Start out your day at one of the hidden breakfast places in La Jolla - just on your way in to the center of the city, Come on In! is often packed weekend mornings and packs great specialty dishes (check out their daily menu which often houses the best dishes of the day). Make sure to pack swimwear as the best bet to enjoy La Jolla is at the Shores, a tourist and local attraction where surfers enjoy the waves at all hours, athletes pass by on the surrounding...
Start out your day at one of the hidden breakfast places in La Jolla - just on your way in to the center of the city, Come on In! is often packed weekend mornings and packs great specialty dishes (check out their daily menu which often houses the best dishes of the day). Make sure to pack swimwear as the best bet to enjoy La Jolla is at the Shores, a tourist and local attraction where surfers enjoy the waves at all hours, athletes pass by on the surrounding bikepath and neighbors light up the fire pits for bbq's and birthdays. The caves is another enjoyable feature, as is the museum, but all can be taken in without spending too much dough - check out the times for free entrances and see the caves by kayak (a more adventurous version). Enjoy La Jolla's night scene with the newly opened Prospect Bar and Lounge on the second story of the city's main street, where you'll check out the waves with a cocktail in hand.
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This restaurant's country French decor will put you at ease as you savor your meal or baked goods. Sit outside and take in a bit of sunshine as you visit with friends or read the newspaper. Try the Spinach Sandwich or the Curried Chicken Sandwich. The Pasta Salad also comes highly recommended. As for the baked goods, try the Blueberry Coconut Coffeecake,... read more
- show detailLocal surfing and tourist beach
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- Calle Frescota
- La Jolla,CA 92037
Just minutes from downtown La Jolla and surrounded by the University of California, San Diego's famed Scripps institute of Oceanography, La Jolla Shores is home to some of San Diego's most diverse sea life and tourists. Just blocks from the La Jolla Hotel, beaches are packed with the surrounding tourist destinations for restaurants, outdoor activities... read more
- 2 show detailBelow Sea Level
Climb 145 steps down into Sunny Jim Cave, the largest of the grottoes in La Jolla Cove. The area is now run by the Cave Store, which displays historic photographs of La Jolla and offers a small concession where visitors can purchase souvenirs, postcards and T-shirts. A trip here provides a fascinating glimpse into what lies under, as well as over,... read more
- 3 show detailJoe with jazz
Only steps away from the famous La Jolla Shore, this establishment is always crowded with locals, ranging from college students to business professionals. An eclectic assortment of tables and chairs is accompanied by lively jazz music playing overhead. In addition, a surprisingly extensive menu features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Popular entrees... read more
- 4 show detailModern Art, Fine Dining & Beautiful Beach Views
Those who love modern art will find a variety of exhibits available at the La Jolla branch of The Museum of Contemporary Art, from videos and sculptures to photography and drawings. Each corridor provides you with an opportunity to explore some of the most recent modern art available. Comfortable seating and wide open spaces allow visitors to this... read more
Spend your second day in La Jolla admit the so-called "University City/La Jolla" area of Torrey Pines State Reserve (another beach just up the path from Del Mar) and Mount Soledad. The views from Mt. Soledad are worhwhile, so pack a camera and a light jacket (it's high up there and often windy) and drive through the surrounding neighborhood for a glance at some of the area's most gorgeous homes (many of which have an ocean view). Enjoy breakfast at the local joint Harry's before you head off toward Torrey Pines, and finally finish your evening in the center of La Jolla with a local favorite and nightclub/ sushi bar, Aloha.
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- 6 show detailA La Jolla landmark
While its ambiance might not be the typical La Jolla scene that tourists might expect, this breakfast and lunch destination is a cornerstone in the beach side location. From the simplest of simple meals like the cheese omelet, Greek omelet and the Spanish omelet to short stacks and golden brown waffles, while the menu is shorts it's the...read more
- 7 show detailTwisted Trees
One of only two places on the California coast where these gnarled, once nearly extinct specimens grow, visitors will witness more than 3000 Torrey Pines in this untamed 2000-acre reserve. You will also see cliffs, mesas, canyons, beaches and wetlands. Discover eight trails ranging from a 20-minute walk to a two-hour hike. Trail maps are available... read more
- 8 show detailA Bird's Eye View
Wanna soar over the sea? Since 1928, adventurers have been soaring from the cliffs at this location. Paragliding lessons (three to four days) cost around USD495 and hangliding lessons cost USD125 per hour. The fastest way to experience flight is to go tandem with an instructor for a 20-minute ground school followed by a 25-minute in-air flight, which... read more
- 9 show detailOn a Clear Day
While touring this charming, affluent beach town, be sure to take the drive east along Nautilus Street until you reach the pinnacle of the city. From this vantage point, you can see far out into the blue Pacific, north to the North County beaches and past downtown as far south as the U.S. border. This view is also spectacular at night. Sunrise services... read more