San Diego Events to Enjoy While Maintaining Social Distancing

It’s been a challenging year, to say the least. And as 2020 draws to a close, we’re all still working on developing a “new normal” that lets us get back to our favorite pastimes and activities. 

Thankfully, San Diego is truly a city for all seasons. Our legendarily mild year-round weather allows us the freedom to be able to enjoy outdoor activities no matter what the calendar may say. So as long as we’re all still being responsible, here are some great ways to enjoy San Diego — safely. 


San Diego has a varied topography that makes for a lovely day out just about anywhere. But if you’re the trail-tackling type, you’re especially in luck. Hikers of all levels will find much to enjoy in the area, from the simple rolling terrain of Torrey Pines Park, to the more-challenging, creek-cut trails of Tecolote Canyon to experts-only treks like Pyle’s Peak. No matter your skill level, you’ll find an experience you’ll treasure. 

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There are plenty of folks who insist — and with good reason — that there’s no better way to take in the beauty of San Diego than on two wheels. Luckily, our perfect weather means that there are dozens of dedicated bike trails open all year. Try the nearby Mission Bay Bike Pathfor a scenic ride, explore the water-hugging Bayshore Bikeway, or grab a map from any of several bike shops in La Jolla to enjoy some picturesque pedal-pushing. 


San Diego is a duffer’s paradise thanks to our incredible “winter” weather. While many other areas of the country have long since put their courses into figurative mothballs by November,  golfers in “America’s Finest City” are welcome to play our pro-grade courses to their heart’s content. Bring your clubs and check out fantastic public courses like Torrey Pines, Mission Bay, or Riverwalk, and stay in the swing of things. 

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Balboa Park

Balboa Park is one of the country’s largest and most well-appointed public urban green spaces. At 1,200 lush acres, it’s bigger than New York City’s Central Park and is full of incredible things to do. Fantastic restaurants, wildlife spotting, a dog park, shopping, walkable trails, a botanical garden, and 17 world-class museums here mean there’s truly something for everyone. Why not make a day of it?  

Beer Week (November 1-10, 2020)

We’ve brewed up some excitement this November. San Diego Beer Week is a 10-day, city-wide celebration of our exceptional craft and independent breweries. Why 10 days? Because with more than 150 breweries supplying “America’s Finest City” with a never-ending stream of golden goodness, seven simply wouldn’t have been enough. You’ll be able to sample these exceptional beers at breweries, bars, restaurants, and events throughout the county — most of which will have outdoor service available. Of course, our own Firefly Eatery & Bar will be participating, with a great selection of local favorites and 15 beers on-tap. So be sure to sample a few during your visit! 

Road Trip

When all else fails, it’s time to head out on a good old-fashioned road trip — and there’s no better place to do it than here. Why not toss a cooler full of snacks into the back of the car and head to Palm Springs for the day? Or hug the coast and head up to Laguna Beach? Or push a bit further and check out the beach scene in Malibu? As long as you’ve got a full tank of gas and a sense of adventure, Southern California is just waiting to be explored.