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San Diego off the beaten path

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San Diego off the beaten path
San Diego is a border city, so it's only a short ride to check out the wonders of Mexico.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Coronado Island
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Coronado Island

A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away. Developed in 1888 as a beach resort town, and home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, the island is blessed with one of the finest beaches in the world and bathed in endless sunshine. Coronado today is a vibrant beach community loaded with... More

A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away. Developed in 1888 as a beach resort town, and home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, the island is blessed with one of the finest beaches in the world and bathed in endless sunshine. Coronado today is a vibrant beach community loaded with charm. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mission Trails Regional Park
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Mission Trails Regional Park

Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, picnic facilities, and lots of wide open spaces. Run, bike or walk and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenery.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Viejas Casino
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Viejas Casino

Located only 25 miles east of San Diego on an Indian Reservation, this popular casino complex features live entertainment, slot machines and full-service gaming tables.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

This train museum runs a vintage border train from Campo to Tecate, Mexico. The total trip is about 70 rail miles to and from Campo. The experience offers open vistas, secluded valleys and spectacular views.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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San Diego
San Diego

San Diego embodies laid-back California culture, complete with a Boardwalk, surfing communities, and outstanding Mexican food. Breathe in the fresh ocean air at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, then gobble down a fresh fish taco at a La Jolla seafood joint. The naval aircrafts at the USS Midway Museum will have you standing at attention. A free Sunday concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion... More

San Diego embodies laid-back California culture, complete with a Boardwalk, surfing communities, and outstanding Mexican food. Breathe in the fresh ocean air at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, then gobble down a fresh fish taco at a La Jolla seafood joint. The naval aircrafts at the USS Midway Museum will have you standing at attention. A free Sunday concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion is the perfect way to unwind after a Saturday night bar-hop in the thumping Gaslamp Quarter. Less

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