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Point  (Free Entry) 4.8
stay time indicator 2.0-4.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Botanical Gardens, Zoo, Recreational Area, Cultural Park, Historical Site

Restaurants, Museums, Picnic Areas, Gardens, Hiking Trails, Playgrounds, Performing Arts Venues, Sports Facilities

1549 El Prado, san diego

Balboa Park, nestled in the heart of San Diego, is a lush, sprawling oasis brimming with art, culture, and history. This magnificent park is not just a green space but a gathering spot for locals and tourists alike, offering a plethora of museums, theaters, and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo.

Point  ($$) 4.8
stay time indicator 3.0-5.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Educational, Outdoor, Zoo, Conservation

Interactive experiences, Dining options, Gift shops, Guided tours, Open-air exhibits, Wheelchair accessible

2920 Zoo Dr, san diego

San Diego Zoo is a globally renowned zoo nestled in the heart of Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It's a vibrant, lush sanctuary that spans over 100 acres, home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies. Its innovative habitats and pioneering conservation efforts provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of wildlife.

Point  ($$) 4.8
stay time indicator 2.0-3.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Museum, Tourist Attraction, Historical Landmark

Gift Shop, Guided Tours, Flight Simulators, Café, Interactive Exhibits, Audio Tours

910 N Harbor Dr, san diego

The USS Midway Museum offers an unforgettable adventure for visitors of all ages. Explore more than 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircraft aboard this historic naval aircraft carrier. Imagine life at sea without leaving port, experiencing firsthand the legendary floating city on the water.

stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Historic Site, Cultural Center, State Park

Museums, Walking Paths, Gift Shops, Live Demonstrations, Restaurants

4002 Wallace St, san diego

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park offers a unique glimpse into the early days of San Diego, where visitors can experience the history, culture, and architecture of the period between 1821 and 1872. This vibrant park is home to historic buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants, all set within lush gardens and walking paths that invite exploration.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.8
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Beach, Picnic Spot, Photography Spot, Natural Attraction

Lifeguards, Picnic Areas, Showers, Public Restrooms, Dog-Friendly Areas

838 Ocean Blvd, coronado

Coronado Beach in California is the epitome of the American dream beach, stretching wide with golden sands, kissed by the gentle waves of the Pacific. Renowned for its stunning natural beauty, it offers a picturesque backdrop with the historic Hotel del Coronado in the distance, making it a favorite among photographers and beachgoers alike.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.8
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Nature Preserve, Snorkeling Spot, Diving Spot, Tourist Attraction, Beach

Walking Trails, Public Restrooms, Lifeguard On Duty, View Points, Picnic Areas

1100 Coast Blvd, la jolla

Nestled in the heart of La Jolla, La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove surrounded by cliffs. Renowned for its stunning beauty, clear waters, and abundant marine life, it's a paradise for snorkelers, divers, and photographers alike. The cove is also a part of the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve, ensuring the protection of its vibrant marine ecosystem.

stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Monument, Viewpoint, Park, Historic Site

Scenic Overlook, Lighthouse, Visitor Center, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking Trails, Guided Tours

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, san diego

Perched atop the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula, Cabrillo National Monument offers breathtaking views of San Diego's bustling harbor and skyline, as well as the Pacific Ocean. Named after Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, who landed at San Diego Bay in 1542, this site commemorates the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States.

stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Cultural Attraction, Museum, Historic Site

Interactive Exhibits, Ship Boarding, Gift Shop, Educational Programs, Event Hosting, Guided Tours

1492 N Harbor Dr, san diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers a fascinating journey into the world of maritime history and exploration. Located along the picturesque San Diego Bay, the museum boasts one of the finest collections of historic ships in the world, including the Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing ship.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.8
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Park, Nature Reserve

Hiking trails, Scenic views, Guided tours, Photography spots

12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, la jolla

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, located along the southern California coast, is a wilderness oasis of 1,500 acres of unspoiled land, protecting a variety of native flora including its namesake, the rare Torrey pine tree. With its stunning overlooks, peaceful trails, and rugged cliffs, the reserve offers visitors a unique glimpse into the natural beauty of California's coastline.

