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Chula Vista Day Itinerary

Start your day off by wandering along the serene paths of Chula Vista Bayfront Park, one of the Port’s 17 waterfront parks. Don’t miss the famous sculpture “Konoids” by Kenneth Capps that adorn the shoreline of the park.

Head over to the Living Coast Discovery Center and take part in an interactive wildlife learning experience with the region’s native animals and plants. The nature center, which sits on the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, offers everything from birding tours, daily shark and ray interactions, Nature Discovery Tours, and even overnight adventures.

For a truly memorable experience, the Living Coast Discovery Center invites adventurers to spend a Sunday morning in San Diego’s Back Bay in search of the illusive Giant Green Sea Turtles. These guided tours are put on in partnership with Chula Vista Kayak.

Visit the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge for a unique Salt Works Guided Nature Tour. These monthly walking tours offer a nice opportunity to learn about the history of the South Bay, and the plans for restoration of the refuge.

Grab a leisurely lunch at South Bay Fish & Grill, located in the Chula Vista Marina. This eatery features both fine dining and casual fare, and offers delicious seafood in a nautical yacht club atmosphere. A paradise for novice and expert boaters alike, the marina features more than 552 boat slips with modern concrete docks and private dock boxes.

Visit the scrub-covered slopes of Rice Canyon for an instructive look at the canyon’s plant life. The Rice Canyon trail is an easy going trail that runs for a total of two miles along a still-natural patch of canyon landscape. The canyon’s plant life mostly comprises of native riparian and coastal sage scrub.

Cast your fishing line off Chula Vista Bayside Park’s pier while admiring the picturesque views of South Bay. Surrounded by marinas, restaurants and shopping, the park features picnic and game tables, biking and walking paths.

End your day with a walk through Chula Vista Marina View Park and check out the waterfront public art piece, Wind Harp. The Park is also equipped with picnic tables, play equipment, an open play area and picturesque views of the Bay.

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