“June falls asleep upon her bier of flowers; In vain are dewdrops sprinkled o’er her, In vain would fond winds fan her back to life, Her hours are numbered on the floral dial.”
San Diego in July has lots of daylight hours to explore the city’s attractions. It’s not likely to rain and temperatures are not too hot, almost just right. Those July nights are perfect summer nights.
July is the peak of San Diego’s tourist season, with lots of families on vacation and Arizona residents looking to escape the heat. This is still happening, even in the throes of another shutdown. The beaches and bay are still open and people are flocking to explore the outdoors and stay cool.
This is no ordinary summer.
Because of coronavirus, it’s going to be a season without concerts or festivals, without Padres games or Comic-Con. This year, we won’t be riding the Ferris wheel at the San Diego County Fair or seeing outdoor concerts in Chula Vista. No Shakespeare under the stars, no classical music by the bay. But summer is still happening, and there’s plenty to anticipate
San Diego Fireworks
Although most fireworks shows have been canceled across San Diego County because of the pandemic, these cities will still hold a show: El Cajon, Poway, Santee, and Vista.
San Diego PRIDE
Pride-themed events start July 11 and continue all week, culminating with a virtual Pride parade and festival Saturday, July 18.
San Diego County Fair
The San Diego County Fair is canceled, but did you know you can still get some favorite fair foods? Vendors like Chicken Charlie’s, Dole Whip, and Roxy’s are selling items from the Del Mar Fairgrounds parking lot, everything from deep-fried Oreos to garlic-battered artichokes.
What else is open?
After a lengthy lockdown on parks and beaches in San Diego County due to the coronavirus pandemic, many recreation areas have reopened, but with limitations and new rules.
City Piers & Boardwalks
All piers and beach boardwalks reopen to the public on June 9, 2020.
East & West Mission Bay Park + Fiesta Island
East and West Mission Bay Parks reopened on June 8 for park and water uses.
City Parks, Some Trails in Open Space Parks (Locations Vary)
Six city reservoirs shuttered for several months will reopen as follows in June and July. This includes El Capitan and Upper Otay reservoirs on June 6, followed by San Vicente Reservoir on June 13.
Lake Hodges reopens on July 1, and Sutherland Reservoir on July 3. Barrett Reservoir reopens on July 8.
Golf Courses, Tennis Courts, Rec Rentals, Campgrounds
The county has allowed golf courses to reopen with operational adjustments. The state is now allowing the use of golf carts for single riders.
A whole lot more things are slowly opening up, they will just look a little different at first.
Where are you most excited to go whenever you start to venture out?