Sauce, Joseph Capriati and ARTBAT. Attendees will also enjoy craft beer, arts vendors, specialty food and much more.  


San Diego Restaurant Week

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Dining out is a pleasure, especially in a cultural melting pot like San Diego. Dozens of eateries will be participating in this fall’s Restaurant Week (from Sept. 25 – Oct. 2), which will feature specials, discounts, and uniquely event-specific menu items that you simply can’t enjoy at any other time on the calendar. There’s no better time to get out there and enjoy some great taste, so be sure to sample some of San Diego’s legendary food culture.


Catch a Padres Game

The San Diego Padres have called “America’s Finest City” home for more than 50 major league seasons. Fall is prime baseball time, so a day spent at Petco Park (recently named the best stadium in the league by the sports experts at USA Today) is always a great way to enjoy America’s pastime. So snag your seat, grab a beer and a Barrio Dogg, and watch the hometown heroes slug it out on the diamond. There’s never a bad day at Petco. Check out our recent blog post on how to enjoy a Padres game for more insider tips!


Pacific BeachFest

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The best fest in Pacific Beach is back in 2022. Pacific BeachFest is an all-day bash that brings a whole host of fun activities to one of the metro’s most popular beachside communities. When you go, you can look forward to fantastic food, athletic exhibitions, live music, a vendor alley featuring local products, and lots more. This year’s Pacific BeachFest is scheduled to happen on October 1st, so be sure to mark your calendars. 


Halloween Happenings

There are plenty of ways to enjoy some frightening fun this spooky season in San Diego! Take part in family-friendly fright fests at SeaWorld’s Howl-o-Scream (select dates from Sept. 16 – Oct. 31) or make your way through The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park (Sept. 23 – Oct. 31)… if you dare!


Plan Your Fall Getaway

Planning a fall getaway is easy thanks to the special offers at our bayside retreat. Take a look at our San Diego travel deals and secure the best rates for your stay!