8 Things to Do This Labor Day in San Diego.

8 Things to Do This Labor Day in San Diego.

Another Labor Day weekend is on the way, and San Diego is bustling with ideas to make the most out of your long weekend! With a wide variety of pristine beaches and gorgeous weather all year round, there are plenty of ways for everyone to enjoy.

If you’re stuck trying to get some ideas, take a look at our round up of fun things to keep you entertained this Labor Day weekend.


  1. Culture

  • Annual Barona Pow-wow: Come together with old friends or make new ones! Join hundreds of tribal dancers of all ages from across the country. The three-day event will be filled with song, dance, and contests of skill. Visitors can enjoy delicious traditional dishes including Indian tacos and admire beautiful Native American arts and crafts.


  • Haunted ghost tours: The winning combination of entertaining San Diego history and the suspenseful haunted tales of the past is assured to lift your spirits. Go back in time and hear about the lives of some well-known characters who lived and died in San Diego, and just might still be around in spirit form!


  • Trolley tours: Trolley tours of San Diego are the perfect way to experience America’s Finest City. The trolley drivers are charming and most stops are interesting and very well worth it. Hop aboard one of the trolleys and experience a pleasurable blend of entertainment and transportation.
  1. Outdoors

  • Sand sculpting challenge: Check out the county’s largest and most amazing Sand Sculpting Challenge this Labor Day. Professional sculptors from around the globe will gather against American sculptors. The four-day event will be full of explosive creativity and fun! Additional attractions include a beer garden, arts and crafts, beautiful views of the ocean, live music, food trucks and beverage vendors.


  • Festival of sail: Hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, this event is the largest Tall Ship Festival on the West Coast. Explore visiting ships, mock cannon battles, exciting kids’ activities and many demonstrations. It’s a favorite with locals and visitors alike.


  • San Diego Night Time Zoo: Going to San Diego at night is a great deal of fun if you know what to do. The San Diego Zoo is one of the better locations to try during the night versus during the day. There are fewer crowds and more fun shows to explore in the evening This year’s event is full of enjoyable activities for the kids. Live music, face painting, surprise encounters with animals and acrobats is just the beginning of what’s in store for visitors! Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals and be on the lookout for the petty peacocks and peahens that strut their stuff around the Zoo.


  • SeaWorld: Make your way over to SeaWorld in San Diego for the final Summer Nights events. SeaWorld combines the fun of an amusement park with sea life and live entertainment at the park’s theatre. There are tons of learning opportunities for the little ones as well! Attractions include dancing dolphins, stunting sea lions, and the Bay Side Sky Ride. Don’t forget to stay for the Wonder Fireworks display that finishes on Labor Day.
  1. Food and Drink

When we travel, the first thing that comes to mind is figuring out where to eat. When it comes to bars and restaurants, San Diego has treasures of both old and new.  From sitting on a shaded patio to eating scallops by the seaside, there will be plenty of impeccable destinations to choose from. Listing all of our favorites would take decades, but you can easily find plenty of great award-winning restaurants, rooftop bars and fantastic night life to enjoy!

Have Fun!

So, whatever your plans, spending your Labor Day in San Diego is guaranteed to be a blast!


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