Best events in San Diego

Check out the top events in San Diego, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. San Diego Zoo
1. San Diego Zoo
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347 local reviews
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-231-1515
ZooPoint of interestEstablishment
GINA
The roar of a lion from the Panama-California International Exposition in 1915 inspired Dr. Harry Wegeforth to…
Janie
A world-famous zoo that lives up to its reputation! An all-day event and adjacent to Balboa Park--another San…
Karen
World Famous!
1. San Diego Zoo
1. San Diego Zoo
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347 local reviews
2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-231-1515
GINA
GINA
The roar of a lion from the Panama-California International Exposition in 1915 inspired Dr. Harry Wegeforth to start a zoo in San Diego. Now…
Janie
Janie
A world-famous zoo that lives up to its reputation! An all-day event and adjacent to Balboa Park--another San Diego treasure!
Karen
Karen
World Famous!
2. Petco Park
2. Petco Park
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69 local reviews
100 Park Boulevard, San Diego
+1 619-795-5555
StadiumPoint of interestEstablishment
Kelly
Beautiful baseball stadium and as long as there isn't an event you can go wander through the beautiful park at…
Lauren
Love our Padres! They also host fun concerts and events here.
StellaRichard
Fun for the entire family or just two of you...visit beautiful Petco Park for a game. Have a bite in San Diego…
2. Petco Park
2. Petco Park
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69 local reviews
100 Park Boulevard, San Diego
+1 619-795-5555
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.
Lauren
Lauren
Love our Padres! They also host fun concerts and events here.
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" be…
3. USS Midway Museum
3. USS Midway Museum
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74 local reviews
910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-544-9600
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
 Doug
This is by far the best aircraft carrier museum in the nation! The ship hosts all sorts of events and is a hi…
Janet
This is by far the best aircraft carrier museum in the nation! The ship hosts all sorts of events and is a hig…
Warren
You'll want to plan at least 3-4 hours to see this one. And, don't miss the free Bob Hope USO tribute on the p…
3. USS Midway Museum
3. USS Midway Museum
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74 local reviews
910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego
Closed now
+1 619-544-9600
 Doug
Doug
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 Di…
Janet
Janet
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 Die…
Warren
Warren
You'll want to plan at least 3-4 hours to see this one. And, don't miss the free Bob Hope USO tribute on the pier sidewalk next to the ship…
4. Seaport Village
4. Seaport Village
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84 local reviews
849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-235-4014
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Lisa
Cool shops right on the ocean. Many restaurants as well. They usually have some special events and entertainme…
Belinda
Seaport Village is a collection of over seventy free-standing one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, and restaurants …
Alma
Seaport Village is a collection of over seventy free-standing one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, and restaurants …
4. Seaport Village
4. Seaport Village
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84 local reviews
849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-235-4014
Lisa
Lisa
Cool shops right on the ocean. Many restaurants as well. They usually have some special events and entertainment going on.
Belinda
Belinda
Seaport Village is a collection of over seventy free-standing one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, and restaurants comprising a waterfront villag…
Alma
Alma
Seaport Village is a collection of over seventy free-standing one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, and restaurants comprising a waterfront villag…
5. Whistle Stop
5. Whistle Stop
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24 local reviews
2236 Fern Street, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-284-6784
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Gina
Whistle Stop is a hop over to South Park, the next neighborhood over. Another great neighborhood bar! Live m…
Brianne
Rad scene. Great prices. Check their calendar for specific events - Bands, DJs and Theme nights. 80s/90s night…
Donna
Live music Dj music neighborhood bar lots of events... and fun.
5. Whistle Stop
5. Whistle Stop
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24 local reviews
2236 Fern Street, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-284-6784
Gina
Gina
Whistle Stop is a hop over to South Park, the next neighborhood over. Another great neighborhood bar! Live music sometimes and events on t…
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 …
Donna
Donna
Live music Dj music neighborhood bar lots of events... and fun.
