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“Torrey Rain”

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
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$90.00*
and up
Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 451 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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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 young children, Activities for older children
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!

Thank Steven858
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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.

Thank yogaperson
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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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Reviewed October 21, 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.

Thank Terry K
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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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