All Stories from San Diego County

  • Sunset's Up!

    San Diego is famous for its coastal views. And it doesn’t get much better than the Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma. The vistas along this less-traveled stretch of coastline (Ocean Beac

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  • Shore Thing!

    Beach hop from pier to jetty on a 6-mile (round-trip) journey infused with classic beach culture. The trip starts at Pacific Beach Pier (aka Crystal Pier, after the classic cottage

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  • Silver Lining

    Spanning prime Pacific Ocean coastline, the Bayshore Bikeway from Coronado to Imperial Beach is your 20-mile Saturday ride! Start at the Coronado Ferry Landing and bike along Tidel

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  • Coast to Crest Cruiser

    Imagine a multi-use trail that extends from Volcan Mountain in the pine-studded forests of Julian to the coastal city of Del Mar—nearly 70 miles away. This dream is set to become a

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  • Tunnels, Trestles, and the Impossible Railroad

    You’re going to need a headlamp for this bike ride. Take a 15-mile out-and-back Wild West revival ride along the “Impossible” Railroad, an engineering feat that extended from San D

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  • Make it a Margarita Day

    Fallbrook is the self-proclaimed avocado capital of the world, with an annual April festival celebrating the fruit. But that’s not its only unique distinction. It’s also home to th

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  • Monster Hike to Monserate Peak

    Before indulging in Fallbrook’s avocado specialties and local wines, head out for a challenging (okay, thigh-burning!) hike on terrain that towers over the landscape. Fallbrook Con

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  • Land of Los Jilgueros

    It’s not often you find a 46-acre freshwater marshland gem hidden between a busy highway and a suburban neighborhood. Thank the Fallbrook Conservancy for Los Jilgueros Preserve and

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  • Culture Club

    Combine one of San Francisco's best hiking trails with one of its best museums for a dose of the coast, some culture, and shelter from the rain if needed! Start from the visitor ce

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  • Calm in Carlsbad

    San Diego is famous for having some of the world's most beautiful beaches. So, how do you find a less populous shoreline to explore? At the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and C

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  • Ancient Volcano and a Labyrinth

    2016 New Year's To-Do: Hike to a new point of view, and find a hidden labyrinth too! Tucked in the urban sprawl of Carlsbad is Lake Calavera Preserve, with trails criss-crossing th

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  • Sweet Sounds of Sweetwater

    The San Diego National Wildlife Refuge is just twenty minutes east of San Diego's busy downtown, yet the sheer tranquility of this place makes you feel a world away. See spectacula

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  • Stairway to Stonewall

    The Cuyamaca Mountains east of San Diego are well known as a wildlife haven, and outdoor enthusiasts know it. So how do you escape the crowds? Adventure up! To 5,737-foot Stonewall

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  • Border Birds

    Head wayyy south—to the Tijuana River Estuary in Border Field State Park, a sprawling, primarily wetland habitat that's home to some of San Diego's rarest wildlife. Several miles o

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  • Sycamore's Star Parties

    Sunset hikes are beautiful, but they shine naturally brighter when paired with stargazing afterwards. Make it happen in Sycamore Canyon, which hosts a Star Party every other month

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  • Palomar's Star Power

    Palomar Mountain State Park in northern San Diego is like having a friend in a high place. There are perks to be had! The 6,138-foot namesake mountain offers cooler climates during

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  • Julian's Star Treatment

    Want the full celestial experience where you can spend the night or just drop in for an experience that'll have you all starry-eyed? There's a cozy B&B for that. Nestled under the

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  • Palomar's Other Side

    Palomar Mountain in Northern San Diego County is a popular location for cyclists, thanks to its steep, hairpin road that twists and turns to the observatory up top. But there's a r

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  • The Frequent Flyer's Mountain

    If you've ever landed at the San Diego International Airport, you've likely circled around San Miguel Mountain before touching down. At 2,559 feet, San Miguel isn't a prominent mou

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  • Volcan Victory

    Some days you've just got to head for the hills. Just an hour east of San Diego, Julian is a popular apple pie hub, yet few people venture beyond to nearby Volcan Mountain Wilderne

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