6. Balboa Park
6. Balboa Park
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499 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
+1 619-239-0512
ParkMuseumPoint of interest
Carrie
This has it all! Museums, theaters, parks, art galleries, and the world famous zoo. It is a must do and fun fo…
Melisande
World-class exhibits at the Museum of Man, such as King Tut, Mayan Culture, etc. The park has many other museu…
Angi
1,400 acres of urban cultural park... open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, walkin…
6. Balboa Park
6. Balboa Park
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499 local reviews
Balboa Park, San Diego
+1 619-239-0512
Carrie
Carrie
This has it all! Museums, theaters, parks, art galleries, and the world famous zoo. It is a must do and fun for all ages! I recommend highl…
Melisande
Melisande
World-class exhibits at the Museum of Man, such as King Tut, Mayan Culture, etc. The park has many other museums, and an outdoor music amphi…
Angi
Angi
1,400 acres of urban cultural park... open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, walking paths, museums, several thea…
7. Old Town
7. Old Town
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159 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
NeighborhoodPolitical
Rodney
The history and culture of San Diego: - 25 restaurants offering authentic and cultural cuisine - Gift and souv…
Sohela
Historic city center with many restaurants, shops, sites. Many events happen here year round
Clinton
Great area for food, museums, cultural centers and events
7. Old Town
7. Old Town
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159 local reviews
Old Town, San Diego
Rodney
Rodney
The history and culture of San Diego: - 25 restaurants offering authentic and cultural cuisine - Gift and souvenir Shops - Events and entert…
Sohela
Sohela
Historic city center with many restaurants, shops, sites. Many events happen here year round
Clinton
Clinton
Great area for food, museums, cultural centers and events
8. Liberty Station
8. Liberty Station
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24 local reviews
Liberty Station, San Diego
NeighborhoodPolitical
Joanne
Liberty Station is a planned community with great restaurants eclectic shopping venues and many planned events…
Cora
Lots of Restaurants, Trader Joe's, Von's, Museums, Park and a variety of Events throughout the year!
Marcus
Restaurants, galleries, dance performance spaces, gardens on the grounds of the old Naval Training Center.
8. Liberty Station
8. Liberty Station
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24 local reviews
Liberty Station, San Diego
Joanne
Joanne
Liberty Station is a planned community with great restaurants eclectic shopping venues and many planned events. Find art museums and shows …
Cora
Cora
Lots of Restaurants, Trader Joe's, Von's, Museums, Park and a variety of Events throughout the year!
Marcus
Marcus
Restaurants, galleries, dance performance spaces, gardens on the grounds of the old Naval Training Center.
9. Urban MO's Bar & Grill
9. Urban MO's Bar & Grill
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18 local reviews
308 University Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-491-0400
BarRestaurantFood
Aaron
Your big gay restaurant/bar. Loud, lots of events, best drag show on Wednesday nights at 8.
Caitlin
This is a must visit gay bar for drinks, dancing and food. There are endless events and fun theme parties her…
Curt
Best Burgers...well everything on the menu actually!
9. Urban MO's Bar & Grill
9. Urban MO's Bar & Grill
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18 local reviews
308 University Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-491-0400
Aaron
Aaron
Your big gay restaurant/bar. Loud, lots of events, best drag show on Wednesday nights at 8.
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 f…
Curt
Curt
Best Burgers...well everything on the menu actually!
10. San Diego Convention Center
10. San Diego Convention Center
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43 local reviews
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
+1 619-525-5000
Point of interestEstablishment
Alyssa.
The Event place where "it" happens.. :)
Linda
Many events com to the San Diego Convention Center, we are 25 minute drive to this area, but away from the hus…
James
Walk, Trolley, Bus, Short Cab Ride, Car2Go
10. San Diego Convention Center
10. San Diego Convention Center
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43 local reviews
111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
+1 619-525-5000
Alyssa.
Alyssa.
The Event place where "it" happens.. :)
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.
James
James
Walk, Trolley, Bus, Short Cab Ride, Car2Go
11. The Lafayette Hotel
11. The Lafayette Hotel
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6 local reviews
2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
+1 619-296-2101
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Erin
Summer events like poolside movies, brunch, and pool access
Aleta "Shelley"
The Famed Weissmuller Pool at the Lafayette hotel: At almost three quarters of a century old, 300,000 gallons,…
Erin
Summer events like poolside movies, brunch, and pool access
11. The Lafayette Hotel
11. The Lafayette Hotel
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6 local reviews
2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego
+1 619-296-2101
Erin
Erin
Summer events like poolside movies, brunch, and pool access
Aleta "Shelley"
Aleta "Shelley"
The Famed Weissmuller Pool at the Lafayette hotel: At almost three quarters of a century old, 300,000 gallons, and almost 25 meters long. Th…
Erin
Erin
Summer events like poolside movies, brunch, and pool access
12. Village Vino
12. Village Vino
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8 local reviews
4095 Adams Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-546-8466
BarLiquor storeRestaurant
Juan & Pietro
Selection and knowledge of wines, food and outside seating. Plus their special events.
Jeff
A local favorite with lots of fun wine tasting events.
Kimball
Wine bar, appetizers, salads, desserts...within walking distance.
12. Village Vino
12. Village Vino
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8 local reviews
4095 Adams Avenue, San Diego
Open now
+1 619-546-8466
Juan & Pietro
Juan & Pietro
Selection and knowledge of wines, food and outside seating. Plus their special events.
Jeff
Jeff
A local favorite with lots of fun wine tasting events.
Kimball
Kimball
Wine bar, appetizers, salads, desserts...within walking distance.