When you’re spending a few days on Shelter Island and San Diego, don’t miss the chance to explore the vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene. Whether you want a taste of the local arts and culture or want to attend a live concert, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do around the bay on any given day. If you’re venturing to Downtown San Diego, make your way to Copley Symphony Hall to see a performance by the San Diego Symphony. The orchestra performs at various times throughout the year. When you find yourself in Solana Beach, don’t miss some great acts at the Belly Up Tavern. This rock’n roll music venue has been voted as ‘San Diego’s Best Live Music Venue’ for several years and attracts up-and-coming artists and legends, including Etta James, Maroon 5, BB King and other musicians. Fall is a popular season for festivals in San Diego and it’s hard to miss the San Diego Music Thing festivities when you’re in the area. Several touring acts make their way to top nightclubs around San Diego and you can attend presentations by music industry pros by day. Plan on club-hopping during the festival to make the most of your experience. Our very own Concerts by the Bay summertime concert series is a popular event for locals and visitors alike. Started in 1982, this concert series features legendary artists and entertainers in a 1,450-seat outdoor venue. Head here to enjoy jazz, blues, rock, and international music from talented performers in our lush tropical garden setting.