Good weather equals plenty of park time in San Diego. Our best parks have views, trails, playgrounds and plenty of grass to enjoy in our year-round sunshine. Which you choose depends on the part of town you're in and what you'd like to do there.
The new Waterfront Park is perfect for kids in the downtown area who love splash pads and state-of-the-art play areas. Its convenient location across the street from the Embarcadero means that is'a nice break in between a walk through Little Italy or perhaps a spin through the San Diego Maritime Museum.
Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park. Whether you have multiple days or a half-day to spend here, it is definitely worth of any San Diego sightseeing itinerary. In between the 16 museums lies multiple gardens, hiking trails, walking trails, playgrounds and pet-friendly amenities.
Lastly, we have Cabrillo National Monument located out on Point Loma. It's San Diego's only National Park Service park and has several interesting parts to it. Of course, it pays tribute to Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the Spanish explorer who first set foot in California. But, there are also historic structures, WWII bunkers, trails, tide pools and spectacular ocean views.
And, there are a myriad of other San Diego parks worthy of a visit.