There’s no other place to be than sunny San Diego in the summer. 🌞
From getting wet + wild in our waves, swinging into a local golf course, or just basking in the sun, there are outdoor activities for just about everybody. With summer starting today, we’ve rounded up three activities that are absolute must-dos in the 619 this season.
The La Jolla Sea Caves are a summertime favorite. | Photo via @sharcannon
🌊 It ap-piers to be the sea-son for fun on the sea. Take a kayak tour through the La Jolla Sea Caves. Dive into a famous destination that brings snorkelers + divers from afar by visiting the Ecological Reserve + Underwater Park at La Jolla Shores. With the help of La Jolla Kayak, adults and children ages 6+ can tour the reserve that is home to leopard sharks, sea lions, and dolphins — no experience necessary.
Cost: Single kayak starts at $44 + double kayak starts at $69.
Flagship Champagne Brunch Cruise | Photo via @chillani_
🥂 Brunch on San Diego Bay? Yes, please. Have your morning meal with major views on a Flagship Champagne Brunch Cruise. Come aboard this two-hour, 25-mile, relaxing excursion that boasts live entertainment, free-flowing champagne + mimosas, and is family friendly — Saturdays and Sundays only.
Cost: $69.50 for adults + $41.70 for children ages 4-12.
⛳ High tee, anyone? It’s always tee time when you live in golf paradise. Get the most bang for your buck with breathtaking waterfront views + fresh seafood fare at the Coronado Golf Course. Right across the bay, this 72-par course measures 6,590 meters and flaunts immaculate greens. Get your feast on before or after your round at their restaurant Feast + Fareway, which has above par selections for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour.
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks | Tues., June 21 | 6:40 p.m. | Petco Park | $20+ | It’s First Responder Salute night at the ballpark — and this time, it’s all about tipping our hats to the firefighters who keep San Diego safe. 🚒
Open Mic Night | Tues., June 21 | 6-7 p.m. | Windmill Food Hall | Free | Live, local performers showcase their talents. 🎤
Little Italy Mercato | Wednesdays | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | West Date Street, Little Italy | Free | This al fresco market spans six blocks — from west of Kettner Boulevard to Front Street — lined with local vendors + artisans. 🥕
The Jam Session | Wednesdays | 7-10:30 p.m. | Copley Auditorium, Balboa Park | Free | Get outside for some Latin-jazz presented by Gilbert Castellanos. 🎺
We’d never guess that these chic patio chairs are made from recycled water bottles. | Photo provided by Outer
If you hear the word “wicker” and think of a frumpy, broken piece of furniture, you’re not alone — but thanks to Outer, a company that crafts stylish outdoor furniture with an eye toward sustainability, it’s time to rethink wicker.
By using recycled water bottles as source material, Outer has created eco-friendly wicker furniture that not only looks ultra-modern, but is durable enough to last a decade.
Bonus: Each cushion uses triple memory foam for max comfiness.*
Construction has started in Santee on a $950 million water purification plant designed to serve 500,000 people + businesses in San Diego’s East County. Once the plant is completed by 2026, the East County Advanced Water Purification Program will produce up to 30% of East County’s drinking water daily. 💧 (San Diego Business Journal)
Today, SANDAG, Caltrans + the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System will launch their three-year “Bus on the Shoulder” pilot program. The project allows South Bay Rapid buses (operated by specially trained drivers) to use select freeway shoulders along I-805 and SR-94 between downtown San Diego and National City during peak hours to bypass slow traffic. 🚎
Kové — the local hard yerba mate company — will open its second tasting roomthis Saturdayin Miramar, at 9030 Kenamar Dr., Ste. 309 (its original brewing facility is in Barrio Logan). The 1,000-sqft indoor space features 16 tap handles and the opening day celebration will include live music, art + food vendors. 🌿
The San Diego Wave FCshutout NJ/NY’s Gotham FC 3-0 on Sunday and Alex Morganmade history, scoring her 10th+ 11th goals of the NWSL season — the first time she’s recorded double-digits as a pro. The team’s record is 5-2-3, and their next home game at Torero Stadium is on Sun., July 3. ⚽ (The Spun)
Manny Machado left Sunday’s away game against the Rockies with a sprained left ankle. Acting manager
Ryan Flaherty told MLB.com Machado was able to “shift his weight” to “probably avoid more serious damage,” but they will know more about
El Ministro’s status once the team returns to San Diego. ⚾ (MLB.com)
The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park is partnering with San Diego Pride+ Art of Pride to present “Expressions of Pride: On the Steps at SDMA,” this Friday. The free event starts at 4 p.m. and will feature dancers, musicians, and spoken word artists celebrating the diversity of Pride. 🌈
The Port of San Diego will host a “Meet the Artist” event tomorrow, at the Bayside Pavilion at Safe Harbor South Bay in Chula Vista where locals can meet Roberto Salas, the artist chosen to create public pieces for the future Sweetwater Park. Salas will discuss his process for creating art that’ll become part of the Chula Vista Bayfront redevelopment. 🎨
Remember when that dog wandered into the gorilla enclosure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park earlier this month? Well, the shepherd — named Meatball — has been reunited with his family, the San Diego Humane Society confirmed. The gorillas + Meatball were not hurt in the encounter. 🐕 (CBS 8)
Want a laugh? Second Chance Beer Company is bringing back “Comedy Nights” at its North Park tasting room starting tomorrow — a summertime stand-up comedy series. The first show features Keith Johnson, Darius Bennett, Kylie Troop, Chris Gorbos, and Charr. Tickets cost $15; there are shows on Wed., July 27 + Wed.,Aug. 24, too. 🎤
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The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System says the exhibit showcases the legacy of Freedom Riders — groups of civil rights activists who took part in bus trips across the US during the early 1960s to protest segregation in bus terminals.
It’ll be on display through Labor Day. 🗓️
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Editor’s pick: Happy summer, San Diego. I got a chance to check out The Magnolia last weekend — the renovated concert + events venue formerly known as the East County Performing Arts Center. There’s seating for 1,200 fans and the courtyard was lovely once the weather cooled down.
I’ve got eyes on the venue’s schedule for the rest of 2022, which includes comedy, live music, and ballet performances. 🎶
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