Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South
700 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 474-2800
Fax: (619) 474-1689
This establishment is a popular golf course in South County. Choose to play through quickly on nine of the 18 holes and finish in about four hours, or, if you have more time, play the entire narrow course, hoping you do not hit a hook or slice. For an added challenge, water will affect your play when approaching three holes. Rates are seasonal.
A 15-minute drive south will take you to one of the few remaining salt-marsh habitats on the Pacific coast. At the Chula Vista Nature Center, families can take guided nature walks while observing hundreds of species of birds in their natural surroundings. Afterwards, stop by the petting tank for an up close look at sharks, bat rays, and jellyfish. Let your children experience the wonders and joys of nature safely at this great center. Check their website for current rate information.
Numerous state and national cycling champions and one world champion have come from this club since it was founded in 1946. Club membership includes coaching and training programs, access to some of the best races in the West, discounts on club clothing, medical coverage in any of the club activities and monthly training races. The club has won countless awards, and has been voted Southern California's #1 Racing Club. Visit the Web site for membership information, sponsorships, race results, photo galleries and the monthly calendar of events and meetings.
Home to the San Diego Padres, this state-of-the-art baseball park is one of the league's treasures with world class facilities, beautiful views of the city and comfortable seats for 42,000 fans. Besides baseball, Petco Park is used for many civic events like fireworks, picnics, and concerts.
This skate park encompasses 16,000 square feet of concrete ramps, bowls, grinds and jumps and the park caters to all skateboarding skill levels.
Come to this driving range and see if you can hit some of the colorful target areas marked by flags, although some visitors and regular customers prefer to just try and hit the various distance markers. Don't worry; you do not have to be an experienced golfer to play here. This range is lighted and offers you 30 grass tees and 18 mat stations.
There are other bike and pedicab companies in the downtown area, but this was the first. Tour downtown, the Embarcadero, or the historic Gaslamp District in fun and fresh air. No reservations needed, just call up and a driver will meet you to take you shopping, dining, or sightseeing. At night, go club-hopping and the driver will take you to the head of the line. It is a unique way to see the city if you are a visitor, but even the locals seem to enjoy this service.
Open enrollment clinics for children and adults are available at this tennis center that has eight courts and offers private and group instruction. Private lessons are by appointment.
If you are an avid tennis player looking for courts in San Diego, try this complex located on the luxuriousCoronado Island. Eight great courts await you, three of them lighted. No reservations are required, but guests are advised to arrive early. Best of all, there is no fee to play on the courts. So, do not delay. Come master your serve or tame that high-flying return on these excellent courts.
The centrally located library is just a few steps away from Horton Plaza and the Gaslamp District. Its cheerful children's section can make for a nice family interlude in between shopping and dining in the area. Downstairs, regular exhibits are free to the public. The third floor offers a business-friendly reference center, staffed with helpful librarians. The library also stocks all local San Diego bus schedules and many other useful resources for tourists and travelers.
The San Diego Bay, home to Naval ships and various merchant ships, extends many miles from Point Loma to Chula Vista. Tourists and locals may take advantage of these Pacific Ocean waters, with many spots offering entrance to the bay. At the south end, this paved boat launch ramp, free of charge, is an ideal location for water fanatics to begin their seaside endeavors. However, guests must bring their own boat, as there are no rentals on site. Along with the boat launch ramp, picnic facilities are available on the premises for those seeking a break from water activities.
The two parks are by the marina and are often used by tourists and fishermen alike. Outdoor concerts are often held here in summer. You can even fly a kite if you want to! The Embarcadero 'Marina' Park Pier or South Embarcadero Park Pier is located over the bay's mud bottom which makes it ideal for fishing. Its a great spot to fish because of the eel grass. Good angling can also be had close to the shoreline rocks. Restrooms are adjacent to the pier. Metered parking, a picnic area and basketball courts are near-by in the park. Handicapped parking and restrooms are also available.