For a fun day out, National City offers an assortment of recreational activities for every age and interest. If you’re an avid golfer, check out the National City Golf Course. With holes ranging from a par five to par three, the National City Golf Course lets you use every club in the bag.
Check out Skate San Diego, a 50 year-old roller skating rink that brings skating fun to the whole family. It’s a great place for birthday parties and family outings too!
When choosing what to do in San Diego to fill up your afternoon, make sure to check out National City’s wide variety of parks. The El Toyon Park, a community staple, is a 25-acre facility that includes the El Toyon Recreation Center, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball and football fields, picnic areas, a playground, a horseshoe pit and a brand new Astroturf soccer field.
Another favorite is Kimball Park, a 30-acre facility that consists of the Kimball Recreation Center, National City Civic Center, National City Public Library, A Reason to Survive (ARTS) center, the MLK Community Center and the Bowl (amphitheater). In addition to these great centers, sports enthusiasts can happily take advantage of baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts and even a new skate park. Last but not least is Las Palmas Park, a 30-acre park that encompasses the Luis Camacho Recreation Center, the National City Municipal Olympic-sized Pool, baseball fields, tennis courts, a snack bar, and picnic and playground areas.
Pepper Park is National City’s newest addition to its waterfront offerings. This 5 ½-acre park has picnic areas, a boat launching ramp and a fishing pier equipped with lighting for night fishing. The park, named in honor of National City businessman and civic leader Leonard Pepper, will be home to a future aquatic center set to be completed in the spring of 2013!
The City of National City’s Recreation Programs department is dedicated to helping residents and visitors alike rediscover hidden talents, reconnect with friends and family, and relax in the community. Each season National City hosts events and other things to do in San Diego including athletic programs, community classes, art exhibits and special events.
For all those who want to explore San Diego while also getting exercise, check out the Bayshore Bikeway, a 24-mile bikeway with spectacular views of the San Diego waterfront. The bikeway takes you through the cities of Imperial Beach, Coronado, National City, Chula Vista and San Diego.