Located within the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Border Field State Park sits in the very southwestern corner of the United States, 15 miles south of San Diego. This important wildlife habitat, comprised of sand dunes and salt marshes, gives refuge to critically threatened and endangered birds such as the Western Snowy Plover, the California Least Tern, and the Light-footed Ridgway’s Rail.
Imperial Beach Pier is the southernmost pier in the San Diego area and the entire state of California. It is a wooden-planked pier that extends 1491 feet out towards the horizon. At the end of the pier it widens and the walkway wraps around a seafood restaurant called The Tin Fish which has outdoor seating with umbrellas and is a pleasant place to hangout.
The Chula Vista Amphitheatre is currently called the North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre but has been formally known as the Coors Amphitheatre, the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, the Sleep Train Amphitheatre and more recently the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre. One of the larger venues in San Diego, it has a 20,500 seat capacity.
A highlight of any visit to San Diego is spending time on San Diego Bay. The sparkling waters of this California coastal city bay are defined by an embarcadero, a charming island, a peninsula, and a graceful bridge.