6 Favorite and Memorable Things to do in San Diego this Spring

No doubt that San Diego is beautiful year-round. But spring is special. The cold weather is slowly saying goodbye, flowers across the city are beginning to bloom, and it’s the perfect weather to enjoy the outdoors. Here are our 5 top things for some spring fun in San Diego.

Hit the beach

Windansea Beach, Coronado Central Beach, and South Mission Beach make our top three spots for a relaxing day out by the water. Our fellow surfer friends may be out catching the waves, but for us, the ocean water is still a bit chilly but you can still enjoy time soaking up the sun while you read a book or vibe to your favorite music.

Point of view is sitting on the beach with 3 people playing in the water and clear blue skies
Windansea Beach March 2022

Japanese Friendship Garden

The name says it all. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden is home to plants and flowers native to San Diego and Japan. The highlight though would have to be the beautiful Cherry Blossom Trees that fill the garden. Take a nice stroll and enjoy a number of exhibitions and cultural programs throughout the spring season. With tickets at only $12 per adult, this is a must this spring season.

Cherry blossom tree with garden in the background
Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park

Luxury picnic with friends

Spring is our favorite season to enjoy an outdoor picnic with loved ones. It’s not too cold but also not scorching hot like in the summer months. Take in the sun and the views while creating sweet memories with friends and family. You can enjoy an Omi Picnic on the beach, near the bay, or in a beautiful park. Book your luxury picnic today.

Four women side by side hugging, standing behind a luxury picnic setup. Picnic setup includes 4 yellow and white pillows, a game basket, small table with snacks and floral decor on it
Omi Picnics Bliss Picnic


Art Alive 2022

Art Alive 2022 is hands down the biggest spring art show in San Diego. It features floral designs inspired by wonderful pieces inside the collection at The San Diego Museum of Art. The floral exhibition is part of a weekend-long celebration that also includes an after-hours party known as Bloom Bash, Garden of Activities, and more. You also don’t want to miss the cascading floral design that fills the Museum’s rotunda.

20 rose arrangements cascading from the ceiling
Art Alive 2019 at The San Diego Museum of Art

Take a hike

Take advantage of the cool weather in the morning hours and enjoy a hike at one of the numerous trails in San Diego. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, there’s a trail for people of all ages. Check out Oak Canyon Trail in Mission Trails Regional Park. It’s a 3-mile hike roundtrip where you’ll walk alongside a creek to a small waterfall and get beautiful views of nature on the way. The terrain is fairly easy to walk, just take it slow in the rocky areas and you’ll be alright.

Small river with a small waterfall in the middle, trees and greenery surrounding the river
Oak Canyon Trail in Mission Trails Regional Park

Go to an outdoor concert

Concerts are back, and you can bet on finding a live concert happening around town now through the end of the year. And with the spring season here that means that outdoor concerts are also back. Grab your friends and enjoy a night discovering a new artist or group for an unforgettable time. Experience the scenic and rustic North Island Credit Unit Amphitheater in Chula Vista or the young Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. The Rady Shell sits along the San Diego Bay near Seaport Village in downtown San Diego for a unique experience. These venues and artists won’t disappoint.

Stage with bright yellow lights and a crowd of people dancing to music and with their hands in the air
Outdoor concert