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Top park recommendations from locals

Surf Spot
“Park with basketball courts, picnic tables, bbq grills, snack bar, restrooms, and playground. It is located across the street from the beach and has a parking lot with free parking. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“There are 4.5 miles of park trails to meander through, surrounded by chaparral, woodlands, wetlands, mixed grasslands. Two fishing ponds and plenty of open grass area, perfect for a picnic day, or to simply relax!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“It's really close by. Nice little ocean-view picnic park with a short walking path around it. Good play ground for kids.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“ Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the 22-room, 7,000-square-foot historic adobe served as the headquarters of Rancho Guajome, a Mexican land grant. The large rambling Spanish Colonial style hacienda has two courtyards, an arcaded veranda, and a chapel in a former small house. The adobe is surrounded by wetland open space that is home to a variety of wildlife such as raccoons, ring-necked pheasants, white-tailed kites, least Bell's vireo and the great horned owl. Take a hike! The 112-acre park offers picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and camping.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Oak Riparian Park is a scenic public park that connects to over 6.4 miles of trails via Carlsbad’s Calavera Trail System, providing access to the Lake Calavera Trails. The park itself features two playgrounds, public restrooms, grassy fields & several picnic areas.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Soccer Field
“Great park for kids, families, etc. Large playing fields, playgrounds, restrooms. My access point for the San Luis Rey River Trail bike path.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful place to walk along the paved walkway or on the sand. Adjacent to the Oceanside Pier with lots of restaurants and shops nearby.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Nature Preserve
“The caretaker is a good friend of mine, and it is a beautiful nature preserve - worth checking out. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
  • 1 local recommends
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“Beautiful scenic views and great hiking trails. You feel like your in a min Yosemite! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“This is a great place to: a picnic, feed the ducks and go on a light hike! This park is very pet friendly as well. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Wild Wonders is where kids and adults can “tame” their curiosity for wildlife. Through live tours and interactive programs, our 120 animal ambassadors and educators will take you on a dynamic adventure you won’t forget. Our goal is to excite the public and foster a desire to preserve and learn about wildlife, and the important role they play in the planet we share.”
  • 1 local recommends