Things to Do in San Diego Besides Attending the U.S. Open

Enjoy a luxury travel experience in San Diego with these must-do activities.

Our U.S. Open golf travel packages provide you with plenty of time to check out all the exciting things to do in San Diego.

From the perfect weather and stunning beaches to an exciting array of culture, entertainment, and cuisine, there’s plenty to see and do in San Diego when you’re in town for the U.S. Open Championship!

U.S. Open golf travel packages, available from Superior Executive Services, include tickets to the event and access to the exclusive Champions Pavilion, five-star hospitality and treatment, and private accommodations and transportation. Plus, your Superior Executive Services team includes a certified Pandemic Compliance Advisor, who will ensure your in-person event experience is safe and adherent to the latest safety protocols.

When you’re not catching the action at Torrey Pines, take some time to enjoy sunny Southern California. Your itinerary could include:

  1. Beautiful beaches
  2. Water sports
  3. Spa getaway
  4. Museums and art
  5. Golf
  6. Culinary scene
  7. Live entertainment
  8. Sightseeing
  9. Family-friendly fun

Keep reading to learn more about these exciting things to do in San Diego!

Beautiful beaches

Set along 70 miles of magnificent coastline, San Diego’s stunning beaches offer something for everyone. Point Loma offers breathtaking views and tide pools filled with fascinating creatures. Mission Beach is the place to be for family-friendly fun, boardwalk strolls, and casual dining. Or try Pacific Beach if you’re looking for a vibrant nightlife scene. Use this guide to help find the best surf spots for beginners to experts and everyone in between.

Water sports

All three of San Diego’s main harbors feature boat rentals, tours, and private charters, or you can rent your own private boat or kayak. Snorkel or scuba dive to see ocean life up close in the crystal-clear blue waters. Hop onboard the world’s largest and most technologically advanced sport fishing fleet. Depending on the season, trips range from a half-day to several weeks and are customized to all abilities, from novice sightseers to more experienced anglers.

Spa getaways

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of travel with a mud mask and a little “me time.” San Diego offers an abundance of spas where you can rest, relax, and indulge. From luxury day spas to yoga retreats, how you unwind is up to you.

Arts and culture

San Diego boasts a vibrant arts scene with museums, galleries, theaters, live music, and more. The city is home to nine distinct art districts, each with a unique talent and style. Stroll 100 acres of galleries, shops, and artists-in-residence at ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, or head to Balboa Park—often called the “Smithsonian of the West”—where you’ll find museums, gardens, and historical tours at the nation’s largest urban park.


Inspired by watching the pros at the U.S. Open? Schedule a round of golf at one of over 90 courses. San Diego is a favorite among golf enthusiasts for pleasant and reliable weather and stunning views, from the ocean to the mountains. Not sure which course to choose? Start with this insider’s guide to San Diego golf.

Culinary scene

Thrillist Travel named San Diego one of the Best New Foodie Cities in America. Take your pick of fine dining and innovative dishes from award-winning chefs, authentic local Baja Med cuisine, or a casual seaside dinner at sunset. San Diego has also been named “One of the World’s Top Beer Cities” by Beer Connoisseur. Enjoy a draft from one of their 140 craft breweries or take a tour and explore even more.

Live entertainment

From the San Diego Symphony to nightclubs with celebrity DJs, there is plenty of live entertainment to enjoy year-round. The luxury Viejas Casino and Resort serves up craft cocktails and live bands. Depending on your travel schedule, you may be able to catch a show from popular artists at world-famous venues such as Humphreys Concerts by the Bay on Shelter Island or Observatory North Park. Or check out these recommendations from San Diego’s resident music expert.


Get to know San Diego by foot, boat, or Segway! You can see the city from the sea on a harbor cruise or sail further out for some whale watching. Settle in for a two-hour ride with Old Town Trolley Tours or strike out on your own at any one of its 11 stops around town. There are also plenty of specialized food tours (think Little Italy pizza or sweet treats) and tours of the best local wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

Family-friendly fun

Adventures await for the whole family. Kids (and kids at heart) will fall in love with penguins, peacocks, and polar bears at the San Diego Zoo, featuring more than 3,500 animals across 100 acres, or at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Celebrate the majesty of ocean life at SeaWorld San Diego and the SeaWorld Aquatica San Diego Waterpark. For hands-on learning, check out the New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego or the Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido.

Ready to experience world-class golf and all that San Diego has to offer? The expert staff at Superior Executive Services will work to make your luxury travel to San Diego an unforgettable experience. Reach out online or call us at 608-665-9070 to learn more about our U.S. Open golf travel packages and start planning your getaway today!

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