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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 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Balboa Park has World-Class everything, from the most justifiably famous Zoo, to museums galore, moorish architecture, theaters and concert venues, plenty of parking, transport, open green areas, fountains, walkin...
Balboa Park is the favorite place of all San Diegans, in its Spanish ornate style, botanical garden oasis, columned shaded promenades, fountains and nook gardens and walks, International Village, and many intimate...
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San Diego Zoo
#3 of 88 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...
It a really great zoo... great bus rides and ariel tram shows great views of the park.... best way to really see it all is with the bus or get a private tour.... so many wonderful animals
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
#4 of 88 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.
This hike is rather an easy adventure that offers great vistas and numerous different flora and fauna that are fairly unique to this little gem of a park!
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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
#5 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
If you enjoy Natures True beauty and Awesome Beach scenes, Glory of Sunsets, this is a wonderful place to park for a while and view true natures wonder, bring a Lunch from Ocean Beach, close by, and park, just to...
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.
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Coronado Island Coronado 4.1 km 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.
We love coming here , the small town feel makes us feel like life can still feel simple Drive over from San Diego on the magnificent bridge with an awesome view of wonderful Coronado Once you arrive park you car a...
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Coronado Beach Coronado 9.4 km away
#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Coronado
The soft, white sand at Coronado, the beautiful clear and clean views west, the amenities and flat area all around to park make this beach our family's favorite.
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.
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Point Loma
#6 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
The park confines include a fine visitors center, viewing terrace and terrace around the statue of Cabrillo – all of which offer spectacular panoramic views over San Diego Bay, Coronado, the downtown San Diego sky...
... who want to tour the lighthouse and learn about history of San Diego and it's settlement and it's relationship with the armed services, but its also got the scenery , trails and tidal pools for the nature buff.
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Torrey Pines State Beach
#7 of 88 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.
Coronado Dog Beach Coronado 4.6 km away
#3 of 10 Nature & Parks in Coronado
Pack a lunch, bring and umbrella, park yourself and watch and enjoy the show!
This was our first dog park and we met quite a few locals who gave us great tips on restaurants and how to get discount passes to attractions.
Windansea Beach La Jolla
#2 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
Park on a side street and walk down the hill the view, the rocks and sand are worth it.
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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La Jolla Shores Park La Jolla
#3 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
great beach to swim, or practice a little board surf, perfect to go with friends and families, and also perfect for a nice family barbecue, the beach is clean, but get there early, because to park any where in la...
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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Pacific Beach
#10 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Stroll, relax and watch the surfers.... Nice beach/park to walk around enjoy the view, grab a bite/drink and relax.
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.
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Ocean Beach Dog Beach
#11 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Easy free parking if you go before 9am, and after this time we always found a park it is just a bit harder.
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.
Ellen Browning Scripps Park La Jolla
#4 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...
The park is pleasantly beautiful with shady twisted tree groves and with an amazing view of the vast ocean.
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Mission Bay Park
#13 of 88 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
The Mission Bay park is a great place to go for Picnics, Walks, Bicycle Riding, Roller Skating, BBQ's or just relaxing.
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Botanical Building and Lily Pond
#14 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Walking thru Balboa Park is always a joy, but the Orchid's are in bloom inside the Botanical building, for this Orchid LOVER it was like heaven to walk thru and enjoy some old favorites and, some new verities, jus...
It is always a pleasure to visit the Botanical garden and the Balboa Park Museums and Lily Pond.
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Harbor and Shelter Islands
#15 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
... fishing.But the real delight is the view of the San Diego skyline at night....it is beautiful.You can park at Spanish Landing or anywhere along these two islands and view the prettiest skyline you will ever see.
The park has beautiful sculptures and at the end of the island is the Friendship Bell from Yokohama, Japan which is San Diego's sister city.
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Black's Beach
#16 of 88 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.
I really like the fact that this beach is clothing optional for those people who like to experience nature, Nude or semi-clothed!
La Jolla Caves La Jolla
#5 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
You will see nature at its finest, the seal lions are the attractions but if you take a look around you can see a variety of sea birds, tourists of many shapes and sizes, and of course the cave itself.
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.
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Mission Beach
#18 of 88 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...
You can do a lot here like visit Belmont Park Amusement Park, eat at the restaurants, picnic, bonfire, play sports, or take a stroll on the board walk.
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Mission Beach Boardwalk
#19 of 88 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.
My suggestion is to start north by law street park( a great spot for a picnic and to catch the sunset) perched high up on a hill, it looks out onto a popular surfing spot and onto la Jolla .
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Cabrillo Tide Pools
#20 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
This is a great part of the Cabrillo national park! It's fun walking along the beach and if you are lucky you can spot little creatures in the tide pools.
We LOVED it and we had the best time and best of all it was only a $5 admission to the park.
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Children's Pool La Jolla
#6 of 18 Nature & Parks in La Jolla
Awesome visit with nature.
Easy to access from the village, just park the car and stroll down.
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Mission Trails Regional Park
#22 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
A Terrific place to hike, hear a wildlife lecture, see nature’s artwork, and visit a wonderful museum all for Free!!
Along the way we saw lizards, Spring blossoms about 8 different types), bees, birds, the San Diego River that cuts through the park, and few other folks.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
#23 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
... music, fabulous Mexican food and crafts, trolley rides, a frontier-saloon, a haunted house, hotels, a park to picnic in,and the exquisite old historic Church near the building where the Sacred Heart Sisters fi...
A few highlights of my day spent in Old Town were the birthplace of California sign at the entrance to the park, Fiesta de Reyes, and a delicious lunch at La Piñata Mexican Restaurant! Lots of boutique shops as well.
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SeaWorld San Diego
#24 of 88 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...
We really love to see all the incredible and amazing animals displayed in the park, especially the Sea Lions, Dolphins, and most of all - the Orcas.
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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
Nature at it's best
Don't forget that La Jolla only allows you to park two hours before getting a ticket....so don't linger too long.
Ocean Beach
#27 of 88 Nature & Parks in San Diego
Parking near the beach can be a challenge - but you can usually find a space on the street a few blocks east of the beach (east of Sunset Cliffs Blvd), and there are also some lots where you can park for a reasona...
This beach gives you the chance to experience the pleasure of humans and pets respecting and enjoying the magnificence of nature.
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