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10. Petco Park
 (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-3.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Cultural Site, Stadium, Entertainment Venue, Sports Venue

Panoramic Views, Interactive Exhibits, Retail Shops, Family-Friendly, Dining Options, Accessibility Features, Historical Elements

100 Park Blvd, san diego

Nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego, Petco Park is more than just a ballpark; it's an iconic destination where the thrill of baseball meets breathtaking views of the city and the ocean beyond. This modern stadium, with its open-air design and state-of-the-art facilities, offers an unparalleled game-day experience, inviting fans and visitors to enjoy America's favorite pastime in a setting that's as spectacular as the action on the field.

stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Art Gallery, Cultural Site, Museum

Wheelchair accessible, Gift shop, Guided tours, Exhibitions, Ocean-view terraces

700 Prospect St, la jolla

Nestled in the heart of La Jolla, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) at its 700 Prospect Street location offers an exquisite panorama of contemporary art, ranging from paintings and sculptures to multimedia works. Its expansive galleries and ocean-view terraces provide a unique blend of artistic exploration and serene views, making it a must-visit destination for art lovers and seekers of inspiration.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Dining, Shopping Center, Historical Site, Entertainment

Outdoor dining, Waterfront views, Live entertainment, Historical carousel, Family-friendly

849 W Harbor Dr, san diego

Seaport Village is a bustling, waterfront shopping and dining complex in San Diego, offering a unique blend of local culture, food, and maritime history. With its cobblestone pathways, picturesque views of the harbor, and an array of shops and eateries, it's a perfect spot for families, couples, and solo explorers alike to spend a day soaking up the sun and the vibrant atmosphere.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-4.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Park, Picnic Spot, Recreational Area, Water Sports

Public restrooms, Fire pits, Beach areas, Free parking, Walking and biking paths, Playgrounds, Picnic areas, Water sports rental

2688 E Mission Bay Dr, san diego

Mission Bay Park in San Diego is an aquatic paradise offering 4,600 acres of both land and water. This vast park is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy outdoor activities like biking, jogging, water sports, or picnicking with family and friends. Its calm waters make it an ideal spot for swimming, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Closed now Check Hours of Operation
Research Facility, Photography Spot, Landmark

Educational Signage, Sunset Spot, Ocean Views

8650 Kennel Way, la jolla

Scripps Pier, extending into the crystalline waters of the Pacific Ocean, stands as an iconic research facility and a captivating landmark in La Jolla, California. This impressive structure is not only vital for scientific exploration but also offers breathtaking views, especially at sunset, making it a must-visit for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.7
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Natural Park, Viewpoint, Hiking Area

Whale watching points, Ocean views, Walking trails, Picnic areas, Surfing spots

Ladera St, san diego

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park offers a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean, where the cliffs meet the waves in a dramatic display of natural beauty. This park is renowned for its stunning sunsets, which paint the sky in hues of orange and pink, providing a serene backdrop for evening strolls, picnics, and contemplative moments.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Natural Attraction, Beach, Surfing Spot

Surfing, Scenic Views, Photography Spot, Picnic Area

6800 Neptune Pl, la jolla

Windansea Beach, with its rugged coastline and azure waters, is a picturesque destination that captivates the hearts of all its visitors. Renowned for its surfing, the beach's natural beauty is accentuated by its famous surf shack, which has become an iconic symbol of the area.

Point  ($$) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Educational, Outdoor, Conservation, Botanic Garden

Children's Garden, Interactive Exhibits, Bamboo Grove, Rare Plant Collections, Tropical Rainforest, Desert Gardens

230 Quail Gardens Dr, encinitas

Nestled in the heart of Encinitas, California, the San Diego Botanic Garden is a sprawling 37-acre oasis of lush greenery and vibrant flowers. With four miles of garden trails, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, and a tropical rainforest, this botanical garden offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its diverse plant collections from all over the world provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore nature's immense beauty and complexity.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 2.0-4.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Nature Reserve, Desert, State Park

Hiking Trails, Dark Sky Park, Picnic Areas, Wildlife Viewing, Visitor Center, Camping Sites

200 Palm Canyon Dr, borrego springs

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, sprawling across California's Colorado Desert, offers visitors a striking exploration of desert landscapes, wildlife, and serenity. With its vast territory, it's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who delight in hiking, star gazing, and witnessing the superbloom of wildflowers that transforms the desert into a vivid palette of colors.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Beach, Wildlife Area, Nature & Parks

Walking path on seawall, Seal watching, Swimming area, Scenic views

850 Coast Blvd, la jolla

Children's Pool Beach, located at 850 Coast Blvd in La Jolla, California, is a picturesque spot featuring a small sandy beach partially protected by a seawall. This unique location offers a shallow swimming area that's ideal for children and families, while also providing a haven for local wildlife, particularly seals and sea lions, who often bask on the sandy shores.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.8
stay time indicator 1.0-4.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Nature Preserve, Historical Landmark, Hiking Area, Park

Picnic areas, Lake, Wildlife viewing, Historical sites, Educational programs, Mountain views, Visitor center, Hiking trails

1 Father Junipero Serra Tr, san diego

Mission Trails Regional Park offers a sprawling 7,220-acre open space preserve, providing a natural escape in the heart of San Diego. This park is a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers, featuring over 60 miles of trails, picturesque peaks, serene lakes, and historical sites.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-4.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Neighborhood, Surfing Spot, Dining Hub, Beach, Nightlife

