July in San Diego Marks Peak Tourist Season and a Month Post-Reopening
Average temperature low and high: 66° - 76°
July is the peak of San Diego's tourist season, and there should be lots to do with COVID restrictions lifted in June. The weather is warm, and days are sunny with little to no rain. Although warm, the ocean helps the city's temperatures stay cooler than other parts of California, so it's the perfect place to visit if you are trying to escape a scorching summer.
Come and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community by attending the San Diego Pride celebration. This year's theme is resilience, and it will definitely be one for the books. More information and details about San Diego Pride 2021 can be found here.
Local restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and artists are joining together for an unforgettable event, and you should, too. The San Diego Bay Fest will have craft beers and cocktails, specialty food and wines, and live entertainment for you to enjoy. You won't want to miss this year's line up, which features Dirty Heads and Sublime with Rome. Get your tickets here.
A fourth of July celebration isn't complete without fireworks. Durring one of the largest celebrations celebrations in San Diego, fireworks can be seen at multiple locations along the city's Bay, as they are launched from 4 barges north of the Bay. Best and popular veiwing spots include Helter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area, and Coronado Landing, but any spot along the Bay will provide an enjoyable view. The show starts at 9 pm.
West Coast Reggae us the music of choice at Bayfest. California-based reggae bands gather in San Diego for a one-of-a-kind festival. This year, the festival is headlined by Dirty Heads and Sublime, with Rome Ramirez, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their groundbreaking self-titled album.
San Diego Events in July
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Things to Do in San Diego in July
San Diego's 59-mile Scenic Drive
San Diego's 59-mile scenic drive loops through neighborhoods, showing unique attractions and natural wonders, like the downtown skyline, Mexico, and the surrounding mountains. Blue and yellow signs with white seagulls mark the drive every quarter mile. Find directions here.
Call yourself captain for the day and drive your own speed boat around San Diego! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never driven a boat before—San Diego Speed Boat Adventures will make sure you’re comfortable driving your boat and they’ll be guiding you throughout the tour. There are single, double, or triple passenger boats available, and prices start at $120. It’s a 2-hour tour and you’ll get to see almost all that San Diego has to offer.