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“Lovely place to hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
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$90*
and up
Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 406 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
New York
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69 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Lovely place to hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

There are a number of various hikes to chose from in the park, and it was a great way to spend a few hours and get a good look around.

Visited October 2013
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Ithaca, New York
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

So close to town, exceptional views and great places for photography. Has plenty to offer for hikers and visitors.

Visited August 2013
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San Diego, California
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143 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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“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!

Visited October 2013
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Provo, Utah
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“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.

Visited October 2013
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“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

Visited October 2013
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