Kuali Days + DevCon 2018 Things to Do in San Diego

We are excited for Kuali Days + DevCon 2018 and look forward to meeting up with you and the Kuali community in San Diego!

This page has information on fun and affordable things to do around San Diego and at the Kuali Days event to make the most of your time at Kuali Days + DevCon 2018.

A Few Notes…

San Diego Weather

Check out the latest weather forecast, so you’ll know what to pack. San Diego averages about 70F high, 50F low during November. Rain is a possibility.

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  •   Follow us on Twitter @Kuali and post your San Diego adventures to the conversation using #KualiDays.
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  •   Use the Kuali Days app to connect with attendees, schedule meet ups, find new friends to dine with, etc.

Getting Around Town

Information on Ride Sharing

Don’t want to deal with a car rental? Save time and money by using a ridesharing service like Lyft or Uber, or public transportation. San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System can help you get wherever you need to go.

Information on City Shared Bikes

Stay green and rent a city bike to get around. You can find Discover Bike Stations or Lime Bikes all throughout the city. You can rent bikes from either company by the hour.

Worried about a lack of bike lanes? The city of San Diego is committed to building a bicycle-friendly city. It even has a Bicycle Master Plan, a policy which documents the development and maintenance of bicycle facilities around the city. You can be sure to see plenty of other bikers.

Information on City Shared Electric Scooters

If you are feeling really adventurous, you can rent an electric scooter to scoot around the city! You can find scooters from a company like Lime-S, a dock free scooter that you can unlock with an app, or you can rent from a more traditional location like Mission Beach Surf Rentals. If you plan on renting a scooter, make sure to bring your driver’s license with you and be aware of road etiquette.

Things to Do in San Diego

Kuali Days is one of our favorite events year after year. The conference gives us the chance to interact with and learn from administration experts, change management connoisseurs and longtime friends. The ever-growing Kuali community welcomes newcomers and embraces collaboration.

If you’re new to Kuali Days and the community isn’t reason enough to come, take a look at what to do in San Diego — you won’t want to miss out.

Perfect Weather

San Diego enjoys a year-round forecast of around 70 degrees. It’s the perfect temperature for a late afternoon stroll after conference hours, or an early morning hike in the nearby parks. The entire area is a sun-drenched paradise with palm trees and perfect temperatures.

Sun and Sand

70 miles of sand and surf make San Diego a top destination for surfers, families, bikers, and beach lovers. Make a vacation out of your conference experience by bringing your loved ones with you and staying an extra day. Enjoy the locals’ favorite beaches like Blacks Beach, Cardiff by the Sea, La Jolla Reefs, or Coronado Beach.

Room to Explore

San Diego features a number of magnificent parks, including Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, Balboa Park, and Mission Trails Regional Park. Balboa Park alone includes several venues for the performing arts, 16 museums, walking trails, and gorgeous gardens to enjoy.

A Fantastic Food Scene

Known for its magnificent fusion of American and Mexican cuisine, San Diego has graduated to a new level of culinary greatness in the past few years. Whether you’re looking for farm-to-table freshness, top-notch sushi, or cozy comfort food, you’re sure to find a foodie oasis in San Diego.

Shopping Heaven

San Diego has it all from unique artisanal products and handcrafted goods to the popular retail stores you know and love. Carve out a block of time for strolling the streets and filling up the corners of your suitcase. Better yet — bring an extra suitcase.

Eat, Drink, and Shop

San Diego has great food, nightlife and shopping. When you arrive, stop by Juniper and Ivy for a meal before you head to your hotel. If you can arrive a day early, head to Liberty Public Market for a snack from an artisan vendor and live music. For nightlife, check out the Gaslamp Quarter. You’ll find the best shopping at Westfield Horton Plaza.

Juniper and Ivy — Get a taste of the best in West Coast cuisine at Juniper and Ivy, a New American foodie hotspot in Little Italy. With menus designed by celebrity chef and partner Richard Blais, this restaurant serves up delicacies you won’t want to miss.

Liberty Public Market — Housed in a converted navy building, the Liberty Public Market features a selection of artisans and vendors including Le Parfait Paris, Mastiff Sausage Company, Baker & Olive, Wicked Maine Lobster, and Fishbone Kitchen. Wander the market and sample delectable hand-crafted food, and enjoy live music on Sundays.

Old Town Mexican Cafe — Nestled in the heart of San Diego, close to a historic state park, Old Town Mexican Cafe boasts 40 years of quality handmade food, created from the finest ingredients. Locals claim that the Molcajete, Carnitas, Pozole, and Carne Asada dinners are the best around.

Gaslamp Quarter — In the Gaslamp Quarter, beautifully historic buildings line 16 square blocks of downtown San Diego and shoulder up to towering skyscrapers, creating an appetizing blend of the old and the new. Here you’ll see a broad variety of shops, pubs, nightclubs, cafes, boutiques, and restaurants, all in a walkable, attractive area.

Brewery Tour — San Diego is ranked the craft beer capital of America, with over 90 different breweries around the city. Don’t miss out on award winning beers while you’re in town. You can book a private or public tour, available day or night, guided by a local who will give each group a uniquely different experience.

Westfield Horton Plaza — This multi-level outdoor shopping mall stands near the Gaslamp Quarter, displaying a bevy of popular retailers. Grab fresh food from a restaurant, browse familiar stores, and enjoy the fascinating architecture.

Look, Listen, and Learn

Don’t miss out on the history or animal attractions of San Diego. While you’re in town, visit the USS Midway Museum where you can board the aircraft and see up to 60 exhibits. This museum, along with SeaWorld of course, are a must do with kids.

USS Midway Museum — Housed on America’s longest-serving 20th-century aircraft carrier, the USS Midway Museum captures the attention of visitors of all ages. Built like a sea-going city, the carrier contains flight simulators, restored aircraft, and plenty of onboard mini-exhibits for tourists to explore.

Aquarium Kuali DaysSeaWorld San Diego — This marine park features live shows with dolphins, sea lions, killer whales, and more. The more adventurous guest will head for the water rides and roller coasters, while nature lovers will appreciate seeing a whole world of marine life up close.

California Surf Museum — Even if you don’t surf, you’ll enjoy discovering the history of surfing at this beautiful museum. If you’re lucky, you might catch a movie night, concert, lecture, or book signing as well.

San Diego Zoo — Renowned for its long history of leadership in animal welfare and conservation, the San Diego Zoo offers access to exotic animals like tigers, Asian leopards, elephants, and koalas. Get ready to spend an entire day touring this star attraction of San Diego!

Get Out and Move

Give your mind a break and get your body moving. Adventurous hikers can take advantage of nearby Torrey Pines State Park. For a leisurely walk, check out the Pacific Beach Pier and Boardwalk.

Hiking — San Diego offers plenty of hiking opportunities, from the paths of Torrey Pines State Park to the Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail. For a unique experience you can tell your friends about, try the hike from Cedar Creek Falls to the Devil’s Punchbowl.

Surfing — Bring your surfboard along so you can catch waves at one of San Diego’s many surfing beaches. Top choices include Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Silver Strand State Beach, and La Jolla Shores.

Boating — Whether you’re interested in deep sea fishing, sport fishing, or just a nice scenic tour, San Diego has plenty of boating opportunities. Make your reservations early as space is limited and tours are booked quickly.

Urban Scavenger Hunt — Looking for adventure, but don’t want to leave the city? Try a scavenger hunt around the city of San Diego. You’ll visit Old Town, Little Italy, the Maritime Museum and more while completing challenges and also seeing the sights.

Are you ready to fall in love with San Diego? Join us for Kuali Days 2018 and embrace the opportunity to explore this incredible city while you’re in the area. Learn more and register at kualidays.com.