Here are our picks of must-see-and-do experiences during Pride week.
Kick off the weekend with some of the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race at Drag Me to the Del. The night of fabulousness features performances by Willam, Lady Bunny, Gia Gunn and more at the iconic Hotel del Coronado. A VIP pass includes “cocktails with the queens” before the show, valet parking and reserved seating. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. July 11, 7pm, VIP reception, 8:30pm, general admission $75, VIP cocktails with queens $125, Hotel del Coronado
Dance the night away at back-to-back parties aboard a Hornblower ship. The celebration begins at the downtown pier with the Happiness Tea Dance on the ship’s top deck (4 to 7pm). Then, take a trip around the bay for the Escapade Sunset Cruise (7 to 10pm). Skip the line with a VIP gold or platinum pass. The platinum pass gets you into the VIP bar area (two cocktails included plus unlimited bottles of water and soda) and a private lounge with sweets and treats. July 13, VIP gold pass $85, VIP platinum pass $115, Hornblower Cruises, 1800 N. Harbor Drive
Relax before the weekend’s festivities at Rainbow Flow Yoga, a 60-minute class with an LGBTQ+-inspired playlist led by instructors from CorePower Yoga. Happening on the rooftop deck of the Manchester Grand Hyatt, where you can take in spectacular views of the bay, the session includes a complimentary day pass to both rooftop pools. July 13, 9am, $10, Manchester Grand Hyatt
Looking for the best way to see San Diego Pride Festival headliners King Princess (Saturday) and the legendary Melissa Etheridge (Sunday)? Avoid the crowd with a weekend VIP pass, which includes an exclusive entrance, expanded VIP lounge and catered bites (1 to 7pm), upgraded VIP restrooms and first-rate views of the mainstage. July 13, 11am-10pm, July 14, 11am-9pm, VIP pass from $175, Marston Point, Balboa Park, Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street
Photography by: willam photo by Martin Cantos | yoga photo by StockSnap/Pixabay | king princess photo by Clare Gillen