One of seven caves along the San Diego coast. Explore the caverns and tide pools (best to go at low tide for prime and safe exploring). You’ll likely stumble upon all kinds of birds and creatures like Horn shark egg cases, lobster, California Sea Hare, Abalone shells, Turban snails and much more.
Site of the annual San Diego County Fair in June and July, as well as the Del Mar Racetrack built by the Thoroughbred Club in 1937 by founding members Bing Crosby and Pat O’Brien with Paramount Studios as corporate sponsor. Plus Del Mar Arena, a 3,500-seat arena used for sporting events, concerts and other special events.
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is the highest point of the Cabrillo National Monument park and has been a San Diego icon since 1855 when it was built by the United States government after California’s admission as a state. It is no longer operational and currently functions as a museum.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast. Featuring 1,500 acres of preserved land including the maritime chaparral, the rare Torrey pine, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon vital to migrating seabirds. Experience California in its purest most natural state.
This park offers amazing views of Mission Bay, the Pacific Ocean and the city below. The 79-acre park is perched high atop Lamont Street at Soledad Road and is named after noted local horticulturalist and “Mother of Balboa Park,” Kate Sessions.
The park is divided into two section: a low sloping area ideal for picnicking and activities. The north side features wild habitat with coastal sage scrub and numerous hiking trails for nature loves.
Surfer statue in Cardiff-by-the-sea. Kook is a slang term for a wannabe surfer and though the statue was intended as a tribute to local surf culture, its form has been deemed incorrect by professional surfers. The statue was originally intended to be riding a massive wave, but plans fell through when the Cardiff Botanical Society ran out of funding. So today it stands as is.
This hidden pedestrian suspension bridge stretches 375 feet long, and offers beautiful views of the Sessions Canyon 70 feet below. The bridge was built in 1912, and engineered by Edwin Capps as a footbridge for access to the new trolley lines built on Fourth and Fifth avenue. It now serves as a secret, serene spot loved by both locals and visitors.