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“Torrey Rain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines State Reserve
Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
858 755 2063
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Ranked #3 of 220 attractions in San Diego
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
San Diego, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Torrey Rain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This gorgeous park has a little known phenomena called "Torrey Rain". When the fog comes into the park moisture gathers on the pine needles. When there is too much water on the needles it starts dripping underneath the trees causing what appear to be many rain droplets like light spring rain! It is a wonderful experience and can be found falling from the trees in the early mornings after a heavy night time fog. Go to the top of the hill by the museum and enjoy!

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Provo, Utah
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“beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

accessible and lovely return to nature. be prepared to pay to park though. close to Hilton so even with business meetings I could spend lunch hour walking the beach.

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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“Fantastic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean with it's amazing cliffs a nice walk on the beach to see the cliffs from below

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Houston, Texas
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“Golf mecca.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Schedule in advance if golf is your headliner on vacation.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner on site is upscale, and you may need
reservations. A little pricey but worth it.

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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

There are so many trails to choose from and the views are amazing. We hiked down to the beach at flat rock and it was so worth the effort. Easy parking and not that crowded.

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