Popular Gardens in Palo Verde Lake

We've collected top 10 mentioned gardens in Palo Verde Lake from other articles such as San Diego 5 days itinerary, Fodor's Choice, The Atlas Heart.

Popular Gardens in Palo Verde Lake

Balboa Park
Balboa Park
4.8 (56270 ratings)4.5 (11675 ratings)
Sprawling outdoor destination is home to the city's renowned zoo, 17 museums, gardens & more.
San Diego, CA, USA
ParkFun & GamesHistory museumPlaygroundsGardens
Mentioned by 10Best
10 Best Romantic Things to Do Around San Diego
"With over 85 cultural and recreational facilities, Balboa Park is a must-see. It's probably best to start at the Visitor's Center for a map and events calendar, and to purchase a Balboa Park Explorer Pass, which provides entrance to most of park's attractions. The zoo is a big attraction, but there are also 16 museums, cultural centers, lawn bowling, a carousel, and a miniature railroad ride."
Japanese Friendship Garden
Japanese Friendship Garden
4.6 (4829 ratings)4 (284 ratings)
Balboa Park's Japanese gardens have koi ponds, bonsai trees, a teahouse, garden tours & more.
2215 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Non-profit organizationNature & ParksCultural centerGardenHistorical landmark
Mentioned by The Atlas Heart
101 Things to do in San Diego, California (From a Local) | Bucket List
"Located in Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden is a relaxing spot to spend an afternoon in San Diego. The garden was built to represent the friendship between San Diego and its sister city in Japan, Yokohama, and provides a unique and chilled out experience for visitors. Besides its zen atmosphere and impressive garden and architecture designs, the Japanese Friendship Garden hosts regular events throughout the year, such as yoga classes, meditation sessions, and the San Diego Sake Day."
Mentioned by y Travel Blog
16 Awesome (& Free) Things to do in San Diego With Kids
"There is an extra fee to enter the Japanese Friendship Garden, which is an expression of friendship between San Diego and its sister city, Yokohama. There’s an upper and lower strolling path where you can see koi pond, landscaped gardens and a Zen garden viewing deck. It’s a very tranquil space."
Mentioned by Red Tricycle
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"Feel the beauty of the waterfalls and greenery as you stroll the pathways of the Japanese Friendship Garden. Skip right past the entrance fee the third Tuesday of every month. As well, explore the Japanese rock garden and take in the current indoor display."
Botanical Building
Botanical Building
4.7 (3699 ratings)4.5 (997 ratings)
Domed building from the 1915 Panama-California Exposition & a garden with more than 2,000 plants.
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Botanical gardenNature & ParksGardens
Mentioned by San Diego 5 days itinerary
5-Day Best of San Diego Itinerary
"Study humankind at the San Diego Museum of Man, marvel at aeronautic engineering in the San Diego Air and Space Museum, then catch your breath in the Botanical Building. Head up to North Park for happy hour at Polite Provisions; its beautiful cocktail lounge may hook you up with some small plates if you’re hungry. Save the appetite, though—North Park’s Restaurant Row is nearby."
Amistad Park
Amistad Park
4.5 (8658 ratings)4 (17 ratings)
Sizable park featuring a manmade lake with boat rides, an open-air theater & areas for exercising.
Blvd. Alberto Limón Padilla 600, Mesa de Otay, 22510 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
ParkOutdoor ActivitiesGardensZoos
Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden
Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden
4.8 (655 ratings)4.5 (41 ratings)
Rose garden & wedding locale showcasing more than 100 varieties, with peak bloom in April & May.
2125 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
GardenNature & Parks
Old Cactus Garden (circa 1935)
Old Cactus Garden (circa 1935)
4.6 (80 ratings)
2150 Pan American Rd W, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Mentioned by Jasmine Alley
49 Most Instagrammable Places in San Diego in 2021
"Located in Balboa Park, this place deserves its own spot on my list of Instagrammable places in San Diego!. Cacti are super photo-worthy, and that San Diego sunshine will give you the perfect lighting for an epic photo. (PS. Check out this post on how to pose for Instagram photos!)"
San Diego Zoo Terrace Lagoon
San Diego Zoo Terrace Lagoon
Zoo, 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Te Mana Cafe
Te Mana Cafe
4.6 (190 ratings)
Laid-back cafe with an island vibe offering Hawaii-inspired eats, including breakfast & bowls.
4956 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107, USA
RestaurantBarCocktail barCoffee shopEvent venueGardenHawaiian restaurantHistorical landmarkTourist information center
Meditation Gardens
Meditation Gardens
4.9 (540 ratings)5 (479 ratings)
These tranquil gardens at a meditation center feature koi ponds, benches & sweeping ocean views.
215 W K St, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
Meditation centerNature & ParksGardens

