Some top things to do:
Balboa Park – This significant horticultural and cultural resource has more than 15,000 trees, 14 specialty gardens, nearly 100 arts, educational, recreational, social and sports organizations, 14 museums and is home to the world famous San Diego Zoo and Old Globe.
Mission Bay Park/Beach – This 4,235-acre park is approximately half land and half water and is the largest man-made public aquatic recreational area.
Presidio Park – Located on the site of San Diego’s original Spanish presidio and mission, this park offers over 50 acres nestled on a hill overlooking Mission Bay, San Diego Bay, Mission Valley and the Pacific Ocean.
Shoreline Parks – Extending from Torrey Pines City Park South to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, this coastal system includes 65 view areas and coastal access.