Get Active: Local Adventures and Outdoor Activities in San Diego

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The San Diego Nature Landmarks You Can’t Miss

San Diego is a place that truly values preservation, and this can be seen in the vast, unspoiled wilderness extending far beyond the city limits. This month, embark on a journey to one of the best places to enjoy outdoor activities in San Diego, and let your imagination soar. Our beachfront location means we’re at the heart of all the city’s classic land and sea pastimes—hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, and diving are all within reach. Take a look at some of our personal favorite places to enjoy all of the above, and look forward to a magical trip into nature.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Boasting sweeping views of a magnificent horizon and sunsets that won’t soon be forgotten, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park also offers an imposing—yet more than achievable—challenge for hikers, walkers, and lovers of natural wonder.


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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

The most famous of San Diego’s nature preserves, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve encompasses 1,500 acres of meticulously-protected land. Expect to see chaparral, ocean bluffs, lagoons, and unique geological features on your expedition.


(Photo: National Park Service)

Cabrillo National Monument

With San Diego’s winter whale watching season still in full swing, the perfect vantage point is just a scenic drive away from our accommodations. Head to Cabrillo National Monument and find a breathtaking clifftop spot to catch a glimpse of the region’s visiting whales, scale the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, or marvel at the wonders of the tidepools, like the anemone above.

Pacific Terrace Hotel puts you at the heart of incredible natural beauty. Plan your trip today, and look forward to astonishing encounters.