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2022 Best Places for Outdoor Activities in California

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  1. #6 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Irvine

    City in California,

    551 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says I love Irvine! I went to UCI for my bachelors degree and it was a beautiful area. There are many activities to do beyond campus life. My friends and I would ride our bikes in the park and then get....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 272,694,

  2. #26 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America.

    San Diego

    City in California,

    1054 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Since moving here in 2015 right out of high school, I found this magical city that I call home. The perks are endless. There are loads of activities to get into, many of them being outdoors. There is...Overall, my time in this city and the state of California has been magical, and I do not plan on leaving anytime soon..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 1,414,545,

  3. #28 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Hayward

    City in California,

    270 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've lived here for approximately 10 years and it is an up-and-coming neighborhood. With close access to many major cities in the bay, it is a good distance from the airport with good access to the...Schools close by include Pre-k to 12th and various schools to choose from. There are charters, public, and privates all within access of this neighborhood. There have also been many recent projects working on aesthetics and safety. Many murals have been put up, new street lights, and sidewalk implements. With the rise and continuous add-on of new....

    Read 270 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 158,817,

  4. #29 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Long Beach

    City in California,

    831 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says Besides being a calm and tourist beach city, it is a place with plenty to do such as restaurants, activities, exploring, and having a blast at the beach. Not only does it offer many day excitement,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 462,081,

  5. #31 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Thousand Oaks

    City in California,

    360 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Not only was I born and raised in Thousand Oaks (husband as well), I’ve raised my 5 kids here! The schools are excellent, sports programs are top notch, great training facilities such as Mamba....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 127,648,

  6. #33 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Santa Ana

    City in California,

    465 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Downtown Santa Ana is lively with several entertainment options, from movies, drag brunch, clubs, and bars, to a monthly art show, & street festivals. The entertainment options are quite eclectic,....

    Read 465 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Population: 332,610,

  7. #37 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Pasadena

    City in California,

    268 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says Pasadena is a beautiful town with great people. There are a lot of great historical buildings to admire especially near Old Pasadena. They do a great job of preserving their culture and history! The....

    Read 268 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 142,017,

  8. #51 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Ventura

    City in California,

    170 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The beach is five minutes away from midtown, who doesn't love the beach? The weather is on average around the 70's during the spring and early summer. The temperature rarely goes above 85 degrees.....

    Read 170 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 108,467,

  9. #54 Best Cities for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Oxnard

    City in California,

    583 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Lovely beaches, great food, farms, established financial institutions, multiple businesses, churches, and military bases. Local Seabees, students, and a great mixture of general public make up this...I earned my Associate of Science in Business Administration from Oxnard College & transferred to CSU Channel Islands nearby. The actual islands are only 5-6 miles off the coast. This is a great....

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    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Population: 207,722,

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