Your San Diego Summer Bucket List

Summer is a season of limitless possibilities. What better way to make the most of it than by crossing off items from your bucket list with us in San Diego? Our always-perfect weather, vibrant culture, and diverse array of events and attractions offers the perfect backdrop for unforgettable experiences. So if you’re looking to have the best San Diego summer ever, here are some great ways to enjoy “America’s Finest City”. 


Sip and Savor Specialty Summer Cocktails 

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The city’s bars and restaurants really pull out all the stops when it comes to creating a refreshing craft cocktail menu every summer, and this year is no exception. We recommend making the rounds to sample these specialty sips at the following spots:


Big Bay Boom (July 4th)

Kick off your summer with a bang at the Big Bay Boom, the epic fireworks extravaganza held every Fourth of July. This annual event illuminates the night sky with a breathtaking display of fireworks set against the stunning backdrop of San Diego Bay. Humphreys is the perfect place to pop out a blanket or beach chair, and revel in the colorful explosions that light up the skyline, creating a magical experience for all ages. Plus, join us for a special 4th of July BBQ at Humphreys SoCal Dining and Music before the show starts!


Feel The Love at San Diego Pride (July 8 – 16)

Celebrate love, equality, and diversity at San Diego Pride, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQIA+ festivals. This lively annual event features a colorful parade, live music performances, dance parties, and an inclusive atmosphere that embraces everyone. Join the festivities, show your support for the community, and immerse yourself in the energy and joy that fills the streets of the city during this empowering celebration of empowerment.


San Diego Comic-Con (July 20 – 23)

San Diego Comic-Con is the ultimate bucket list event for pop culture enthusiasts. This iconic annual convention transforms downtown San Diego into a hub for fans of movies, TV shows, comics, and more. Immerse yourself in the world of your favorite fandoms, attend panel discussions, meet celebrities, explore the vast exhibition hall, and embrace the thrilling atmosphere of this unparalleled event!


Hike Torrey Pines State Reserve

There’s no better way to reconnect with nature than by hiking at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. This picturesque coastal park offers stunning ocean views, dramatic cliffs, and miles of scenic trails to explore. Choose from an array of hiking routes suited for different skill levels, and be rewarded with breathtaking vistas, fresh sea breezes, and a sense of tranquility as you traverse the rugged terrain of this gorgeous seaside gem.


Catch a Show at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

The best acts in nationally-touring live entertainment can be experienced at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, the Shelter Island amphitheatre located right at our hotel. With its intimate setting and stunning waterfront views, our iconic venue hosts a lineup of acclaimed artists across various genres throughout the summer, including upcoming performances by acts like Jason Isbell, Diana Krall, Tori Amos, Chris Isaak, Collective Soul and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Enjoy an evening under the stars as these renowned musicians create unforgettable memories.


Watching a San Diego Padres Game

Experience the thrill of America’s pastime by catching a Padres game at Petco Park! Cheer on the home team, soak up the lively atmosphere, and be captivated by the crack of the bat at the stadium that USA Today recently named “the best stadium in baseball” for the second year in a row. The food and beer offerings inside Petco are one of the biggest reasons they received the honor, so don’t miss out on sampling the menus. Petco Park’s prime location in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter also ensures that you’ll also be in the perfect spot to enjoy the best nightlife in the city after the game.


Take in a SoCal Sunset

There are sunsets, and there are SUNSETS. And San Diego is renowned the world over for just how breathtaking our nightly light show always is. So you just can’t go wrong by grabbing a famous California burrito from any number of beachside bistros, heading down to the shoreline, and enjoying a beach bite while you watch the sun slip below the water. This is truly the stuff postcards are made of, and you simply can’t head home without experiencing the majesty at least once. 


Reserve Your Stay at Humphreys

Humphreys Half Moon Inn is the perfect place to launch your exploration of San Diego’s best summertime adventures. Take a look at our Special Offers page for all of the latest and greatest San Diego travel deals, and book your stay today!