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Daytrips from San Diego

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Daytrips from San Diego
San Diego has all four seasons all year long. You can visit snowy mountains one day and head to the beach or desert the next. These day trips are all within 300 miles.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park

Hints and advice for folks travelling, especially with children.  Stay as close to the Park as you can - it's good to be able to come out for a break... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Lake Cuyamaca
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Lake Cuyamaca

Don't miss this wonderful lake and surrounding area! Most people who visit San Diego never even think of heading up to this area.....and that's great... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Temecula
Temecula

Located about an hour north of San Diego, Temecula is the home of more than 30 wineries, which offer tasting rooms and private tours. Seasonal festivals and vibrant nightlife will keep the fun alive at any time year, or any time of day. Gambling lovers won't want to miss the Pechanga Resort and Casino. If shopping is your thing, take a look at some of the area's exquisite boutiques, or... More

Located about an hour north of San Diego, Temecula is the home of more than 30 wineries, which offer tasting rooms and private tours. Seasonal festivals and vibrant nightlife will keep the fun alive at any time year, or any time of day. Gambling lovers won't want to miss the Pechanga Resort and Casino. If shopping is your thing, take a look at some of the area's exquisite boutiques, or stock up on local olive oils at the Temecula Olive Oil Company.  Less

Pacific Nature Tours
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Pacific Nature Tours

From late December through mid-April, about 26,000 gray whales make the journey from the cold and volatile waters of the Arctic Sea to Baja California. From June until November, the mighty blue whales make their way into their feeding grounds, off the coast of southern California. Take a boat out of Mission bay to the Coronado Islands just across the Mexican border and enjoy your... More

From late December through mid-April, about 26,000 gray whales make the journey from the cold and volatile waters of the Arctic Sea to Baja California. From June until November, the mighty blue whales make their way into their feeding grounds, off the coast of southern California. Take a boat out of Mission bay to the Coronado Islands just across the Mexican border and enjoy your cruise viewing whales, dolphins, elephant seals and more. The tour boat serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. It can get very cold on the water, so bring a jacket. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The largest state park in California is home to amazing flowers and plants which bloom in the early spring.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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