Night Owls – Top 5 Things to Do After Dark in San Diego

The day is almost over but you don’t want to head to bed just yet. The lights over the city are gleaming, music is bumping, and your toes start tapping. Once the sun goes down, San Diego turns the energy up with upbeat dancing, creative cocktails, and good vibes all around. Explore San Diego after dark activities that you hadn’t realized you needed in your life.

Play Arcade Games

Bring out your inner child at Coin Op Game Rooms in North Park and Gaslamp Quarter. Choose from old-school classics like Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-man and even Mortal Kombat. Working up a sweat? Quench your thirst with craft cocktails, punch bowls and craft beers on tap. – 16-minute drive from the hotel

Find a Speakeasy

Wander back in time to Prohibition days right here in Southern California. Speakeasys are popping up everywhere and our top favorites are Noble Experiment, Bar Three Piece, and Prohibition, all found somewhere in downtown San Diego. – 20-minute drive from the hotel

Throw an Axe

Get some anger out and test your strength at AxeVentures in North Park. Test your skills and flex your inner lumberjack abilities with your very own tomahawk. Remember to wear closed toed shoes – for obvious reasons. – 17-minute drive from the hotel

Sleep with Wild Animals

Spend the night at San Diego’s Wild Animal Park – no kids allowed. The Adults Only Roar and Snore Safari Night happens once a month and offers quite the twist. Learn about the secret lives of animals that aren’t shared with children. Enjoy a cash bar, behind-the-scenes moments, evening hikes and more. – 42-minute drive from the hotel

Explore First Fridays at Liberty Station

Get up close and personal with the Liberty Station Arts District on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 9 pm. Chat with artists, witness dance performances, listen to live music and visit the surrounding art galleries with friends while sipping cocktails from The Bar at Moniker General. – 7-minute drive from the hotel