If you’re heading out to sunny San Diego, it’s guaranteed you’ll spend quite a bit of time outside. However, if you aren’t familiar with the area you might miss out on some of the city’s best green spaces. During your stay, make time to explore the following areas, selected by the friendly staff at the Marina Inn, a cheap San Diego Convention Center hotel.
Mission Trails Regional Park
Encompassing nearly 6,000 acres of green space, this park provides plenty of opportunities to ride, hike, walk or simply enjoy a family picnic right smack dab in the middle of one of the most scenic areas of San Diego. There’s also a campsite (Kumeyaay Campground) within the park if you’re so inclined.
Grape Street Dog Park
The city’s largest play area for pooches, Grape Street Dog Park near the downtown area includes 5 acres populated with wide lawns, eucalyptus trees, and cascading water fountains. You’ll also find benches and picnic tables, ideal for a day in the park with your furry friend.
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
Nestled between Rancho Penasquitos and Sorrento Hills, this particular San Diego green space offers some 4,000 acres of land encompassing 14 different types of habitats and a waterfall. Wander along the 40 or so miles of multi-use trails and you’ll discover many rare and endangered animal and plant species.
Waterfront Park, located near inexpensive San Diego airport hotels, offers themed gardens and a central plaza with a seating area where you can take some time to soak in your surroundings. The park also includes broad plazas with elevated terraces, a children’s play zone, picnic areas, and plenty of well-maintained green spots.
Del Mar Mesa Preserve
Del Mar Mesa includes more than 900 acres of protected habitat and open space. The area also has more than 10 miles of biking, hiking and riding trails open to the public where you can enjoy the beautiful, green surroundings found here.
Named for Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Balboa Park is an easily accessible green space that offers something for just about everybody who happens to be in San Diego. The 1,200-acre park is home to the San Diego Zoo, natural vegetation zones, green belts, a botanical garden, a Japanese friendship garden, walking paths, a huge fountain, and tons of museums.
Now that you’ve got a full itinerary, you just need a place to stay. Let the Marina Inn & Suites in San Diego take care of that for you. We make booking easy and quick, dates are flexible, and we have the best rate guaranteed. Give us a call at 1-800-571-2933 to speak with a friendly Reservation Manager today!