Best Pastries in Palo Verde Lake

Dripz Coffee
Dripz Coffee
4.9 (24 ratings)
613 Pearl St, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Coffee shopPastry shopTea house
Mentioned by La Jolla Mom
La Jolla Happy Hour: 25 Best Bars and Restaurants to Try
"Time: Tuesday – Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.Specials: $2 off of appetizers and other food and drink specialsOcean View: Panoramic ocean viewWhy Go: Counter-serve café serving mostly Italian cuisine adjacent to UCSD with views in addition to indoor and outdoor seatingNeighborhood: Torrey Pines/UCSDAddress: 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, California 92037"
Mentioned by restaurantji.com
The Best Coffee Shops in La Jolla, CA
"It's always good, but the drinks are pretty inconsistent in quality. It seems like they always have new employees making the drinks different ways."
Grants Coffee Room
Grants Coffee Room
4.4 (208 ratings)
Serving a menu of breakfast fare & deli sandwiches, this corner shop carries beer, wine & groceries.
2953 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102, USA
Coffee shopBreakfast restaurantDeliMarketPastry shopSandwich shop
Sugar and Scribe Bakery - Fine Food
Sugar and Scribe Bakery - Fine Food
4.5 (394 ratings)
Quaint bakeshop featuring sweet treats & a selection of sandwiches & light meals to go.
7660 Fay Ave Suite I, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Brunch restaurantBakeryBreakfast restaurantCake shopCoffee shopCookie shopLunch restaurantPastry shopPie shopWedding bakery
Mentioned by lajollavacationrentalsca.com
The Best La Jolla Bakeries | La Jolla Vacation Rentals
"Sugar and Scribe is a quaint bakeshop located in the heart of downtown La Jolla. Voted the best bakery by San Diego Magazine and La Jolla Village News the bakery serves freshly made bread, pastries, cupcakes, cookies, and cakes. All of their pastries and bread are made in-house daily and they use all seasonal and local ingredients."
Mentioned by Eater San Diego
Where to Eat in La Jolla
"Breakfast, lunch and takeout baked goods make up the menu at Sugar and Scribe, which is extremely popular during breakfast and lunch hours. It’s worth a visit even just to peruse the various baked goods made fresh every day."

Romantic Restaurants, Getaway Places in Palo Verde Lake

Two Seven Eight
Two Seven Eight
4.6 (131 ratings)
A menu specializing in California-style cuisine & natural wines in a chill space with patio seating.
3687 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
American restaurantBarCocktail barWine bar
Newport Pizza & Ale House
Newport Pizza & Ale House
4.5 (429 ratings)
Raucous cantina offers tons of tap beers, at least 100 local & imported bottles, plus pizza.
5050 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107, USA
Pizza restaurantBarRestaurant
Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument
4.7 (8377 ratings)4.5 (4496 ratings)
This historic lighthouse & national monument offers a storied history & views all the way to Mexico.
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
ParkSights & LandmarksAttractionEntertainment and recreationHistorical placeMonumentMonuments & Statues
Mentioned by San Diego 5 days itinerary
San Diego – The Perfect Itinerary for First-Timers
"If you’re more of the outdoorsy type, head over to Cabrillo National Monument. You can check out the vintage Point Loma lighthouse and take in gorgeous views of the city harbor. Try to time your visit with low tide, because you’ll be able to check out the tide pools for creatures."
Mentioned by Fodor's Choice
Sights in San Diego
"This 160-acre preserve marks the site of the first European visit to San Diego, made by 16th-century explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo…"

Best Breakfast and Brunch Places in Palo Verde Lake

Barrio Star
Barrio Star
4.3 (808 ratings)
Creative spins on hearty Mexican eats & craft cocktails in a colorful cantina setting.
2706 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
Mexican restaurantBrunch restaurantLatin American restaurant
Baja Beach Cafe
Baja Beach Cafe
4.3 (2019 ratings)
Lively boardwalk hot spot offering a menu of fish tacos, burgers, sandwiches, burritos & specialty margaritas.
701 Thomas Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
Mexican restaurantAmerican restaurantBarBar & grillBreakfast restaurantBrunch restaurantCocktail barRestaurantSeafood restaurantSports bar
O B Donuts
O B Donuts
4.7 (223 ratings)
1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd UNIT C, San Diego, CA 92107, USA
Donut shopBreakfast restaurantSandwich shop

Vacation Rentals, Airbnb, Hotels & Cabins near Palo Verde Lake

Ayres Lodge Alpine
$237 /night
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Pio Pico Camping Resort Cottage 1
$178 /night
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Pio Pico Camping Resort Two-Bedroom Cabin 12
$164 /night
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