"ONCE A YEAR,
GO SOMEPLACE YOU'VE
NEVER BEEN BEFORE."
TORREY PINES NATURE RESERVE
With over 2,000 acres of coastal park, Torrey Pines will not disappoint! This beautiful park is one of the largest wild areas in Southern California, and is home to many different kinds of wildlife and flora including.... you guessed it... the Torrey pine. The reserve consists of a plateau with cliffs that overlook Torrey Pines State Beach, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds, including eight miles of trails within the park that offer an attraction for hikers and beach-goers.
LA JOLLA COVE
Located in the ecological reserve off the coast of San Diego, La Jolla Cove is accessible by land, and has a small beach surrounded by the cliffs of La Jolla. This spot is terrific for snorkelers and beach-goers with a rich diversity of marine life to observe and enjoy. Free street parking is available, but fills up quickly in the busier seasons. Additional parking is available in nearby garages for a fee.
SAN DIEGO ZOO
A real crowd pleaser, and one of San Diego's more well-known attractions is the San Diego Zoo, located in Balboa Park. With over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies, it definitely lives up to its reputation as one of the world's best. With tigers, cheetahs, gorillas, elephants, pandas, giraffes, and more, the zoo is fun and family-friendly. If you make the trip, be sure to give yourself a full day to explore!