Summer may be winding down, but the heat hasn’t dissipated all that much. Rather than sitting and suffering, especially now that the Santa Ana winds are upon us, consider these five ways to beat the heat.
- Get in the water!
What’s the fastest way of cooling down? Why, of course, it’s leaping into the cool, soothing waters of the expansive Pacific Ocean! In excess of 70 miles of beaches dot the La Jolla and greater San Diego coastline, thus there is unquestionably plenteous space for everybody (and their brother!) to unfold their towels, prop up an umbrella, and dash into the sea to catch some surf.
And speaking of catching a wave or three, more than a few beaches in La Jolla are perfect for surfing when you’re visiting lovely San Diego. Some of these include Black’s Beach, La Jolla Shores, and Windansea. Black’s Beach has some of the better waves all year long, at times reaching a height of 12 feet during the winter months. La Jolla Shores, with its ever gentle waves, is an idyllic beach for beginning surfers. In addition, it has many surfing schools if you’re looking to take some lessons (no tests!). Furthermore, Windansea is a well-known surfing beach on the south side of La Jolla. It features a consistent surf break, as well as areas for chillaxing and getting’ that sought after tan on. Due to its immense popularity, it can get jam-packed.
- Get under the sea
Why not consider diving under the surface and exploring the underworld beneath the ocean? La Jolla Cove provides some of the better snorkeling in all of San Diego, replete with a wealth of marine life. During the summer months, the waters of the cove become home to leopard sharks, but don’t sweat it, they guys are not hostile and are actually amazing to observe as they swim along the cove’s floor.
And guess what? You can really beat the high temps by scuba diving along La Jolla Canyon, an area under the water that is rich with marine life and moreover has plenty of places to explore.
For a guided La Jolla snorkel tour complete with snorkel rentals, consider contacting one of the following:
La Jolla Kayak, 2199 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores. (858) 459-1114.
For wet suits, snorkeling equipment, swim suits and other snorkel accessories, contact:
Mitch’s Surf, 631 Pearl Street, La Jolla. (858) 459-5933.
Clairemont Surf, 6393 Balboa Avenue, San Diego. (858) 292-1153.
- SUP, bro?
Dig this. Take an opportunity to cool off with awesome ocean breezes and explore the seawaters of La Jolla on a surfboard, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. And don’t sweat it, let it if you are splashed or even fall head over heels in the Pacific, since the water will only assist you in dodging the heat.
Not into the water so much? No worries! You can also cool down with the invigorating ocean air while snapping an abundant amount of pics of the San Diego coastline on a cruise around the bay and Pacific Ocean.
- Get Inside
Looking to dodge the sun altogether? Yeah, we heard that! Sometimes you just need to give your skin a break for a bit and appreciate the soft air of luxury air-conditioning! But rather than merely dumping your patooie in a huge room eyeballing the spectrum of paint on the wall, why not cool off indoors with entertaining live theatre, incredible exhibits and enlightening fun at various local museums, or even peeping alien creatures and explosions at a movie theater. You in? Well, simply visit our La Jolla Arts & Culture Section to learn more.
- We scream for ice cream… and beer!
Nothing says chillax like creamy ice cream, freezing popsicles and other icy treats. Allow the gang to choose their favorite flavors and then find an enjoyable shady spot to unwind and beat the heat.
For those over 21, and under 127, why not spend the afternoon sampling La Jolla’s astounding, cold craft beer? Consider staying safe and visiting a few breweries.
More Tips to Beat the Heat
Always remember to remain safe while you are out delighting in San Diego’s warm climate. Continuously drink water to remain hydrated, frequently apply sunscreen, wear a hat/cap and lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing to protect your skin, and be sure to take consistent breaks from the sun by putting your feet up in the shade or relaxing indoors.
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