A few years ago I heard a phrase from a client, “San Diego is a place where God goes on vocation.” What a great way to describe this charming beautiful city! Located right on the border with Mexico, San Diego is a magical spot in Southern California. The cities permanent suffix “Sunny” truly describes the weather, perfect nearly every day of the year. With Endless beaches on the Pacific Ocean and great climate, San Diego is a highly desirable place for tourists from all over the world. However, San Diego has a lot to offer besides the sandy ocean views. Here you will find parks, museums, amusement parks, hiking trails, and many other things to do. Here are the top 15(not in any specific order) of my favorite places and activities in San Diego.
I find it to be the best place to watch the sunrise or sunset. Quiet and a bit isolated, makes Sunset Cliffs ideal for a romantic walk, book reading by the ocean, or just a pleasant stroll.
Veteran Memorial located right on the top of the Mountain gives you a chance to learn about fallen heroes and some history. Majestic views of the city and ocean make it worth a drive on the sharp serpentine road up here.
Potato Chip Rock
If you are trying to burn all that delicious vacation food you’ve been consuming, than Potato Chip Rock should be your next destination. A Steep 8 mile hike might take up to 4 hours round trip, so bring lots of water. Potato Chip Rock is definitely one of the more famous local hikes.
Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument consists of a museum, old Light House, and gorgeous viewpoints. In my opinion, this is one of the best places to overview the city. You will also have a chance to see a military cemetery right before entering the park.
In 2013 Coronado was named a best beach in the USA. Perhaps, one of the points to win this title was the famous Hotel Del where the Marilyn Monroe movie “Some Like it hot” was filmed in 1959. The Island itself is a hidden treasure! Multimillion dollar homes with great ocean views, and shady streets with colorful flowers create the picture perfect atmosphere of the luxury life. If you have a pet with you, Dog Beach is conveniently located at the end of the public beach. There are three ways to get to the island: by Coronado Bridge, taking a ferry, or through Imperial Beach. Any way will give you a chance to enjoy the splendid views of the Downtown, Marina, and bay areas of Coronado.
La Jolla Shores
Being one of the most signature places in San Diego, La Jolla shores is a wonderful example of peaceful coexistence of humans and sea life. This ecological preserve is filled with Sea lions, Seals, turtles, and sometimes even Great white sharks. Local or tourist you will enjoy the ocean views, animals, and snorkeling by the shores. Not so many people are familiar with the Cove, which is located in the very beginning of the shores. For a nominal fee of $4 you can walk down to the caves and enjoy the views.
Torrey Pines Park
Located only 25 minutes away from the city center in Del Mar, this park is a wonderful getaway to nature. This is a fabulous place to go for a hike or run by the beach.
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