San Diego in August: Weather, Events and Things to Do

When it comes to things to do and weather, San Diego in August is among my favorite times of the year.

The purpose of this story is to help people decide when the best time of year to visit San Diego is for them. But if you’re a resident, this guide should help you plan your month around town as summer winds to a close.

GLORIOUS SUMMER SUNSHINE It may get a little cloudy early in the morning, but it usually burns off so that you can just hang out in your beachwear for the rest of the day, well into the evening.

San Diego August Weather

The tourist season peaks in August, and locals are at the beach, too. Like in July, they’ll be busy, but you’ll be able to find plenty of space for your towel and umbrella on big, sandy beaches.

What the Beach Is Like

Rates tend to increase closer to the date of your trip, so reserve your room as far in advance as possible to avoid your favorite San Diego hotel selling out and higher rates.

Advice for Booking Hotels in August

DEL MAR RACING SEASON Thousands of guests visit San Diego every summer to check out our iconic racehorses. You can watch races in person at the track and place bets online.

San Diego August Event

SWIM OR SNORKEL WITH LEOPARD SHARKS If this is the first you've heard of this incredible natural event, don’t panic. They’re harmless—we let our kids swim with them!

Thing to Do in San Diego in August

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