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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in San Diego This Year

Cameron Hendrickson | April 6, 2021 | Lifestyle Feature

Here's our list of some of the best things to do on Earth Day 2021 in San Diego, including outdoor activities for kids and the whole family.


1. Everyday California Kayak Tours

Everyday California’s eco-friendly kayak tours take guests ages 5 and up through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, a marine protected area packed with sea lions, dolphins, sea turtles and garibaldi, California’s state fish. Adventurers can choose to explore La Jolla’s Seven Sea Caves or enjoy a combination kayak and snorkel tour to get up close to sea life. 858.454.6195

2. Gratitude Garden at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is planting a gratitude garden to celebrate Earth Day all month long. The hotel will offer seed paper at its outlets and front desk, on which guests can write what they are grateful for before the messages are planted in the garden. Order the Gratitude & Gin or Ray of Sun cocktail while you’re there, as $1 from each drink purchased will support Olivewood Gardens, an organization focused on environmental stewardship. 855.430.7503

3. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

From majestic coastal views to rare Torrey pine trees, the 1,750-acre Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is one of the most famed hiking destinations in San Diego. Try the ¾-mile Beach Trail to soak in nature before you reach Torrey Pines State Beach or try the flower-filled Guy Fleming Trail for a quick and easy hike that affords you stunning views of Los Peñasquitos Marsh and the coastline. 858.755.2063

4. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The pandemic hasn’t put a stop to the traditions at Carlsbad Ranch, where its 50-acre fields of vibrant ranunculus are in full bloom through May 9. For an Earth Day staycation, book the Stay, Smell & Smile package at The Cassara Carlsbad to enjoy two tickets to the Flower Fields, waived parking, and transportation to and from the venue—plus views of the petals from the hotel. 760.431.0352,; 760.827.3232

Photography by: Photos courtesy of Everyday California