San Diego is a paradise year-round and offers all of the allure of the California lifestyle without the congestion and crowds of Los Angeles—and we’d argue it’s far more scenic as well! There are so many wonderful natural sights to see in our beautiful coastal city that we’ve narrowed down a list of our favorites just for you, to help you in kicking off your sightseeing with some spectacular San Diego sights and scenery-filled areas.
Explore Seaport Village and the Embarcadero Marina Park
Just removed from the bustle of downtown sits the Embarcadero Marina Park, just adjacent to Seaport Village, a charming collection of boutique shops and waterside restaurants that feels like its own special fairy tale town. Bring a picnic to have at the park during the day, then stretch out on the grass and enjoy the view by the water. At night, dine at Seaport Village and enjoy stunning views of the bay and the glittering city lights in the not-so-far distance. You can find Embarcadero Marina Park North at 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, and Seaport Village is right next to it.
Watch a Spectacular Sunset in Point Loma
Point Loma is a neighborhood of San Diego on a rugged peninsula which is home to one of the most iconic and gorgeous San Diego sights, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. This 68-acre park stretches along the peninsula and offers up views of wildlife, striking cliffs, fascinating caves, and sweeping views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Show up at sunset to watch the fiery sun drop into the ocean and light up the sky in vibrant hues of orange, pink, and purple; if you’re lucky and you’re visiting during whale season, you might even spy a California gray whale! To find Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, Take Interstate 8 west until it ends, then follow Sunset Cliffs Boulevard through Ocean Beach to Ladera Street. From here, you’ll have multiple options for stopping and soaking up the views.
Take a Stroll Through Balboa Park to Enjoy San Diego Sights
Considered by many a prized gem of our city, Balboa Park is not to be missed! This 1,200-acre park boasts over 350 species of native plants and more than 1,000 trees. It’s a place where nature and culture come together, as the park has over 17 museums from the San Diego Natural History Museum to the Timken Museum of Art. It also hosts the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, and several performing arts venues. You’ll also find buildings with stunning architecture from the Spanish Colonial Revival period.
Our city was made for the perfect California vacation, and you’ll never run out of beautiful sights to see when you’re exploring San Diego! Contact us to learn more about our lovely vacation homes and let’s get your trip planning started today!