If the crown fits, why not fill your bucket-list with magical places to visit? These seven day trips around San Diego will make you feel like you've been transported to a real-life fairytale. You can skip out on a trip to Disneyland and visit all of these dreamy spots instead.

Load up your crew and unleash your magical side on a Disney-ish tour around the city.

From the untouched coastline to a hidden beach tower and a stunning topiary garden, you'll want to visit these destinations more than once.

You can visit a 60-foot tall cliffside tower for an unforgettable Neverland adventure on Laguna Beach or channel your inner Queen of Hearts at Edna Harper's topiary garden. 

Both are free to visit so you can splurge on film or snacks to take with you as you explore. 

Who's ready for a little magic?

"Rapunzel's Tower"

Price: Free

Location: Victoria Beach, CA

Why You Need To Go: You can take a picture in front of "Rapunzel's Tower" and feel like you've rescued yourself from the clutches of an evil step-mother.


Edna Harper's Topiary Garden

Price: Free

Location: 3549 Union St., San Diego, CA

Why You Need To Go: This garden is filled with over 50 figures that you can admire. 

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Torrey Pines State Beach

Price: $10 - $25 for parking

Location: 12600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., San Diego, CA

Why You Need To Go: Unleash your inner mermaid at this stunning untouched beach. You can sink your toes in the sand and get a little R&R in the sunshine. 

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Spruce Street Suspension Bridge

Price: Free

Location: West Spruce Street, San Diego, CA 

Why You Need To Go: One way to get a dose of Tarzan is at this suspension bridge hidden in the city.


Kayak The La Jolla Sea Caves

Price: $30 for a 90 minute tandem kayak rental 

Location: 2164 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA

Why You Need To Go: You and your BFF can channel your inner Ariel and explore the coastline. 

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Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Price: Free tours

Location: 13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido, CA

Why You Need To Go: You can taste your way through the vineyard and get incredible mountain and orchard views. 

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Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

Price: $3 

Location: 12020 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 

Why You Need To Go: With 3,700 acres of the preserve to explore, you can stroll through groves of trees or take a hike to the waterfall. 

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We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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