Shopping, Sandy Beach, Boardwalk, Outdoor Activities, Surfing, Nightlife, Dining

Pacific Beach, san diego

Pacific Beach in San Diego, California, is a vibrant neighborhood known for its lively nightlife, eclectic dining scene, and, most notably, its stunning stretch of coastline. Offering wide sandy beaches and a picturesque boardwalk that spans for miles, it's a paradise for surfers, sunbathers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-3.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Nature, Beach, Community, Outdoor Activities

Dining, Swimming, Fishing Pier, Surfing, Dog-Friendly Areas, Sunbathing, Shopping

Ocean Beach, san diego

Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA, is a vibrant and eclectic coastal community known for its laid-back atmosphere, picturesque sandy shores, and beautiful sunsets. This beach is a haven for surfers, sunbathers, and families alike, offering various outdoor activities and a unique shopping and dining experience along Newport Avenue.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Hiking Trails, Park, Nature Reserve

Hiking trails, Picnic areas, Bird watching, Creek, Wildlife observation

5180 Governor Dr, san diego

Nestled in the heart of San Diego, Rose Canyon Open Space Park offers a peaceful retreat from the urban hustle and bustle. With its rugged canyons, blooming wildflowers, and meandering trails, it's a haven for hikers, bird watchers, and nature enthusiasts alike.

Point  ($) 4.5
Restaurant, Cafe, Bakery, Lunch

Casual dining, Vegetarian options, Family-friendly, Takeout available

7604 Linda Vista Rd, san diego

K Sandwiches is a beloved gem in San Diego, known for its fresh, delicious, and affordable Vietnamese sandwiches, also known as banh mi. This casual eatery also serves a variety of pastries, coffee, and smoothies, making it a perfect stop for any time of the day.

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Breakfast

Outdoor seating, Free Wi-Fi, In-house roasted coffee, Vegan options, Art displays

811 25th St, san diego

Nestled in the vibrant neighborhood of Golden Hill, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters stands as a beacon for coffee aficionados and casual sippers alike. This cozy establishment prides itself on serving meticulously crafted coffee, roasted in-house to achieve the perfect balance of flavors. The welcoming atmosphere, complemented by the aromatic scent of fresh coffee, makes it a cherished spot for both locals and visitors.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Scenic Drive

Hiking Trails, Wildlife Viewing, Visitor Center, Picnic Areas, Photography Spots

Sunrise Hwy, mt laguna

Sunrise Highway in Mt. Laguna, CA, presents a stunning journey through the heart of the Cleveland National Forest, offering breathtaking views, serene picnic spots, and access to numerous hiking trails. This scenic byway winds its way through the Laguna Mountains, showcasing the diverse ecosystems of Southern California.

Point  ($$) 4.5
Restaurant, Seafood, Dinner

Locally Sourced, Sustainable Seafood, Casual Dining, Family Friendly

1468 N Coast Hwy 101, encinitas

Fish 101 Leucadia is a quintessential beachside eatery offering a laid-back dining experience with a strong emphasis on serving fresh, sustainable seafood. Its casual ambiance paired with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients makes it a favorite among both locals and visitors. The menu features a variety of seafood dishes prepared with simplicity and flair, from grilled fish tacos to hearty clam chowder, ensuring there's something for every palate.

Point  ($$) 4.5
Restaurant, Seafood, Lunch, Mexican Cuisine, Dinner

Casual dining, Vegetarian options, Outdoor seating, Takeout available

746 Emerald St, san diego

Oscars Mexican Seafood on Emerald Street is a gem in San Diego known for serving some of the best Mexican seafood in the area. Its laid-back atmosphere combined with delicious, fresh flavors makes it a must-visit for anyone craving authentic Mexican seafood dishes.

Point  ($$) 4.5
Dinner, Restaurant, Lunch, Fish Market

Harbor View, Seafood, Market, Casual Dining

2805 Emerson St, san diego

Point Loma Seafoods stands as a landmark destination for seafood lovers in San Diego. Known for its fresh fish market and casual dining space, it offers a wide variety of seafood dishes, from sushi to fried fish platters, all with a view of the bustling San Diego harbor.

