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5 Outdoor Activities near the San Diego Zoo

San Diego is an outdoor lover’s paradise. With breathtaking views, great hiking spots, pristine coastal waters and sunny climate, San Diego provides outdoor fun that lasts throughout the year. When planning your next vacation to San Diego don’t miss out on all the outdoor activities the city has to offer. Book your stay at one of the many hotels near the San Diego Zoo for easy access to many outdoor attractions.

The following list outlines 5 of the best outdoor activates that brings countless visitors to San Diego every year.

1. Torrey Pines State Reserve:

Torrey Pines reserve is located within the city of San Diego and yet has maintained its untouched natural beauty. With its stretch of pristine beaches, signature Torrey Pines trees, flock of migrating birds, small lagoon and breathtaking hiking trails, this reserve is one that cannot be missed .

2. Balboa Park:

New York’s Central Park has nothing compared to San Diego’s Balboa Park. This heart stopping park offers some of the best landscaping in the United Sates. This urban park is a hidden paradise within San Diego. Within this stretch of land lies the San Diego Zoo, botanical gardens and historic museums.

3. Cabrillo National Monument:

Located over 400 feet above seawater, Cabrillo Park offers a panoramic view of San Diego, the costal waters and the borders of Mexico. This monument honors the discoverer of San Diego Bay and holds tribute to one of the oldest lighthouses in California. This outdoor monument is a knockout beauty that will have you saying “wow.

4. La Jolla Shores/ La Jolla Cove:

La Jolla is one of the most coveted beaches in all of San Diego. This stretch of beach features unfiltered view of the Pacific Ocean, beautiful white sand, marvelous snorkeling opportunities, great surfing, caves to explore and incoming seals to watch.

5. Mission Bay Park:

Mission Bay is the perfect place to walk, bike, run or just hang out. This 4,600 acre park features stunning views of the water and is a great place to bring the entire family. Throw a BBQ or go to a boot camp drill, no matter what your weekend plans Mission Bay Park is the perfect place to host.

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