Things To Do In San Diego in August

Bobby Dyer
San Diego In August 2021

Find Your Summer Sunshine In San Diego In August

If you are considering a California vacation this summer, plan on stopping in San Diego in August. Sunshine and adventure travelers are filling the city to take advantage of the beautiful weather. August is the warmest month in San Diego and the best time to visit if you want a warm beach vacation.

As far as San Diego weather goes for August, the average high temperature is 77 degrees Fahrenheit while the average low temperate is 67 degrees Fahrenheit.  The water temperature in the Pacific Ocean has heated up and floats around 72 degrees Fahrenheit. July and August are the two warmest months for water temperatures and you don’t need a wet suit.

Top Events Happening in San Diego In August:


August 7-8

CRSSD Festival is back at the Waterfront Park in San Diego! Get ready for San Diego’s largest EDM event of the year!


August 22

Featuring DJ Jay Burniquist & DJ Double B. Head to Mission Beach for the ultimate Brazil Beach Party!



August 27

Hosted at Beach House in Mission Beach. Don’t miss this epic show on the beach!


BEERX San Diego

August 7

Over 30 craft beers with bands, food, and entertainment in Mission Beach! Featuring Pepper as the headliner!

Mt. Joy & Trample By Turtles

August 17-18

Experience one of San Diego’s best venues on the waterfront at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay. Be sure to head to Bali Hai Restaurant for Mai Tai and some appetizers for your pregame!


Bike The Bay 2021

A 25-mile loop, non-timed and non-competitive, ride that starts and finishes at Embarcadero Marina Park South located on San Diego Bay and ride over the Coronado Bridge.


Baja Beach Fest 2021

August 13-15 and August 20-22

Head south of the border for the ultimate summer party at Pappa’s and Beer in Rosarito Beach, Mexico!


Catch a Padres Baseball Game at Petco Park

April through October

Go for the home team or watch your favorite team play against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in Downtown San Diego! The stadium is located in the Gaslamp District so plan on visiting some great bars for fun pregame and post-game entertainment!

Present your same-day baseball ticket to a receptionist at ITH Hostels and save $5 on your reservation.


Wellness Activities To Do In San Diego In August

Rejuvenate yourself with Yoga In San Diego

Law St Park

It is important to stay healthy so you can travel more! San Diego has many amazing spots for outdoor and indoor yoga!

Go Hiking

Take a swim at Three Sisters Waterfalls!

East County San Diego is hot during the summer. Be sure to bring plenty of water with you. On most hikes in San Diego, you hike down to the water source and then have to hike uphill to get out. Take your time when hiking so you do overheat. We recommend hiking down in the afternoon and then hiking back before sunset.


Go rock climbing in San Diego

Santee Boulder Fields

The rock climbing and bouldering scene in San Diego is very big. You have a wide variety of places to climb including outdoor gorges, boulder fields, and indoor gyms. Be sure to bring your shoes and chalk bag on your next visit to San Diego!


San Diego Surf Break Of The Month – August

Sunset Cliffs

Visiting San Diego with at least not checking out the waves is a big mistake. The coastline beaches along San Diego provide epic waves for surfers of all skill levels. Plan on checking out a few different breaks on your surf trip to San Diego.


Skateboard at a great Spot in San Diego

Downhill Skate in OB

Skateboarding was invented in SoCal so be ready to cruise on some world-class skate parks, butter-soft streets, fun hills, and ocean boardwalks!


Weekly Local Events In San Diego:

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.

Tuesdays: Pacific Beach Farmers Market 

Wednesdays: Ocean Beach Farmers Market and Drum Circles

Thursdays: Pacific Beach Farmers Market

Saturdays: Little Italy Farmers Market

Sundays: Hillcrest Farmers Market

Everyday – Locals Ride Free – San Diego Trolley Tours

There is always something happening in America’s Finest City. Want to go to a pop-up bar that rolls along in a camper? Or buy some secondhand books?  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.

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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