Your Guide To Avoiding Financial Stress When Finding The Right Mortgage

By asking the right questions, and knowing exactly what your needs are, you can find the right loan for you. There are certain approaches that you can take while mortgage shopping that can cost or save you money.

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It is still true that the better qualifications you have, the lower your interest rate will be. However, there are mortgages available for almost everyone; it’s the interest rates or the down payments that vary.

Before speaking with a lender, know what monthly dollar amount you feel comfortable committing to. Then when you discuss mortgage pre-approval with your lender, it is easier for you to determine the monthly amount and what value of home the monthly amount translates into. Do not put yourself in the position where you will be paying more each month than you intended simply because the dream home requires it.

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Do your research on the types of mortgages available to you and find the one that best suits your needs. There are a number of considerations to be made in terms of finding the best mortgage for each individual:

 

 

  • What type of market are you in? Are the interest rates falling or rising?
  • Do you want a fixed mortgage rate, where you will always know what your payment is going to be?
  • What are your long-term goals? Do you intend to resell the property? Do you only need the mortgage for a short time?
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September Events Calendar

Looking for fun events and activities this September? Here is a list of some upcoming events and happenings in San Diego!


San Diego Labor Day Weekend Cruises 

August 31st – September 3rd
San Diego Harbor

Browse our collection of events for your sunny Labor Day weekend. From an exclusive cruise with BBQ-inspired brunch to a special sunset cruise, there is something for everyone. No matter which event you choose you can expect dynamic San Diego views, on-board entertainment and seriously delicious eats. Click here for more information.

US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

August 31st – September 3rd
Downtown

One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 2018.  Click here for more information.

Labor Day Stickball Tournament

September 1st-2nd
Little Italy

The Labor Day Stickball Tournament takes over a the streets of Little Italy and allows players to revisit some childhood memories. The child in all of us is itching to be a part of this Little Italy tradition! The annual Labor Day Stick Ball Tournament is all about honoring long-standing traditions, paying tribute to this East Coast sporting pastime and having a fun! Click here for more information.

Taste of Del Mar

September 6th
SDCCU Stadium

Explore 20+ culinary creations from local and award-winning restaurants, experience 10+ craft beer and wine “Sip Stops,” and enjoy live music, all located throughout the Village of Del Mar.  Click here for more information.

Summer Family Mural Project

September 7th
Downtown

Join us during “Food Truck Fridays” in Balboa Park! The Family Mural Project provides participants new and exciting ways to experience art.  Help paint a large mural in front of the Timken, then go inside for an art treasure hunt.  Each date has a unique activity, highlighting different paintings in the museum. Click here for more information.

5th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest

September 8th
Carlsbad
Carlsbad Brewfest celebrates craft beer with tastings from more than 34+ San Diego & national breweries, music, entertainment, games & food vendors. Click here for more information.

Burgers & Beers

September 8th
Downtown

Try gourmet burgers from more than 20 of San Diego’s best restaurants as they compete to win the “Best Burger” award at Burgers & Beers. Help decide who will hold the crown as the best burger in San Diego at the third Annual Reader Burgers & Beer (Presented by Jensen Meat) event.  Click here for more information.

San Diego Blues Festival

September 8th
Downtown

The San Diego Blues Festival features 9 musical acts on two stages. Festival attendees will enjoy local craft beer, cocktails and wine along with specialty food trucks and arts and crafts vendors. Click here for more information.

America’s Finest BBQ State Championship

September 14th-16th
Mission Bay Beaches

Compete in a KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition, sample world class BBQ and enjoy the beer garden, all while watching the San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing and listening to live entertainment right on San Diego’s Mission Bay. Click here for more information.

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Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships

September 14th-15th
Downtown

Swoop Freestyle is the latest extreme sport and the only parachuting event to take place within major cities worldwide, bringing the action straight to people’s doorstep. Swoop Freestyle FAI World Championships 2018 marks the second year of the innovative and multi award winning international sports format. Click here for more information.

KAABOO Del Mar Festival

September 14th-16th
Del Mar Fairgrounds

KAABOO is the ultimate live entertainment experience. Enjoy world-class music, hilarious comedy, inspiring contemporary art, incredible cuisine, craft libations, and personal indulgences. KAABOO is not your ordinary festival – it offers an unbelievable live music experience without the rough qualities of a typical music festival. SDTA and KAABOO are offering pass and hotel packages to you at discounted rates! Click here for more information.

