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Ranked #1 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Beaches; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Hiking Trails; State Parks
Owner description: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern... more » Owner description: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds. « less
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Ranked #2 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Parks
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Mount Soledad (La Jolla)
Ranked #3 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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La Jolla Cove (La Jolla)
Ranked #4 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically... more » Owner description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve. « less
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Ranked #5 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Geologic Formations
A lookout point above San Diego Bay and home of the Cabrillo monument.
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La Jolla Shores (La Jolla)
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Ranked #6 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Beaches; Neighborhoods
Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
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Ranked #7 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Windansea Beach (La Jolla)
Ranked #8 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Beaches
A famous beach for surfing.
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Ranked #9 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Over 1,200 tropical and flowering varieties of plants are to be found beneath the domed, wooden-lath structure of the... more » Owner description: Over 1,200 tropical and flowering varieties of plants are to be found beneath the domed, wooden-lath structure of the Botanical Building. « less
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Ranked #10 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Beaches
Along with Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, Mission Beach forms the coastline of San Diego.
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Ranked #11 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Islands; Resort Communities
Owner description: Two scenic islands in San Diego bay that offer a variety of restaurants, hotels and water sports such as scuba and fishing... more » Owner description: Two scenic islands in San Diego bay that offer a variety of restaurants, hotels and water sports such as scuba and fishing excursions. « less
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Ranked #12 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #13 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #14 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Parks
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Ranked #15 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Historic Walking Areas; State Parks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
Historic site in downtown San Diego that recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872.
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Ranked #16 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #17 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Parks
Owner description: Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, picnic... more » Owner description: Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, picnic facilities, and lots of wide open spaces. Run, bike or walk and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenery. « less
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Ranked #18 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Parks; Beaches
A 4,600-acre aquatic park dedicated to leisure and active sports.
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Ranked #19 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Beaches

San Diego locals love Black's Beach because it's a beautiful hike, very few people (even in the high season) and it is world renowned for surfing. Black's Beach is also a clothing... more »

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Ranked #20 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Beaches
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La Jolla Caves (La Jolla)
Ranked #21 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Caverns/ Caves
Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.
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Ranked #22 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Beaches; State Parks
RV campgrounds and uncrowded beaches are what you will find along this popular recreation area in San Diego.
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Ranked #23 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: The Chula Vista Nature Center is a living, breathing, flapping, buzzing and splashing home to the unique animals and plants... more » Owner description: The Chula Vista Nature Center is a living, breathing, flapping, buzzing and splashing home to the unique animals and plants of Southern California. The small zoo & aquarium is a convenient 6 miles south of downtown San Diego and is nestled within the peaceful setting of the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. The Nature Center aquariums are home to Moray eels, Leopard sharks, stingrays, guitarfish and other marine life found in San Diego Bay. Rescued birds thrive in exhibits like Raptor Row and Eagle Mesa. Owls, hawks, falcons, waterfowl, shorebirds and eagles are just a few of our resident native birds.The Chula Vista Nature Center provides you the opportunity to have a close-up experience with San Diego’s locals – wild locals, that is. « less
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Ranked #24 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Parks
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Ranked #25 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Islands
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Ranked #26 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Beaches; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Owner description: One-mile long beach features a municipal pier for walking and fishing plus designated areas reserved for swimming and... more » Owner description: One-mile long beach features a municipal pier for walking and fishing plus designated areas reserved for swimming and surfing. « less
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Ranked #27 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Canyons
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Ranked #28 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
A scenic promenade next to the ocean that offers a wide selection of markets, stores, restaurants and special services.
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Ranked #29 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #30 of 47 Outdoors in San Diego
Category: Gardens
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