Nestor is a community located on the south end of San Diego, California, a 22-minute commute from the city center. There is some commercial activity in the neighborhood along Coronado Avenue where a drive-in theatre is situated along with local restaurants, a motel, and other businesses that can be reached on foot by residents of the area.
San Diego has nice weather for walking with your dog most of the year with warm, sunny days being the norm. Summer days can be very hot and many pet owners avoid venturing out at the height of the day when temperatures are more extreme. Winters are cool, but mild with temperatures usually above freezing and snow being almost unheard of. Some rain, overcast days, and fog occur during the spring. Rainfall, however, is not heavy and clouds usually lift later in the day, providing a clear, pleasant day for pedestrians and their pets.
Most of the area is made up of single-family, detached homes on well-landscaped properties, however, there are also some apartment complexes in the region. The terrain is flat and people and pets of all mobility levels can get around the neighborhood easily on foot without having to climb up steep hills. Sidewalks are prevalent along residential and commercial streets, so you and you pup have a separate, safe walkway to use when traveling around the district on foot.
The interstate on the east side creates an impediment to pedestrians and is not a pet-friendly area with noise and high-speed traffic. Cross this roadway only where pedestrian ways exist.
There are some local community parks that provide greenways in the Nestor neighborhood. Berry Park is a small open grassy park with picnic tables, trees, and a paved walking path that makes a good walking destination for people and pups. Nestor Park has grassy areas, trees, picnic tables, and barbecue grills. Doggie waste bags are provided and dog owners are encouraged to clean up after their dogs.
If you are looking for a larger natural space to hike with your hound, check out the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park just south of Nestor. This park provides 1,800 acres of wildlife habitat, forests, sage scrub, and mesas along a river valley. The park has 22 miles of hiking trails to explore. The trails are also used by cyclists and equestrians, so keep your dog leashed and watch out for other users. There is also a bird and butterfly garden with recreational facilities and fields in the greenway.