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For those of us who aren't night owls, fortunately there are plenty of things to do in San Diego that end well before midnight. Of course, dinner and drinks at any one of our amazing restaurants fits the bill. However, this list includes entertainment ranging from outdoor concerts to comedy shows that end roughly before 10:00 p.m., give or take a little bit.
One way to enjoy time in downtown San Diego is by eating an early dinner out and then seeing a Broadway/San Diego show. As the name implies, these are the big-name shows one might see in Las Vegas or New York City, except they are here in San Diego (and at a much lower ticket price).
Another option--that is also popular with families--is the Summer Pops and other shows put on by the San Diego Symphony. Forget the image of an older, stuffy crowd. Our symphony does a great job of hosting performances that appeal to all ages. The Summer Pops happen at the Embarcardero on an outdoor stage with great food and views of the sun setting over the bay for a quintessential San Diego experience.
Or, opt for a dinner cruise around the San Diego Bay that includes dancing to DJ spinning tunes and a 3-course meal. It's a great way to combine a little sightseeing into evening entertainment, too. The ship arrives back to port at 10:00 p.m.
Be well-rested for a full day at the beach or one of San Diego's attractions!