San Diego’s 10 Best Parks and Recreation

San Diego’s 10 Best Parks and Recreation Page 1 10. Presidio Park. The first permanent European settlement and fort on […]

San Diego’s 10 Best Parks and Recreation Page 1

10. Presidio Park. The first permanent European settlement and fort on the Pacific coast built in 1769 on top of Presidio Hill. It was built to protect the Spanish settlement from Indian attacks. Killer views. Bring your camera to capture the views, bring your dog, or have a romantic picnic in the park. Unlike other parks in San Diego this one is built on a hill and is the recreation areas are not flat. Parking is limited be prepared to walk up and down the hill.

9. Santee Lakes. 9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee. Famous for fishing, birdwatching and photography. The mandmade lakes were originally built to recycle wastewater from the growing town of Santee. Wastewater slowly moved from one lake to another in a row cleaning the water for reuse. Before the lakes were opened to the public a third natural cleaning process was added to ensure areas used for recreation passed Health Department standards. Today Santee Lakes offers camping, recreation & fitness areas, fishing, and special events like Summer Movies by the Lake.

8. Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Park. 1133 Coast Blvd, La Jolla. Scripps Park is a small recreation area designated as a park in 1887 on the western coast of La Jolla. La Jolla Cove located within Scripps Park, is one of San Diego’s best beaches.

7. Soledad Natural Park. On top of Mount Soledad is a memorial cross and park dedicated to US veterans. Offers the best views of La Jolla, Downtown, and the coastline. Bring a date here on a clear night after dinner or see the spectacular daytime views of San Diego. Listed as one of the top tourist attractions in San Diego.

6. Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Point Loma, San Diego. A 68 acre park located along the western end of Point Loma. The park is a favorite among locals. The largest and most secluded 50 acre section is accessible through an entrance on Ladera Street. The park offers a beach, sea caves, hiking, and more. This is my favorite place to get away from it all in San Diego and I never have a problem taking my dog off-leash.

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