Spring is here! Fun Outdoor Activities in San Diego

Spring has officially arrived! After winter’s cooler weather and rainy days, we’re ready to welcome spring’s longer days, warmer temperatures, and bright flowers. Take full advantage of the season with these suggestions for outdoor activities in San Diego and nearby.


Stop and Smell the Roses

Nothing says spring like beautiful flowers in bloom! At The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, open through May 14th, you can see 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus in vibrant shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, and white. The flower fields are open for visitors to walk through, and are a great backdrop for pictures with friends and family.

San Diego is also home to a number of floral-forward events all throughout spring. The Coronado Flower Show, happening April 8-9 in Coronado’s Spreckels Park, will showcase impressive floral arrangements and feature live music, a beer and wine garden, and vendors selling crafts and plants. Gardeners will love Cuyamaca College’s annual Spring Garden Festival on April 29th. In addition to horticultural displays and demonstrations, the festival also has a plant sale and fun activities for kids.


Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Spring marks the beginning of baseball season, so catch a Padres game at Petco Park—the home opener is April 7th against the San Francisco Giants, and spring games are full of special events and giveaways. Park at the Park, a 2.7-acre park adjacent to the stadium, offers a more flexible way to watch the game. It’s an especially good option for families, because kids can play on the grass or at the playground. On Friday home games, enjoy live music and food specials as part of Party at the Park.


Enjoy a Meal in the Sunshine

Swap your dining room table for a picnic blanket—spring’s mild weather makes it the best time for picnics, which are the perfect fun outdoor activities in San Diego. For the perfect picnic, you’ll need healthy snacks and drinks, paper plates, cups, utensils, napkins, a picnic blanket, and of course a great location. If you love the beach, try Coronado or Mission Beach. If you prefer grass, Balboa Park, Mission Bay, and Harbor Island are good options. What’s on the menu? Skip unhealthy traditional picnic foods like potato chips and macaroni salad and pack more nutritional options like veggies and hummus, fresh fruit, salad, or turkey wraps.


Spend a Day on the Water

Spring means warmer water, so get out on the water before the summer crowds arrive and have fun with water outdoor activities in San Diego. Kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, boating, sailing, jet skiing, wakeboarding… in San Diego, the possibilities are endless. These activities make for a fun day and a good workout—they’re great for strengthening your muscles.


Spring’s warmer weather and longer days make it the perfect time to get active! Talk with your Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups doctor about how to make sure your lifestyle is both active and healthy.


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