Best events in San Diego

Check out the top events in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Balboa Park
1. Balboa Park
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1115 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
+1 619-239-0512
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El And Cameron
Beautiful way to spend a day. Love the Museum of Photographic Arts. Right next to the Rail Road Museum. There…
Jean
Balboa Park is another one of my top 10 places in San Diego. It is close by, has more than 17 museums,…
Tiffany
Balboa Park has so much to offer. It is a historical sight with many museums and cultural events, several…
1. Balboa Park
1. Balboa Park
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1115 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
+1 619-239-0512
El And Cameron
El And Cameron
Beautiful way to spend a day. Love the Museum of Photographic Arts. Right next to the Rail Road Museum. There are always street style…
Jean
Jean
Balboa Park is another one of my top 10 places in San Diego. It is close by, has more than 17 museums, beautiful gardens, restaurants,…
Tiffany
Tiffany
Balboa Park has so much to offer. It is a historical sight with many museums and cultural events, several theaters and restaurants. It is…
2. San Diego Convention Center
2. San Diego Convention Center
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219 local reviews
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
+1 619-525-5000
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MiMi
A lot of events happen hear and it's close enough for an easy daily commute. I recommend uber 1 way and walk…
Linda
Many events com to the San Diego Convention Center, we are 25 minute drive to this area, but away from the…
Helene
Home to the world famous COMIC-CON, drawing crowds of more than 100,000 superheros and zombies each July in…
2. San Diego Convention Center
2. San Diego Convention Center
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219 local reviews
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
+1 619-525-5000
MiMi
MiMi
A lot of events happen hear and it's close enough for an easy daily commute. I recommend uber 1 way and walk the other as parking will be…
Linda
Linda
Many events com to the San Diego Convention Center, we are 25 minute drive to this area, but away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
Helene
Helene
Home to the world famous COMIC-CON, drawing crowds of more than 100,000 superheros and zombies each July in San Diego. Events year-round
3. USS Midway Museum
3. USS Midway Museum
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325 local reviews
910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+1 619-544-9600
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Janet & Scott
This is by far the best aircraft carrier museum in the nation! The ship hosts all sorts of events and is a…
Doug And Jennifer
This is by far the best aircraft carrier museum in the nation! The ship hosts all sorts of events and is a…
Evan
This is by far the best aircraft carrier museum in the nation! The ship hosts all sorts of events and is a…
3. USS Midway Museum
3. USS Midway Museum
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325 local reviews
910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+1 619-544-9600
Janet & Scott
Janet & Scott
This is by far the best aircraft carrier museum in the nation! The ship hosts all sorts of events and is a highlight of any visit to San…
Doug And Jennifer
Doug And Jennifer
This is by far the best aircraft carrier museum in the nation! The ship hosts all sorts of events and is a highlight of any visit to San…
Evan
Evan
This is by far the best aircraft carrier museum in the nation! The ship hosts all sorts of events and is a highlight of any visit to San…
4. Petco Park
4. Petco Park
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357 local reviews
100 Park Blvd, San Diego
+1 619-795-5555
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Jackie
Baseball games, great food/bar options, and other fun events. There is even a park ("Park at the Park") just…
StellaRichard
Fun for the entire family or just two of you...visit beautiful Petco Park for a game. Have a bite in San…
Kelly
Beautiful baseball stadium and as long as there isn't an event you can go wander through the beautiful park at…
4. Petco Park
4. Petco Park
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357 local reviews
100 Park Blvd, San Diego
+1 619-795-5555
Jackie
Jackie
Baseball games, great food/bar options, and other fun events. There is even a park ("Park at the Park") just outside with a great view of…
StellaRichard
StellaRichard
Fun for the entire family or just two of you...visit beautiful Petco Park for a game. Have a bite in San Diego's famed "Gaslamp District"…
Kelly
Kelly
Beautiful baseball stadium and as long as there isn't an event you can go wander through the beautiful park at the park.
