San Diego over Labor Day weekend?

nkereina

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Feb 11, 2009
Trying to plan our Southern California trip over the last week of August into Labor Day weekend next year. We are also doing Disneyland and I have tentatively planned that for mid-week, thinking Labor Day weekend would make the parks more crowded. This means we'd be spending Labor Day weekend in San Diego. We tentatively have a beach day planned for Saturday and the San Diego Zoo planned for Sunday. Will it be miserably crowded? Should we re-think this plan? Any special events or concerns, other than normal holiday weekend stuff?

Thanks all!
 

Purrkins

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Apr 16, 2012
It will be miserably crowded. But the water is amazing and the leopard sharks are out in La Jolla (harmless to swim with, and awesome). Plan to arrive at the beach early and stay all day.
 

oakleycat

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Jan 19, 2017
Yes, beach and zoo will be packed because the weather is perfect at the beach this time of year. But I've been to Disneyland on Labor Day weekend and that is absolutely miserable, so better to schedule it the way you have.
 

theluckyrabbit

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Jul 23, 2012
... But I've been to Disneyland on Labor Day weekend and that is absolutely miserable, so better to schedule it the way you have.
Actually, with the tiered day tickets and AP blocks, Labor Day weekend at DLR isn't that bad. (Memorial Day Weekend, Sat. and Sun., were pretty nice, too.) The Mondays get crowded. Of course, next year means SWGE, so all bets are off on crowd estimates for a major holiday weekend. At least San Diego should be more predictable. Yes, crowded, but weather -- great!
 

oakleycat

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Jan 19, 2017
Actually, with the tiered day tickets and AP blocks, Labor Day weekend at DLR isn't that bad. (Memorial Day Weekend, Sat. and Sun., were pretty nice, too.) The Mondays get crowded. Of course, next year means SWGE, so all bets are off on crowd estimates for a major holiday weekend. At least San Diego should be more predictable. Yes, crowded, but weather -- great!
Yes, we went on Monday and that was the miserable day! I can't actually speak to the other days of the weekend!
 

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