San Diego in May

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!

It’s May, and you’ll find tons of things to do in the beautiful city of San Diego! Winter rains will be hopefully a thing of the past, and that June Gloom won’t start at the beaches until later in the year. Summer vacation season isn’t here yet, but we can feel the beginning of it with the warmer weather and longer days. Bonus, the tourist attractions are less busy than they will be in the coming month.

During May, you can join San Diegans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (May 5) in Old Town or take Mom out for a day she will love at one of the notable restaurants. On the last Monday of the month, summer kicks off with the three-day Memorial Day weekend! ????????

Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!

Uncorked for a Cause – Virtual

Enjoy DAOU wine, a gourmet snack pack from Mendocino Farms, games and live music, while supporting a worthwhile cause from the comfort of your own home! Location: pick up from Boys & Girls Club San Diegito’s Solana Beach location. Info:

5/1 6:30 pm

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo

Find colorful trinkets, arts & crafts, extended patio dining centered in the heart of the Fiesta, and live entertainment. Location: Old Town, San Diego. Info:

5/1, 5/2 10 am – 6 pm

Padres Pedal the Cause

A virtual event experience centered around the Padres’ mission of accelerating cures for cancer. Location: wherever you can! Info:

The Flower Fields

One of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. Location: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. Info:

3/1 – 5/9 9 am – 6 pm

Mission Hills Garden Club

Featuring beautiful gardens, activities for kids, musicians in some of the gardens, and art for sale. Location: 1525 Fort Stockton Dr., San Diego. Info:

5/8 10 am – 4 pm

Spring Safari featuring Butterfly Jungle

Spend a safe time with family, discovering amazing animals and gardens. Location: San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Info:

3/20 – 5/9 9 am – 6 pm

Cinco de Mayo Virtual Run

Pick your distance, pick your course, run it, and post your results when you’re done! All proceeds go to Valley Elementary in Poway. Location: wherever you can run/walk. Info:
5/1 – 5/16

Julius Caesar (Part One) Shakespeare Reading

Join the San Diego Shakespeare Society for a free and online open reading of Julius Caesar (part one)! Hosted by David Hausman. Location: online. Info:

5/4 5 pm

TinyFest California

Tour a variety of homes! Meet tiny house builders and van & bus up-fitters! Talk with homeowners who have “gone tiny” and are excited to share their experiences with you. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info:

5/14 – 5/16

Holidays —

Cinco de Mayo 5/5

Mother’s Day 5/9

Armed Forces Day 5/15

Memorial Day 5/31

Spreckels Organ Sunday Webcast

Enjoy a new webcast directly from the world’s largest outdoor musical instrument. SUNDAYS 2-3PM

Don’t forget San Diego Padres Games ⚾️

Check out the schedule >

Spring Tails Family Fun Days

Hop on over for hands-on animal encounters with several springtime species, a discovery walk, and crafts. Location: Helen Woodward Animal Center. Info:

5/15 – 5/16 9 am – 3 pm

PROUD to Walk

The Navy Marines Corps P.R.O.U.D. Foundation is hosting its inaugural “PROUD to Walk” virtual charity event in honor of America’s active duty and veteran military members and their families. Location: anywhere you can walk safely. Info:

5/15 – 5/23

2021 Bike Anywhere Week

Bike here, bike there, bike anywhere! GO by BIKE to work, school, the store, the beach, or just around your neighborhood. Location: wherever you can bring your bike! Info:

5/16 5/22

Cabrillo for the Stars

Shining bright for your enjoyment, this virtual event will be filled with entertainment, incredible visuals, and a silent auction that will spark joyous memories and inspire generosity. Location: the comfort of your home. Info:

5/22 7 pm


Farmer’s Markets are mostly all open! If you are looking to get out and get some fresh air and fresh produce and food, check out one of the many farmer’s markets in San Diego. Most likely the one in your neighborhood is open. Check out a full list here >>

As always, if you or anyone you know needs assistance buying or selling or if you have any real estate questions, please feel free to contact me by phone, text, or email! 

So much to do, so much to see!

If you want to see a home sometime this month, check out all my Featured Listings, and message me or contact me here.

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