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Mission Bay Park

Suggested time allowance with travel 15 minutes    Click to see Mission Bay Park Photos Description:  The largest man-made aquatic park in the United States.  Over 4000 acres including designated areas for water skiing, sailing, swimming, fishing, picnic areas, amusement park, resorts, city golf course and Sea World.  […]

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Pier

Suggested time allowance with travel 90 minutes. Click to see photos of Birch Aquarium in La Jolla.  Description:  See more than 3,000 fish in 60+ habitats plus a museum on ocean and earth science! Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the [more…]

Escondido Wine Country

Suggested time allowance 180 minutes Click to see San Diego North County Wine Country Photos Description:  San Diego’s wine country is only a 45-minute drive from downtown.  There are several wineries to choose from and beautiful views.  You will feel like you have been transported to Tuscany. Activity:  […]

Cabrillo National Monument

Suggested time allowance with travel 90 minutes;  extra $45- $100 per vehicle to enter park Click to see Cabrillo Monument at Point Loma Photos Description:  One of the most visited national monuments in the United States. Visit the spot where Spanish explorers arrived in 1542. Learn the history […]

Cowles Mountain Hike

Suggested time allowance 120 minutes Click to see Cowles Mountain Photos Description:  The hike begins at the base parking lot and gradually ascends to an elevation of 1594 feet (486 meters). The hiking trail is well marked and except for a few spots is a moderate climb. The […]

Pacific Beach Boardwalk

Suggested time allowance with travel 45 minutes  Click to see Pacific Beach Photos Description: One of three coastal beach communities popular for over 100 years with tourists and local young people (and the young at heart).  Pacific Beach is the classic California surf community attracting a variety of […]

San Diego Harbor Maritime Museum

Suggested time allowance 45 minutes Click here to see San Diego Maritime Museum Photos Description: One of the finest collections of ships and vessels from several countries.  You can actually board and tour the oldest sailing vessel in the world, the Star of India.  You can go into […]