San Diego Bayfair

September 14th-16th
Mission Bay 

San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing – a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.  San Diego Bayfair has a long and rich tradition in Mission Bay Park. Click here for more information.

OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest

September 15th
Mission Bay and Beaches

Grab your vintage surfboard (or beach chair) and gather for a nostalgic longboard competition at the North Side of Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club presents their annual longboard surfing contest.  Click here for more information.

Oceanside Harbor Days

September 15th-16th
Oceanside Harbor

Oceanside Harbor Days are two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf including a costume party for kids 12 and under at Pirate Village; Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas; Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition; music, a beer garden and more. Click here for more information.

SaltDog Classic

September 22nd
Seaside State Beach

SaltDog Classic is a San Diego style festival right on the ocean. Held at Seaside State Beach, this is a music and art event you won’t want to miss. Adults will benefit from the Tiki Bar and Kids from the snacks and games. Pet Owners will be pumped having their dogs at hand, Musicians will jump for joy with live music, and anyone can appreciate a hot summer sun at the beach, so let’s jump on in.  Click here for more information.

24th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer

September 22nd
Downtown

San Diego Festival of Beer is a fun-filled evening with beer lovers like yourself enjoying the sounds of live music while sampling unlimited and exclusive craft beer tastings, food trucks, vendor booths, lively music, fun games, and more! Click here for more information.

San Diego Restaurant Week

September 23rd-30th
Various Locations

San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 30th with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. Click here for more information.

La Mesa Oktoberfest

September 28th-30th
La Mesa

Since 1973, the La Mesa Oktoberfest has featured hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games and of course beer. Click here for more information.

Bubble RUN San Diego

September 29th
South Bay

The Bubble RUN™ 5K is like running through Willy Wonka’s factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Click here for more information.

MCAS Miramar Air Show

September 28th-29th
Miramar Airport

The Miramar Air Show is an annual air show held at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. This three-day event is the largest military air show in the United States, with total annual attendance estimated at 500,000. This years air show will be September 28th-30th.  The theme for 2018 is Honoring 100 years of Women in the Marine Corps. Click here for more information.

CRSSD Festival

September 29th-30th
Downtown

CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more. Click here for more information.

Local Business: Sally Piano Music

Sally Piano Music 

Sally Piano Music has been providing quality music lessons to students via private and group lessons since 1999. They offer the convenience of learning in your home or in one of their studio locations in San Diego, Orange County and Riverside County. The age range of students who have learned piano or other instruments and read music at Sally Piano Music spans from 3-4 years to the senior citizen. The skill level of their new students range from beginners who have never laid hands on a piano to advanced pianists who simply want to improve their skills. Sally Piano Music provides a supportive atmosphere for kids of all ages to learn music with the most creative and highly-qualified instructors in San Diego, Orange County and Riverside County. They work with knowledgeable and friendly teachers who design a unique custom plan for the students to meet their needs and goals and more importantly, they make the experience fun and exciting!

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Their instructors are music majors with experience teaching music to children and adults. Teachers customize lesson plans to each student’s interests and ability, and most of all, they make learning music fun. Sally’s  interviews potential music teachers face-to-face, and conduct background and reference checks before hiring them. Most of our teachers stay with us long-term, which provides continuity and a better learning experience for students.

Learning how to play music or sing opens up a world of creativity and possibility for students of all ages! Visit their website or their Facebook Page for more information and get started on your musical journey today!

 

August Events Calendar

Looking for fun events and activities this summer? Here is a list of some upcoming events and happenings in San Diego!

 

Backyard Wilderness 3D

August 1st – Ongoing
Balboa Park

Learn about the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses—in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, Backyard Wilderness displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior. Click here for more information.

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest

August 3rd – August 24th
UCSD

SummerFest 2018 marks Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin’s final Festival as Music Director, and an outstanding roster of world-renowned artists and ensembles are gathering to celebrate his 18 remarkable years. Click here for more information.

San Diego Magazine’s 2018 Best of San Diego Party 

August 17th
Downtown

Winners from the June Best Restaurants issue and the August Best of San Diego issue will come together for an incredible celebration of San Diego’s finest. Taste signature dishes from more than 40 restaurants plus the best local breweries, wineries and spirit companies. Expect live bands, lounges, lawn games and more. Click here for more information.

