Mission Beach & Pacific Beach
Located right across the bay from Paradise Point, Mission Beach and Pacific Beach offer great people-watching, a lively boardwalk perfect for strolling and biking, and sandy beaches and gentle waves favored by San Diego's surfers.
Torrey Pines State Reserve
This coastal state park is one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast, offering unrivaled view of the Pacific Ocean. The reserve consists of a plateau with cliffs that overlook Torrey Pines State Beach, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. Many different kinds of wildlife and flora are found within the reserve, offering over 8 miles of trails for hikers and beach-goers. Guided nature walks take place on weekends and holidays and a small museum sits at the top. During whale migrations, it is sometimes possible to see whales from the cliffs.
Wineries & Breweries
With three of the top 10 brewers in the world and some of the finest varietal grape-growing in the western United States, San Diego has quickly become a destination for wineries and breweries. The region boasts a variety of vineyards, from larger wineries that feature guided tours and full gift shops to small family-run places, where visitors can elbow up to the oak bar, and over 20 breweries including the world-class Stone Brewery and Karl Strauss.
A short drive to Temecula will unveil an additional two dozen wineries and more than 3,500 acres of producing vineyards.