5. SDCCU Stadium
5. SDCCU Stadium
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62 local reviews
9449 Friars Rd, San Diego
+1 619-641-3100
StadiumPoint of interestEstablishment
Larry
Previously known as QUALCOMM Stadium. Where the former SAN DIEGO Chargers originated from. Now used for San…
Jim
Chargers football, Monster Trucks, all kinds of events. Parking is very expensive and crowded - walk down to…
Renee
From SDSU football games to major concerts, SDCCU, formerly Qualcomm Stadium, always has interesting events.
5. SDCCU Stadium
5. SDCCU Stadium
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62 local reviews
9449 Friars Rd, San Diego
+1 619-641-3100
Larry
Larry
Previously known as QUALCOMM Stadium. Where the former SAN DIEGO Chargers originated from. Now used for San Diego State Universities…
Jim
Jim
Chargers football, Monster Trucks, all kinds of events. Parking is very expensive and crowded - walk down to the trolley station and ride it…
Renee
Renee
From SDSU football games to major concerts, SDCCU, formerly Qualcomm Stadium, always has interesting events.
6. Whistle Stop
6. Whistle Stop
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57 local reviews
2236 Fern St, San Diego
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 619-284-6784
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Laura
The Whistle Stop Bar was established in 1979 and boarded up for the 1990s only to be reestablished in 2001…
Brianne
Rad scene. Great prices. Check their calendar for specific events - Bands, DJs and Theme nights. 80s/90s…
Kara
Eclectic, hipster bar often with live music and interesting nightly events from comedy to punk rock shows. A…
6. Whistle Stop
6. Whistle Stop
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57 local reviews
2236 Fern St, San Diego
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+1 619-284-6784
Laura
Laura
The Whistle Stop Bar was established in 1979 and boarded up for the 1990s only to be reestablished in 2001. This little bar features a full…
Brianne
Brianne
Rad scene. Great prices. Check their calendar for specific events - Bands, DJs and Theme nights. 80s/90s night? Yes please! Get your groove…
Kara
Kara
Eclectic, hipster bar often with live music and interesting nightly events from comedy to punk rock shows. A great dive that turns into a…
7. Seaport Village
7. Seaport Village
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319 local reviews
849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-530-0704
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Lisa
Cool shops right on the ocean. Many restaurants as well. They usually have some special events and entertainme…
Ninha
Seaport Village offers waterfront dining, shopping, events and tours, making it your one-stop for fun.
Ray
17 mins, 5.5 miles | Seaport Village offers waterfront dining, shopping, events and tours.
7. Seaport Village
7. Seaport Village
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319 local reviews
849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 619-530-0704
Lisa
Lisa
Cool shops right on the ocean. Many restaurants as well. They usually have some special events and entertainment going on.
Ninha
Ninha
Seaport Village offers waterfront dining, shopping, events and tours, making it your one-stop for fun.
Ray
Ray
17 mins, 5.5 miles | Seaport Village offers waterfront dining, shopping, events and tours.
8. Balboa Park
8. Balboa Park
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409 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
NeighborhoodPolitical
Angi
1,400 acres of urban cultural park... open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens,…
Jamie & Gustavo
My favorite place in the whole world. More than 60 miles of hiking trails, multiple museums, free event…
Hilary
So many activities and events to list here. Check for museum hours and special events on the website. Be sure…
8. Balboa Park
8. Balboa Park
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409 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
Angi
Angi
1,400 acres of urban cultural park... open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, walking paths, museums, several…
Jamie & Gustavo
Jamie & Gustavo
My favorite place in the whole world. More than 60 miles of hiking trails, multiple museums, free event throughout the week, the San Diego…
Hilary
Hilary
So many activities and events to list here. Check for museum hours and special events on the website. Be sure to check out the Spreckels…
9. Urban MO's Bar & Grill
9. Urban MO's Bar & Grill
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59 local reviews
308 University Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 1:30 AM
+1 619-491-0400
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Mathew
Tons of fun. Different events every night. Bottomless mimosas for brunch on Saturday and Sunday until 1 or…
Caitlin
This is a must visit gay bar for drinks, dancing and food. There are endless events and fun theme parties…
Aaron
Your big gay restaurant/bar. Loud, lots of events, best drag show on Wednesday nights at 8.