Del Mar Beer Fest

August 18th
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Beer aficionados will enjoy over 100 different brews, including hard-to-find specialty choices to top-rated favorites from the local brewing scene. Click here for more information.

42nd Annual World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside

August 18th –  August 19th
Oceanside Pier

During the World Bodysurfing Championships, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes. Click here for more information.

America’s Finest City Half Marathon & 5k

August 19th
Balboa Park

America’s Finest City Half Marathon is run on a fast, scenic, course that starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument and ends in Balboa Park. Click here for more information.

San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival

August 24th – August 26th
North & South Park

The San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival will screen over 150+ films from 30+ countries. American filmmakers as well as film delegations from China, Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Japan, India, France, UK, Germany and many more, will appear at the event.  Click here for more information.

Bocce Bash

August 25th
SDCCU Stadium

Bocce Bash will hit the field at SDCCU Stadium! Now in its fourth year, this fundraiser for the nonprofit SDCCU Holiday Bowl features round-robin Bocce tournament play, live entertainment, a costume contest and beer provided by Coronado Brewing Company! No experience needed. Bocce equipment provided. Click here for more information.

Summer Beach Bash!

August 25th
Mission Bay

To show our appreciation, ALL Allison James Estates & Homes agents, staff and their families are invited to attend our Summer Beach Bash! This is a free event! Come on out to the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego for some fun in the sun with food, drinks, games, and more! Click here for more information.

Imperial Avenue Street Festival

August 25th
South Bay

The Imperial Avenue Street Festival is a multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community. Click here for more information.

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Be The Change 5K

August 25th
South Bay

Run along the scenic Bayfront boardwalk & Seaport Village. Fun wellness fair DJ, music and more, plus give back opportunities onsite! Click here for more information.

Bike the Bay

August 26th
Coronado

Experience Bike the Bay, a scenic bayside ride, and also enjoy a rare opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. Click here for more information.

Lagunitas Brews Cruise – San Diego

August 31st
San Diego Harbor

Set sail with us as we embark on the Third Annual Lagunitas Brews Cruise. We sail the San Diego Bay and experience one of a kind views. The cruise features unlimited samples of over 20 different Limited Release and Iconic Lagunitas Craft Beers, including special releases and limited production straight from the brewery in Petaluma. Click here for more information.

San Diego Labor Day Weekend Cruises 

August 31st – September 3rd
San Diego Harbor

Browse our collection of events for your sunny Labor Day weekend. From an exclusive cruise with BBQ-inspired brunch to a special sunset cruise, there is something for everyone. No matter which event you choose you can expect dynamic San Diego views, on-board entertainment and seriously delicious eats. Click here for more information.

Where to See July 4th Fireworks in San Diego

4th of July in San Diego

When it comes to Independence Day, San Diego goes big. So big, in fact, that the city is home to one of the largest firework displays on the West Coast (if not the largest). It’s a time-honored tradition that never fails to deliver a good time. So where can you go to catch the show?

Luckily, T+L has you covered. From a rooftop speakeasy in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter to a cruise around San Diego Bay to the terrace of one of the city’s most celebrated hotels, read on for the best tricks, tips, and spots to make the most of your holiday this year.

Downtown

There are only three words to describe July Fourth in downtown San Diego: Big Bay Boom. Starting at 9 p.m. and launched from barges located around the bay, not only is this the largest fireworks show in town, but the display is so big and so loud, it can be seen and heard from pretty much any part of downtown.

If you want to be in the thick of the action, your best bet is to heed Horace Greeley’s advice and “head west.” You can’t go wrong in Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Harbor Island, and Shelter Island—all great locations to see the fireworks. Get there early and post up at the beach with all your essentials. These areas tend to fill up fast and it will be more rewarding if you come prepared with beach blankets and beverages in tow.

As in years past, a free shuttle service will be available to and from Harbor Island and Shelter Island. Mission Bay is a perennially popular party spot, made all the more fun if you have access to a boat.

Speaking of boats, harbor cruises are a really fun and exciting way to spend the holiday. Check out Hornblower Cruise Line’s special 4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise. Included with the price of admission is a dinner buffet and some killer views of beautiful downtown San Diego.

If you’re hoping to stick around the city, The Nolen’s rooftop bar and lounge in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter is your best bet. Likewise, the views from Mister A’s rooftop will go un-paralleled, as will the experience of dining at one of the city’s most distinguished locales.

