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Attending UKE-CON? Here’s How To Make The Most Of Your Trip

Six Things to Do In San Diego Before and After UKE-CON Festival 2022

by Kevin Rossi

Traveling to San Diego to Attend this year’s UKE-CON Festival? Looking for other things to do to make the most of your trip? We have you covered with this list of Six things to do in San Diego before and after attending to our ukulele Festival.

On Saturday, August 27th, UkeLikeThePros is hosting the UKE-CON festival in San Diego California. The festival will feature performances by 6 time Grammy winner Daniel Ho, Kris Fuchigami, Andrew Molina, Aldrine Guerrero, Victoria Vox, and many more (including Terry Carter himself!). There will be ten ukulele dealers present, including KoAloha, Kanile’a, Pepe Romero, Kala, UkeLikeThePros, and more, and there will also be food trucks, raffles, workshops, and more!

If you haven’t already secured your ticket, there are a variety of options available and you can even attend virtually!

Already got your ticket? Great! Let’s look at some other things you can do while you are visiting San Diego.

Six Things To Do in San Diego

For those of you who will be traveling to San Diego to attend UKE-CON, here is a list of 6 things to do while in town to make the most out of your visit.

The San Diego Zoo

No trip to San Diego is complete without a trip to their world-famous zoo. Located just a 15-minute drive south of the UKE-CON Festival, the San Diego Zoo is home to over 3000 animals from all over the world. Open from 9am to 9pm, the zoo is a great place to spend your day whether you are waiting for UKE-CON to start or looking for something to do before heading home.

Balboa Park

Not far from the San Diego Zoo is Balboa Park. Home to 17 museums and cultural institutions, Balboa Park offers something for everyone. Within the park sits a Japanese Friendship Garden, a Comic-Con Museum, a Woman’s Museum of California, and so much more, making it well worth the trip, and another great place to visit while in town!

Bahia Resort

If you are looking to really go all out on your trip, there is the Bahia Resort and Hotel. You’ll have access to white sandy beaches, an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, etc while you are waiting to spend a day of uke-filled revelry with other uke enthusiasts from around the world.

It doesn’t get much more California than this!

Maritime Museum Of San Diego

Coming from somewhere inland? Why not take this opportunity while you are so close to the ocean to visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego? It is one of the largest Maritime Museums in the United States!

500 years of seafaring history awaits you, from sail to steam to submarine. But it’s not just a building filled with old ship paraphernalia, they have a variety of “On The Water Adventures” including daily historic boat tours of Mission bay, and below-deck exhibits!

Why just go into a museum when you can float in one?

Read more: Learn all the details for our UKECON Festival 2022 here!

Mission Beach

Looking to work on your tan? Want to catch some waves? Mission Beach is a saltwater lagoon with calm waters and beautiful scenery just a 19-minute drive from the UKE-CON festival. There you can take a jet ski tour, rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard, play some beach volleyball, or watch the surfers. There are 27 miles of trails for walks along the ocean, and cliffs that offer an excellent view of the sunset sky.

Photo: BelmontPark

Legoland California

Bring the whole family along to UKE-CON? Located 30 minutes up the coast from the festival is LEGOLAND California, an amusement park based on the tiny toy by the Danish giant.

WINTER HAVEN, FL –Captain Brickbeard and Adventurer at the LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort (PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland)

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