San Diego Aerial Tours
Get high above beautiful San Diego - fly in hot air balloons, historic warbirds, skydiving, sunset flights.
Torrey Pines State Beach
This scenic area is made famous by a rare coastal pine tree and is home to beach, lagoon, mesa and two of the most picturesque championship
18-hole golf courses in the world. The PGA Tour visits at the beginning of each year with the Buick Invitational.
Del Mar Shopping Adventures
Del Mar Plaza - This little shopping is great place to
begin your Del Mar Tour. Features Italian terraced architecture and has
the feel of an Old World Marketplace. Located at corner of Camino del Mar
and 15th Street.
Stratford Square - Shopping
Flower Hill Mall - Shopping
San Dieguito River Park
Partially completed Coast-to-Crest wilderness trail follows the path of the San Dieguito Rivier.
The Park will someday extend from the ocean at Del Mar to Volcan Mountain, just north of Julian
and may even connect with the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park just beyond.
It will wind past Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Escondido, Lake Hodges and Lake Sutherland.
Del Fairgrounds and Racetrack
This large facility is host to horse racing (July-Sept), the
San Diego County Fair (June), the ScreamZone (October),
and Holiday Lights (December).
Museums, Libraries and Galleries
Rare collections, specialty subjects, children's museums, research libraries, art galleries.
Check listings for upcoming special exhibits and tours.
Famous historical landmarks and buildings of the region.
See listings of special commemorative events and living history tours.
Nature and Wildlife Preserves
Check these listings of local area wildlife refuges and nature park visitor centers.
Cardiff State Beach
Located on a gently sloping sandy beach with warm water, this site offers swimming, surfing and beachcombing.
Located next to Cardiff's Restaurant Row.
San Elijo Lagoon - Ecological Preserve
The largest coastal wetland in San Diego County and a haven for more than 300 species of birds.
This brackish, shallow-water wetland is home to aquatic insets, small fish and waterfowl.
Hiking, jogging trials, bird-watching and nature photography. Docent led hike on second Saturday.
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club - Solana Beach CA
Private 18-hole bermuda grass championship course that features 6,607 yards of golf from
the longest tees for a par-72. Monday tournament specials.
San Dieguito County Park - Del Mar CA
The four reservable picnic areas at this park are set among towering eucalyptus groves that characterize this part of the county.
Only minutes from the ocean, this park is cooled by the sea breezes during warm summer months.
A ball field, basketball court, play areas, and hiking trails are nearby for picnickers to enjoy.
City Beaches of Solana Beach
There are 1.7 miles of city maintained beachfront bordered on the north by Cardiff State Beach, and on the south by the City of Del Mar.
It is divided into four main Beach Parks: Fletcher Cove, Tide Beach Park, Seascape Surf, and Del Mar Shores.
These beaches provide a wide variety of recreational activities for City residents and visitors.
La Jolla Half Marathon - [Late Apr]
The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and challenging runs. Starting adjacent to the Del Mar Fairgrounds main entrance,
the course follows a scenic route along the coast before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park.
Cardiff's Restaurant Row
Find a number of quality restaurants, nightclubs, retail shops and
art galleries along the Encinitas Coastline, the Cedros
Design District and across from the Solana Beach Train Station.
Sea World San Diego
Giant marine zoological park and aquariums.
Home of Shamu the Killer Whale and other great adventures.
Tour San Diego's Golden Triangle
Also known as the University City neighborhood, this area is also known as University City and hosts a giant upscale shopping mall, University Towne Center.
Quail Botanical Gardens Encinitas
Located on over 30 acres in Encinitas, California, Quail Botanical Gardens
features rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants,
Mediterranean climate landscapes, and a subtropical fruit garden.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography - UCSD
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (founded in 1903) is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and
public service in the world. Ongoing investigations include the topography and composition of the ocean bottom, waves and currents, and the
flow and interchange of matter between seawater and the ocean bottom or the atmosphere. Scripps's research ships are used in these investigations
throughout the world's oceans. As many as 300 research projects may be underway at any time under that guidance of the 1300 staff members.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Located adjacent to the world-renown Scripps Institute of Oceanography
this facility has large salt-water aquariums primarily dedicated to the
study of both cold water and tropical water marine life of the
Pacific Ocean. Includes giant octopus, jelly-fish, garibaldi,
kelp forest and live coral. Several educational exhibits. Offshore
is the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park - the subject of
a lot of scientific research.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography;
Tour Rancho Santa Fe California
Look for this historic village with its specialty shops and restaurants
that forms the heart of this community.
Tour Solana Beach California
This city is a historical fixture on the famous Highway 101 running along
the coast. Its wonderful weather has consistently drawn out sun lovers,
surfers, joggers and beach walkers.
Mission Bay Park
Miles of bayside shoreline with facilities for picnicking, boating, camping and fishing.
Popular watersport activities include sailing, water-skiing, swimming, wind-surfing and jetbikes.
North County San Diego Beaches
Campgrounds, picnics, wildlife, surfing and other watersports.
San Onofre - includes the blufftop San Mateo campground and the very famous surf spot, Trestles Beach.
Carlsbad Beaches - Two long beaches and three lagoon wetland reserve areas.
Oceanside Beaches - Host to annual world surf championships.
Del Mar Beaches
La Jolla Shores