Best Things To Do In San Diego In April

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Spring Weather Rolls Into San Diego In April

Springtime has made its way to Southern California and everything is green! The waves are still huge from winter swells, and the winds are strong if you enjoy sailing on San Diego Bay.

As far as San Diego weather goes in April, the average high temperature is 69 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average low temperate is 56 degrees Fahrenheit.  The water temperature in the Pacific Ocean is still a cool 61 degrees, so you should definitely plan on using a wetsuit.

Top Events happening in San Diego In April:

San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week

From April 3 through the 10th is San Diego’s infamous restaurant week showcasing established San Diego chefs and up and coming culinary masters.  San Diego’s most well known chefs will feature prix-fixe options on their menus. Participating restaurants will offer two-course lunches for $10, $15, $20 or $25 and three-course dinners for $20, $30, $40, $50 or $60.  On the event’s website, you will find a comprehensive list of the restaurants participating in Restaurant Week.

Catch A Padres Baseball Game

It’s hard to believe, but Spring Training is already in full swing!  Not until April 14 does the season officially start, and we can’t wait.  On opening day, you’ll get the chance to reign in the new season at the annual Acre Block Party.  So join us around PETCO Park on National Ave for live entertainment and happy baseball fans!

You can grab a cheap ticket and enjoy the game from the back lawn inside Petco Park! Plan on stopping into a few of the local bars and pubs for a pregame to experience Downtown San Diego at its fullest.

San Diego Beach and Bay Half Marathon

Join other cardio enthusiasts at the San Diego Beach and Bay Half Marathon on April 10!  After you run through some of San Diego’s most iconic and picturesque sites like Belmont Park, Sail Bay, and Mission Beach, celebrate the finish line by partying at the Bayside Festival.  Featuring live music, a craft beer garden, and local vendors, you’ll be sure to have a good time.

Carlsbad Flower Fields

The Carlsbad Flower Fields are in full bloom and definitely an experience worth checking out! The 50-acre field of nothing but blossoms is covered in red, orange, yellow, green, and purple flowers.

The fields are open daily to visitors and the admission price is $18 for adults. Allow yourself about an hour or two for your visit, although the time really does depend on how long you want to stroll the fields and take pictures for your Instagram.

San Diego Taco and Beer Festival

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San Diego’s Taco and Beer Festival rings in its third year on April 23 from 2pm to 7pm.  Experience craft beer tastings from local breweries and delicious food vendors selling the best tacos San Diego has to offer. While you stuff your face with alcohol and greasy food, be sure to catch to live music from Through the Roots, Boostive, and Weapons of Mass Creation.  Tickets to the festival cost $40-$80 for unlimited beer tasting, general admission, and VIP entrances.

Anza Borrego Desert

San Diego County is huge and includes mountains, deserts, and the sea. Early April in San Diego is still a great time of the month to head to the desert to experience the wildflower blooms. In addition to the wildflowers, Anza Borrego has an amazing assortment of metal sculptures coming out of the sand!

San Diego Attractions

San Diego is home to some of the best entertainment attractions in the country. The weather in April in San Diego makes for the perfect climate to head out and have fun. Seaworld offers a marine waterpark and has been building more and more roller coasters to raise your adrenaline. The San Diego Zoo is our largest attraction and is an awesome way to spend a day and help support the animals. In Downtown, the USS Midway Museum is an educational experience bringing you on an actual aircraft carrier with fighter jets.

Go Hiking

The spring is a great time to take on San Diego numerous hiking trails. The cooler conditions and recent rainfall make it the perfect time of year to get outdoors and hike on the nature trails. Some of my favorite hikes in San Diego are Three Sisters Waterfall, Cedar Creek Waterfall, Iron Mountain, and Torrey Pines State Park.

The Torrey Pines Gliderport is the ultimate base camp on the coast if you are looking for an adrenaline-packed adventure. Choose between hang gliding or paragliding and let your feet dangle over the cliffs!

Stroll Along the San Diego Bay Through Seaport Village

Seaport Village is an awesome spot in San Diego with views of the San Diego Bay and numerous entertaining street performers. Recent renovations by the city of San Diego have created amazing parks and walkways to explore!

Seaport Village is a short walk from our Downtown Hostel in Little Italy and makes for a great day adventure!

Everyday Events!

There is always something happening in San Diego. Want to go to a pop-up bar that rolls along in a camper? Or buy some secondhand books? Whatever you are searching for, from the mundane to the unusual, San Diego has you covered. Check out The Reader for more daily events. It’s hard to know what you will be in the mood to do at times until you see all the options of the day in front of you.


Weekly Local Events in San Diego:

Tuesdays: Pacific Beach Farmers Market 

Wednesdays: Ocean Beach Farmers Market and Drum Circles

Saturdays: Little Italy Farmers Market

Sundays: Hillcrest Farmers Market

Everyday – Locals Ride Free – San Diego Trolley Tours

San Diego is a great destination year-round. Many other extraordinary events are happening and listed on the San Diego Events website.

For info on the live music scene, the San Diego Reader has a great list of upcoming shows.

If you have any questions about other events happening in San Diego, please contact our receptionist at any of our local hostels.


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