Secret Spots To Explore In San Diego

May 3, 2016

One thing that makes San Diego great is that there are so many fun places to explore. If you are looking to get outdoors and see what the beautiful coastal city has to offer, here are three secret spots you’ll want to explore while in San Diego.

Did you know that there’s a secret cave out by Cabrillo National Monument? Cabrillo National Monument already has much to offer. For example, you can explore the lighthouse, go tide pooling, learn more about the history of the area and more. While you’re here, you can also visit the secret cave that is located amidst the cliffs. The opening of the cave can be found amidst a large cove at the base of the cliffs and while the cave is pretty cool, the whole area is beautiful and fun to explore. Just remember that you’ll want to explore this cave before high tide as it can be dangerous during this time.

If you want to go hiking in the area and love finding stellar mountain top views, then Glider Port located at Black Mountain is just the place for you. While Black Mountain offers 2,352 acres of open hiking trails, stunning views and even old and forgotten mines to explore, there is also something called Glider Port. Glider Port is the summit of Black Mountain, which offers an incredible 360 degree view of the city below. The summit is 1,554 feet. If you want to see stunning views of San Diego, then a hike to Glider Port is a must.

Torrey Pines State Reserve, located amidst the Broken Hill Loop Trail offers one of the best locations to see a beautiful sunset in San Diego. Torrey Pines State Reserve is the premier beach park in San Diego county and offers beautiful cliffs, five miles of sandy beaches and several miles of hiking trails and take you to various areas within the park. If you’re looking for a hike amidst the beach, head over to Torrey Pines State Reserve today. For more information visit

If you will be staying in one of the affordable extended stay hotels in San Diego, be sure to discover these hidden spots!