Swimmers and sunlovers are drawn to the excellent surf conditions and soft sand San Diego beaches offer.

The City's reservoirs provide a variety of outdoor activities, such as boating, fishing, and hiking. El Capitan is the only reservoir that allows the use of personal watercraft , such as jetskis. Lake Hodges offeres a unique setting to enjoy Windsurfing.

Swim, splash and play with the Park & Recreation Aquatics Program .

San Diego's miles and miles of publicly owned open space and preserves provide outdoor recreation and scenic beauty.

Recreation centers throughout the City offer a variety of recreational activities.

The City of San Diego Park & Recreation Department operates three municipal golf courses . Torrey Pines, Balboa Park, and Mission Bay Golf Course and Practice Center.

The City of San Diego is proud to host hundreds of special events each year. See this week's Special Events.

Mission Bay Park , the West Coast's largest aquatic park, covers more than 4,000 acres and offers a wide range of recreational activities.

Mission Trails Regional Park encompasses nearly 5,800 acres of both natural and developed recreational areas for hiking and overnight camping.

San Diego Arts and Cultural

Sister Property

Chula Vista Nature Center | Website

Interactive exhibits at the Nature Center describe the history, geology, ecology, natural history and bio-diversity of Sweetwater Marsh and San Diego Bay. Exhibits include a shark and ray tank, aviaries housing waterbirds, hawks and owls, bird watching platforms and drought tolerant gardens attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

Open Tuesday-Sunday
1000 Gunpowder Point Drive
(at the west end of E Street)
(619) 409-5900
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre | Website
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre is an outdoor performing arts theater with reserved seating for 10,000 and additional seating for 10,000 on an attractively landscaped lawn. The amphitheatre is located just 17 minutes from downtown San Diego in Chula Vista, and is the area's first major concert facility designed specifically for music.

Open year-round.
2050 Entertainment Circle
(off Auto Park Drive)
(619) 671-3600
Chula Vista's scenic harbor offers spectacular views and easy access to southern San Diego Bay. The harbor includes two marinas, an RV park, and several restaurants. It is also home to Chula Vista Yacht Club and two waterfront parks. Various sport fishing, sight-seeing and whale-watching charters operate out of Chula Vista Harbor.  
Marina and RV Park
550 Marina Parkway
(619) 691-1860
California Yacht Marina
640 Marina Parkway
(619) 422-2595
Knotts Soak City USA | Website
San Diego County's wildest water adventure park! Thirty-two water-logged acres packed with 22 of the most intense water rides imaginable -- all themed to the surf woodies and longboards of the 1950s San Diego coast!

Open May through September
2052 Entertainment Circle
(off Auto Park Drive)
(619) 661-7373
U.S. Olympic Training Center | Website | Tour Info
An official U.S. Olympic Committee training facility dedicated to the development of America's current and future Olympic athletes participating in nine sports including archery, rowing, canoe/kayak, soccer, softball, field hockey, tennis, track and field, and cycling. See athletes training, take a free guided tour of the facilities and shop at the Olympic Spirit Store.

Open year-round.
2800 Olympic Parkway (619) 656-1500
OnStage Playhouse | Website
Downtown Chula Vista's only live community theatre with an up-close, intimate setting. OnStage is recognized as a significant cultural arts contributor to the community, and consistently impresses its audiences, critics, and judges with continuing high-quality productions. The theater seats 60 playgoers, and produces six or more plays per year. If you're looking to pursue your acting career (or you want to have fun), you may even choose to audition!  
291 Third Avenue (619) 422-RSVP [7787]
Otay Valley Regional Park | Website
The Otay Valley Regional Park (OVRP) is a multi-jurisdictional park that runs through Chula Vista. The OVRP offers its visitors a relaxing sense of well being in a natural river valley. There are trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians. Those with a passion for angling will find peaceful fishing holes along the trails throughout the OVRP. Discover native plants and animals, and enjoy the great indoors!  
OVRP Ranger Station
2155 Beyer Boulevard