It is the passionate crowd. It’s the player’s athleticism and the angry coaches. It’s the crowd’s roar. It’s the enormous hot dogs and stadium quirks. It’s the half-time show and actually seeing the full-time result. Watching a live sporting event is a thrilling way to wind down and enjoy life.

In particular, San Diego has numerous sporting events coming up. Many visitors are wandering through the streets with excitement and enthusiasm, enjoying the perfect weather, spectacular miles of shorelines, as well as the best breweries, sports bars, taco bars, and other world-class eateries that this remarkable city has to offer.

Despite being different times, due to the coronavirus pandemic, things are gradually getting back to normal. Popular stadiums, sports bars, beaches, and parks are reopening, of course, with a few restrictions in place to guarantee visitor’s safety. Here are some sporting events in San Diego that you must add to your bucket-list experiences. However, be sure to practice safety, always wear your mask, and maintain social distance as you enjoy all these sporting events in America’s finest city.

  1. Bike The Bay 2021 

Spend some time pedaling around the San Diego Bay and cruise across the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. All riders can take part in this non-competitive bike ride, as they enjoy the fresh air and scenic flat ride along the Bayshore Bikeway.

Take note that there are plenty of bike rentals and some hotels and resorts along the Bay. Therefore, you only have to grab a bike and start riding. All event proceeds benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit organization passionate about enhancing the quality, connectivity, and safety of life of all riders in San Diego.

  1. Take Part in the Swashbuckler 5K at Spanish Landing Park

The Swashbuckler 5K Run is an excellent way to have fun with your friends and family. It involves a USAT Aquathlon, a 5K run along the Bay and around the ship at Liberty Station, and a swim run. As a result, it is the perfect activity for both adults and kids. Additionally, there is a kid’s splash, and dash and attendees are encouraged to wear fun pirate-themed costumes.

  1. Enjoy the BIG Kahuna Beachfest at Mission Beach

If you want to enjoy a classic Southern California Beach Day, perhaps you should try the BIG Kahuna Beachfest and Fundraiser at South Mission Beach, one of the most popular beaches in San Diego. Here, you can dress up in your favorite costumes, play various beach games, surf, or even head out for a swim. If you do not have the appropriate swimming gear, you can easily rent surfboards, boogie boards, umbrellas, and chairs at Mission Beach Surf Rentals or from the event website as you book your ticket.

  1. Go For the 2021 Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk along Mission Bay Drive

Perhaps you are looking for a meaningful sporting event to get your family involved in meaningful community work, the 2021 Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk is the perfect solution. It is a super fun family event with fun activities for the kids, like the Kids Superhero Dash for Dad. Furthermore, all participants are eligible to win fantastic fundraising awards.

  1. Watch The San Diego Padres at Petco Park

If you are an avid baseball enthusiast, you will be glad to get your Major League Baseball fix at Petco Park by watching the San Diego Padres battle it out with other professional baseball teams every season.  Baseball enthusiasts worldwide come together at Petco Park to watch their favorite sports teams play against each other before their very own eyes.  They also enjoy the impeccable views of the San Diego Skyline and San Diego Bay, as well as several state-of-the-art amenities from the park, ensuring they get an unforgettable experience.

Additionally, the park has a variety of San Diego’s world-class eateries and local craft beer pubs that give a whole new meaning to ballpark food. Visitors can also find a wide array of other spectator sports in Petco Park, including ice hockey, rugby games, indoor and outdoor soccer, marathons, action sports, and international soccer tournaments, and many more.

  1. Get Involved in Various Watersports at the La Jolla

 The San Diego Beach is the perfect place to get involved in your favorite watersports as well as try some new ones. La Jolla is strategically located along the San Diego shoreline and is a reputable visitor attraction. Whether you would like to go on a cave tour, a kayaking adventure, snorkeling, or even participate in various competitions involving jet skiing or surfing, the La Jolla has got you covered. 

  1. Participate in the FACE Foundation Golf Tournament

According to Golf Digest, San Diego is one of the 50 best golf destinations in the world, and for a good reason. The city has over 72 state-of-the-art golf courses with every conceivable setting available.  From mountains to oceans to deserts, golf enthusiasts of all skill levels can enjoy playing their favorite sport year-round, thanks to San Diego’s temperate weather.

Additionally, the FACE Foundation Golf Tournament at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club allows layers to enjoy playing golf with their furry companions. Other than the golfing tournament, there will be an auction, an awards ceremony, dinner, and drinks, all in an effort to support FACE’s lifesaving programs.


Sports are an essential part of American Culture and an excellent way to spend time with family and friends. San Diego has significant sporting events going on, especially during this time of the year, making it an exquisite destination for a family vacation. So, if you are in the mood for a chilled-out beach holiday, San Diego is a superb choice.

Additionally, if you are looking to save money during your San Diego vacation, we recommend booking a rental home with Wander Rentals. We have a wide variety of San Diegan homes that will cater to your needs and fit within your budget. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today and let us find you a gorgeous home away from home. With our help, we will ensure that you get a taste of life in paradise during your San Diegan vacation.

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