5 Best Walking Trails in San Diego

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Meteorologists must be bored in San Diego. Really, the weather here is just about picture-perfect all year long. Okay, we have the occasional rain now and then, but generally speaking, most every day in sunny San Diego is a day to lace up your hiking boots and hit the many trails in our neck of the woods. We love living here because of the amazing places to see and so much to do, and enjoy the active lifestyle San Diego has to offer. We decided to showcase a few of the many walking trails we love that are not far from your back door!


Okay, so get ready. Make sure you put on the sunscreen, throw a few water bottles in your backpack and please don’t forget your camera. It’s a photographer’s paradise here. You’ll be walking by sun-drenched beaches, rugged terrain along the coast, and enjoy the amenities of a bustling urban area.


Let’s Start Moving Forward by Going Back in Time
San Diego is just drenched in history, particularly from the Old West. If you’d like a guided tour, and to learn about the history of our area, you can find knowledgeable guides at the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. You’ll be transported back in time and walk through the neighborhood’s colorful history, and we mean colorful. Historic red-light districts, the haunts where Wyatt Earp once lived, gambling halls where you can almost hear the dice rattling, glasses clinking and shots firing.


Serene Lagoon
So moving away from the rough-and-tumble Old West, just think about a serene hike on the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail. No boats are allowed on the lagoon (which is protected,) so that means absolutely nothing will stand in your way if you’d like to see rare seabirds and native plants. Aaaahhh… feeling more relaxed already.


I Left My Heart in San Diego
San Diego’s Balboa Park is the absolute, definitive heart of our city. Balboa Park offers a free walking tour where you will see gorgeous 17th-century Spanish architecture, and 1,200 acres of galleries, museums, and botanical gardens. You can catch this beautiful walk starting at 1 pm every Tuesday and Sunday.


Best Bay Views
We know we are partial, but we think San Diego has the best bay views of any city in the country. What better way to explore the views than on foot? Begin your stroll along the cobblestone walkways of Seaport Village for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Continue your walk along to the marina boardwalk just outside the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego for some family-friendly sights. Then it’s time to continue on to the Embarcadero Marina Park, which is a perfect place for picnicking, kite-flying and people-watching.


We’re Feeling Rugged
If you are up for a more adventurous day, take a hike through the rugged Torrey Pines State Reserve. Yes, it is all of 8 miles long, but the views are spectacular, not too rough and very kid-friendly. Plus, you might get a glimpse of a California gray whale or bottlenose dolphin.


If you love to hike, let our team at Richard Realty Partners show you our amazing variety of terrain and views to enjoy these sunny Southern California days. See you there!