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La Jolla – Things to Do

La Jolla Things to Do

La Jolla is a beautiful part of Southern California with plenty to do from sports to shopping, beaches to bicycling, and fine dining to museums, there are many activities that will spark your interest among the myriad of things to do in La Jolla.

Enjoy Nature

La Jolla is a great spot for snorkeling, swimming, diving, kayaking, and a fine area to see rays and leopard sharks. It’s a protected area, so surfboards and other floatation devices are not allowed.

La Jolla Lookout Point

Located on the other side of the Cave Store, from the La Jolla Lookout Point you can enjoy fantastic views from the wonderful fenced deck, and you can also find the Coast Walk Trail and enjoy a view of the La Jolla’s Children’s Pool.

La Jolla’s Children’s Pool

It is called the children’s pool because it is a protected cove with a wonderful little beach that is perfect for families. Seals love to sun themselves on the beach to the amazement and enjoyment of tourists and residents.

Art Galleries

La Jolla is the main place to check out the art galleries, especially on Prospect Street. The area is also filled with upscale shops and restaurants and makes for a memorable art and shopping experience.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Located in the hills of La Jolla, the view from the Birch Aquarium is spectacular. The aquarium showcases interesting, educational, and entertaining exhibitions that are designed to appeal to both children and adults.

Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial

Listed as one of San Diego’s Historical Landmarks, the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial is dedicated to the veterans who have served. It’s a proud reminder of military heritage and the sacrifices veterans have made.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is situated on three acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean and in the heart of downtown. It is La Jolla’s most important space for the exploration and presentation of contemporary art exhibitions, film, video, lectures, performances, and educational programs.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in La Jolla.



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