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San Diego in June
Things That Look Like Fun in June
These events come from my San Diego bucket list. They look like fun, but I haven't had a chance to experience them in person
San Diego June Events
San Diego Festival of the Arts: Formerly known as La Jolla Festival of the Arts, is among California's best art shows, with more than 190 award-winning artists displaying watercolors, oils, sculpture, serigraphs, fine jewelry, photography, and more.
Humphreys by the Bay Concerts: A fun outdoor summer concert series held on Shelter Island from mid-April through mid-October.
Old Globe Theatre: Mid-June through late September, they stage outdoor Shakespeare productions in a reproduction of his original Globe Theatre.
San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon: A running event so popular that it sells out months ahead of time.
Especially Fun to Do in June
San Diego's warm summers make it a great place for outdoor activities in the evening. Get some ideas here.
June through October is the tuna sportfishing season. You can go out on a charter to catch them with several companies that operate out of Point Loma.
March through August is time for a uniquely California event. During the annual grunion run, thousands of tiny, silvery fish mate by the light of the full moon (or the new one). See the schedule. The best San Diego beaches to see the show are La Jolla Shores, Pacific Beach between Tourmaline Park and Lifeguard Tower 20, Mission Beach between Lifeguard Towers 19 and 10, Ocean Beach between Mission Bay Channel and the Ocean Beach Pier and on Coronado between the Hotel del Coronado and Dog Beach.
The annual events listed above happen every year, but they're not all that's going on in San Diego in June. If you're looking for a fun concert, sporting event or theatrical performance try these resources:
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- All you have to do is sign up for a free account with Goldstar to get access to discounted tickets for performances and save on some San Diego attractions. Even better, it's just as useful when you're at home as it is when you're visiting San Diego.
- For a look at local events, check the San Diego Union Tribune's entertainment section.
- The San Diego Reader keeps a big list of groups performing at local live music venues.
- Watch a Padres Game: The Padres' pretty downtown baseball stadium is a great place to watch a game. If you don't like them, go anyway and root for their opponents.
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More About San Diego in June
What to Expect from San Diego Weather in June
Early summer brings the least clear skies during the year because of coastal fog, but you'll still get the sun more than half the time. With the rainy season over, there's little chance of precipitation. Evening fog comes in suddenly and can feel especially cold.
More About: San Diego in the Summer
- Average High Temperature: 71°F/22°C
- Average Low Temperature: 62°F/17°C
- Water Temperature: 65°F/18°C
- Rain & Clouds Index: 0.07 inches (0.2 cm) rain, 58% sunshine
If you want to compare these weather conditions to what San Diego is like the rest of the year, you can find that all in one place in the guide to typical San Diego weather.
The weather information we've given above is best used as a general idea of what things may be like. The only rain all summer could fall on your perfect picnic, or a winter day could be so warm you'll wish you packed your shorts.
Averages are helpful for planning ahead, but don't count on your trip being "average." Check the San Diego weather forecast before you leave home.Continue to 3 of 3 below.
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What to Pack, What to Wear in June
Pack a mid-weight jacket, especially for the evening near the water. Bring short-sleeved shirts and lightweight pants, with a sweater for layering, and you may want shorts on the warmest days.
Tips for San Diego in June
Hotel occupancy approaches the highest levels of the year in June. To avoid sellouts and high rates, reserve as far ahead as you can, making sure that there are no cancellation penalties if you change your mind.
More San Diego by Month
If you're just starting to plan your trip and deciding when to go, you may want to know what San Diego is like in other months. You find that in these guides:
Summer in San Diego starts out with foggy, cloudy days near the beach if you go to San Diego in June or sometimes even in July. By August, the fog clears up, but it's also one of the busiest months, with lots of families on vacation and Arizona residents looking to escape the heat. Here's what to expect from San Diego in August.
Beaches in San Diego are susceptible to so-called "red tides" when red-colored algae grow so fast that they "bloom," coloring the water in the process. It's unsightly for sure, and it's safer to avoid swimming while they're happening. Find out everything you need to know about red tides here.