Whether you're a member of the military or just want to pay your respects, Fleet Week in San Diego, from October 11-18, offers great events that honor our sailors, soldiers, aviators, and other servicemen and women. Here's what's happening:
• Military Party on the Pier, October 12. With USO entertainment, a barbecue, drinks, and special giveaways, this kickoff event is for and about the servicemen and women.
• Concert in the Park, October 13. The USO Show Troupe will be performing hits from the 40's through today. A second act features "beach country" performer Tim Hurley.
• Sea and Air Parade, October 14. The highlight of Fleet Week every year, this event showcases the powerful technology that backs the uniformed personnel. There'll be everything from vintage military aircraft to modern jets and copters in the sky, plus cruisers, submarines, and other watercraft in the bay. Ships will be open for tours, so you'll want to head down to the pier, but the event will be visible from many locations around San Diego.
• Football Classic, October 14. The pre-game and half-time shows at this matchup between the SDSU Aztecs and the Boise State Broncos will honor the US Marine Corp.
• MCRD Boot Camp Challenge, October 14. Are you tough enough to be a marine? Find out at this Marine Corp Recruit Depot obstacle course. Real drill instructors will be on hand to "coax" you over the course! Celebrate conquering the challenge at the post-race party.
• Innovation Zone, October 12-16. Explore high-tech displays of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and get inspired!
• Military Ship Tours, October 12-16. See where the members of the military work!
Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld welcomes members of the military during Fleet Week and year round with special military family travel rates. We're near all of the military bases in San Diego as well as near all of San Diego's best family attractions, so whether you're here on an assignment or a pleasure trip, we're a great place to stay. Click here to make your reservation for Fleet Week or anytime.