- Our list of the best things to do in National City, California, features the top 280 nearby activities — including 118 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- National City, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Food & Drink, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 13 things to do within the city of National City, CA , followed by 267 popular activities in nearby cities, including La Mesa, La Jolla, San Diego, Coronado, Chula Vista, Santee, Poway, El Cajon, Del Mar, Spring Valley, Imperial Beach, Ramona, Palm Springs and Temecula
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Southerly terminus of Tidelands Street, National City, CA 91951 MoreLess Info
Offering a boat launching ramp and fishing pier, Pepper Park was named in honor of a local businessman. The park is suitable for families and further offers a playground and picnic area for group gatherings.
AMC Plaza Bonita 14 is a movie theater that has amenities including stadium seating, theatre rentals, and digital projection. The cinema also has closed captioning, assisted listening devices, and wheelchair access.
Located within the Rice Canyon Open Preserve, the Rice Canyon Trail is a 4 mile trail of mixed dirt surfaces. The mostly-level trail cuts through scattered ground cover and serves as an excellent fitness trail or beginning hiking excursion.
As a railroad museum, National City Depot features both indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying artifacts like rail cars, miniature trains, and more. Visitors can also explore the interior of a vintage streetcar.
Open during Halloween season, Pumpkin Station has a pumpkin patch as well as children's attractions including a Ferris wheel, giant slide, mini slide, play center, train ride and petting zoo. They also offer 3 hour private parties.
Created for use by the entire community, Kimball Park offers a variety of recreational activities. Along with a playground and skating facility, the park is further equipped with an amphitheater where concerts and other special events are held.
Providing for an array of activities, El Toyon Park offers something for all ages. Along with a fully equipped playground, the park has both tennis and basketball courts, an athletic field and separate doggie play area.
Providing performing arts events for the community, Liberty Hall Theatre features a mix of entertainment, from jazz bands to plays. The theater stars local actors and musicians from the community in its plays.