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10 Best Things to do in La Jolla, California

Posted on January 29, 2014 by Tijon Employee
La Jolla is considered to be one of the most affluent neighborhoods in San Diego. It is known for their world class beaches and attractions. Occupying 7 miles along the Pacific Ocean on a hilly seaside, La Jolla attracts travelers from near and far. Here are 10 of the top places to make some time to visit during your next stop in La Jolla.

1. Tijon Fragrance Lab & Boutique
You are sure to have a unique experience at Tijon’s Fragrance Lab & Boutique. Visitors can formulate their own fragrances, choosing from a selection of over 300 oils. Stop by their laboratory where you can formulate your own fragrance. No experience needed, just a desire to be creative and have fun.  Find our more here.

2. La Jolla Cove
Located in the ecological preserve of La Jolla, this world famous dive site is perfect for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. With accepting, calm waters, this ecologically protected cove is a great place to visit and view wildlife.


3. Mount Soledad
Mount Soledad is a great place where visitors can find landmarks and other points of interest. Offering the visitor a picturesque view of the city and ocean, visitors can hike or drive up to the top where you will find a unique memorial that pays tribute to the fallen soldiers.

4. Birch Aquarium
This public exploration center is located at the University of California inside the world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico and the Caribbean. Interactive showcases display recent discovered makes by scientists on ocean science.



5. La Jolla Yoga Center
If you need to stretch your legs for a little while, the La Jolla Yoga Center accepts drop ins. Visit this full service yoga center located in the heart of La Jolla downtown with more than 80 classes available each week.

6. Stuart Collection
The Stuart Collection is located on the campus grounds of the University of California in San Diego. With more than 19 pieces of art scattered throughout the 1200 acre campus, go on a stroll to find and discover each unique piece. You can also pick up one of the available maps located at the campus information booth.  

7. Coliseum Fine Arts
If you want to appreciate master works from international emerging artists, spend some time at Coliseum Fine Arts with exhibits that focus on providing you an in depth human experience. The selection of varying media has the ability to influence all viewers and foster a greater understanding of the art world through special events and exhibitions to educational events and online resources for collectors and historians alike. 

8. Museum of Contemporary Art 
With two locations in La Jolla and downtown San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art sits among the stunning views of the Pacific with more than 3,000 works of art available for preview. 

9. Torrey Pines Gliderport
Located along scenic drive in La Jolla, visitors can enjoy some time parasailing and gliding along the Pacific coastline. Glide above the world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and enjoy the view during sunset.

10. Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
These attractions offer some of the best shops, boutiques, and restaurants in the San Diego area. Catered towards all tastes and budgets, visitors can enjoy the ocean views and take a short walk down the avenues for souvenirs and specialty gifts.
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