San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas

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  • We love going to the gardens to play. Just be on guard with your children because it can be a place to get hurt.  more »
  • Gorgeous gardens with lots of walking with eye opening beauty. Courteous volunteers make your visit enjoyable. Take the 10:30 AM walking tour as plant antidotal stories are very interesting.  more »
  • We visited the gardens last December. It wasn't too crowded, so we could enjoy walking around leisurely. So many interesting and beautiful plants and trees. Has a very nice gift shop. It is reasonably...  more »
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  • Great spot for education, fun, and stretching your legs. The woman at the front gate (Cheryl) was sweet to my boys and we had a really nice time exploring. I love the art displayed among the plants and creativity in the different exhibits. We enjoyed tasty refreshments and left with Botanical gifts for family and friends. We will be going back very soon!
  • I might not have picked this out on my own but a friend who lives nearby suggested it. I'm very glad she did. The Botanic Garden is really a collection of smaller gardens, themed and sourced by geography. Compared to similar attractions in other cites on the West Coast, the $11 adult admission fee was quite reasonable, as was parking. Pro tip: bring footwear appropriate to a hilly trail in a park---the grounds are spread out over a fair amount of elevation differences.
  • This place is absolutely beautiful. I'd argue it's the nicest botanical garden in the country. Thousands of species of plants to see, as well as wildlife native to the area. If you're into Zen gardens, there's an entire section of bamboo. It's incredible to see. Skip the zoo, this place is where it's at!
  • Great place to come to see the natural plants and flowers. Fun for the entire family. The art statues are very creative and for sale. There are a lot of paths to choose from and can be confusing when you don't have a map, so make sure to get one. The Outlook at the top gives you entire views of the valley and all the way to the ocean as well. Will definitely be coming back here.
  • Great place, a piece of nature with no need of crazy hikes to get there. Family friendly, nice wide trails, suitable for stroller as well with nice area for kids to play. My 4.5y and 2y loved it!! We bought a yearly pass.
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