Memorial Day Ideas

Celebrate Memorial DayIn San Diego, like any major city, celebrating the major holidays is fairly easy and the options and ideas for parties and celebration are many. Celebrating the 2011 Memorial Day weekend in San Diego however provides locals and families on vacation and even more abundant supply of vacation ideas to choose from. The following list should be good guide to celebrating Memorial Day weekend in San Diego.

Sea World San Diego Weekend Get-Away

One of the best ideas for cellebrating Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego is to book a trip to the city and purchase tickets to Sea World San Diego.  Sea World is one of San Diego's most special tourist attractions and it is in prime position as one of the world's leading marine labs.

Tickets to Sea World can be purchased from Sea World's official website or easily purchased from the large travel websites such as Expedia, Travelocity, or even  When going through the purchase process just look for local attraction addon's to your purchase, Sea World will be one of those addons.

The San Diego Beaches

You can always head out to the beach early in the morning and stake out a great spot for a day in the sun. The beach is typically a great spot to be on Memorial Day weekend in southern California because the water is never really too cold. Though it still may be too cold for some people it is among one of the more popular places to be for Memorial Day. Some great San Diego beaches to consider for your Memorial Day celebration include:

  • Del Mar Beach
  • La Jolla Shores
  • Pacific Beach
  • Ocean Beach
  • Coronado Beach

San Diego Zoo

Another obvious spot to celebrate Memorial Day 2010 in San Diego is the zoo. It great for couples, friend and the whole family. You can finally break out your sumemr dress, deck your baby girl out in designer baby girl clothes, pack some water bottles and enjoy the entire day with loved ones.

The San Diego Zoo sits aside historic BalboaPark and offers a ton of things to do including museums next door and many outdoor festivities. This is also a very family friendly place to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. If you are in San Diego for a Memorial Day vacation the zoo's proximity to everything cultural in the city will provide you with endless ways to enjoy your trip.

From the zoo to the Organ pavilion you will not be disappointed spending your holiday in this area. Make sure to spend at least some part of your Memorial day outdoors and visiting this cutural center will give you lots of options to both enjoy the holiday on your vacation while still keeping the historical spirit of the holiday intact.

Memorial Day Parties

Downtown San Diego is famous for it's Gaslamp Quarter where many bars, nightclubs, and restaurants offer special Memorial Day parties to enjoy well into the night. If you are up for a more adult atmosphere then the party scene downtown San Diego might just be right for you.

Most locations downtown San Diego will be having notable Memorial Day specials to lure you in. Enjoy them. Another idea for holiday parties for those that don't want to venture downtown is to hit up some of the smaller locations in the beach towns up and down the San Diego coast line.

Memorial day parties will be abundant in places like OB, PB, and La Jolla as well as the college areas of the city. Of course there are many localized Memorial Day festivals and events sprinkled throughout the weekend, not just parties. Making sure to get around and enjoy them all should be at the top of your priority list this Memorial Day.