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Things to Do in San Diego

Things to See and Do

  • Big Bay Boom

    This 4th of July, enjoy largest fireworks display in the county, with fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed.
  • Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K

    Kick of your July 4th holiday weekend at the 1st ever Dash & Dine Gaslamp 5K on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Pulsating with the beat of San Diego's vibrant nightlife and culinary epicenter, the DASH & DINE GASLAMP 5K starts at 7:00pm, when runners will take in the dazzling sights and sounds of the lively Gaslamp Quarter and Downtown San Diego. The grand finale of this unique 3.1-mile course is the exhilarating finish down Fifth Avenue to the iconic Gaslamp Quarter Archway. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Armed Services YMCA's programs at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.
  • 4th of July Celebration in Coronado

    Activities start at 7am on Coronado on the 4th this year with a 15k to kick things off, followed by performances a parade and much more in various locations on the island. Wrap this fun and busy day up with Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay at 9pm.


  • FIRST avenue bar & grille

    After a busy summer day in San Diego, retreat to the Bristol's on-site restaurant for great drinks, friendly service, and delicious food. Or before you head out to one of the many 4th of July activities in San Diego, be sure to fuel up on a yummy breakfast at First.
  • Island Prime

    Enjoy great food and amazing views of the water and downtown San Diego from this superbly located restaurant. If you are able to make a reservation, this would be a top spot to view fireworks on the 4th of July as you dine on the water.
  • Werewolf

    After running your 4th of July 5k in the Gaslamp, or before you head out for the night in this popular area, enjoy dinner at Werewolf on 4th Ave. This American Pub serves up delicious drinks and hearty food.
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