When visitors choose America’s Finest City as their vacation destination, it’s usually for the 70 miles of coastline with craggy overlooks and dazzling beaches. But in a city where locals would sooner be outdoors than indoors, it should come as no surprise that San Diego is also home to nearly 40,000 acres of managed green space and over 340 parks. Whether your idea of fun is a rugged adventure, a cultural feast, or an epic sunset, you’ll find more parks to explore here than you can pack into one vacation. No problem though, you can come back again and again to discover all the natural beauty this city has to offer.
Anytime is the right time to explore San Diego’s vast collection of incomparable natural settings, since it’s almost always sunny and 72. Museum-hop in the nation’s largest urban cultural park, catch the familiar whale migration from atop dramatic sandstone cliffs, or spread your blanket on the cool grass to catch an evening movie or concert. These public outdoor spaces are geographically unique to the southernmost city on America’s West Coast. You’re on vacation, so find the park that challenges your body, inspires your mind, or soothes your spirit, and then get out there and play! You’ll be glad you did.