San Diego in February is great. There is so much to do in February in San Diego, including lots of Black History Month Events and lots of outdoor activities, including a bunch of races to keep us on track with our New Years’ resolutions. Oh and then there is of course Valentine’s Day. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, San Diego is a great choice (check below for our romantic date ideas).
February is also still a good time to go whale watching in San Diego, so if you haven’t done that yet (or in a while), head on out to sea and see if you find yourself a Moby Dick.
The weather can still be a bit cold and wet, but in case it rains, you can take advantage of San Diego Museum Month and explore some of the best museums in San Diego, which will give you access to 40 San Diego museums for half the cost of admission.
San Diego in February: Weather
Like I mentioned before, the weather in February in San Diego is not the best. However, with an average high temperature of 66 F during the day, 51 F low during the night, and 7.1 average days of rain, “bad weather” in San Diego is still better than in most other places.
The average day in San Diego still gets 8.1 hours of sunshine in February, despite it being the wettest month of the year. You can enjoy a total of 11 daylight hours, enough to explore the beautiful city.
Water temperatures in San Diego in February average 58.6 F, which makes it the coldest month for Ocean temperatures.
Take a look at the average temperatures and rainfall for San Diego for the whole year:
Average Rainfall & Temperatures in San Diego
So what should you wear in February in San Diego?
In February you should be fine with long pants and a thin sweater. I highly recommend a rain jacket for the evenings and in case you catch a few rainy days. While it is mostly sunny, definitely research some indoor activities (hello Museum month) for your itinerary in case it rains.
Things to do in San Diego in February
San Diego Museum Month
When: February 1-28, 2021
Where: 40 San Diego Museums
February is San Diego Museum Month, which offers 50% off admission fees in 40 San Diego Museums. A pretty good deal, right? All you have to do is head to a local library and pick up your pass. This pass is valid for San Diego residents and out-of-town visitors.
San Diego Black History Month
Most events for San Diego Black History Month are organized by various San Diego universities. Here are a few events that you can check out:
- Black Resource Center Chang-a-Thon
- BLACK COM!X DAY 2022
- Lovin’ Black History Month
- Preschool Storytime & Craft with Ms. Dana: Celebrating Black History Month
Desert Spring Bloom
When the rain hits the desert, magic happens. A carpet of colorful wildflowers transforms the usually monotonous desert landscape into an impressionist painting. Head out to Anza Borrego Desert Spring Park to check out the picturesque landscape or read our full guide on where to spot the wildflowers in Southern California.
Valentine’s Day Events in San Diego
If you are in a relationship, remember that Valentine’s Day is coming up. Check out some of our articles to surprise your loved one with something fun and unique this year:
San Diego Mardi Gras
When: February 25-March 1, 2022
Where: Gaslamp Quarter/Pacific Beach
Mardi Gras in San Diego is notorious. Known as the best spot to celebrate Mardi Gras on the West Coast, you’ll find lots of beads, parades, and parties to attend. Does it come close to New Orleans? Na! But the Gaslamp Quarter puts on a good show nonetheless and I am sure you will have a great time. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Check out this fun Mardi Grad Pub Crawl>>
San Diego Jewish Film Festival San
When: February 9-20, 2022
Where: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, California
44 Jewish films are streamed in person and virtually during this film festival, including documentaries, narratives, and TV series.
Diego Runs and Races in February
- Ranch to Ranch 5k, 10K, & 15K – Feb 12, 2022
- San Pasqual Valley Half Marathon & 10K – Feb 12, 2022
- Coronado Valentines Day 5K & 10K – Feb 13, 2022
- Cardiff Kook Run 5K & 10K – Feb 13, 2022
- T9 Mermaid 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon – Feb 26, 2022
- City Heights Runners 5K and Kids’ Fun Run – Feb 26, 2022
San Diego Bird Festival
When: February 16-20, 2022
Where: Mission Bay Park
If you are an avid bird lover or just want to learn more about our feathered friends, this festival is for you. From bird photography classes, expeditions on foot, bike, or even kayak in various locations, an exhibition hall, and many more bird-related activities make for a fun event.
Last Updated on July 29, 2022 by sandiegoexplorer