9. Urban MO's Bar & Grill
9. Urban MO's Bar & Grill
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59 local reviews
308 University Ave, San Diego
Open · Closes 1:30 AM
+1 619-491-0400
Mathew
Mathew
Tons of fun. Different events every night. Bottomless mimosas for brunch on Saturday and Sunday until 1 or 2. www.mosuniverse.com. Take…
Caitlin
Caitlin
This is a must visit gay bar for drinks, dancing and food. There are endless events and fun theme parties here. Check out their calendar…
Aaron
Aaron
Your big gay restaurant/bar. Loud, lots of events, best drag show on Wednesday nights at 8.
10. Tijuana Cultural Center
10. Tijuana Cultural Center
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13 local reviews
9350 Paseo de los Héroes, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+52 664 687 9600
Point of interestEstablishment
Fabs
If you are looking for cultural trip. CECUT is the Cultural Center, where you can find Cinema 3D, Museum,…
Ana Laura
Tijuana Cultural Center, this center has a museum, art activities, IMAX screen, theater and sometimes special…
Willis
Maybe the best art museum in the city lots of events going on pretty much every day worth a days trip very…
10. Tijuana Cultural Center
10. Tijuana Cultural Center
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13 local reviews
9350 Paseo de los Héroes, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana
Closed · Opens Sunday 10:00 AM
+52 664 687 9600
Fabs
Fabs
If you are looking for cultural trip. CECUT is the Cultural Center, where you can find Cinema 3D, Museum, Theater, Music, Photography, art &…
Ana Laura
Ana Laura
Tijuana Cultural Center, this center has a museum, art activities, IMAX screen, theater and sometimes special events like Craft Bear…
Willis
Willis
Maybe the best art museum in the city lots of events going on pretty much every day worth a days trip very family friendly
11. Old Town
11. Old Town
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449 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
NeighborhoodPolitical
Rodney
The history and culture of San Diego: - 25 restaurants offer authentic and cultural cuisine - Shops - Events…
Sohela
Historic city center with many restaurants, shops, sites. Many events happen here year round
11. Old Town
11. Old Town
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449 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
Rodney
Rodney
The history and culture of San Diego: - 25 restaurants offer authentic and cultural cuisine - Shops - Events and entertainment - State…
Sohela
Sohela
Historic city center with many restaurants, shops, sites. Many events happen here year round
12. The San Diego Museum of Art
12. The San Diego Museum of Art
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44 local reviews
1450 El Prado, San Diego
Closed · Opens Sunday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 619-232-7931
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Shirlene
It's huge and will for sure take all day. There are also lots of special events. I saw the Dead Sea Scrolls…
Emily
Excellent museums with great exhibits. One of my favorite events here is Culture and Cocktails. Their museum…
Donna
Because we all need art. Lot's of shows and events... be sure to have a delicious San Diego Craft Beer next…
12. The San Diego Museum of Art
12. The San Diego Museum of Art
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44 local reviews
1450 El Prado, San Diego
Closed · Opens Sunday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 619-232-7931
Shirlene
Shirlene
It's huge and will for sure take all day. There are also lots of special events. I saw the Dead Sea Scrolls when they came through. It's…
Emily
Emily
Excellent museums with great exhibits. One of my favorite events here is Culture and Cocktails. Their museum store is a perfect place to…
Donna
Donna
Because we all need art. Lot's of shows and events... be sure to have a delicious San Diego Craft Beer next door at Panama 66.