12 Reasons to Book Your San Diego Vacation Now

A San Diego vacation is always a good idea. No matter when you visit, you’re sure to find beautiful beaches, friendly locals, and lots of sunshine.

The area is also home to numerous conventions, festivals, and other celebrations. Plan ahead this year and experience something truly extraordinary during your vacation.


No need to wait for April showers to bring May flowers. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in full bloom this month. The World’s Fastest 5k, the Carlsbad 5000, returns on April 3rd.

Beer tasters lined up on the bar


Celebrate Memorial Day on May 30th with a long weekend in San Diego. Our coastal resorts keep you close to the beach—walk there or take the seasonal trolley.


More than 20,000 runners will take to the streets of San Diego on June 5th for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon. In Del Mar, the San Diego County Fair is a Wonderland-themed affair.

Families watch the fireworks over the San Diego Bay on July 4th


Watch the Big Bay Boom fireworks show on July 4th. Or visit July 21st to July 24th for cosplay, celebrity appearances, and more at Comic-Con.


The fun’s not over yet! Squeeze in one last beach vacation before saying sayonara to summer. Stay in Carlsbad, Del Mar, or Oceanside, for quick access to the beaches or the Del Mar racetrack.

Kaaboo attracts some of the best bands to Del Mar


Fleet Week lasts a whole month in San Diego, complete with air shows, car races, and more. The music festival KaaBoo returns for its second year September 16th through 18th.


Nosh on authentic German fare at the Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest (2016 dates TBA) or celebrate the Julian apple harvest all month long with hot apple pie a la mode or a pint of hard apple cider.



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