View Attractions Related to: Scenic Views


Panoramic Views from Mount Helix Lookout

Location: La Mesa (16 Miles / 20 Minutes East of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

Cost: Free

Features: Magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean to the West and Peninsular Mountain Ranges to the East.


Lake Henshaw Scenic Overlook

Location: Santa Ysabel (75 Miles / 1.25 Hours Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Always Open

Cost: Free

Features: One of the top Birding Spots in San Diego overlooking the local mountains, grasslands, and Lake Henshaw.


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.


Steele Canyon Golf Course

Location: Jamul (19 Miles / 25 Minutes East of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Year-Round; Dawn – Dusk

Cost: $99 – $139; Discounts for San Diego County Residents

Features: Gary Player Designed Golf Course in a Picturesque Canyon Setting; Golf Club Rentals Available


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.


Seaport Village

Location: Downtown San Diego (Between North & South Embarcaderos)

Open Daily: 10AM – 9PM (10PM during Summer)

Features: Great Area to Shop for Souvenirs and Unique Gifts, Enjoy the Views of San Diego Harbor, Eat, and People Watch; Ride an Antique Carousel or take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride.


Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Around San Diego

Unfortunately, the Cinderella Carriage Company closed down but hopefully somebody reading this will be inspired to start something similar as we receive a number of requests looking for an alternative.

San Diego has the perfect climate for enjoying the outdoors. You can celebrate the beauty of San Diego with a loved one by taking a horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown San Diego.


San Diego Padres Baseball at Petco Park

Location: Downtown San Diego (East Village)

Game Times: Generally, Evening Games Start at 7:05PM and Sunday Games Start at 1:05PM (More Details Below)

Cost: Game Tickets Start at $5.

Features: One of the Top Pitching Teams in Baseball; Best Seats in Baseball; Central Location for Restaurants and Nightlife; Behind the Scenes Tours.


Balboa Park Golf Course

Location: Balboa Park (3 Miles East of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Year-Round; Dawn – Dusk

Cost: $36 – $45; Discounts for Juniors, Twilight Play, and San Diego City Residents

Features: Municipal Golf Course offering Great Views of the City Skyline and San Diego Bay; Golf Club Rentals Available


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


Junipero Serra Museum

Location: Old Town (4 Miles North of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM Weekends

Cost: $6 ($3 for Kids ages 6-17 and $4 for Seniors 65+)

Features: Site of the 1st European Settlement in California


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.