If you have decided to go on vacation to San Diego, you’ve no doubt imagined that you’re going to be spending a lot of your time in the sun. It’s true that this part of the world does see a nice amount of sun but occasionally there’s a bit of rain too. This means you and your friends may have to stay in your San Diego vacation rentals when the weather isn’t great. However, when the sun is shining you can head out to the beach or wherever you wish. So what is the best time of year to visit San Diego? we’re going to take a look at this now:
The Best time to Visit
One of the very best times to visit San Diego is between May and September, and also through to November too. During these months you are likely to experience temperatures of up to 60 or even 70 Fahrenheit (15- 21 Celsius). Although you are not always guaranteed a sunny day, the weather should still be quite warm. Admittedly, you could find that May and June are a little overcast, in fact, some of the locals refer to these months as ‘May Gray’ and ‘June Gloom’. The good news is that you won’t see much rain during May to September, which means it’s the perfect time to head to the beach.
March to May
So you’ve decided to head to San Diego sometime during March, April, or May. This is one of the very best times to visit the city as it will be Spring, and temperatures will probably reach around 60 Fahrenheit (15 Celsius). During the Spring you will find there are fewer tourists around, which means it will be easier to travel to those tourist destinations. Bring a light jacket or coat as it can still get a little chilly in the evening and at night. You may not need to pack your shorts as there won’t be too many very sunny days, but you never know.
June to August
The months of June, July and August are the most popular times of the year to visit San Diego. This is primarily due to the hot weather with temperatures reaching approximately 75 Fahrenheit (23 Celsius). Another reason why many people tend to visit San Diego during these months is because of the festivals that take place in the area.
You should be aware that the notorious ‘June Gloom’ may still make an appearance so if you’re looking for a lot of sun you may need to re-schedule your vacation. July is typically one of the busiest months, whereas August is a little quieter, even if the sun is still shining. If you want to visit San Diego during the summer, August may be your best bet. Pack your shorts, t-shirts and swimwear, chance are you’re going to need them!
September to November
The months of September to November are usually very nice in the city. You will still come across a few more tourists who are happy to get as much sun as they can. Temperatures still remain quite high and they can be as much as 75 Fahrenheit (23 Celsius).
When it comes to the months of October and November you will notice that there are fewer tourists around. If you’re a bit of a foodie this is the best time for you to visit as there are many culinary events taking place during this time of year. You may want to think about packing some slightly warmer clothes than you would take on vacation during the summer. Pack shirts and sweaters as there could be a bit of a breeze in their air.
December to February
Winter is one of the coldest seasons in San Diego, but you should not expect it to snow as is does elsewhere. Temperatures tend to be as low as 45 Fahrenheit (7 Celsius) and as high as 60-65 Fahrenheit (15-18 Celsius), however, temperatures tend to only get as low as this during the night. If you would like to sun yourself on the beach you will need to re-schedule your vacation as there tends to be a lot less sun this time of year. You can also expect a bit of rain too, which means you will need to pack your umbrella and a waterproof coat.
As you can see, San Diego’s weather does tend to remain quite good when compared with places like the UK, and Eastern parts of the United States. During the summer months, you can expect a lot of sun so it would be wise to take a hat or two and some sunglasses. During the cooler months you should see some sun, and although it may not be as bright as it will be from June to August, it does tend to stay warm and sunny.
As always, please make sure that you check the forecast before you travel to San Diego as there may be some unexpected weather ahead. If the weather looks to be quite bad for that time of year you may have to re-think your plans to lie on the beach, but there is always plenty to do in this part of the world so your vacation should still be a great one. Whatever you plan to do and whenever you plan to go please make sure you dress accordingly and you have a wonderful time in beautiful San Diego