San Diego lies south of Los Angeles and is a welcome getaway place for Californians and out-of-state residents. June is the start of summer vacations for many, and with its mild temperatures, it is a pleasant time for many outdoor activities in San Diego. If you are looking for something more intellectual, you can visit the many public civic centers in the area. As the summer heats up, look to a cool theatre.
There are 11 public beaches in San Diego, plus many more miles of beach within San Diego County, along with state beach campgrounds, and private and public areas. To get there, San Diego beaches have marked parking or parking on public streets. Each city beach has its own rules for swimming, surfing and scuba diving, depending on the safety for each area. With the mild June temperatures, your visit to the beach can be an all-day activity. As the summer gets rolling, more people will be traveling down to the sand so scout out an early spot for any afternoon lunches on the beach.
Visiting and touring a historical house can be a welcome change from all the summer outdoor activities. The San Diego History Center is the focal point for finding information on where to go for visiting historical houses, viewing old photographs of the city, and purchasing historical artifacts all relating to San Diego.
San Diego retains its old-time feel with the many communities that welcome horses in San Diego County. With the May and June months marking the end of the school year, the summer is a great time to introduce young adults and children to horseback riding. Horse camps and daily lessons can be purchased for both kids and adults, with many farms providing saddles, crops and other tack for rent.
Theatre and Cultural Centers
San Diego shows off its artistic side with its art galleries that are open to the public, and local theatrical performances. Sign On San Diego, San Diego’s newspaper Union Tribune online, is a starting point for finding seasonal events in the theartrical arts and has all the current information for performances and locations for the venues. San Diego has natural history and science centers, and special centers specializing in maritime and locomotive travel, and air and space.
June marks the beginning of summer, and there are many places to celebrate that in the city of San Diego. One example is a visit to The Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater located in Balboa Park. Every year, from the Month of June until the beginning of school, kids of all ages can different performances with featuring puppets and their puppeteers during special summer hours. For free activities throughout the city, visit any of the San Diego Library city branches for a schedule of all the activities planned for kids. Activities change all the time but can range from story time, crafts, and concerts at the library.