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Written by Preetha Manivelan on November 29, 2020 Share on

Best Time To Visit San Diego – Find Out When To Plan A Trip!

San Diego is one of the best cities to visit in California and the city is filled with idyllic white-sand beaches and it is called the city of sand and sunshine. Being the second-largest city in California, it ranks no. 8 in the list of the largest cities in the US. The sunny and warm San Diego with its 60 beaches makes itself one of the most visited tourists destinations. Apart from the beach vibes, San Diego is also a place of information, entertainment and places of historical importance. The city is filled with tourist attractions of various forms including museums, parks, monuments and theme parks. Some of those popular tourist places include San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter and the Cabrillo National Monument. If you are probably wondering what is the best time to visit San Diego, check this article out.

San Diego at its best time
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Best Time To Visit San Diego

Find here the different months with the average high and low temperature, rainfall days and special events that happen during each month. Also, this month by month guide will help you find the best time to visit San Diego by letting you know which are considered to be the high season, shoulder season and low season too.

High season:

The peak season in San Diego falls during the season of fall (September to November) offering the best views of the region. It offers perfect weather with warmer days and cooler nights. You can visit the San Diego International Film Festival during this time if you are a movie buff. During these months, the temperature is pretty stable and you can prevent yourself from surprise rains. Thus, the fall season is undoubtedly the best time to visit the city of San Diego.

Shoulder season:

With the beautiful flowers blooming and with green landscapes, The shoulder season(February to March) is nevertheless a good time to visit San Diego. You can explore famous places in the city and enjoy a calming vacation. However, the cold temperatures make it difficult to have a dive into the waters. If you are someone who hates crowd and want to save some expenses, this would be the best time to visit San Diego.

Low season:

This is season is locally referred to as the May Gray and June Gloom. You would understand these names if you visit the city during the months of May and June. However, it is not recommended as the temperature is unfavourable for tourism and city will be covered by low lying clouds and fog throughout this time period making it the not so best time to visit San Diego.

A beach in San Diego
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San Diego at different months of the year

  1. January trip to San Diego
  2. February trip to San Diego
  3. March trip to San Diego
  4. April trip to San Diego
  5. May trip to San Diego
  6. June trip to San Diego
  7. July trip to San Diego
  8. August trip to San Diego
  9. September trip to San Diego
  10. October trip to San Diego
  11. November trip to San Diego
  12. December trip to San Diego

1. January trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 19°C
Average low temperature: 9°C
Rainfall days: Two days

Events: Lunar New Year Tet Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, and San Diego Brew Fest 

2. February trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 19°C
Average low temperature: 10°C
Rainfall days: Three days

Events: Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Parade and Celebrations, San Diego Colour Fun Fest 5K, and  San Diego Museum Month.

3. March trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 18°C
Average low temperature: 12°C
Rainfall days: Seven days

Events:  Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival, San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and San Diego IndieFest.

4. April trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 20°C
Average low temperature: 13°C
Rainfall days: Five days

Events: San Diego BBQ Fest, Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festivals, and Avocado Festival.

5. May trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 19°C
Average low temperature: 14°C
Rainfall days: Four days

Events:  Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo and  Vista Strawberry Festival.

East Village in San Diego
Photo by Derek Story on Unsplash

6. June trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 21°C
Average low temperature: 16°C
Rainfall days: One day

Events: Taste of Little Italy food festival, San Diego Festival of Arts and San Diego Country Fair in Del Mar.

7. July trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 23°C
Average low temperature: 17°C
Rainfall days: Zero days

Events: Big Bay Boom July 4 Fireworks Show, Del Mar Gourmet Food Truck Festival, and Hotel Del Coronado’s outdoor movie nights.

8. August trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 25°C
Average low temperature: 18°C
Rainfall days: Zero Days

Events: The Summer Fest Under the Stars

9. September trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 25°C
Average low temperature: 18°C
Rainfall days: Zero days

Events: US Sand Sculpting Challenge, Dimensional Art Exposition, Festival of Sail, and San Diego International Film Festival

10. October trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 25°C
Average low temperature: 14°C
Rainfall days: Zero days

Events: Pacific Beachfest, and The La Jolla Art and Wine Festival and Harvest Festival

11. November trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 22°C
Average low temperature: 12°C
Rainfall days: Six days

Events:  Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show, San Diego Asian Film Festival, and San Diego Beer Week.

12. December trip to San Diego

Average high temperature: 18°C
Average low temperature: 10°C
Rainfall days: Five days

Events: Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade, and San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.

Black Beach in San Diego
Photo by Braden Jarvis on Unsplash

Now, sure about when to plan your San Diego? There can never be a bad time if you are visiting San Diego but plan it during the best time if you want to experience the best. Now that you know when to visit, check out the Pickyourtrail website and have a look at the amazing United States packages that we have for you or customize yours. Leave a WhatsApp inquiry for more options.

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