Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29, 2017, in San Diego. Sunshine, the beach, and special events make this the perfect start to summer.
Start Your Summer Fun Now
San Diego's beaches make our city the best place to kick off summer. We've got 70 miles of coastline and beaches for everyone, whether you want to ride the waves, dip your toes into the foam at the shoreline, or simply lie on the sand.
Or have fun enjoying some of San Diego's best sightseeing, along with special holiday events. Balboa Park is worth a whole day of exploring, with dozens of museums covering topics from Art to Natural History to Air & Space, gardens, the San Diego Zoo, and miles of trails for hiking and biking. You'll have even more time to enjoy the park during summer, with extended hours during Balboa Park After Dark. Our skyline is beautiful and best appreciated from the water, so enjoy a Memorial Day Brunch Cruise. You decide whether you want beer or champagne to go with your barbecue lunch.
Honor the Military
San Diego remembers the reason for Memorial Day with many events to honor those who died in service. The USS Midway Museum, a great experience at any time for those interested in naval life and aviation technology, observes Legacy Week; check their calendar for special events. There are also services at cemeteries and memorials across San Diego, including a commemoration ceremony at Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial. The views from atop Mount Soledad are spectacular.
Settle in for Relaxation
Enjoy a relaxed start to summer with Memorial Day at The Dana on Mission Bay. Our many amenities mean you don't have to go far for fun; you can lounge by the pool or rent paddle boards, pedal boats, and other water sports equipment right on sight. Stroll over to Sunset Point on Mission Bay to watch the day fade away and start getting excited for your next day of San Diego adventure.