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San Diego Skyline Views from Coronado

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Magnificent Views of the City-Skyline, San Diego Bay, and Navy Aircraft Carriers; Shopping; Dining; Ferry Boat

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Cabrillo National Monument

Location: Point Loma (9 Miles / 20 Minutes West of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 5PM (last entry 4:30PM)

Cost: $5 per Vehicle

Features: Best Views of Downtown San Diego, San Diego Bay, and the Pacific Ocean; Tidepools; Hiking; Lighthouse Tour; Whale Watching; Visitor Center Exhibitions and Films about Juan Cabrillo, the First European Explorer to Arrive in California.

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Beautiful Stroll Along San Diego Bay

Location: Downtown San Diego (From the San Diego Convention Center to the Airport)

Hours: Always Open

Things to Do & See: Enjoy the Views of San Diego Harbor and Skyline while walking several miles along the waterfront, visiting world-class attractions, dining at restaurants, shopping in unique stores, looking at artwork, and people watching. You can also ride an Antique Carousel or take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride.

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San Diego Harbor Cruises

Location: Downtown San Diego (North Embarcadero)

Harbor Tours Start: 10AM – 4:15PM (5:30 PM during Summer).

Cost: $20+ ($10+ for Kids ages 4-12 and $18+ for Seniors 55 and over)

Features: Take a cruise on San Diego Harbor, the most beautiful harbor in America. Enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown San Diego Skyline while passing by Yachts, Sailboats, Naval Warships, and Seals. Whale-watching, Brunch and Dinner Cruises, and Yacht Charters also available.

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Panoramic Views from Mount Soledad

Location: La Jolla (12 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Dawn – Dusk

Cost: None

Features: Park With Panoramic Views of San Diego County and the Pacific Ocean; Includes Views to Mexico and Los Angeles Mountains; Accessible on a top rated Sightseeing Tour from downtown San Diego.

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Coast of La Jolla

Location: La Jolla (12 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Features: One of the Most Beautiful Settings Anywhere; Great Views from a Large Seaside Park; Up-close Look at Seals

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La Jolla Shores

Location: La Jolla Shores (12 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Beach area offers Playground, Calm Surf, Kayaking, World-Class Ocean Swimming, Scuba Diving, Panoramic Views, Long Walks; Accessible on a Sightseeing Tour from downtown San Diego

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Kayaking in La Jolla Shores

Location: La Jolla Shores (12 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

When: Year-Round

Cost: Tours start at about $35; Rentals start at about $25

Features: Kayak Tours of the Ecological Reserve; Kayak Rentals; Kayak Fishing; Snorkeling

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Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Location: La Jolla Shores (14 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: $14 ($9.50 for Kids ages 3-17 and $10 for Seniors 60+)

Features: Educational Aquarium Operated by the World Renowned Scripps Institute of Oceanography

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Paragliding at Torrey Pines Gliderport

Location: Torrey Pines (15 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: $150

Features: Paraglide or Handglide above Ocean Cliffs; Or, come watch those who do!

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Torrey Pines Golf Course

Where is it: Torrey Pines (15 Miles / 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Pro Shop Hours: Year-Round; Dawn – Dusk

Golf Course Rates: Play on the Torrey Pines North Course ranges from $24 – $50 for City of San Diego Residents and $60 – $125 for Non-Residents. Play on the Torrey Pines South Course ranges from $37 – $76 for Residents and $110 – $229 for Non-Residents.

Things to Do & See: Play golf on seaside cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which hosts the Annual PGA Farmers Insurance Open (formerly the Buick) and hosted the 2008 U.S. Open; Pick up souvenirs from the large Torrey Pines Pro Shop; Visit the Golf Course as part of my Coastal San Diego Tour.

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Torrey Pines State Park

Location: Torrey Pines (19 Miles/ 20 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Dawn – Dusk

Cost: $8 per Vehicle / Free if You Park on Torrey Pines Road.

Features: Beautiful Landscape of Canyons and Beach-Side Cliffs; Panoramic Ocean Views; Beach; Hiking Trails; Popular Cycling Route; Dolphins, Whales

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