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Best Car-Centric Activities to Do This Summer in San Diego

fun summer activities in San Diego

Summer is officially here and it’s time to get our boogie on! Summertime in San Diego is unbeatable, and it’s time to get cracking on fun activities and outings. This summer, take full advantage of the weather and try out some of these car-centric things to do in the area. All of these activities are easily accessible, free or very low-cost, and can be done at your own pace. Who knows? You might make a yearly tradition out of some of these!

Take the Scenic Drive

Did you know that San Diego has a scenic drive that is almost 60 miles long, which wanders through downtown, Harbor Island, Point Loma, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, and other historic San Diego landmarks? The entire trip takes at least three hours, but you can also split up the drive into different days for full enjoyment.

The route is marked by blue and yellow signs with a white seagull on it. Check out this article for a full breakdown of the route and directions.

Cajon Classic Cruise

The Cajon Classic Cruise is one of the finest car show and automobile event programs in San Diego County, running from April through October. Events feature nearly 400 souped-up classic and specialty cars on display each Wednesday during summer months in downtown El Cajon on Main and Magnolia. You can also catch food, shopping, and live music and dancing as well. Check out their website for the schedule, events, and more information.

Themes for the summer 2016 season will include:

  • June 29: American Muscle
  • July 6: Convertibles
  • July 13: Off-Road Madness!
  • July 20: Jimmie Johnson Tribute
  • July 27: Custom Creations
  • August 3: Tribute to Police & Fire Vehicles
  • August 10: Cajon Speedway Family Night
  • August 17: Semi-Truck Takeover
  • August 24: Camaro Craze
  • August 31: Corvette Cruise Nite
  • September 7: Mustang Madness
  • September 14: VW Mania
  • September 21: Cajon Speed Week

Cruise to the Beach

San Diego has well over 30 beach spots, and each of them is absolutely gorgeous and unique in their own ways. Everyone knows that the beach is one of the hottest spots when it comes to showing off your ride and cruising at a slow pace. Car enthusiasts will love pulling up on the strip for a drive; it’s also a great place for car watchers to catch a glimpse of some awesome rides.

Drive-In Theaters

Drive-in theaters were hugely popular in the 50’s and 60’s, when big Cadillacs, roller skates, The Beach Boys, and milkshakes were all the rage. And they still just as fun to this day! For a unique automobile-cinematic experience, forgo the crowded theater and try a drive-in once in a while. The drive-in spot in South Bay is highly recommendable and if you’re across town, there’s another drive-in theater located in Santee.

The best part about drive-ins? They’re typically much cheaper than theater prices!

San Diego is one of the best places in the world to be at during the summer time. There is so much to do and experience! In order to maximize your summer, be sure that you’re car is in good working order and ready for the fun! Stop by Convoy Auto Repair today. We’re San Diego’s favorite auto repair shop, and we offer complete car checkup services at regular intervals for unbeatable value.


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