Things To Do in San Diego County, CA

Things to do in San Diego County are listed by cities below such as San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido and El Cajon. San Diego County is the southwestern-most county in California, nestled between Orange County to the north, Mexico to the south, the Pacific Ocean on the west, and the deserts of Imperial County to the east. San Diego County has a wide variety of climates and topography, including beaches, mountains, canyons, desert, and a big city downtown. All this variety means residents and visitors alike can spend their days at one of San Diego County's many beautiful beaches, pick apples in the hills around Julian, go hiking through canyons, and spend a night on the town, in downtown San Diego. This vast county includes so many outdoor recreation opportunities in parks, forests, and recreation areas. Here are a few of the best known: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Cleveland National Forest, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, San Diego National Wildlife Area, and many wilderness areas including Sawtooth Mountain, Carrizo Gorge, and Otay Wilderness. There is even an enormous area for the motorized enthusiasts to play outside at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area which is shared with Imperial County. To get a better picture of just how big San Diego County is, just take a look at the state of Connecticut - this county is just about the same size! A whole state's worth of fun in just one county.

San Diego, CA and its surrounding areas are stunning to say the least. The beautiful land and seascape offers a rich variety of activities and things to see. History buffs may enjoy Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, which includes and celebrates historic buildings from around 1820 to 1870. California's first Spanish mission, Mission San Diego de Alcala, offers historical tours and viewings. It is also a functional Roman Catholic parish, and operates to this day. San Diego County also has 18 Indian reservations, including the Viejas Indian Reservation, the Jamul Indian Village, and Campo Indian Reservation. This region offers a rich heritage for visitors to enjoy.


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Upcoming Events in San Diego County

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Attending a home game of the San Diego Chargers is a must for any football fan whether a visitor or a Southern California resident.

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Mira Mesa High School CFM Tuesday Farmers Market, in San Diego, California, takes place in January and ends in December. This Farmers Market event is sponsored by Mira Mesa High School Foundation and will be located at Mira Mesa High School.

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Del Sur CFM and Family Festival Thursday Farmers Market, in San Diego, California, takes place in January and ends in December. This Farmers Market event is sponsored by Del Sur Educational Foundation and will be located at Camino Del Norte & Lone Quail Road.

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San Diego Scripps Ranch CFM Saturday Farmers Market, in San Diego, California, takes place in January and ends in December. This Farmers Market event is sponsored by E.B. Scripps Academic Fundraising Partnership and will be located at Spring Canyon Road & Scripps Poway Parkway.

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Adams Avenue Wednesday Farmers Market, in San Diego, California, takes place in January and ends in December. This Farmers Market event is sponsored by Adams Avenue Business Association and will be located at 35th Street at John Adams Elementary School.

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