15 Fall Things to Do in San Diego

The seasons change in San Diego without a lot of fanfare. We have year-round sunny and mild weather, so most of the trees don’t shed their leaves in the fall and you won’t actually need to put on your favorite flannel checked scarf.

Photo: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

We make up for what we lack in autumn weather, however, with a lot of seasonal activities, festivals, and fall fun — usually.

For the whole month of October, kids get free admission (with a paying adult) to 85+ museums, theme parks, tours, and attractions.

Take Advantage of Kids Free San Diego

The Japanese maple trees turn brilliant shades of red at this time of year, and you’ll see other trees and shrubs turning bright orange and yellow.

Peep the Fall Foliage at the Japanese Friendship Garden

As the end of October draws nearer, usually, some San Diego neighborhoods go all out with fantastic Halloween parties, events, pub crawls, cruises, and more.

Celebrate Halloween, San Diego Style

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Park guests will see outdoor animal exhibits, some indoor exhibits, and marine life animal presentations with physical distancing measures in place.

SeaWorld San Diego Spooktacular

When fall comes around, so does the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Roar and Snore Safari. Every Saturday, preschoolers, kids, tweens, and their families can sleepover at the park.

Go Camping at San Diego Zoo Safari Park®

Photo: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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