Professional Sports, Sporting Events, Surfing & More
Our city is home to a number of professional San Diego sports teams, the Del Mar Race Track, annual sporting events and of course Southern California’s favorite pastime – great beaches for surfing plus endless other outdoor activities for the amateur athlete. Loews Coronado Bay also coordinates a world-renowned San Diego surf competition and fundraiser for our four-legged friends.
San Diego Chargers (NFL)
Chargers' home games at Qualcomm Stadium offer a signature San Diego experience, more info
San Diego Padres (MLB)
Enjoy America’s favorite pastime at Petco Park in downtown San Diego, more info
Sockers (Arena Soccer)
Cheer on the 12-Time Indoor Soccer Champions at the Del Mar Arena, more info
Del Mar Race Track
Where the Turf Meets the Surf! An American Thoroughbred horse racing track located at the Del Mar fairgrounds. Racing season is from mid-July through early September, more info
ANNUAL SPORTING EVENTS
Farmers Insurance Open (January) The annual PGA Tour men’s golf tournament is played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 U.S. Open
Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon (January) The second-oldest marathon on the U.S. West Coast also features a Kids’ Marathon Mile the day before the big race, as well as a Health and Fitness Expo.
RC 44 San Diego Cup (March) The world’s best sailors compete in high-performance boat races along San Diego Bay. Fourteen 44-foot boats with eight-person crews race for the first-place title in a competition reminiscent of NASCAR's pit row.
Annual San Diego Crew Classic Regatta (April) Rowers from across the country come to Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay to participate in one of the most distinguished rowing competitions in the U.S.
Rock n’ Roll Marathon (June) It’s a 26.2-mile race and block party all in one! The marathon begins at Balboa Park and finishes at SeaWorld San Diego on Mission Bay. Live music and cheer squads line the route, while a killer post-race party and headliner concert celebrates everyone’s victory.
Annual World Body Surfing Championships (August) International and U.S. body surfers compete at the Oceanside Pier and Beach in San Diego’s North County.
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl (December) San Diego’s annual pre-Christmas bowl game is played at Qualcomm Stadium and matches teams from the Mountain West and Western Athletic Conferences.
Big Bay Balloon Parade & Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl (December) - A harbor side parade in downtown San Diego is followed by a major college bowl game at Qualcomm Stadium featuring teams from the Pac-10 and Big 12 Conferences. The exciting gridiron action is augmented by spectacular pregame and halftime pageantry.
SURFING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Surfing is a way of life for many San Diegans. On any given day, rain or shine, spring, summer, fall or winter, you will find devoted and passionate surfers spotted along the shores on every beach from Mexico through Oceanside, waiting patiently for the perfect swell and the epic ride. San Diego has 70 miles of open ocean coastline and as many distinct surf spots. If you’d like to give it a try, set a lesson with the Coronado Surfing Academy.
Annual Loews Surf Dog Competition
You can also see Spot surf during the Loews Surf Dog Competition, the first of its kind. There's no dog paddling for these surf dogs-they are invited to hang 20. If your pooch is a surfing champion, you could win a getaway at Loews Coronado Bay Hotel…and endless bragging rights that come with owning the waves of San Diego. Click here for more information.
If you are interested in other sports activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, skateboarding, cycling, sailing, hang-gliding (just to name a few), San Diego offers all of them! Ask the concierge for assistance in planning these activities and recommendations for where to go.
For more information about sports in San Diego, please contact the Concierge.