For those looking to mix in a bit of history on this already historic occasion, Old Town will be hosting a free, old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration where guests can relive the excitement of an 1800s Independence Day party. The all-day event starts at 10 a.m. and includes activities and games for all ages. Guests are encouraged to participate in the parade around the plaza reminiscent of the July 4 parades of early San Diego with music, animals, banners, and people in historical costumes.

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La Jolla Shores

Working your way up the coast, La Valencia Hotel—also known as La Jolla’s Pink Lady—will come alive with music and entertainment for this year’s Fourth. Perched above the cliffs of La Jolla Cove, this timeless hotel offers extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooking Ellen Browning Scripps Park guests and diners can enjoy drinks on the terrace of the hotel which affords both the views and a sense of respite from the crowds below.

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Del Mar

If you’re looking to celebrate in style, guests of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar will be able to partake in their own private fireworks show. As in previous years, the party will take place on the resort’s Aria Lawn and feature a sunset barbecue buffet including all-American favorites, live music, and some of the best fireworks in town. Non-resort guests can enjoy a Fourth of July brunch from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Amaya.

For more information about where or how you can celebrate this fourth of July, check out SanDiego.org.

San Diego June Events

Looking for fun events and activities this summer? Here is a list of some upcoming events and happenings in San Diego!

San Diego County Fair

June 1st – July 4th

The San Diego County Fair is the largest county fair in the nation. Last year, attendees reached a record high of over 1.6 million people. This year there will be over 4,184 attraction, 1,879 concerts, and 26 days of fun in the summer sun! This years theme will be “How Sweet It Is” and is brought to you by Vons/Albertsons. You’ll leave the ordinary world behind the minute you step into this magical sweet spot overflowing with opportunities to truly savor summer with the excitement of a wide-eyed kid. Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the Fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first! For information on tickets and prices click the link!

San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon

June 2nd and June 3rd

The annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon has been taking place in San Diego for over 20 years. It is one of the most remarkable marathons in California because of its infusion of live music and cheer teams during the event and eclectic participants. This year they are promising to bring more music, more technology, and more of the best in-class running to the event. So come out and race the event or support your favorite runner. There will be activities for all to do! For registration and more info please follow the link!

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United States Police & Fire Championships

June 2nd – 9th
Various Locations

United States Police & Fire Championships brings together law enforcement and fire athletes from across the country to compete in Olympic-style sports. Athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters, and officers from corrections, probation, border protection, immigration and customs from across the country compete in Olympic-style sports in 50 different sports in 35 venues throughout the county. Click here for more information.

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RB Alive! Street Fair

June 3rd
North Inland

Come and help us celebrate the Annual RB Alive! in Rancho Bernardo with a full day of entertainment, more than 300 booths, food, a Kids Zone and more. Celebrate the North San Diego Business Chamber’s Annual RB Alive! Expo with a full day of entertainment and enjoyment. Visitors can partake of tasty treats, browse over 300 booths featuring arts and crafts, information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations. Click here for more information.

 

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Hipster Hops

June 9th – Ongoing
North Park

North Park was rated 13th best hipster neighborhood by Forbes’s Magazine, and rightfully so. The streets of North Park are lined with art boutiques, craft breweries and coffee shops. Even the buildings themselves are decked out in beautiful street art!  The tour will take you on a walk through North Park where you will stop at three local breweries where you will have tasters at each. Click here for more information

 

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San Diego International Boat Show

June 7th – 10th
North Park

The popular summer San Diego International Boat Show® will return to Harbor Island June 7-10 for four days of fun on the water. Grab the entire family for a fun weekend on San Diego Bay! Now is the time to get yourself and your boat ready for the water. What is more San Diego then being on the water in America’s Finest
City? Click here for more information

 

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San Diego Festival of the Arts

June 9th – 10th
Downtown

San Diego Magazine and Torrey Pines Kiwanis’ San Diego Festival of the Arts™ gathers nearly 200 artists in a bay view setting of original fine art, entertainment and delicious cuisines, complemented with fine wine and craft beer as you stroll the turf of Waterfront Park. San Diego Festival of the Arts™ garners critically acclaimed artists from around the
country for an elegant and high quality showcase. Click here for more information.

 

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2018 Marine Corps Mud Run Camp Pendleton

June 9th – 10th
North Coastal

How Hard Corps are you? Get ready to run through the terrain of Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton where our U.S. Marines train. There will be over 300 Marines “Motivating” participants along the course, as well as Military vehicle displays. Click here for more information.

