Pump tracks, waterfalls, footgolf, Stonewall Peak, geocaching, ukelele jams, Cameron Crowe, circus center, Otay Lake kayaking
Stroll among the art and plants at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
Photograph by Sydney Prather
Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
1270 Vale Terrace Drive
Discover Alice’s Hidden Tearoom, do Saturday morning yoga in the rose garden, or simply take in the Vista Valley view and stroll among the art and plants at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. $5 for adults and $3 for kids 3-12, there are too many activities to list at this affordable North County wonderland. Of note: the fragrant Garden Labyrinth with ocean view; the Medicinal Herb Garden; and a pond with live turtles in the Ceremonial Garden. Visit July 4 for catered BBQ and fireworks ($60 adults, $25 kids, reservations required. altavistabotanicalgardens.org).