"Just Driving Around..." Nature Walks / Hikes / Bikes / Drives Tip by travelgirl3

  Valley outside Carlsbad, CA
by travelgirl3

One day, we jumped in the rental car and drove North to Carlsbad, where turned inland on Highway 78 towards the San Diego Wild Animal Park and Ramona. We turned off at a couple of sideroads, and ended up on a beautiful road which ran up the side of the valley. On the way, we passed lemon, lime, orange and avocado groves, as well as several vinyards. On 1 particular road, we passed the most beautiful homes, nestled into the hills, each with a fantastic view.

From 78, we turned south on Highway 67, a busier highway, but still very hilly with nice views. We stopped for a snack at Burger King in Lakeside, then onto 8 & 94, back to the city.

This is one of our favourite things to do on vacation. Just grab a map, a tank of gas, and drive! You never know what you'll find.

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  • Written Oct 24, 2004
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