 

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San Diego International Beer Festival

June 15th – 17th
North Coastal

With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover – from craft beer art to brewed beer bones! With a stage featuring educational demonstrations with recognized industry professionals to food pairings you won’t want to miss!  Click here for more information.

 

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Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run & Walk

June 16th
North Inland

Join AleSmith Brewing Company and the TAG Foundation for the 4th Annual Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run & Walk, a charity event remembering our dearly departed friend, “Mr. Padre”.Why a 5.5K? Tony Gwynn was known to hit balls between the third base and shortstop, which was later dubbed as the “5.5 hole”.  Click here for more information.

 

Taste of Gaslamp

June 16

Join us for the 24th Annual Taste of Gaslamp presented by Karl Strauss, San Diego’s original culinary tour! On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district. General Admission tickets are $35 pre-sale ($45 day-of) and allow you to sample 24 different restaurants from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on a self-guided walking tour with a beer garden featuring different brews from the Karl Strauss brewery. But the fun doesn’t have to stop then. For only $65 ($75 day-of), you can upgrade to a VIP Ticket and experience 6 additional fine dining restaurants serving larger bite portions with a cocktail at each location, a Gaslamp Goodie Bag and an exclusive VIP reception at one of the rooftop bars in the Gaslamp Quarter!

 

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Father’s Day Concert & BBQ

June 17th
Coronado

Join Hotel Del Coronado for our annual Father’s Day Concert & BBQ supporting America’s veterans and military through the Gary Sinise Foundation. The show will open with a spectacular skydiving show from Skydiving Innovations. Attendees will enjoy delicious BBQ and drinks as they listen to Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band cover hits from Bruno Mars, The Police, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, the Zac Brown Band and more! Click here for more information.

 

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Nighttime Zoo at the San Diego Zoo

June 17th – September 3rd
Downtown

Stay after dark and help us celebrate the Zoo’s newest experience, Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks! Come “rock and roar” every day this summer, with live music, a variety of surprise encounters, and African-themed entertainment for the whole family, which will add a chorus of excitement to your summertime plans. An amazing trampoline act, Dr. Zoolittle, and more are ready to “wow,” plus a procession of larger-than-life animal puppets headline an end-of-the-evening performance. Rock—and roar—on! Click here for more information.

 

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Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts

June 19th – August 21st 
Del Mar

Gather by the Powerhouse for the Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts to socialize, picnic, and enjoy music as the sun sets over the ocean. Since the first Twilight Concert was held in the summer of 1983, the summer twilight concerts have been a great Del Mar tradition. Click here for more information.

 

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Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

June 23rd
Point Loma

Join more than 70,000 visitors for an oceanfront chili cook-off, five stages of continuous live music and entertainment, the community mural project, Artists Alley, carnival rides and games, food and vendor booths, a beachside beer garden and more. The one-of-a-kind Hodad’s Burger-Eating Competition will offer contestants a chance to be featured on the Hodad’s Wall of Fame in Ocean Beach. Click here for more information.

 

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14th Annual Switchfoot BRO-AM

June 30th
Moonlight Beach

The Annual Switchfoot BRO-AM will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats. BRO-AM Beach Fest is an annual celebration that gives back to the San Diego Community. Surf contests, free concert, numerous vendor booths… all to celebrate community and to raise awareness and funds for local youth organizations. Click

 

 

2018 Guide to San Diego Summer Camps

Summer 2018 is almost upon us! This year, there plenty of different summer camp programs in San Diego for kids of all ages to enjoy and experience!

General Camps/Programs

Army Navy Camp Pacific

The Army Navy has been hosting Camp Pacific for 75 years now and has an overnight and day session that offers a variety of fun indoor and beach activities! More information here.

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OutPost Summer Camp

Outpost summer camps are back again to kick off the 2018 summer with a bang! Outpost’s entirely outdoor environment allows campers to reconnect with nature, get the exercise their bodies need and see their inner creativity spring back to life untethered to devices or at-home comforts. More information here.

YMCA Camps

The YMCA has several programs dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Y offers a multitude of camps in San Diego County including Day Camps, Specialty Camps, and Sleep-Away Camps.  Unique to each neighborhood, the Y is a benefit to the community. More info can be found here.

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Academic Camps 

InGenious Summer Camps

Ingenious Summer camps include programs specializing in Science Technology, engineering, arts and math! More information here.

