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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Balboa Park
Balboa Park

(619) 239-0512

1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101   Directions Website

While the San Diego Zoo resides within the confines of Balboa Park, the park itself is worthy of a visit in its own right, as it offers an impressive set of attractions. As well as featuring the zoo, Balboa Park is also home to Mingei International Museum, the Natural History Museum and Aerospace Museum as well.

The park is expansive, with its lush grass and scenery perfect for laying out on a blanket or just sitting on a bench and people watching as the afternoon unfolds. If you need to take a breather, there's no better place than Balboa Park!

Palomar Mountain State Park
Palomar Mountain State Park

(760) 742-3462

19952 State Park Rd
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060   Directions Website

If you love a great view that's above all else, then the high vantage point of Palomar Mountain State Park will take your breath away!

The park offers spectacular views of the Pacific, as well as great campgrounds, spacious picnic areas, rugged hiking trails and some fine fishing in Doane Pond. Palomar Mountain State Park raises the bar when it comes to enjoying some of the area's outdoor beauty.

Point Loma Sportfishing
Point Loma Sportfishing

(619) 223-1627

1403 Scott St
San Diego, CA 92106   Directions Website

If you want to go fishing, don't just grab a tackle box and reel and go to a pier, hit the high seas and let the great, helpful staff at Point Loma Sportfishing take care of all the details.

They'll welcome you aboard their American Angler boat as it veers out into the Pacific for your chance to enjoy sport fishing and make the catch of the day. They provide the reels and other necessities, so all you have to worry about is not letting that big one get away!

Seaforth Sportfishing
Seaforth Sportfishing

(619) 224-3383

1717 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA 92109   Directions Website

Whether you opt for the half day trip or the full day excursion, be prepared for the big catch when you are on the Seaforth Sportfishing vessel.

Recently, one guest on the ship brought in a 41 pound halibut that was almost as big as he was! Enjoy a stress-free, worry-free sport fishing excursion by letting the staff take care of everything for you. All you have to do is cast your line and wait for the big catch!

Skydive San Diego
Skydive San Diego

(619) 216-8416

13531 Otay Lakes Rd
Jamul, CA 91935   Directions Website

Whether you decide to free fall with a partner or do it all alone, the professionals at Skydive San Diego will make sure that everything from your training to your safe landing are the best it can possibly be.

Whether you choose the tandem or solo skydive, make sure to request a copy of the video to share your extreme sports adventure with your friends and family back on the ground!

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