Things To Do In San Diego in March

Bobby Dyer
San Diego In March

Spring Break swings into San Diego In March

The winter has wrapped up and the spring sunshine is coming in hot. Along with the time change, travelers are making their way out to San Diego for Spring Break. The average high temperature for the month is 66 degrees Fahrenheit and the water is still a cool 58 degrees Fahrenheit so plan on still using a wetsuit.

Before you come to San Diego, it is best you review the current COVID19 restrictions so you can be prepared for what to expect. Guidelines are changing daily so be sure to keep up to date with what is going on.

Top Events happening in San Diego In March:

Anza Borrego Wildflowers

Spring Wild Flowers

Anza Borrego Desert

San Diego County is huge and includes mountains, deserts, and the sea. March in San Diego is the best 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 In March 2Have fun exploring

San Diego Attractions

San Diego is home to some of the best entertainment attractions in the country. The weather in March 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 awesome experience bringing you on an actual aircraft carrier with fighter jets.

Go Hiking

All Winter

Torrey Pines State Park or East County Trailheads

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 basecamp 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!


Explore Local Art at Chicano Park

Barrio Logan

San Diego has an amazing art scene with a heavy Latin influence from our neighbors in Mexico. Barrio Logan is a neighborhood just south of Downtown that captures the culture at its best. You can cruise the streets and take photos of huge murals and wall art by local artists. If you get hungry, stop in a Quatros Milpas for some of San Diego’s best Mexican food.


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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