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San Diego Children’s Museum

The San Diego Children’s Museum includes exhibits focusing on science, culture, art, math and engineering.  They’re mission is to inspire children to learn through hands-on exploration, imagination and experimentation.  More information here.

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The San Diego Area Writing Project Summer Programs 

The San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP) at UC San Diego is dedicated to the improvement of student learning through the effective teaching of writing. The SDAWP believes that writing is critical to learning and a vital tool for communication and should occur regularly in all classes and across the curriculum. More information here.

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Animal Camps

San Diego Zoo Summer Camp

Explore the world of animals through the Summer Camp adventures at the Zoo! This includes animal experiences, exclusive exhibit visits, bus rides, games and crafts! They have camps spanning from Pre-K to12th grade! More information here.

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 San Diego Safari Park Summer Camps 

Discover an adventure like no other during the Safari Park’s Summer Camp! There may be many types of summer camp for kids, but few will have campers connecting with creatures, meeting meerkats, getting up close to cheetahs, feeding okapis, and discovering African wonders the way the Safari Park’s will! More information here.

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Zovargo Animal Summer Camp

Zovargo Animal Summer Camp 2018 San Diego is unlike most animal summer camps! Animals, Nature, and FUN are at the center of everything we do at this animal summer camp!  The memories made at THIS camp will last a lifetime!  More information here.

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Art Camps

A Colorful Universe Art Camp 

What a fun way to spend the school break with exciting art projects and an awesome group of kids. Campers will engage in creative seasonal projects with different experiences each day. Campers will be exposed to different mediums of art including Painting Pottery, Glass Fusion, Clay Sculpting , Painting Canvas, and Board Art! Click here for more information.

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Oceanside Museum of Art Summer Camp

During the summer the museum hosts week-long art camps with various themes. During the week campers will explore different art mediums such as paint, clay, printmaking, and collage. At the end of the summer, all campers are invited to participate in a group art show!  More information here.

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Music Camps 

Bach to Rock

Bach to Rock offers camps that cover a wide range of interests and skill levels that instills the joy of music in kids of all ages! Younger  campers can learn the basics of music by the exposure to real instruments while the older campers can join a Rock Band, sing with a Glee Club or learn the basics of how to be a DJ! More information here.

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Express Yo Self: Expressive Arts Summer Camp

Express Yo Self is an arts youth camp! It is a 5-day day camp providing opportunities for high school aged youth to further their art or begin their involvement in the performing arts. Participants will get hands-on experience in one of four enrichment tracks (instrumental chamber music, music production, improv comedy, or photography). Campers will receive instruction from professional teaching artists from partner organizations! More information here.

Young Actors Theatre Camp

Professional teaching artists lead four separate classes focused on acting, singing, and dance, with one specialty class that varies from session to session depending on the themes within the play that week.  Examples of the specialty class include: improv, fight choreography, stage makeup, and puppetry! In a fun and creative environment, campers develop theatre skills, gain confidence and develop social skills through collaboration and performance. More information here.

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Sports Camps

Nike US Sports Camps San Diego 

The Nike US Sports Camps have a variety of programs all over San Diego County for all kinds of sports! Some include football, baseball, golf, water polo, basketball and much more! This camp connects passionate coaches with young athletes to inspire personal growth and development! More information here.

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Momentum Training Center Camp

Momentum Training Center Camps offer indoor soccer camps focusing on speed, agility, technique, conditioning and strategy! This camp utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to teach technique and tactical understanding.  Camp sizes are limited to 10 students per coach ensuring quality training!  More information here.

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Fulcrum Surf Camp

If your child’s idea of the perfect summer day includes heading to the ocean, consider Fulcrum Surf School for a week of hanging out at the beach, surfing instruction, and a ton of fun! More information here.

Science Camps

Digital Media Academy – UCSD Tech Camps

Digital Media Academy has been offering tech summer camps for kids and teens in San Diego since 2004. Students have an opportunity to experience college life at the picturesque beachside campus of UCSD. In modern tech classrooms, students can learn to build a world in Minecraft, make their own short film, design a video game, and more! More information here.

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Fleet Science Center Summer Camps

The Fleet turns curious kids into happy campers! Their science-themed summer camps provide exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and fantastic fun. (Oh—and don’t tell the kids, but they’ll be learning a lot, too!) They have something for all ages, from Pre-K through 8th Grade! More information here.

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