How to Spend Labor Day Weekend
in San Diego
August 23.2022

With fall quickly approaching, now is the time to soak up the last of the summer sun during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. If you’re looking for ideas that are out of the box, here are some of our favorite activities to do around San Diego during the long weekend. 

Friday, September 2nd:

Light up the night with a bonfire on the beach. The best way to spend summer nights is to relax on the beach in front of a crackling fire. Cook hot dogs, roast marshmallows for smores, and enjoy a fun-filled night with loved ones. For a list of beaches that offer firepits, click here

Saturday, September 3rd:

Gather up the kids and head to Cottonwood Park in Chula Vista for “Labor Day Family Fun at the Park”. Enjoy a picnic during the day followed by a glow-in-the-dark party in the evening. The event starts at 3:00 pm and is free. Click here to learn more information. 

Attend the “Labor Day BBQ and Live Band on the Bay” at Crown Landing at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Starting from 5:00 pm, you can sit back and relax by the bay with elevated food and beverages as well as a live band for entertainment. For reservations, the menu, and more information click here

Catch the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie on the beach at Hotel Del Coronado for their final movie night of the summer. Enjoy food and drinks available for purchase at the nearby Beach + Taco Shack. Doors open at 7:30 pm and reservations are required to attend. Purchase tickets here.

Sunday, September 4th:

Head to Hotel Del Coronado for their dazzling fireworks display over the beach starting at 8:00 pm. 

Monday, September 5th:

Finish off your long weekend with some Padres baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks are in town at Petco Park. Sit back, relax and enjoy America’s pastime. The game starts at 3:40 pm and you can purchase tickets here

If you’re looking for something active, sign up for the 93rd Annual Labor Day Pier Swim in Oceanside. This one-mile swim around the pier is considered the “longest rough water swim in the West.” End your summer with a splash and click here to learn more.