California makes a true nature haven, and San Diego is no exception. With hiking trails, botanic parks, and even underwater parks, outdoor fun never ends!

Outdoor Activities for Nature Lovers

La Jolla Underwater Park

Address: 8302 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla


The San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park is a snorkeling fan and scuba diver’s dream. Its breathtaking and gorgeous turquoise and green oceans along with the plethora of sea creatures are incomparable to no other. La Jolla Cove is also home to seven caves, the biggest of which is Clam Cave. It also features a secret underground graveyard.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Address: 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla


If you are a nature-loving individual and wish to get up close to protected plants, animals, habitats, or unique geological formations, then visit the Natural Reserve. It is one of only two places on earth where nature lovers can find the ancient Torrey Pine (Pinus torreyana), the nation’s rarest pine tree.

Also, if you love hiking, then why not take a walk along one of its hiking trails frequented by travelers near and far; the spectacular views alone will satisfy you.

Sunset Cliffs’ Sea Cave

Address: 800-898 Sunset Cliffs Blvd


One of those places in California that you must see to believe is the Sunset Cliff’s  Sea Cave. It’s a picturesque area that you’ll definitely like to take a view shots for the gram. While you’ll like to boast on social media and to friends that you were here it’s important to note that the area is very to attempt when it’s not a negative low tide.

San Diego Botanic Gardens

Address: 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas


A visit to the Botanic Gardens is a MUST for nature lovers and plant enthusiasts. This hidden gem is located in the North County, boasting an array of breathtaking floras. It was named as one of the Top 10 Botanic Gardens in North America by USA TODAY.

Cuyamaca Peak

Address: 12551 Highway 79, Descanso


Enjoy picturesque view atop San Diego’s second-highest peak. Cuyamaca stands 6,500 feet above sea level and reveals views of downtown San Diego, Mexico, the desert and so much more.


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