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State Park
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The 809 hectares (2,000 acres) of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve make up one of the wildest stretches of land on the southern Californian
La Jolla Cove , La Jolla
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Famous for its tide pools and sea lions, La Jolla Cove features a tiny beach surrounded by sandstone cliffs. Part of a protected reserve know
Tours from €10
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Cruise along California's scenic coastline in search of gigantic marine mammals on a dolphin- and whale-watching tour from San Diego. Find a
Tours from €50
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Duration: 4 hours
Whale watching season is all year long in San Diego! Our team at Next Level Sailing provides the optimal experience with guides so experienced we received a 100 percent success rate during winter whale watching when spotting the King of the Deep. We are one of the best outdoor activities to do in San Diego. Gray whale watching season spans from mid-December through April. Blue whales and fin whales are seen feeding in San Diego from April - August. Humpback whales and minke whales are seen throughout the year, particularly in the spring, summer, and fall. Aboard our 141-foot sailing yacht, the Yacht America, you will see a plethora of whales firsthand in their natural habitat. In addition to whales, we also see dolphins and sea lions, and an abundance of naval activity. Don't be surprised if you see an F-18 fly overhead! Bring your own picnic, friends, and family for a wonderful day out on the water
Book on Viator from €81
Sail San Diego , San Diego
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“Sailing is an experience that can make you feel more alive” We at Sail San Diego believe sailing is an experience that can make you feel mor
Tours from €110
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Experience the city's early history at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, home to a collection of 19th-century buildings and museums. Vi
Tours from €37

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