Fun Things to Do Around San Diego This Summer
Whether living there or simply visiting, San Diego is a great place to be in the summer. The water is warm, the temperatures are ideal, and there is a myriad of things to do. Activities around the city range from competitions and musical events to family friendly festivals and fairs, and many of them are free. Here are some of the most interesting and exciting things to do around San Diego in the summer of 2013.
Fairs in San Diego can last nearly a month, and this is particularly true of county fairs. The atmosphere of the 2013 fairs is festive, with exciting themes and activities. This summer, fair visitors can enjoy game-themed events such as live Family Feud competitions. There will also be numerous musical performances and enough rides and games to keep a person busy for days. Attractions include animal exhibits complete with races and auctions, many different displays including life-sized game models, and entertainment events such as comedy nights and derbies. Family friendly things to do abound, and there are many activities specifically for kids. Single-day events round out the options, so there is sure to be something for everyone.
Adventurers will find a wide variety of festivals in and around the city, and every month of the summer has at least one. Offerings include religious festivals, street fairs, art and music celebrations, star-themed events and dramatic festivals. Depending on the festival, guests may be able to attend a live Shakespeare play, peruse a classy fine arts exhibit, dance or gaze at the stars. Each festival includes a wide variety of great food, live entertainment and many different things to do. Although most festivals only last a day or two, there are a few which are ongoing throughout the summer.
The city is home to some amazing cultural events, including iconic pop culture celebrations such as comic book conventions. Festival participants really get into their parts with full-body costumes, and celebrity appearances are common. Although watching these people can be an enchanting activity in and of itself, it is not the only thing to do at these events. There are also unique art exhibits, parades and original films. In addition, San Diego has large cultural activities that celebrate alternative lifestyles, mirroring the city's celebrated acceptance of these individuals. These rallies attract tens of thousands of people each year and include music, comedy, dancing and guest speakers.
For music lovers, San Diego summers are heavenly. Outdoor concerts are held almost every weekend from late June through August, and other musical performances are common throughout the season. The options are as varied as they are numerous, with something to suit every taste and style. The 2013 choices range from classical music to rock and roll, including both vocal renditions and instrumental numbers. Some weekends will feature legendary rock bands, while others will spotlight pop, R&B or Broadway music. In fact, some performances will incorporate acrobatics, costumes or movie clips. A few will even include fireworks. If you want a great family friendly night, be sure to catch one of these outstanding musical numbers.
America's Finest City boasts several unique athletic events, and 2013 is sure to hold some particularly memorable competitions. With the city's famous waves, it should be no surprise that surfing championships are among these events. What may come as a shock, however, is that these contests are not just for humans. As a matter of fact, there is one competition designed specifically for surfing dogs. Pristine beaches provide the perfect place for other novel sports such as sand sculpture contests and beach softball. More traditionally, horse racing also occurs in the area. These events are very family friendly and interesting to both children and adults.
Holidays in San Diego are quite lively, and Independence Day is no exception. There is a wide variety of Fourth of July celebrations around the area, and happenings include parades, concerts and beach fireworks displays. Some sections of the city also offer crafts for children and pioneer activities, and it is even possible to watch fireworks from a cruise ship while having an elegant dinner. As a whole, this incredible city is the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day and an exciting summertime destination for all.
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