La Jolla Mom
Pack your blanket, picnic basket, and favorite dinner and enjoy dinner with a great view. Be prepared for a small hike up to the viewing area, which is equally spectacular. In December or January, you may also see California gray whales migrating.
Enjoy locally sourced ingredients, indoor and outdoor seating, and 25 miles of shoreline and city lights.
There are lots of nighttime events during the year, but it’s spectacular to walk through in the evening, no matter the occasion.
There are plenty of theatre venues to enjoy, including Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and San Diego Civic Theatre.
Between June and September, you can enjoy extended nighttime visiting hours to get close to the sights and sounds of nocturnal animals. The annual HalGLOWeen Halloween event also can’t be missed.
Attend one of the public star parties hosted by San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA) at Mission Trails Regional Park. There’s also a monthly “Sky Tonight” planetarium show in partnership with Fleet Science Center on the first Wednesday of each month.
There’s live entertainment, great food, and lively bars all around.
It’s considered the birthplace of California with roots dating to 1769. There is great live music, traditional dance, and authentic Mexican food to enjoy.
Kettner Boulevard is a great starting place, home to numerous restaurants with celebrity chefs.
There are a number of companies that offer brewery tours that range from casual to luxurious.
For a spooky twist, go on a nighttime ghost tour while learning about the history of San Diego.
This is a relaxing way to enjoy the coastline, whether you hop onboard the Bahia Belle or do it on your own with a boat rental.
You’ll get a bird’s eye view of San Diego that on a clear night can span up to Del Mar and as far south as Mexico.
This is an iconic property on Coronado beach that will be memorable for all.
There are numerous concert series to choose from like Point Loma Summer Concerts and Coronado Promenade Concerts.
Just be sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight so you can see them.
There are lots of sleepover events across several of San Diego’s famous attractions, like Road and Snore Safari at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
There’s carnival games and rides, and arcade, bumper cars, and more. It’s completely free to enter Belmont Park, but you can buy wristbands or a la carte rides and games.
South Bay Drive-In and Santee Drive-In are both excellent choices that have been around since the 50s.
Come hungry, too, as some of San Diego’s best restaurants and breweries have outlets in the stadium for fans to enjoy.