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Exploring San Diego: Things to do June 18-21

Hippo Calf born at San Diego Zoo
Posted at 3:26 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 18:26:42-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Exploring San Diego is a bit different right now, but there are still ways to enjoy our region and do so safely.

With Father's Day this weekend, it's the perfect time to take dad out to his favorite restaurant or visit one of our local attractions reopening this weekend.

Here are a few options for the family:

Summer Solstice at Home: Several Del Mar Village restaurants will host virtual tasting events and a live concert during a Summer Solstice event on Thursday night. Click here for a list of restaurants to order from and how to tune in.

San Diego Zoo returns: The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park are set to reopen on Saturday, June 20, after being closed since March. New policies will be in place to protect guests, including face-covering requirements, increased sanitation, and limits on park capacity. But the same animal favorites will still be there for visitors to see and learn about.

Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland reopens: Legoland California's amazing aquarium is also reopening on Saturday with several safety policies in place. Guests will be able to explore tons of exhibits and more than 6,000 resident creatures at the Carlsbad aquarium.

San Diego breweries and wineries: Father's Day weekend is perfect for letting dad enjoy a cold one, and local breweries and wineries have opened just in time. Take dad out for a beer or glass of wine at his favorite spot this weekend.

County fair fun: The San Diego County Fair may be canceled this year, but the Del Mar Fairgrounds is continuing to highlight fair exhibits, foods, and more online and at the fairgrounds. Fair food vendors welcome guests Friday - Sunday throughout June for kettle corn, hot dogs, and more treats and the fair is hosting virtual exhibits showcasing student artwork, photography, and livestock shows. More info

Visit Old Town San Diego: While many of Old Town's smaller museums and shops remain closed, areas like the state park, Bazaar del Mundo, and nearby eateries are open for visitors. Businesses that have reopened are abiding by distancing, so guests can feel safe shopping in stores. The state park is also a great area to get some fresh air and distance. More info