Top San Diego Events of Summer 2013 Announced by SanDiego.com
Memorial Day has come and gone and it's unofficially summer! Now is the time to plan a San Diego vacation to catch some incredible summer events, so SanDiego.com has put together its list for the top San Diego events of summer 2013!
San Diego is gearing up for a big summer season filled with huge events, beautiful weather, warm beaches and lots of traveling tourists looking to soak up the San Diego lifestyle. In order to help guests weed through all of the big events and choose the best time and most convenient hotels in San Diego to get in on the action, SanDiego.com has put together a list of the top San Diego events of summer 2013 - and which hotels to book for each one!
Check out our picks and get a jump on planning your big San Diego summer vacation of 2013!
1.) San Diego County Fair (June 8 - July 4 - Closed Mondays, except July 1st)
The San Diego County Fair is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in North County San Diego. This large annual fair features carnival rides and games, nightly concerts, farm animals, traditional fair-food as well as upscale dining, shows, events and festivals in the beautiful setting of Del Mar, CA. This fair is unlike any other with stunning ocean views and a breathtaking location nestled in San Diego's San Dieguito Lagoon. The San Diego County Fair is bringing big name musicians like The Beach Boys, Switchfoot, Steve Miller Band, Train and more to the stage this year. For live entertainment, big events, festivals and lots of family-friendly fun, the San Diego County Fair is a highlight event of summer in San Diego.
Recommended San Diego hotel near Del Mar:
L'Auberge Del Mar: This luxury hotel on the beach of Del Mar features fine-dining at on-site restaurant KITCHEN 2540, a private pathway to the beach, a full-service spa, fitness center, tennis courts and opulent accommodations.
2.) San Diego LGBT Pride Parade, Rally and Festival (July 12 - 14):
The annual San Diego LGBT Pride parade is the fourth largest in the entire country and attracts an average of 200,000 parade goers and spectators to the streets of San Diego. This huge event includes the parade and a two day festival in Balboa Park with close to 50,000 participants every year. The cultural festival includes everything from live entertainment with over 80 musicians, dancers and comedians, to vendors, presentations and food. This is one of the largest weekend events in San Diego and definitely not to be missed!
Recommended San Diego hotel near Balboa Park:
Inn at the Park San Diego: Located in Hillcrest, next to Balboa Park, Inn at the Park San Diego is a historic boutique hotel that puts guests in the middle of the all the San Diego LGBT action. It is known for its two on-site restaurants, Inn at the Park Restaurant and Piano Bar as well as the Park Penthouse Restaurant.
3.) Comic-Con International 2013 (July 18 - 21):
The streets of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter will be flooded with costumed Comic-Con goers this coming July! Comic-Con International San Diego attracts thousands of visitors to downtown San Diego for three days of fun at the country's longest continuous-run comic and pop convention! From celebrity appearances to an impromptu zombie walk through the Gaslamp, Comic-Con International is sure to be a great time and the all-time best weekend in San Diego for some serious people watching.
Recommended San Diego hotel near the Convention Center:
Hotel Indigo San Diego: Just a few blocks from the Convention Center, Hotel Indigo is a trendy boutique hotel that's pet-friendly, stylish and the first LEED Certified "green" hotel in San Diego! Book a stay at this conscious downtown boutique hotel to get in on all the Comic-Con fun and have a low impact on the environment during your stay.