Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast! Because of the efforts and foresight of the people in this area, 2000 acres of land are as they were before San Diego was developed -with the chaparral plant community, the rare and elegant Torrey pine trees, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. One can imagine what California must have looked like to the early settlers, or to the Spanish explorers, or even to the first California residents here, the Kumeyaay people.
There are 8 miles of trails, a visitor center, and guided nature walks on weekends and holidays.
Torrey Pines is visited by travelers from all over the world and by local residents who come daily to rest at the stunning overlooks, walk a peaceful trail, or exercise in a clean, beautiful environment. Spend some time at this web site, then come spend some time at beautiful Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Special care has been taken to preserve it and keep it for now and forever.
SeaWorld is located on San Diego’s Mission Bay, close to hotels in the Mission Valley, downtown, and beach areas. From Mission Valley, take I-8 west to I-5 north, and exit at SeaWorld Drive. From downtown, take I-5 north and exit at SeaWorld Drive.
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Wild Animal Park is located at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California, 32 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and Mission Valley. Drive north on State Route 163 to Interstate 1-15 North, and exit at Via Rancho Parkway. This drive takes 30 to 40 minutes. Proceed east on Via Rancho Parkway and follow the signs.
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is located in Balboa Park just north of downtown San Diego. Southbound from I-5, take the 10th Avenue exit, turn left on A Street, left again on Park Boulevard, and follow signs to the Zoo. Northbound from I-5, take the B Street / Pershing exit to Pershing and then go left on Florida Drive. Turn left on Zoo Drive, left onto Park Boulevard, and follow the signs to the Zoo. Southbound from Highway 163, take the Park Boulevard exit, turn, and follow the signs.