What do you see when you picture San Diego in your mind? Is it a sunny beach? Turquoise water? Maybe you imagine scenic hiking trails. San Diego is a picture-perfect summer destination, and the good news is, you don’t even need to visit during the summer to experience it. If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the best of what our coastal city has to offer, visit San Diego in September! This time of year is ideal for a low-key, relaxing getaway.
Learn more about the best things to do in San Diego in our exclusive, free Travel Guide. Inside this planning tool, you’ll find our top recommendations for local restaurants, high-end shops, fun events, outdoor adventures, and more.
Here’s All You Need to Know About Traveling to San Diego in September
What’s the Weather Like in San Diego in September?
One of the greatest things about San Diego is the temperate, year-round weather. Although winter can get cooler, there’s really no difference between spring, summer, and fall! Traveling to San Diego in September feels like extending your summer vacation with the warm breeze, glowing sun, and blue sky. Temperatures in September range from highs around 77 to lows around 66 degrees.
What Should You Pack?
As we previously mentioned, San Diego in September is like summer. So, your suitcase should include the following items:
- Several pairs of shorts
- Flip-flops for your beach trips
- Hat or cap
- A pair of jeans in case it gets cooler at night
- A light jacket
- Bathing suits
- A pair of hiking boots if you decide to hit the trails
- Beach towels
What Are the Top Seasonal Things to Do?
In addition to all of the outdoor activities you can enjoy in San Diego, like soaking up the sun on the beach, hiking stunning canyon trails, and dining at ocean view restaurants, here are some other seasonal activities and events to indulge in when you visit in September.
- Take a peek at the San Diego fall foliage at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park
- Spice up your Halloween celebration at Legoland®’s Brick or Treat event (starting late September)
- Go apple picking in Julian, a historic gold-mining town outside of San Diego that features many U-pick orchards
- Attend the exciting Kaaboo Del Mar festival
Are You Ready to Book Your Villa?
Now that we’ve got you all excited about visiting San Diego in September, it’s time to make your trip a reality! Find the home of your dreams with Monarch Luxury Villas. We offer a wide selection of high-end villas ranging from superb condos to magnificent homes with stellar views. Treat your significant other or the entire family to the adventure of a lifetime and relax in beautiful San Diego, California!