Discover San Diego


"We go to school where you spring break!" If you have not already, you will soon find that San Diego is a richly diverse city with a vast amount of outdoor opportunities.  Join us for some exciting adventures and get off campus as you Discover San Diego.

In partnership with Residential Life, Outdoor Adventures is offering a series of free or reduced price local outings to resident students. Enjoy cruising past sea lions on a moonlit evening on the bay, trek under the stars to one of the area’s most beautiful beaches, soak in the local culture on a road trip along the PCH or take in a view of the city from the highest point in San Diego.

These outings are open to Non-resident students and the greater USD community at the full price (typically between $20 and $40).

The moonlight canoe trip was a nice escape from campus. Seeing the city lights from the bay was really beautiful. – Participant 2010

Spring 2013 Discover San Diego outings:


  • Valentine's Day Couple's Moonlight Canoe 2/14, 7-10pm
  • Mount San Jacinto Snowshoe February 17, 8am - 6pm
  • Big Bear Ski & Ride February 24, 6am - 9pm
  • Indoor Rock Climbing February 25, 7-10pm


  • Night Hike March 7, 7-10pm
  • Desert Yoga and Hot Springs March 9, 8am - 3pm
  • Paintball Trip March 10
  • Mountain Bike day trip March 16, 8am - 2pm
  • Moonlight Canoe March 20, 7-10pm


  • Night Hike April 3, 7-10pm
  • Neon Run April 13
  • Ocean Kayaking April 20, 9am - 1pm
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding April 27, 9am - 1pm

Discover San Diego Pricing:

For Stand Up Paddleboarding, Moonlight Canoe, Night Hike and Canoe & Concert:

Resident Student attending with their RA = FREE
Resident Student attending on their own = $10
Non-Resident Student or USD Community = $20* SUP =$20

For Mud Caving & Rock Climbing & Desert Yoga:

Resident Student attending with their RA = $10
Resident Student attending without their RA = $20
Non-Resident Student or USD Community = $35 

Register for a Discover San Diego outing

Discover San Diego

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Contact Information

Outdoor Adventures
Hahn University Center 136
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4709

Office Hours

M-F 12 p.m. –5  p.m.