With its mild Mediterranean climate and beautiful beaches, bays, lagoons, and canyons, San Diego is the perfect city for those who love outdoor activities. La Jolla, situated along San Diego's central coastline, is ideally located for you to access the areas many activities. Take a few minutes to browse through the Activities section of our Visitor's Guide. You'll find more than enough to fill your sunny San Diego days, whether you're a visitor or a lifelong resident, or whether you prefer to participate by air, land, or water.
If you love to fly, consider an activity that will take you up in the air. With either hang gliding or hot air ballooning, you can enjoy a breathtaking, bird's-eye view of San Diego's unique terrain and coastline laced with canyons, lagoons, and bays. At the Torrey Pines Gliderport, you can take lessons, fly your own glider or paraglider, or fly tandem with an experienced pilot. You can also hop aboard a hot air ballon and fly over the coastline. One local company offers special tours at the end of the day so you can watch the sunset from high above the ocean.
If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you won't run out of areas to explore or sports to enjoy in La Jolla. There are walking, jogging and hiking trails throughout the village and greater San Diego, from the beaches and bays to the canyons and parks. Some of the canyon hiking trails run for miles, and as you pass creeks and waterfalls, you won't believe you're in the middle of the city. If you prefer 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. Popular areas such as Balboa Park and Old Town also offer regular walking tours, where you can learn about San Diego's history and geography. You'll find many free volleyball courts on San Diego beaches and some of the best golf courses in the country. You can also cycle safely on many bike routes and ride horses on the beach or inland trails.
If you love water activities, there are at least 15 major beaches dotting the San Diego coastline, from Torrey Pines in the north to Ocean Beach in the south, as well as many more beaches and parks surrounding Mission Bay. Here you can swim, surf, snorkel, scuba dive, explore tide pools, fish, launch a kayak, a sailboat, or a motorboat, or sit back and enjoy a picnic and a spectacular sunset. Several of San Diego's beaches include year-round lifeguards, restrooms, bar-b-cues, picnic tables, playgrounds for children, nearby eating spots and equipment rentals (body boards, snorkels, fins, and bicycles). If you've always wanted to learn to surf or paddle a canoe or kayak, or scuba dive, you'll find schools offering lessons throughout San Diego. And, if you love to be on the water, but prefer someone else to take the helm, you can look into San Diego's many water bound tours, including fishing, exploring coastal caves, whale watching, or touring San Diego harbor.
With all these wonderful outdoor adventures calling to you here in La Jolla, what are you waiting for? Whether you want to enjoy San Diego's activities in the air, on the ground, or in the water, it's time to grab your sunscreen and go!