Summertime and the livin’ is easy––so now’s the perfect time for an evening escape. No time to plan a date night? We’ve got you covered with our top picks of fantastic events around San Diego in July from concerts under the stars to a beach party, a beer festival, a new rooftop pool and lounge scene and full moon pier walks. So book your babysitter and read on for 10 places to put on your party dress and paint the town.

Full Moon Pier Walk

Do you miss romantic walks on the beach with your better half? Stroll under the full moon onto Scripps Pier, usually closed to the public. Learn about current research and local marine life like leopard sharks that frequent La Jolla during the summertime. Continue your 90-minute walk where the view of the sunset is spectacular and the hands-on science begins. Marine biologists help guests pull up plankton samples from beneath the pier and discuss bioluminescent creatures.

2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, Ca 92037
858-534-7336
Online: aquarium.ucsd.edu/experiences/programs/pier-walks

When: July 7-8
Cost: $35/person; Reserve online or by phone.

Photo: David deLeon via Unsplash

Where’s your favorite place to go on a summer date night? Tell us in the comments.

––Cherie Gough