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La Jolla Cove La Jolla
#1 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
Breathtaking views, loved our trip there the scenery is just amazing , kids enjoyed the views and the experience of being so close to nature to baby seals and beautiful birds the beach is clean with w.c's and life...
Along the way are several beautiful beach parks where you can explore interesting carvings in the shoreline from the surf, enter sea caves, watch surfers and skimboarders, and see dozens of seals, sea lions, pelic...
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Balboa Park
#2 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Balboa Park San Diego has something for everyone, great museums, great walking paths, beautiful gardens, fabulous exhibits, a World class Zoo, and it’s right downtown San Diego, plan to spend the day
Balboa Park near the center of San Diego covers about two square miles, with a Zoo, Art Museums, History and Natural History Museums, several restaurants, free organ concerts, theaters for live plays, about 40 "wa...
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San Diego Zoo
#3 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Great family day out - We had a brilliant time, quite a large park so highly recommend taking the bus tour first.. BY getting in early you'll beat the crowds and set the day up well.. Heaps of development underway...
The zoo is ideally located in Balboa Park and offers so many options for visitors and families.... calming easy to follow maps and prompts _ the zoo offered a day away from the hussel and bussel of the city..... E...
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
#4 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
The Nature Center has some interesting exhibits, the trails are lots of fun, the views from the cliffs are amazing and the walk across the beach just caps a perfect day.
We parked the vehicle on the top part of the hiking trail and then walked all the way down the trails taking in amazing hillsides views of the park and just the breathtaking views of the ocean we were able to go a...
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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
#5 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
What makes the Sunset Cliffs Nature Park so special is how diverse it is with white sand cove beaches right near tidepool areas with gorgeous rock formations that are evocative of Big Sur.
My advice for those who want to walk, or jog as many did, the coastline (which I suggest); drive or have Uber drop you off at the Sunset Cliffs Nature Park and then walk the mile back.
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Point Loma
#6 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Visitors can easily spend a few hours or more visiting the cemetery, walking around the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Cabrillo Monument and driving around the beaches and tide pools at the national park.
... is beautiful with the sacred resting place for many veterans at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery along the way as you pass the tidal pools and get to the end where the Cabrillo l monument is a national park site.
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Coronado Island Coronado 2.6 mi away
#2 of 10 Nature & Parks in Coronado
Everyone is welcoming and friendly, it's easy to navigate, plenty of bike trails and parks, the bay is great for sailing, the ocean is perfect for surfing or playing with your dog.
Classic hotels World class beach Concerts in the park Sailing Kayaking Local brewery If you have been to SD without making it to Coronado you've missed part of our city's charm.
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Coronado Dog Beach Coronado 2.9 mi away
#3 of 10 Nature & Parks in Coronado
My doggie Zoe and I just love coming to Coronado dog park.
At the northern end of Coronado Beach is the excellent dog park.
Torrey Pines State Beach
#7 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
On any day you can find fishermen, surfers, waders, beach sitters, sand castle makers, stone pilers, birders, (shore birds are great) sun bathers, joggers, walkers (1.5 miles round trip from South park entry to Fl...
It is protected by very high sea cliffs, with a nature walk along the bluffs through native vegetation, including the famous Torrey pine, with stunning views over the Pacific.
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Windansea Beach La Jolla
#2 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
The beach is very diversified in nature...with many large rocks for shelter from the wind or hot sun, narrow rock coves that are beautiful and interesting to watch fill up with water during high tide, and large ro...
Tough place to find a place to park, but just driving by the 'Grass Shack' will bring back memories of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello!
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Pacific Beach
#9 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
From Mission Beach on the south end with Belmont Park and new restaurants and bike rentals up north to La Jolla, Pacific Beach sits right in the middle, with the best of both worlds.
Stroll, relax and watch the surfers.... Nice beach/park to walk around enjoy the view, grab a bite/drink and relax.
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Ellen Browning Scripps Park La Jolla
#3 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
The Park offers a big es coastal view northward, a lovely stroll from the cove to the Children’s Pool, picturesque sunsets, grassy picnic spots, palm trees, a “Wedding Bowl”, squirrel and bird watching, the Lorax...
So whether your are a visitor (Welcome!) or a local (go out and stroll the cove!), Scripps Park was a gift of land from Ellen Browning Scripps and this gift is a generational legacy that is beyond compare.
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La Jolla Shores Park La Jolla
#4 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
Park your car and go on a journey to explore amazing scenery with a glistening ocean & great shoreline, a beautiful walkway, a fabulous vibe of people around most of the time.
At the south end of the park and beach lies the La Jolla Shores business district filled with wonderful beach shopping; activity rentals (kayaks, bikes, surfboards, bogie boards); and great restaurants (Osteria Ro...
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Harbor and Shelter Islands
#12 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Fabulous beach park to walk and just hangout and enjoy the marine traffic as well as the beach....camping allowed as are beach fires!
The Shoreline Park on the Shelter Island is excellent to watch the fourth of July fireworks in San Diego.
