“…there is a clarity about September. On clear days, the sun seems brighter, the sky more blue, the white clouds take on marvelous shapes; the moon is a wonderful apparition, rising gold, cooling to silver; and the stars are so big. The September storms… are exhilarating…”— Faith Baldwin
San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!
With the throngs of tourists receding from the beaches and less chance of fog or rain, September makes a great window for traveling to San Diego. The month is packed with alfresco concerts, culinary happenings to celebrate California’s fall harvest, and the largest military air show in the U.S., and rounds out with Restaurant Week.
San Diego maintains warm temperatures throughout the year, but mid-September through mid-October is especially comfortable. After the summer crowds have gone and the kids are all back in school, San Diego sunshine is still around, and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the local beaches or just the city itself.
With perfect weather and amazing beaches, whether you are visiting for the first time or have been hanging out in San Diego for years, there are plenty of things to do in San Diego for adults and kids alike.
Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!
PADRES BASEBALL SEASON
At Petco Park, some days are themed. View the schedule
SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO ZOO DAYS
SeaWorld San Diego Zoo Days: Bayside BBQ & Brews offers six food or beverage tastings with admission to outdoor exhibits and shows.
SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT WEEK
San Diego Restaurant Week happens twice per year in September and January. September’s Restaurant Week will run between September 25 – October 2.
LEGOLAND BRICK-OR-TREAT PARTY NIGHTS
LEGOLAND’s Brick-Or-Treat event is a great way to enjoy some family-friendly Halloween fun. Starts September 17
MIRAMAR AIR SHOW
Happening September 23-25 after an almost three-year hiatus.
It’s free to attend the Miramar Air Show but you can buy upgraded seating options. The flight schedule is online.
SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN
Last opportunity to see Summer Nights is this month.
SURF DOG SURF-A-THON
Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon September 8th
CRSSsD Festival takes over Waterfront Park from September 24-25
This year’s lineup includes some heavy-hitters like Duck Sauce (of “Barbara Streisand” fame), Fatboy Slim, Joseph Capriati, and ARTBAT. Fans of the electronic music genre will notice that the festival covers a ton of history, making it possible for several different age groups to have a good time here..
SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
San Diego Festival of the Arts gives space to local artists, musicians, vendors, locals, and visitors alike. September 10 and 11
GO APPLE PICKING IN JULIAN
Locals in the know head up to Julian in the fall for apple picking season in the mountain town’s orchards. Here’s a list of U-Pick orchards.
3rd Saturday of September (Sep 17 2022 from 8 AM to 3 PM) see the largest gathering of woodies at the annual Woody Meet. What’s a woodie? An old car with mostly wood exterior instead of steel, that became popular with surfers. www.encinitas101.com.
OCEANSIDE HARBOR DAYS
Sept. 17 and 18 2022 from 9 AM – 6 PM Saturday and 9 – 5 PM Sunday at Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside CA. www.oceansidechamber.com.
ART WALK CARLSBAD
September 24 and 25 2022 from 11 AM to 6 PM (5 PM Sunday) in Carlsbad. Fine artists show their original artwork in an outdoor setting. For details about Art Walk Carlsbad see artwalksandiego.org
HISTORIC OLD TOWN SATURDAY MARKET
On Saturdays from 9 AM – 3 PM there is an artisan market too, with handmade works from local artists. SD Old Town
FARMERS MARKETS SAN DIEGO
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 >> https://www.sdfarmbureau.org/farmers-market/
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!