May is the perfect time to visit San Diego. The temperature is warming up, but it's still cool enough to thoroughly enjoy any and all outdoor activities. Fill your Memorial Day Weekend with beer and fun as you explore this awesome city. With stretches of wonderful beaches and endless beautiful weather, May in San Diego won't disappoint!
The San Diego Padres are this California city's professional major league baseball team. They play on their home field, Petco Park, pretty frequently through April and May. Get your tickets here to catch a game while visiting.
If you are a country music fan, then Stagecoach is a festival that you won't want to miss. This 3-day outdoor music festival will be filled with live performances from about 50 top country singers. The festival will also feature a dance hall, games, guy Fieri's Stagecoach Smokehouse BBQ, restaurants, and bars. Tickets can be purchased here.
Embrace the wonders of modern technology by watching independent films made entirely using smartphones in place of traditional video camera set-ups. Films span a variety of genres, so regardless of whether you prefer romances or documentaries, you'll find a few movies you want to see. Find more information on the festival's official website.
Pretend you're relaxing by the bayou at San Diego's Gator By The Bay Festival. The three-day event features blues and zydeco music from artists such as Vanessa Collier and Sugar Ray Rayford, talks about Cajun culture, and some of the most delicious Southern dishes you can find in California, including crawfish imported directly from the Big Easy. Tickets start at $55.
Waterfront Park is the perfect setting for this experience. Spend your time enjoying amazing tacos, margaritas, and live music. You absolutely can't miss the Chihuahua beauty pageant, where owners have no restrictions on how they dress their dogs. And if you've never experienced Lucha Libre wrestling, don't forget to set aside time to go watch. Live matches will be held throughout the day.
May 20-21, 2022
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club & Spa
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Calling all wine-lovers! The California Wine Festival is hosting a 2-day experience filled with unique wines and beautiful scenery. If you are a true wine connoisseur, join the VIPs on day one for a champagne reception and tasting event of the rarest fine wines. The fun continues on day two with a live band at the beach where you can sample more wines, craft beers, and plenty of food.
May 21-22, 2022
Mariner’s Point, Mission Bay Park
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Welcome to the annual OTL Tournament and Beerfest! The baseball hybrid sporting tournament takes place over two days and is hosting local food trucks and fine breweries on day one. The tournament starts at 7 a.m. on both days, and you can enjoy the beers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 21st. 21+ only.
Come experience the 5th annual Wing Fest San Diego for some of the best wings, sauces, marinades and rubs the city has to offer. Test yourself in the wing eating contest, or just hang around for the live music, vendors, games, and giveaways.
Experience a different beach vibe by visiting the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Here, you can get a look at what San Diego looked like before it became a hustling and bustling city. The oceanfront reserve features 1,750 acres of unspoiled land with various types of flora that have been there forever, including the Torrey Pine, America's rarest pine tree. There are 8 hiking trails at the reserve to help you take it all in.
Enjoy a cruise
San Diego offers a lot of cruise options. With the nice weather, many tourists and locals love to hop on yachts and harbor boats for a few hours and take in the San Diego scenery. A lot of different cruise options are available. San Diego Bay Cruises has private yachts available for charter where special events like weddings and bachelor/bachelorette parties can be held. Prices will vary. Cruise San Diego will show you the Mission Bay side of San Diego on their harbor boats, overlooking the gorgeous sunset. Prices start at $39. Many other places that offer cruise services, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy a day out in the waters!