San Diego is dotted with parks and preserves dedicated to recreation and conservation. You will find protected coastal land, wetlands, mountains, deserts, lakes, valleys and more, much of which is committed to preserving native plants and wildlife.
With more than 300 days annually of sunny skies and mild temperatures, it’s easy to spend a day hiking, biking or discovering something new with family, surrounded by the beautiful scenery unique to the area.
Go for a Hike
If you’re interested in hiking, San Diego is the place for you! With hundreds of miles of local hiking trails, there are options from beginner to advanced. From coastal walks to steep mountain trails, miles of mountain bike and equestrian trails and everything in between, spending time in nature is a wonderful way to make vacation memories!
Checkout our guide to the Best Hikes in San Diego to learn about some of our all-time favorite hikes in the area.
Save on the Gear You’ll Need for Your Adventures
Make sure to grab a Go San Diego pass in advance of your travels to save on all your gear rentals like bikes, snorkels, surfboards and paddleboards.
Combined with the most popular area attractions like the world-famous San Diego Zoo or Birch Aquarium at Scripps and educational museums like the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT) in Balboa Park, you will save up to 55% on admission. Purchase the Go San Diego pass via our website and get an additional discount so you can double up on your savings!
Parks by the Ocean
With over 70 miles of pristine beaches, San Diego features numerous parks that allow you to enjoy all that the coastline has to offer. Take your family to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park to catch an amazing sunset or to watch the surfers just off shore at New Break (Nubes) or Luscomb's Point, Osprey Point & No Surf Beach.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Park located on the border of La Jolla and Del Mar is another excellent option which features hiking and birdwatching as well as beautiful beaches, canyons and picturesque ocean views.
Consider staying a night in luxury at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, one of the best resorts in San Diego. Located just off the park, on the Torrey Pines Golf Course, this resort is one of the best 5-star resorts in San Diego. With incredible views and manicured grounds to explore, it’s sure to impress!