Sure, there’s surfing, basketball, soccer, and a variety of other sports to take part in, and leagues to join, but what about ideas for those who think outside the box. From individual sporting activities to sports leagues you didn’t hear about in high school, there are plenty of options for the open-minded athlete looking for things to do in San Diego. Read on to learn of the five best sports options for San Diegans who are tired of softball.
Head out to Balboa Park and live out your Robin Hood fantasies. This 30 acre archery park is surrounded by both the 163 and the San Diego Zoo, but you’ll feel like you’re worlds away as you take aim and do your best to hit the targets.
The national sport of Ireland, which is a bit of a combination of lacrosse, rugby, and soccer, is certainly not for the faint of heart. You will get hit, but bruises and scrapes are part of the fun. St. Peter’s Hurling Club offers free lessons for people of all ages and skill levels.
Just like when you were a kid, but now playing against a bunch of adults who decided they still like to have fun. Kicking that red rubber ball is just as fun as you remember, especially when you ask for “slow baby bouncies.” Vavi has adult leagues available throughout the week.
The great thing about bocce ball is you can play it almost anywhere in San Diego, just find a patch of grass, or even some open sand at the beach. Also known as Italian lawn bowling, all you need is to get a set of balls and a friend or two. Spending a day playing bocce with your friends is one of the best cheap things to do in San Diego any time of year.
You don’t have to wait until the annual tournament to play over the line. In fact, if you want to take part in the annual OMBAC Over the Line Tournament you had better get some practice in ahead of time. The popular beach game is similar to miniaturized baseball, but without gloves and helmets.
Funbassadors can provide instruction for any of these athletic undertakings, or get some people together to get a game started. Funseekers have the chance to purchase a FunGig that allows them to learn a new sport and get ideas for cool things to do in San Diego this weekend.