La Jolla, known as San Diego’s Jewel City, is a coastal paradise drawing in thousands of tourists each year. Did you know that La Jolla is home ten of some of the most beautiful beaches in San Diego? Each with a personality of their own. So with that being said, here’s a small selection of La Jolla beaches that will suit any personality! Continue reading
San Diegan’s are always on the go. There is so much to see and do in the greater San Diego area that one cannot possibly know all of the delightful places to eat, party or enjoy an adventure of a lifetime in La Jolla. We solved that for you with the “Find It La Jolla” app.
Have you downloaded and tried it yet? If not, you need to! The La Jolla iPhone and iPad app makes it a stress-free experience for visitors to get around this ever popular scenic part of San Diego. The free app provides instant access to information about local beaches, attractions, places to grab a bite to eat, art galleries, boutiques, hotels, events and considerably more.
Apple users will find they can locate the address, directions, phone number and website of any business listed in the print version of the La Jolla Blue Book, a directory just for the La Jolla community of greater San Diego. The delightful app also offers a user with various options such as sorting by distance or by relevance. This allows users to find the closest restaurant (from street stands to elegant restaurants) in La Jolla. Perhaps best of all is that a simple touch to the listed phone number, address, or website will instantly connect you with the business of your choice. Compare that with the hit and miss approach and the “Find It La Jolla” app is a no brainer to download and use.
Like all Apple apps, the app is available at the iTunes App Store. Search for either “La Jolla” or enter “Find It La Jolla.” Find It La Jolla is exclusively fixated on our sensational and world-renown coastal corner of the city. Visitors planning a trip to San Diego can always use our online version of the site, but for San Diegan’s and visitors on the go, the app is readily available.
The La Jolla Blue Book has been published each and every year since 1937. The directory includes white pages, yellow pages, up-to-date detailed maps, a comprehensive street listing, and blue pages with information regarding community organizations in La Jolla.
The Blue Book – whether you use the easy to maneuver app, the website, or the print version of the book – is your best resource for everything La Jolla. Make it easy on yourself and download the app, pick up a print copy, or simply visit us online.
Call us at 858-454-7939. We would love to promote your local business on our diverse media brand.
La Jolla Kayak is known as San Diego’s premier ocean kayaking and snorkeling destination. Located just a few blocks from the world famous La Jolla Shores beach, it’s no wonder why La Jolla Kayak is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Operating from the Shores since 1996, La Jolla Kayak provides tours of breathtaking cliffs, caves, and natural landscapes. Guests have the opportunity to venture out into La Jolla‘s 6,000 acre underwater reserve. This protected ecological site is renowned for its deep trenches, expansive marine life, and stunning reefs. Continue reading
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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Serving the San Diego area for over 80 years, Blue Book Media Group has been generating enormous amounts of revenue for local businesses in the La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe areas, along with San Diego County businesses wanting to do business in these same areas thanks to their consistent advertising with our media brand. Our local La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe Blue Books (annual community guides) are so revered and used by the long time area locals that they refer to our print and web resources as the Bible of La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe.
We would like to offer our diverse annual print, web, app and social media marketing/advertising platform to your local business as a way to help you generate new clients and customers to increase your revenue. If you or someone you know would like to see a true increase in their business, customer base or sales, please reach out to us by phone at 858-459-7939. We look forward to sharing information on our successful established diverse advertising resources with you.
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Every once in a blue moon it does rain in La Jolla. Whenever those rainy days arrive, we twiddle our thumbs and are at a loss sometimes as to what to do in the non-beach perfect weather. Well, twiddle those thumbs no more, as we’ve put together an itinerary for any rainy day in La Jolla and the vicinity. The next time those gray clouds unleash a torrent, or even enough rain to deter you from your other plans, you’ll surely be prepared.
Have fun and travel safely!
1. Grab something warm to drink:
Stay dry, warm up and relax with a piping hot beverage at one of La Jolla’s many comfy cafes. We highly recommend The Brick & Bell Cafe, Harry’s Coffee Shop & Gallery, Girard Gourmet, Gold Fish Pointe Cafe, or the Mission Coffee Cup. These are all fantastic spots to meet with friends, hold an impromptu meeting, or simply enjoy a book or meet new friends.
2. Go to a museum!:
Walking is good exercise (better than running some experts say). Why not expand your mind and enrich your knowledge in one of La Jolla’s museums? Individuals or groups may engage in sensibly crafted art exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego (MCASD), the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, or even pop into the La Jolla Historical Society to increase your knowledge with respect to local history. For an extensive diversity of museums and genres, you may want to head slightly south to world famous San Diego’s Balboa Park. In this expansive district, there are 17 museums to choose from, and Balboa Park definitely has a bit of something for everyone!
3. Have a shopping spree:
Umbrellas in La Jolla and the greater San Diego are as rare as original movies coming out of Hollywood. Why not duck out of the rain and into one (or perhaps two, three or more) of La Jolla’s shops? There are a few shopping scenes in town to indulge yourself while remaining dry. You can opt to hit the downtown La Jolla village, or the UTC Mall for bigger department stores that offer considerably more cover (such as Nordstrom). Whether you’re looking for something distinct to wear, an art piece for décor, or even a distinctive antique, La Jolla literally has something for everyone. The seaside community of La Jolla also features several jewelry stores, furniture dealers, bedding stores, lighting shops, specialty shops, gift stores, bookstores, shoe stores and much, much more. Whatever you may be shopping for, as you take shelter from the downpour, we promise you can find it here in beautiful La Jolla. For a list of La Jolla’s shopping spots, kindly click HERE.
4. Warm up with a good meal:
What better time to eat a hot, delicious meal than when it’s raining? You may enjoy dinner at one of the many La Jolla restaurants you’ve always been talking about trying for ages. Have you ever experienced the scrumptious scallops at Nine-Ten, or the delectable, appetizing pizzas of Catania? If not, these are just a start. La Jolla restaurants run the foodie extent from simple and casual taco shops to exquisite dining of international cuisine from renowned top chefs. Picking one of La Jolla’s many restaurants is nearly as much fun as eating at one. The bottom line is this: no matter where you decide to dine or feast, you’re sure to appreciate the friendly service as well as a great ambiance. Check out our restaurants page HERE to help you decide where to eat when the rain replaces the heat!
Our “Absolute” best of La Jolla is back and this time we break down the best La Jolla hotels. The break down: Again, just like our previous ‘best of’, this list is an aggregate of scores (think Metacritic) from three public rating sites: Tripadvisor, Yelp, and Google. Continue reading
Whether you’re a seasoned art expert or just beginning to get into art, you’ll find pieces to love at any one of these featured La Jolla art galleries. La Jolla features more than two dozen art galleries, each with their own unique focus. We’ve chosen 10 of our favorites to visit here. Continue reading
Seeing the tide pools in San Diego is a great family-friendly activity for spring! They’re totally free, and are a terrific way to learn about the marine life that inhabits our oceans and rocky reefs. On any given day you may stumble upon octopus, tube snails, hermit crabs, water slugs, sea hares, sea cucumbers, sea anemone and numerous types of vegetation. Some of the animals attach themselves to the rocks, and others just swim or float – which provides a great vantage point for viewing! Here are a few tips to get you started. Continue reading