Point  ($) 4.7
stay time indicator 1.0-1.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Historical Site, Nature Reserve

Visitor center, Marine life, Historical significance, Hiking trails, Scenic views

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, san diego

Nestled on the rugged coastline of San Diego, the Point Loma Tide Pools offer a window into the fascinating world of intertidal life. This natural attraction reveals a variety of marine life during low tide, including sea stars, anemones, and occasionally octopuses, providing a unique experience for nature lovers and families alike.

stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Tourist Information, National Forest, Government Office

Information kiosk, Event Information, Maps and Guides

10845 Rancho Bernardo Rd #200, san diego

Nestled in the heart of Southern California, the Cleveland National Forest Administrative Office serves as the gateway to over 460,000 acres of lush, scenic wilderness. This facility provides information and resources for visitors eager to explore the forest's vast landscapes, which range from coastal vistas to mountainous terrain.

Point  ($) 4.5
Coffee Shop, Floral Shop, Cafe, Breakfast

Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free WiFi, Pet Friendly

2335 University Ave, san diego

Communal Coffee, located at 2335 University Ave in San Diego, CA, is more than just a coffee shop. It's a vibrant space where coffee, community, and creativity meet. The shop's unique blend of high-quality coffee, aesthetic appeal, and commitment to fostering community connections makes it a beloved spot for locals and visitors alike. With its signature floral shop integration, customers can enjoy a delightful cup of coffee while browsing through an array of beautiful flowers.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Surfing Spot, Nature & Parks, Beach

Nude Beach Area, Hiking Trails, Surfing Area, Scenic Views

Black's Beach, san diego

Nestled beneath the rugged cliffs of Torrey Pines, Black's Beach is not just another stretch of sand; it's a haven for surfers, sunbathers, and, famously, naturists. This secluded beach offers some of the best waves in Southern California and stunning sunset views, making it a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Point  ($$) 4.5
Lunch, Restaurant, Mexican Cuisine, Dinner, Cocktail Bar

Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Takeout Available, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Options, Wheelchair Accessible, Gluten Free Options

1026 Wall St, la jolla

Puesto La Jolla, located at 1026 Wall St, is a vibrant and chic Mexican restaurant known for its innovative approach to Mexican street food. With a focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients, Puesto offers an array of hand-crafted tacos, savory entrees, and a variety of unique cocktails that complement the bold flavors of the menu. The restaurant's lively atmosphere, accented by colorful, modern decor, makes it a popular destination for both locals and visitors looking to experience the culinary delights of La Jolla.

Lunch, Restaurant, Dinner, Seafood Market

Fresh local seafood, Outdoor seating, Daily catch selection, Craft beer selection, Family-friendly

3667 India St, san diego

Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill, nestled in the heart of San Diego, is a haven for seafood lovers. Known for its fresh, high-quality seafood, this cozy eatery offers a unique experience where diners can select their fish from a daily catch display and have it cooked to their liking. The casual, friendly atmosphere combined with delicious, freshly-prepared dishes makes it a must-visit destination for anyone craving the flavors of the ocean.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Nature Preserve, Recreational Area, Park

Cycling Paths, Native Wildlife, Stream Views, Hiking Trails, Picnic Areas

San Clemente Canyon Fwy, san diego

Marian Bear Memorial Park, nestled in San Clemente Canyon, offers a peaceful retreat amidst the hustle and bustle of San Diego. This natural park spans over 467 acres, providing a sanctuary for wildlife and a recreational haven for hiking, cycling, and picnicking enthusiasts.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 0.5-1.0 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
National Cemetery, Military Cemetery, Historic Site

Panoramic Views, Historical Significance, Memorial Monuments

1700 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, san diego

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, perched gracefully on the Point Loma peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay, is a solemn and majestic final resting place for thousands of military veterans and their families. Its meticulously maintained rows of white headstones stand in contrast to the vibrant blue of the ocean and the lush greenery of the surrounding area, creating a serene and contemplative environment.

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38. Underbelly
 ($$) 4.5
Lunch, Ramen, Restaurant, Dinner, Japanese Cuisine

Vegetarian Options, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Seating, Craft Beer

750 W Fir St, san diego

Underbelly, located in the heart of San Diego's Little Italy, redefines the traditional ramen experience. This modern eatery showcases an innovative approach to Japanese cuisine, offering a fusion of flavors that tantalize the taste buds. Its unique architectural design, featuring exposed beams and an open kitchen, invites diners into a captivating dining atmosphere.

Point  (Free Entry) 4.5
stay time indicator 1.0-2.5 hr stay Open now Check Hours of Operation
Nature Preserve, Surfing Spot, Beach

Whale Watching, Picnic Areas, Surfing, Stunning Ocean Views, Tide Pools

1298 S Coast Hwy 101, encinitas

Swami's Beach, nestled in the charming coastal town of Encinitas, California, is a serene paradise known for its picturesque landscapes, vibrant tide pools, and exceptional surfing conditions. Its welcoming stretch of sand and mesmerizing views of the Pacific Ocean make it a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. Whether you're here to catch the waves, soak up the sun, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore, Swami's Beach offers an unforgettable seaside experience.