I love the summer months when you can take some time and enjoy outside activities. The kids are out of school, many of you have vacation time to be taken and even if you don’t work outside the home you are working in the home which is a job in itself. What better time to go out and enjoy some of the summer attractions happening in your area, here are some great choices for those living in San Diego.
Del Mar Racing Season – Located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 (858) 755-1141 When: July 17th – September 3rd, 2014 Prices: Stretch Run $6 (Opening Day $10), Clubhouse $10 (Opening Day $20)
It’s that time again to enjoy horse racing at its best where the “turf meets the surf” in San Diego at the Del Mar Racetrack. For some this is an annual event where they enjoy wagering on their favorite horses at the all popular Del Mar Thoroughbred Club during its racing season. If you live in California or are visiting during the summer, this is a great way to spend an afternoon in our beautiful Southern California sun while waiting for the sound of “and they’re off” to begin the excitement ! This long-time tradition dates back to 1937 when the first guests were greeted by Bing Crosby and the winning horse was the all popular Seabiscuit winning by a nose in 1938.
Big Bay Boom! – Located at 903 1st St. Coronado, CA 92118 July 4th, 2014 Free
You won’t find a larger firework in San Diego county than the one taking place over San Diego Bay. You will be among over 500,000 others while you enjoy their spectacular fireworks display. This is possible by barges that are strategically placed around the Bay just off Shelter Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Harbor Island, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. Imagine, fireworks placed on each of these bardges discharging simultaneously for approximately 17 minutes, lighting up the sky in an amazing display of color.
Annual LGBT Pride Parade – Located at University Ave. and Normal Street, Hillcrest, CA 92103 (619) 297-7683 When: July 19, 2014 When: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Price: Free
What is the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade? This is the 4th largest parade of its kind in the United States. Who attends this event? Over 197,000 spectators who will be cheering along the parade route as well as significant media coverage. Originating in 1974 this was a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, in other words, this was the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego.
There is so much more happening in San Diego County and you can find more information at San Dieg.org