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Surfers in San Diego

Outdoor Joys by Land and by Sea

Charming Hotel by San Diego Zoo + Balboa Park

So much more than a pretty place

San Diego – dare we call it the country’s most ideal climate? Stroll leisurely through San Diego’s gorgeous gardens and city parks. Take it up a notch with hiking trails that give you views of the ocean, sandstone cliffs, canyons or waterfalls. Speaking of water, San Diego is generous in her aquatic activities. Go sailing or boating in the San Diego Bay or Pacific Ocean. Or become more intimate with el mar while kayaking, surfing, kite surfing or stand-up paddle boarding. No matter how you like to engage with the great outdoors, San Diego obliges.

Parks & Gardens

Bask in the Southern California sun at one of the city’s many urban parks and gardens. Don’t miss Balboa Park — the “Smithsonian of the West” — with its gardens, museums, trails and more.


Head to La Jolla’s Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve for ocean and cliff vistas, Anza-Borrego State Park for hidden slot canyons, or the expansive Big Laguna trail for pine groves, lakes and springtime wildflowers.

Sailing & Boating

From the San Diego Bay to the Pacific Ocean, boating adventures abound. Sail on a historic schooner, try sport fishing, chase migrating whales or swoon with your honey on a romantic sunset cruise.

Surfing & Kayaking

Kite surfing at Mission Bay. Stand-up paddle boarding at Coronado. Surfing the gorgeous northern beaches. Sea cave kayaking at La Jolla Ecological Reserve. In San Diego, there’s a lot to get wet-and-wild about.