The Best of Winter in San Diego
Collected by Rajam Roose, AFAR Local Expert
Hiking, biking, gliding, and tide pools... Winter is one of the best times to enjoy San Diego. Escape the cold and come hang out under blue skies and sunshine.
San Diego, CA, USA
This stunningly beautiful yearly parade of lights occurs during the holiday month of December for two consecutive Sundays. Hundreds of sailboats get decked out to participate in the Parade of Lights, hoping to win prizes. You can watch the parade...
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA
Balboa park is a landscape of arts and culture in San Diego, including museums, such as The Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. The photo above is of the large koi pond outside the botanical garden house. It makes for a...
2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
The Torrey Pines Gliderport is located on the scenic cliffs above Black's Beach, next to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This area has been designated by the city since 1930 for model gliders, hang gliders and paragliding. The...
Point Loma, San Diego, CA, USA
My friend Bob loves to surf Point Loma. I'm embarrassed to say that I've never learned to board surf, so I tagged along anyway because the tide pools at Point Loma are amazing. Here's a photo of a blue-green sea anemone that I took while he and...
Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA, USA
5180 Tecolote Rd, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
Tecolote Canyon was once inhabited by the Kumeyaay people. This park has about 6 1/2 miles of hiking and bicycling trails. A great part of it runs along the Tecolote Canyon golf course. My husband and I love visiting nature centers to learn about...
San Diego, CA, USA
In this image, you can see Highway 101 as it runs along the ocean. The path through the estuary is the train tracks for the Pacific Surfliner. We like to go straight up the 5 to Carlsbad and then meander down along the coastline. Stop anywhere for...
Hillcrest, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Hillcrest is a quirky and vibrant neighborhood filled with boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, artists, bookstores, thrift stores and more. One of San Diego's oldest neighborhoods, Hillcrest borders the northern tip of Balboa Park, Park Blvd to...
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