- Our list of the best things to do in Santee, California, features the top 371 nearby activities — including 163 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Santee, 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 23 things to do within the city of Santee, CA , followed by 348 popular activities in nearby cities, including La Mesa, La Jolla, San Diego, Escondido, Poway, Coronado, Ramona, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Encinitas, Del Mar, San Marcos, Spring Valley, National City, Imperial Beach, Carlsbad, Julian, Oceanside, Palm Springs and Temecula
Queen Califa's Magical Circle is the only project of this kind in America. It has 10 sculptures, without the benches which are also sculpted. Inside of it there are planted native shrubs, maintaining the tone of the site.
Presenting all forms of art created since 1950, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, seeks to engage the public through their exhibitions of art, artists, and the artistic process. In addition to their collection of 4,000 works, the museum hosts a wide-variety of traveling exhibitions and demonstrations.
Shell Beach is a great place to explore tide pools which form due to low tides. A popular attraction here is the Seal Rock Reserve which is a big rock where seals and sea lions can be spotted resting and soaking up the sun.
The La Jolla Children's Pool is a popular spot for wading, swimming and spending time with the sea lions and harbor seals that have adopted the Pool as their own. Parking is free, but paid lots are also available. Lifeguards are on duty.
Windansea Beach often has great surfing conditions. Therefore, it often serves as the homeport for some of surfers very best athletes including Joey Cabell, Pat Curren, Mike Diffenderfer, Chris O'Rourke, Mickey Munoz and Butch Van Artsdalen. Swimmers can swim in the lifeguard protected area.
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15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027 MoreLess Info
San Diego Zoo Safari Park allows the visitors to observe a wide range of animals such as giraffes, rhinos and cheetahs in their natural habitat. The park organizes safari tours, educational programs and also maintains a petting zoo.
Extending 1.5 miles along the peninsula of Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is one of the most beautiful places in California. Visitors and hikers will enjoy the ocean views, cliff faces, and numerous caves.
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1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014 MoreLess Info
Multi-use San Dieguito County Park features playgrounds, picnic areas and pavilions and is available for weddings and special events. The park is also home to Miracle Field, a baseball field that accommodates children and adults with special needs