Fun Things To Do in La Jolla
La Jolla, California is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind sea-community. With a breathtaking coastline along the Pacific Ocean, it has become a tourist destination for people all over the world. The locals are said to be living in a permanent vacation. Aside from its breathtaking beauty, La Jolla has a long list of unique and exciting things to see and do. I have compiled my personal list of La Jolla favorites.
1) La Jolla Cove
The cove is San Diego’s most desirable spot for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. The calm water allows the swimmers and snorkelers to easily spot the garibaldi, a bright orange fish that can always be found swimming around the cove. There is also a world famous dive site located in the La Jolla ecological preserve. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, it is not uncommon to see swimmers participating in the 1.5 mile swim from the La Jolla Cove to the La Jolla Shores.
2) La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla Playhouse is a theater of the UCSD campus. If you are looking for affordable entertainment and a fascinating variety of work, La Jolla Playhouse is your spot. The plays range from early development to broadway bound! Also, there isn’t a bad seat in the theater.
3) La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Shores is a mile long beach offering gentle waves in the summer months. With its extensive wealth of sea life, it is a great place for novice scuba divers or snorkelers. La Jolla Shores also offers many great kayak tours.
4) Salk Institute
The Salk Institute is a gorgeous building and architectural landmark in San Diego, a must see for architecture buffs. Be sure to reserve early if you want a tour because each day is limited to 15 people. It also has an amazing view.
5) Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Insitution of Oceanography at UCSD. It is located on a bluff overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish ad invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and the Caribbean. It has an interactice museum that showcases discovers by Scripps scientists. It is a great place for both children and adults!
6) Seal Beach
Seal Beach was supposed to be a children’s pool (actually, Children’s Pool is it’s official name), however, the seals had a different plan and took it over. This is a great picture opportunity and a fun place to spend the afternoon. After examining the seal interactions for many years I have noticed that there is one male seal for every dozen or so females. The male acts as the protector and is often found making loud noises to scare away the other male seals.
7) Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
Shop until you drop on Girard Avenue and Prospect and when you cannot shop anymore, stop in one of the many delicious restaurants for a bite to eat. Girard and Prospect have an array of cute boutiques ranging from Goodwill to high-end fashion boutiques. It also has an extensive choice of restaurant options featuring cuisine from all over the world.
8) Tijon Fragrance Lab and Boutique
A boutique parfumerie located at 7853 Herschel Ave. with the unique opportunity to make your own perfume or cologne. Headquartered in St. Martin FWI with a new location in La Jolla, CA they also specialize in their own line of handcrafted fragrances. Stop by the La Jolla location to tour the Perfume Lab or find a gift in the boutique. Perfect for date night, bachelorette parties or finding your custom scent. For more information visit www.tijon.com or call 619.821.8219.