July is the peak of San Diego's tourist season. The weather is warm and days are sunny with little to no rain. Though warm, the ocean helps the city stay cooler than other parts of the state, so it's the perfect place to visit if you are trying to escape a scorching summer. Some annual events may be canceled, postponed, or different due to COVID-19; we will update this page with any new info.
Celebrate Independence Day with a picnic and a sunset view at the Cabrillo National Monument. There will be a series of fireworks shows throughout the city that will all be noticeable from this location. Tickets will be about $50 per vehicle.
San Diego Pride Festival
17-18 Jul, 2021
Come and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community by attending the San Diego Pride Festival at Balboa Park. This year's theme is resilience, and it will definitely be one for the books.
22-25 Jul, 2021
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You can't miss one of the most iconic conventions while in town. The San Diego Comic Con is back for the weekend with thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors. Dress up in your best cosplay and get ready to meet fellow comic book lovers.
San Diego Concerts in July
Upcoming Nightclub Events
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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.