Magazine article Sunset

Scenic South Coast: The Coastline from San Diego to Los Angeles Is Southern California at Its Sun-Drenched, Sandy-Beach, Family-Fun Best

Magazine article Sunset

Scenic South Coast: The Coastline from San Diego to Los Angeles Is Southern California at Its Sun-Drenched, Sandy-Beach, Family-Fun Best

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* DRIVING DISTANCE: 133mi/213km round trip

* DURATION: 1-2 days

* DON'T MISS: San Diego Zoo, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Catalina Island

* DID YOU KNOW: Huntington Beach, known as "Surf City," is home to both a surf museum and the sport's Hall of Fame.

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CORONADO. Just north of the Hotel del Coronado is Coronado City Beach, which is routinely ranked as one of the nation's best beaches. Cross the Coronado Bridge to 1-5, which leads north to ...

SAN DIEGO (5mi/8km). Must-see sights include Balboa Park, home of the San Diego Zoo and the House of Charm, and the Gaslamp Quarter, which offers great nightlife and restaurants. Don't miss Old Town SHP and Mission Bay, where you can ride the new Journey To Atlantis at SeaWorld. Continue north on 1-5, then exit at Ardath Rd. to reach ...

LA JOLLA (15mi/24km). Shop on Prospect Street, the Rodeo Drive of San Diego County. Continue north via North Torrey Pines Rd. past Scripps Institution of Oceanography to Torrey Pines SR, then return to 1-5 north and drive to ...

CARLSBAD (26mi/41km). Known for its gorgeous flower fields and LEGOLAND. From Carlsbad, you can take Hwy. 78 east to reach San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, or continue north on 1-5 to ...

OCEANSIDE (4mi/6km). Stop in at the California Welcome Center, then enjoy Oceanside's beaches and beautiful Mission San Luis Rey. Travel 1-5 north to . …

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