San Diego County is so huge, you'll never see it
all. From its 70 miles of shimmering coastline to
the verdant Cleveland National Forest to the vast Anza-Borrego Desert State Park,
even those who live here don't see everything. But
if time permits, here are some of the highlights you
won't want to miss.
La Jolla are Torrey Pines State Park and Del Mar,
noted as a horse racing fan's paradise.
up the coast, acres and acres of flower fields in
season radiate with color near Carlsbad. North
County's rolling hills also offer ballooning and
vintage aircraft adventures, wineries to explore,
botanical gardens, and for the sports-minded, plenty
of golf courses, freshwater lakes, and camping
northeast, one of America's largest telescopes, in
the Mt. Palomar Observatory, can be found high atop
Mt. Palomar via the "Highway to the Stars." Just 60
miles east of metro San Diego is the charming mining
town of Julian, where Southern California's gold
strike was made in 1870.
miles farther east lies one of the United States'
largest state parks the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego
Desert State Park with geological formations, plants
and animals that are found nowhere else on earth.
south to the Mexican border, visitors pass through
the South Bay cities of National City, Chula Vista,
and Imperial Beach.
minutes north of downtown is La Jolla, the jewel of
San Diego, renowned for its resort shops, beautiful
beaches, and spectacular hillside homes, as well as
the acclaimed Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse.