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San Diego off the beaten path

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San Diego off the beaten path
San Diego is a border city, so it's only a short ride to check out the wonders of Mexico.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Coronado Island
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Coronado Island

A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away. Developed in 1888 as a beach resort town, and home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, the island is blessed with one of the finest beaches in the world and bathed in endless sunshine. Coronado today is a vibrant beach community loaded with... More

A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away. Developed in 1888 as a beach resort town, and home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, the island is blessed with one of the finest beaches in the world and bathed in endless sunshine. Coronado today is a vibrant beach community loaded with charm. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mission Trails Regional Park
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Mission Trails Regional Park

Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, picnic facilities, and lots of wide open spaces. Run, bike or walk and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenery.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Viejas Casino
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Viejas Casino

Located only 25 miles east of San Diego on an Indian Reservation, this popular casino complex features live entertainment, slot machines and full-service gaming tables.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

This train museum runs a vintage border train from Campo to Tecate, Mexico. The total trip is about 70 rail miles to and from Campo. The experience offers open vistas, secluded valleys and spectacular views.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Pacific Beach
Pacific Beach

A three-mile boardwalk goes all the way to the Mission Bay Harbor Channel, complete with funky beach bars and shops. Pacific Beach is a favorite haunt of college students and young adults living the California dream.

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