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A large park stretching several miles between the I-5/I-805 intersection and I-15, just south and roughly parallel to SR-56.
A large park stretching several miles between the I-5/I-805 intersection and I-15, just south and roughly parallel to SR-56. There is much beautiful scenery which can be explored via the system of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. The park also contains a few historical landmarks, including the Rancho de los Penasquitos, one of the oldest surviving homes in the region, dating back to 1823. Tours of the house are available every Saturday at 11AM.
Visitor Center, 12020 Black Mountain Road
Stretched along Torrey Pines State Park and set against gorgeous cliffs, this beach is one of the most beautiful around
No bikes, dogs, food and beverages allowed
Learn to hang glide here
Home to the NFL San Diego Chargers and the college SDSU Aztecs football teams
Near UCSD is this architectural monolith; the structure for this noted institution is built out of unfinished concrete and perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean
Located in the San Clemente Canyon along SR-52 from I-5 to I-805, this large park contains some very scenic trails
A combination of a small liberal arts college and a large research university, UCSD has a good reputation locally and offers some interesting sights
Set against high cliffs, Black's Beach is the largest nude beach in the country
The first of the California missions, today Mission San Diego is an active Catholic Parish and a museum dedicated to the history of the mission