Lovely La Jolla - A surf town and the 'jewel of San Diego'
La Jolla Shores is a brilliant family beach holiday destination. Kellogg Park is right next to the beach with its huge, safe grassy area. In the summer you get the gentlest waves in the area so it's perfect for children. The beach is beautifully sandy, clean and around a mile long, offering scuba diving classes and an excellent aquarium, with surfing in some areas and no fishing allowed.
Combining spectacular ocean views with award-winning food concentrating on the region's farm-fresh organic produce.
Which are the best beaches in La Jolla? Try gorgeous Windansea and beautiful Black's. If you fancy getting a bird's eye impression of the region, climb Mount Soledad for views to die for.
Play golf at the world renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course
Dive the La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve
Spend big in La Jolla's luxury stores
The La Jolla Children's Pool is a protected swimming area created via a sea-walled cove. Over the years the cove has filled with sand and now seals use the spot to laze on shore making it an ideal place to watch these lovable creatures.
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From the thrills and spills of Anaheim’s famous theme parks to the excellent beaches of San Clemente, kick back and soak up life along California’s southern coast. It’s all sun, sea and surf in the south!
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The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse is famed for top productions. Fill your boots with top theatrical talent! Or discover something completely different at any number of memorable tourist attractions.
Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art
Fall in love with Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Go paragliding at the Torrey Pines Gliderport
See the incredible coastal views from the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, or discover the Stuart Collection of public art, currently on display at the University of California.
See the impressive spires found on the San Diego California Temple and gaze upon the unusual architecture of the Salk Institute. There really is something for everyone in La Jolla.
Here's an urban legend for you. In the 1930s a group of short movie stars from Hollywood films, such as The Wizard of Oz, came to San Diego and built miniature houses on Mount Soledad.
La Jolla is home to one of San Diego's most desirable shopping districts, perfect if you want top designer stuff. Girard Avenue offers even more brilliant upscale shopping and the Upper Girard Design District is your destination for smart, contemporary homewares. Love The Cat in The Hat books? Mount Soledad is the location of the final place where the legendary Dr. Seuss lived. His widow still lives there, in a remarkable house with its own observation tower. If you love cycling the mountain makes for an epic ride, offering several routes of varying difficulty, all with fabulous views. Prospect Street is so blingy it's often called the Rodeo Drive of San Diego, overlooking the ocean and lined with boutiques, antique emporia, art galleries and more.
Love the idea of relaxed free concerts by the sea? How about the pleasures of a SummerFest Under the Stars? The San Diego Restaurant Week. Fashion Week San Diego and BBQ festivals. La Jolla Art and Wine Festival... there's always something going on at La Jolla. From secluded to bustling, a place of reefs and rocks, tide pools, soaring cliffs and miles of perfect sand, La Jolla’s coastline is absolutely breathtaking as well as incredibly varied. It's perfect for everything from sunbathing, swimming and surfing to rock pooling, climbing, wildlife watching and sandcastle building.
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