To be perfectly honest, the entire state of California should be declared a natural attraction, with the city of San Diego ranked number one. The natural beauty of our oceanside town still takes our breath away, and we’ve lived here for a very long time! But as true as that would be, we do know there are individual spots in the city that deserve recognition of their own, and so we have compiled this list of the top five natural attractions in San Diego. Be sure to know, however, that even as we write this, we still believe that San Diego nature as a whole deserves recognition!
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
The rugged beauty of the natural San Diego California attractions attraction attracts tourists from near and far with its hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and views of the water crashing against rocky beaches. Hike to the top of Broken Hill and watch the most glorious sunset you’ve ever witnessed; this is a sight that will change your life.
If you haven’t experienced the thrill of watching a whale slowly emerge from the depths of the sea, now is the time to do it. Whale watching is a year-round activity in San Diego. Different season bring different types of whales to our waters, and the local charter companies know the best places to spot these magnificent mammals! San Diego Whale Watch, located at 1717 Quivira Road, is a local fave!
View the Seals at Seal Rock
Located at the Children’s Pool at Cava Beach in nearby La Jolla, the seals and sea lions are a funny sight, guaranteed to make you laugh. Stay safe, follow the rules (the number one rule is don’t touch the seals!), and don’t forget your camera. This is a once in a lifetime photo opportunity. Oh, and don’t forget: Children’s Beach is closed from December through May to protect the newborn seal pups!
Bare It All at Black’s Beach
Famous for being a great winter surfing spot, Black’s Beach is even more famous for being a nude beach. Access is a bit tricky, but if you have the fortitude, it’s definitely worth the effort. Try not to gawk at the “nakes” as they are known, and no cameras, please; nudity is completely natural, and there is no need to make it awkward for anyone!
San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Peaceful, aromatic, and oh so colorful, the San Diego Botanic Gardens are where we go when we just need some time to ourselves. Stroll through gardens in different stages of bloom, admiring the beauty that surrounds you as you feel your mind quiet down. Open every day from 9-5 (closed on Christmas!), you can’t have the same experience twice!
Bonus: The Views from Your 710 Beach Rentals Vacation Home
Reserve your stay with us today and enjoy everything that San Diego nature brings to the table!