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Cabrillo Tide Pools
#13 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Cabrillo Tide Pools are located within the Cabrillo National Monument, which is one of the parks within the National Park Service.
The Lighthouse is also fun to go see, but it cost you $5.00 unless you have one of those "Senior" pass - which you can buy there and allows free entrances to "ALL" national parks.
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Black's Beach
#14 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
The other is the Torrey Pines trail down to the beach at the north end - and that trail is reachable from the same parking lot where you park next to the paragliding area.
Most of the time, people leave you alone, but if you're a woman, I suggest going in a group because some men think a nudist beach is a place to pickup women rather than basque in the joy of experiencing nature and...
Botanical Building and Lily Pond
#15 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
This building is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Balboa Park and my overall favorite spots to saunter through or sit and enjoy the amazing plants and flowers.
Follow me and find out where to go to see nature at its best and lovely places like the Balboa Park!
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Mission Bay Park
#16 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Enjoy the handmade nature, enjoy the wind and let the skyline behind you and Kiss your Partner like the Sailor in new York Sit down in the park and have picknick
Mission Bay Park has so much to offer in one single (huge) area whether you just want to a family picnic or get into water activities such as swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding etc, or hit the beaches, or just en...
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Ocean Beach Dog Beach
#17 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Lots of room to run off leash and around the corner on the beach is very protected and far from the road, so perfect off leash park for us.
It’s leash free and I feel safe there but like any dog park you always have to keep your eyes out for bad “dog parents” with aggressive dogs.
Children's Pool La Jolla
#5 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
The park overlooks the ocean and waves cracking along the rocks.. Great photo-ops, picnic area, walking path.
Just past the Scripps park to the south, nice beach with tons of seals and their pups.
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Mission Beach
#19 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
So much to do, so much to easily walk to, so many good restaurants, yummy drinks, an amusement park, expansive beach with hours friendly for dogs (yay!) and beautiful place to take sunset pictures to hang on your...
Fun beach shops, lots of souvenirs to buy (though we saw the same things in Old Town San Diego for much cheaper) ice cream and food.. Belmont park was a blast for all ages and just a short walk across parking lot...
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Mission Beach Boardwalk
#20 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Enjoy the Giant Roller Coaster and theme park at Mission Beach, or relax in the sand and surf watch or join the water fun along this gorgeous beach.
A great place to walk along, from Belmont Park north or south, to watch the surf, walk on the beach, check out the vacation rental homes, etc...
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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
#21 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Old Town San Diego State Park is a great place to visit for everyone, delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly service, great shopping, a awesome place to experience the history and culture of Old California
... Folk Dancers on the weekend and evenings, Beautiful little shops, yummy resteraunts, fun happy hours, great rich history and a national renowned theatre, there is something for everyone here in this State Park.
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La Jolla Caves La Jolla
#6 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
Look at it, and go to Tourmaline Surfing Park to see the stratigraphy of the two pyroclastic flows and the gypsum lattice in the sandstone cliff.
The view is phenomenal and a great place to enjoy nature, marine life, and take photos.
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Mission Trails Regional Park
#23 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
The visitor center also is a great resource... including water, sun lotion and volunteers who recommend hikes... as well as exhibits with expanded information about the park and general area.
Kumeyaay Campground is open and the sites are adjacent to a bike path that will take you through the hills down to the Visitor Center and back for a great morning before you hike the nature trail and have a campfi...
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps La Jolla
#7 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
So call or go on line and find out when that happens in December great whale statue fountains at entrance Does great for a fun day and a great gift shop all the gift shops here and at Balboa Park the kids toys are...
Educational, fun aquarium visit with an amazing view of La Jolla Shore Park
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Shell Beach Tide Pools La Jolla
#8 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
There’s also a beautiful park above the beach with play equipment and cool trees kids were climbing.
fascinating nature to see
SeaWorld
#26 of 96 Nature & Parks in San Diego
We had a wonderful day, everything was easily accessible, rides were fun, park decorated beautifully, loved the Orca show and all the shows, easy to get into the shows, staff friendly and love how they are now exp...
A fun and beautiful theme park! Loved the Dolphin and Whale shows and exhibits, and for us seniors, we enjoyed great views from the Gondola ride and the Sky Tower.
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Coronado Beach Coronado 5.8 mi away
#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Coronado
We usually pick up some food at mid day then hit one of the shaded parks on the island for a picnic and afternoon siesta before heading back to the beach for more action.
Great park and beach the play ground is one of the best designed playgrounds for children 2--8 years old
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Spreckels Park Coronado 1.5 mi away
#5 of 10 Nature & Parks in Coronado
Spreckles Park Coronado CA is a great place to spend time with your family and friends, safe atmosphere, friendly people, great location, lots to see and do all around you in Coronado, a great place for everyone
There were dancers practicing on the stage, families strolling by, and just a beautiful park in which to enjoy Coronado's great weather.Understand there are often concerts and special events staged here as well.