Widely recognized as one of the premier living and recreational destinations in the U.S., San Diego is right near the top of most people’s dream place to live. While the winter season in San Diego isn’t nearly as freezing as it is in other parts of the country, the change in seasons brings new and exciting things for San Diegans to go out and enjoy.
One of the hallmark things about spring is the blooming of local flowers and San Diego has different events for people to go and enjoy the horticultural splendor of the spring season. In San Diego’s East County, the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park offers visitors the amazing view of sunflowers blooming in the Colorado Desert while in Balboa Park, hour-long tours are offered highlighting both the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, which has over 200 varieties of roses as well as the award-winning Alcazar Garden, which has a floral design patterned after the gardens of the Alcazar Castle in Seville.
Balboa Park is also home to the San Diego Museum of Art, which has a yearly exhibit titled “Art Alive”, which sees various renowned floral designers take inspiration from works in the museum’s collection and then curate colorful floral pieces.
Another great thing about San Diego in the spring is all of the action that is going on at both SeaWorld but also the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. At SeaWorld, you can check their “Spring Into Night” event, which features a firework show along with nighttime performances of both “Shamu Rocks” and “Sea Lions Tonight”.
At the San Diego Safari Park, visitors can check out the Butterfly Jungle, in which guests can walk through the ‘Hidden Forest” where over a 100 varieties of both butterflies as well as birds. Over at the zoo, they are doing some thing called “Play Days”, which offer visitors the chance to learn about different animals and how they play and react in their particular environments.
San Diego is also a great place to take advantage to all of the outdoors and sporting events that springtime brings with it, the most obvious being the start of the San Diego Padres’ season over at Petco Park. In addition to the Padres, endurance athletes from all over will come to San Diego to participate in the California Half-Ironman Triathlon, along with the 41st San Diego Crew Classic, 2014 Del Mar National Horse Show and the annual Lakeside Rodeo give San Diegans many ways to enjoy springtime sports events.
There’s more that just sporting events that make San Diego such a great place for springtime sports. The city of San Diego itself offers people great opportunities to go out and enjoy the outdoors. Surfers flock to the 17 miles of San Diego coastline to enjoy the waves while the many reservoirs offer both fishing, boating and Jet Ski enthusiasts as well as hikers the chance to get out there and enjoy the great weather and good times. San Diego also offers three municipal golf courses as well as Mission Bay and Mission Trails Regional Parks for people to get out and enjoy the springtime sun.
The various different fairs and festivals going on is another thing that makes springtime in San Diego so great. From the Earthfair in Balboa Park to the Sicilian Festival in Little Italy to the Cinco de Mayo festivities held in Old Town State Historic Park and Chula Vista, there are many different options for people to enjoy different areas of San Diego in the spring.
Along with everything else blossoming in San Diego during the spring is the music scene. Festivals like the San Diego Indie Music Fest and Adams Avenue Unplugged along with the Gator by the Bay Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival add the soundtrack to spring time in San Diego.
As you can see, there’s so much to love about San Diego in the springtime so go out and enjoy it.