Go Play Outside!: Outdoor Activities to do in La Jolla

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Well, Punxsutawney Phil has made his prediction… looks like we’re in for an extended winter. But let’s be real, this doesn’t really impact us- this is California, bro!

So let’s get ready to bust out the bikes and the beach toys and get some sunshine!

We’ve put together a list of some great outdoor activities you can do in La Jolla:

Under the Sea Looking for some excitement and a glimpse of undersea life? Or perhaps you’re seeking to add to your sea life experience, head on over to the seaside community of La Jolla for an underwater close-up peek at what lurks underneath the mysterious Pacific by snorkeling or scuba diving. One of the more popular haunts of La Jolla consists of snorkeling with leopard sharks mere yards off shore at La Jolla Cove or La Jolla Shores. For the record, and to allay any apprehension, the sharks are absolutely harmless. From June through September, veritable thousands of leopard sharks make their way into La Jolla Cove for their mating season, providing you with an enjoyable underwater experience. Bring along your GoPro to capture fantastic photos and videos!

Go Kayaking Kayaking is not all about shooting white water rapids. Better yet, you don’t have to be an experienced professional to paddle along in tranquil waters. Whether you’re seeking a rental or seek a fully guided tour, embarking on a tour through the seven caves by kayak in La Jolla is an assured adventure. Replete with spectacular, photo perfect scenery, along with remarkable marine life, La Jolla offers plenty of memorable moments when exploring the world famous seven caves. Only one of the caves is accessible by land, so for the ultimate water adventure, only a kayak will suffice.

Where to go: La Jolla Kayak offers kayak rentals in La Jolla starting at $23, as well as guided La Jolla kayaking tours that start at $39. or more information about kayaking La Jolla, call La Jolla Kayak at (858) 459-1114 or visit their web site at www.lajollakayak.com.

Surfs Up! One of the first things that typically comes to mind when the words “San Diego” are uttered is surfing. Surfing in La Jolla is particularly distinct given that the seaside community is home to some of California’s most admired surfing spots, including Windansea Beach and world renowned Black’s Beach. If you already have a modicum of experience on a board, feel free to paddle out into the surf, join the line-up, and wait for a spectacular wave. On the other hand, if you’re a first-timer and want to learn the ropes, be sure to drop by one of the many surf shops!

Where to go: Mitch’s Surf Shop has been offering hand shaped surf boards with the most style and innovation since 1967. Their La Jolla shop is located on Pearl Street, minutes away from the Windansea surf break. Here, customers can find long or short boards in all desired name brands as well as clothing and fins

Ride a Bike With the incredible weather and the amazing biking trails, who wouldn’t want to go for a bike ride? One ride you won’t want to pass up is the chance to take in the inspiring views from atop 822 foot tall Mt. Soledad and the subsequent ride downhill to the impressive La Jolla Shores. If you are seeking a more stimulating experience, be sure to join one of the longer bike routes where you and your friends or loved ones can partake in abundant San Diego sights, all in a single sunny day.

Where to go: California Bicycle is located on La Jolla Blvd. right off of Pearl Street. The family owned company has been serving La Jolla since 1977. The last three decades have been spent not only providing great customer service, but filling every customer’s bike-related needs. Whether you are looking for a beach cruiser to explore gorgeous beach areas in La Jolla, road bikes to amp up fitness routines, Mountain bikes for some off roading in the mountains or hiking trails, or beginners bikes for children and adults, California Bicycle has everything in stock.

On Your Mark, Get Set: La Jolla Half Marathon Returns April 24

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Attention, runners! The Kiwanis Club La Jolla Half Marathon and La Jolla Shores 5K will take place Sunday, April 24. A community favorite, the La Jolla Half Marathon covers a gorgeous route through Torrey Pines State Reserve and attracts over 7,000 runners yearly. All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Club, so register now!

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La Jolla Sports Club Welcomes a New Dynamic Duo


Despite having moved to La Jolla only five months ago, Brett and Kera Murphy have hit the ground running as the new owners of La Jolla Sports Club. Already, they’ve invested in new joint-friendly workout machines and implemented better technology throughout the gym. Blue Book got a chance to sit down with the couple to get the inside scoop about their experience so far in La Jolla, and their vision for the future of La Jolla Sports Club. Continue reading

The 2015 La Jolla Half Marathon Is Sunday, April 26

2015 la jolla half marathonThe scenic La Jolla Half Marathon welcomes more than 5,000 runners each year for a race that unfolds along one of Southern California’s most beautiful stretches of coastline and winds through city streets and the tree-lined terrain of Torrey Pines State Reserve. The 2015 La Jolla Half Marathon is on Sunday, April 26 with a start time of 7:30am.
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5 San Diego Bike Trails That Are Worth a Ride

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There are several San Diego bike trails and paths that are perfect for both avid enthusiasts and casual riders – though some are more strenuous than others, all of these trails are relatively easy, flat, and make for a great half-day ride outdoors. Pack a sandwich and some water and take off on one of these 5 San Diego bike trails.
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La Jolla Sports Club: Where Moms Can Work Out with Kids in Tow

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When it gets down do it, most moms need some “me” time at the end of a long day with the kids or a little pick-me-up before the breakfast rush; if your alone time involves fitness and working out, then a gym with childcare is your perfect go-to during the week. The La Jolla Sports Club, one of La Jolla’s premiere fitness gyms, offers exactly that – a safe place for your child to color, do activities, and socialize while you get a little mommy time in.

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3 Family-Friendly Hikes in La Jolla: Get Outdoors!

It can be tough to find time for exercise and enjoying the beautiful weather San Diego offers year round. Luckily, there are a few beautiful, easy trails in La Jolla that are perfect for taking the whole family out to; none of these are longer than a mile total, and all boast incredibly scenic views and great spots to bring a picnic lunch. The trails are easy enough for kids. Check out our top three spots for family-friendly hikes in La Jolla.

1. La Jolla Heights (Open Space Preserve)

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Adrenaline and Extreme Activities in San Diego

San Diego has much more to offer than beach-front dining, a beautiful coastline, and local attractions. So what is there to do in America’s Finest City if you’re looking to get your blood pumping? How about paragliding above Torrey Pines, or jumping out of an airplane at 13,000 feet?! Here is a look at the top extreme activities in San Diego:

Torrey Pines Gliderport

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