Outdoor Activities

Sunrise from Cabrillo National Monument
Outdoor enthusiasts can witness beautiful vistas at Cabrillo National Monument.

NPS Photo


With plenty of sunshine year round, it’s easy to enjoy outdoor activities in San Diego and at Cabrillo National Monument during any time of the year. Each month, the City basks in an average of 68% sunny days, and the typical temperature will be just over 70 degrees, even during the winter.

Some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy while at Cabrillo National Monument:

  • Hiking – The Bayside Trail is a scenic 2-mile trail that takes you through a prime example of endangered coastal sage scrub habitat
  • Birding
  • Photography
  • Whale watching (during winter months)
  • Tidepooling (during winter months)
  • Enjoying the native plants (year round) and wildflowers (during the spring and summer months)
  • Bicycling along Cabrillo Memorial Drive
  • Watching ships cruise in and out of San Diego Harbor
  • Taking in the nearly-360 degree view of the City of San Diego, Pacific Ocean, Mexico, and the surrounding mountains to the north and east
  • Solitude

Click here to visit the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau website to find out what the weather will be like during your visit.

Last updated: July 22, 2016

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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106


(619) 523-4285

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