Are you planning a trip to La Jolla? La Jolla, California is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Thousands of tourists flock to the beaches of La Jolla each year to enjoy the Southern California sunshine and gorgeous views. While you are staying in one of our luxurious La Jolla Hotels, there are many attractions in the area that you should take advantage of. Here are the top 5 things you must experience during your time in La Jolla.
1. Children’s Pool & La Jolla Cove
Located at the bottom of Coast Boulevard and Jenner Street, this cove is just a short walk from many La Jolla Hotels. Children’s Pool, also known as La Jolla Cove, is the perfect place to enjoy 360 degrees views of the La Jolla coastline and observe the local marine life. Children’s Pool was originally named as a safe place for children to swim, because it is guarded from the surf by a long seawall. Overtime, sand has filled the small cove and become a popular place for sea lions and seals to hangout. From the top of the bluff or along the wall, spectators can watch the marine mammals interact in their natural environment. The clear water also makes the cove a popular place for scuba diving and snorkeling.
2. La Jolla Scripps Birch Aquarium
Discover the amazing creatures of the sea and help promote ocean conservation at the La Jolla Scripps Birch Aquarium. Located on the bluff in La Jolla, this aquarium features over 60 tanks, living tide pools, coral reefs, a shark tank and an interactive museum. Visitors can observe and learn about the local marine life including variety of fish, sharks and jellyfish. The Birch Aquarium strives to educate the community in ocean science and the importance of marine conservation.
3. Ocean Adventures in the Marine Reserve
Explore the rocky reefs, sandy flats, kelp beds and underwater canyons of the La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve. The reserve covers over 6,000 acres of ocean bottom and tidelands, from La Jolla Cove to the end of Torrey Pines State Reserve. Kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving are a great way to see the sights and observe the natural marine life in their unique habitats.
4. Antique Shopping
While visiting La Jolla, you will have access to some of the world’s best antique dealers and boutique stores. La Jolla shopping offers a great alternative to malls and unique experience for visitors. With a wide variety of boutiques, art galleries and antique stores to choose from, you will surely find the perfect souvenir to commemorate your trip to La Jolla.
5. Oceanfront Dining
Hotels in La Jolla provide easy access for visitors to dine at the top oceanfront restaurants in San Diego. Whether you are in the mood for a quaint café, formal dining or a tasty grill, La Jolla restaurants have it all. Enjoy the gorgeous ocean views while you dine in style at some of our internationally renowned restaurants in La Jolla.