Take some time away during the Labor Day holiday and enjoy the long weekend with loved ones surrounded by plenty of sand, sun, water, and fun. The beach towns of San Diego County, have something for everyone during a Labor Day trip. Relax and unwind, indoors or out, or find something fun and exciting to do on-shore or off-shore during some of the final days of summer and enjoy a San Diego Labor Day weekend.


When you choose a location like the town of San Diego County, you’ll no doubt be enjoying some beach time. The still-warm weather and waters mean you can spend a little extra time out in the sun on your beach days. Lay out in the sun and sunbathe, get your exercise with a walk or run on the sand, watch the kids build sandcastles, or take a dip in the water.

Pelly’s Mini Golf & Del Mar Golf Center

Located at the Del Mar Golf Center, there are two 18-hole mini golf courses where you can challenge your putting skills with fun obstacles and themes like “Pelly’s Ocean Adventure” and “Surfin’ Safari” for water and beach feel even when you’re not at the beach. If you’re a golfer looking to sharpen your skills, the center also offers golf instruction and the “Toptracer” range.

Water Activities

In addition to the many beach activities that attracted you to San Diego County this Labor Day, there are other fun water sports to experience while you’re here. Paddle your way through the water on a stand up paddleboard, kayak, or canoe. Up the adrenaline and the speed and take off on a jet ski or fly high above the water on a parasailing adventure! Add in some lessons for a new skill while you’re at it. Certified surf instructors will take you from land classes to catching your first wave in no time. Choose traditional surfing, wind surfing, or both. Once you’re comfortable with your skills, rent some gear and strike out on your own.

San Diego Zoo

The zoo is a can’t miss for your next San Diego adventure. The zoo was the pioneer for cageless exhibits! The zoo houses over 4,000 animals each residing in an authentic habitat – from deserts to rain forests. You can choose to walk the zoo grounds yourself or take the tour bus which crosses three quarters of the zoo’s area and also offers guided information so you can decide what you want to learn more about. For a birds’ eye view, hop on the Skyfari gondola lift where you can take in a view of the entire park!

Coronado Island

Another can’t-miss experience on a trip to San Diego County is Coronado Island. Miles of beach, the historic Hotel Del Coronado seafront resort, and a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences, it’s the perfect day trip during your San Diego County Labor Day escape.


The San Diego area is known for its theme parks. Kids and kids-at-heart will want to make sure to include a stop at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad. Based on the building blocks of the same name, the park offers both a theme park with rides, shows, and other attractions, as well as a water park where you can cool off with over 10 million gallons of water-themed activities and attractions. Build your own raft before floating down the “not-so-lazy” river, and more.

Museum of Making Music

Stop in for a different kind of museum experience. Exhibits celebrate the music products industry’s history from the beginning of the 20th century to today. Make sure your visit happens when there’s a live music performance. Enjoy hands-on opportunities where you can pick up and play various instruments, too.

Witch Creek Winery

While the Carlsbad winery doesn’t grow its own grapes, it’s still a maker of delicious and award-winning wines. The winery also offers live music, open mic comedy nights, a wine tasting room where you can taste by the one- or two-ounce taste, and more. Choose from an array of white, rose, red, and a variety of other specialty wines to make your next home-cooked meal complete.

San Diego Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour

When most people think of California trolleys, their mind may wander to San Francisco, but there’s one in San Diego, too! The trolley isn’t just a fun mode of transportation, it’s an affordable way to get around the city without having to pay for or negotiate busy parking areas at popular attractions. If you want to take a tour of the whole route, there are 11 stops around the city, and your conductor is also a knowledgeable guide who can fill you in on everything there is to see and do along the route.

Celebrate Labor Day in San Diego County

While planning all the fun activities and adventures for your Labor Day San Diego County retreat, make booking comfortable accommodations a priority and book a vacation rental with Vacation Rentals by Kimberly. We have accommodations as small as 1-bedroom, all the way up to a 7-bedroom home so you and all your loved ones can enjoy a beach retreat this Labor Day.

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