La Jolla Outdoor Activities for This Summer


With summertime here, you’re going to want to be getting outside- and San Diego is indeed the picture-perfect city for people who have an affinity for outdoor activities. Scenic La Jolla, situated along San Diego’s central coastline, is idyllically located for people of all ages to access the areas myriad activities. This summertime you’ll find exceedingly more than enough to soak up your sunshiny San Diego days. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, or whether you prefer to participate by air, land, or water, lovely La Jolla is your getaway locale for fun and adventure.

If you love to soar, consider an activity that will take you up in the air among our fair-feathered friends. With either hang gliding or hot air ballooning, people can revel in a breathtaking, bird’s-eye view of San Diego’s unique terrain and coastline permeated with gorgeous canyons, lagoons, and bays. At the Torrey Pines Gliderport, you can take private lessons, fly your own glider or paraglider, or opt to fly tandem with an experienced pilot. Individuals can also hop aboard a hot air balloon and soar over the coastline in the second best area next to Oz itself. One local company offers special fantastic tours at the end of the day so you can glimpse the glorious sunset from high above the Pacific Ocean.

For those individuals who prefer to keep their feet on the turf, you won’t run out of places to explore or sports to enjoy in La Jolla. There are walking, jogging and hiking trails scattered throughout the village and greater San Diego area, from the world famous beaches and bays to canyons and parks. Some of the canyon hiking trails stretch for miles, and as you meander across various creeks and waterfalls, you won’t believe you’re in the middle of the city. For those who have a preference for guided walking tours, there are several to choose from in San Diego, from urban safaris and food and drink tours, to tours for bird watchers and nature lovers. Well-appreciated and highly popular areas such as expansive Balboa Park and Old Town also extend regular walking tours, where visitors and residents alike can be educated about San Diego’s rich history and unique geography. You’ll also find many free volleyball courts on San Diego beaches and some of the better golf courses in the entire country. Individuals of all ages can also cycle safely on many bicycle routes or opt to ride horses on the beach or inland trails.

If you have a penchant for water activities, there are at minimum 15 major beaches dotting the San Diego coastline. From Torrey Pines in the north to Ocean Beach in the south, there are considerably more inviting beaches and parks surrounding Mission Bay. Visitors may choose to swim, surf, snorkel, scuba dive, explore tide pools, fish, launch a kayak, a sailboat, or a motorboat, or kick back and enjoy a picnic and an outstanding sunset. Several of San Diego’s beaches also include year-round lifeguards, restrooms, bar-b-cues, picnic tables, playgrounds for the kiddo’s, nearby eating locales, as well as various equipment rentals such as body boards, snorkels, fins, and bicycles. If you’ve always dreamed of learning how to surf or paddle a canoe or kayak, or perhaps scuba dive, you’ll discover many schools offering lessons throughout San Diego. Furthermore, if you enjoy being on the water, but fancy somebody else to take the helm, you can take a look into San Diego’s many water bound tours, including fishing, exploring coastal caves, whale watching, or touring San Diego harbor. Check out what we recommend for snorkeling and surfing! 

With all these wonderful outdoor adventures calling to you here in scenic and inviting La Jolla, what are you waiting for? Whether you seek to delight in San Diego’s many activities in the air, on the ground, or in the water, it’s high time to grab your favorite sunscreen and get out and enjoy life!

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Balboa Park Free Summer Events are Here!

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Summer is the perfect season for getting out and going places. Even though sunshine is free, everything else can get expensive fast. Keep your costs low (and the kids busy) with these Balboa Park free summer events for all ages! Create some special memories this summer with your friends, partner, or kids…and don’t forget the sunscreen! Continue reading

San Diego Attractions For Adrenaline Junkies

San Diego has so much more to offer than beach-front dining, microbrews galore, and top-notch museums. So what do you do in America’s Finest City if you’re looking to get your blood pumping?

Skydiving in San Diego

Skydiving in San Diego

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Hump Day Trivia

Today is Wednesday, otherwise known as Hump Day. It’s the halfway mark in the working week and a common time for people to get a bit restless. The weekend is inching closer and there’s a national holiday on Monday, so we’ve got an extra day off to look forward to. For everyone having trouble concentrating today, we thought we’d help you kill time effectively, by posting some trivia facts about the history this very day, August 28.

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A La Jolla Blue Book Review Of ‘Hats Off to Dr. Seuss’

The Chuck Jones Gallery is a portal to your childhood, where memories of comic books, cartoons and bedtime stories are leaping across the walls. The collection of work on display from Jones’s career as an animator at Warner Brothers is a standout feature alone, but that’s not why I was there yesterday. This is the final week the gallery is hosting ‘Hats Off to Dr. Seuss’ – a unique display of the outlandish headgear collected by one of the world’s gone-but-not-forgotten storytelling geniuses. The exhibit comes at an appropriate time, exactly 75 years after the first publication of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins .

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Scripps on Prospect: Evolution Of Villa and Cottage

The La Jolla Historical Society and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego are collaborating on an exhibition that pays homage to their roots. Scripps on Prospect: Evolution of Villa and Cottage that takes us through the evolution of both sites and explains why they continue to play such an important role in the community.


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What’s Popular and What’s New at Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla has long been a staple of the community and much loved by both visiting groups of schoolchildren and adults on vacation in the area. It’s known for being a great family excursion for families who live in the area or visiting La Jolla. The aquarium is important to the community as its research helps find new ways to help the ocean and creatures of San Diego. Birch Aquarium believes that by promoting conservation through education and research, people will begin to understand why it’s important and be more apt to protect the sea and the environment as a whole. La Jolla Blue Book recently had the opportunity to speak with Kristin Evans, the Education Director at Birch Aquarium, and we learned what’s coming up for Birch Aquarium, how the Aquarium helps educate visitors on the shoreline of La Jolla, and why you should visit Birch Aquarium this year – whether it’s your first or tenth time.

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Top 5 Date Ideas In La Jolla For $20 (Or Less)

Last month we featured the best $10 Lunch Deals in La Jolla for all the gastronomy bargain hunters (and students) out there. This week we’re shifting focus slightly, looking at sporty date options for couples on a budget of $20 or less.
Feel free to comment and let us know a special activity that isn’t on this list or drop us a line on facebook.

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