Map Landmarks in San Diego

Map Landmarks in San Diego
When you are looking to find landmarks on a map of San Diego to visit, you will find many venues for outdoor activities, such as the Mission Trails Regional Park, the Cabrillo National Monument, Mission Bay Park and more. While you are in San Diego, check out all the recreational adventures waiting for you to explore.

Mission Trails Regional Park

Visit a park that covers more than 5,800 acres of San Diego hills and natural landscape. Mission Trails Regional Park is reminiscent of the way San Diego was in the early days of its discovery, with miles of hiking trails that wind through the park's native trees and plant life as well as great sightseeing locations of the San Diego area. The park also has several campgrounds and Lake Murray Reservoir, which includes the Old Mission Dam, used for providing water for Mission San Diego de Alcala. The visitors center for Mission Trails Regional Park has a great deal of information to help you learn more about the wildlife, history and activities available in the park and even some information about the Native Americans who called this area home.

Mission Trails Regional Park
One Father Junipero Serra Tr.
San Diego, CA 92119
(619) 668-3281
mtrp.org/

Cabrillo National Monument

Dedicated to the first European discoverer of the San Diego area in 1542, Cabrillo National Monument is a landmark to explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Set on the westernmost stretch of land across the bay from San Diego, the Cabrillo National Monument is a great sightseeing location with views of the bay as well as the Pacific Ocean and native flora and fauna of the Point Loma Peninsula on which the monument is located. There is also a ranger-led guided tour of the Point Loma area including the Cabrillo Monument as well as the old Point Loma lighthouse, where you will be given details and information during the tour about the history and local stories about the region.

Cabrillo National Monument
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 557-5450
nps.gov/cabr/index.htm

Mission Bay Park

Mission Bay Park is a huge aquatic park on the western edge of San Diego that encompasses more than 4,200 acres of land and water, with Mission Bay covering the majority of the area. The park features many outdoor activities, such as swimming, sailing, fishing and several miles of hiking trails around the lake. There are also a few self-guided tour areas like Mariner's Point, Perez Cove and the Northern Wildlife Preserve with 9 acres of salt marshes that are the home to native wildlife including the Belding's savannah sparrow and larval fish. Tecolote Creek, one of the inlets on Mission Bay, includes many species of ducks, such as the ruddy duck, the green-winged teal and even the bufflehead.

Mission Bay Park
Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 581-7602
sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/parks/missionbay/

Article Written By Carl Pruit

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.

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