Things to do in La Jolla

Top Things to Do in La Jolla

Things to Do in La Jolla

Top Attractions in La Jolla


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What travellers are saying

  • Shaun K
    Wolverhampton, UK85 contributions
    loads of walking a great place to see, we saw seals on the out crop of rocks , loads of places to eat and drink, nice place to explore and the views not to bad ether
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Trish Masena
    Nags Head, NC20 contributions
    Absolutely awesome memorial in a perfectly peaceful location with stunning 360 degree views. We spent almost an hour there looking at all the memorial plaques which included photos of veterans living and deceased who have served in any branch of service since the Revolutionary War. Teens enjoyed it too.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Armando R
    el paso89 contributions
    This beach is public, so there are restrooms and showers. We went on a Friday, and the beach was packed. Waves were awesome, but it wasn't the nicest looking beach. Coronado is the best looking beach in San Diego, but not sure if it's public (restrooms).
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Kevin M
    Northwest, MI5 contributions
    Paragliding was definitely one of the most awesome experiences ever! Well worth the cost. Remember the paragliding is dependent on the wind conditions (preferred to be over 10 mph out of the west), so plan ahead. We called the office and they texted us the next day when the conditions were right. May want to plan closer to the beginning of your trip so you don't miss out on this amazing ride!
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Bobej
    Litchfield Park, AZ409 contributions
    Wanted to see the seals and sea lions do we drove over to the park early morning and found parking on the street. Not a lot of animals on the beach but it was nice seeing a few pups. We were told they come to the beaches in larger numbers from February through May so we were a little late.
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • chau m
    1 contribution
    A good size Aquarium for some hands-on experience. The fishes and creatures are beautiful. The kids had a blast there. I think it's money well-spent. Very impressive two giant whale statues in front of the aquarium.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • PatriciaPhillips33
    Sterling, VA10 contributions
    January 2022 I made a dive to the La Jolla Caves through SCUBA San Diego. It was great. As an older, east coast boat diver, who had never done a shore entry in surf conditions, I had a wonderful time in a completely new environment (and temperature).

    Shore entry in surf was new to me, and I had a free-flow from my second reg. The life guards immediately notified me of the situation -- nice to have over-watch. The dive was shallow, about 25-30 feet max, but it's a great experience having seals zipping around you as you enjoy the other underwater life. The "caves" are really a swim-through. We had lots of surge, but I wouldn't have missed it.

    SCUBA San Diego provides good service, a great guide, and were very flexible.
    Cole (my guide) is an accomplished diver and a great guide. I enjoyed the kelp, sea lions, fish, and everything else along with the caves. I had scheduled a follow-on night dive with Cole at La Jolla Canyon, but a last minute conflict I forced me to call the dive. Ron (the owner of SCUBA San Diego) had no problems sending me a certificate for full credit for the next time (soon, I hope) I come out. Being in business since 1968, I felt very comfortable accepting the certificate. All-in-all, a great experience. The Caves make for a great dive and I highly recommend SCUBA San Diego! And HIGHLY recommend Cole.
    Chris P.
    Written 2 February 2022
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  • SouthernBelle
    New Orleans, LA596 contributions
    This beach has everything you could ask for! Bluffs, rocks, sandy beach, big waves and even a seal or two! Very much a neighborhood feel versus tourist area.
    Written 13 July 2022
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  • mynameisD
    Portland, OR823 contributions
    This is a large grassy area that overlooks the ocean. you can see and hear the sea lions, harbor seals and the pelicans. The park is a great place for dogs and kids. There is a walkway around the entire area.
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • MamaMia796
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA789 contributions
    The buildings are so unique it looks futuristic. We were allowed in with a visitors pass to see the Defense. What a beautiful place to work.
    Written 23 October 2019
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  • paul s
    3 contributions
    i go there to see many of the ucsd doctors. they are very qualified and nice to talk to. i highly recommend them. especially Shiley eye center.
    Written 21 October 2021
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  • DanielPofMI
    Williamston, MI1 997 contributions
    Ignore the reviewer who was not impressed. Prospect St. is just one of those streets where everyone you see is in a good mood. Girard and Prospect is just the center of a long stretch of restaurants, shops, and the occasional hotel. This is a very well-to-do town, you're not going to see anything low-class or fast-food joints. Best to walk it from Fay Ave. to Cave St. to see everything. Restaurants and coffee shops include Spiro's (Greek food), Better Buzz, Richard Walker's Pancake House, Bubba's Smokehouse, Nine Ten, Smashburger, Living Room Coffee, Le Macaron, The Spot, Cody's, Jose's, Starbuck's, Duke's, George's at the Cove, La Dolce Vita, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Thai Gulf, Mermaids and Cowboys. In between are a lot of art galleries, clothing shops with trendy clothes, etc. There are a couple of t-shirt shops if you need a souvenir. That's not to say this is the only street in town with shops and restaurants. You do want to look around. Try Puesto for Mexican food on Wall St. Prospect street is just a block or two from the coast, so it's not far to see the seals and sea lions. You'll see a fair number of expensive sports cars and attractive people here. You can feel pretty safe walking it in the evenings.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • caymama
    Houston227 contributions
    Lucky us!! Low tide in March on our visit enabled me to take Grandson poking round in tide pools . Essential to have old tennies or Merrill water shoes, step carefully and see what's down in there! FUN!
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Rob&MostlyVee
    Indianapolis, IN55 contributions
    BE CAREFUL!
    Wear close-toe shoes with GRIP or you're going to slip and fall down. I definitely don't recommend this to kids or anyone who isn't an avid hiker. There's an upper and lower path but they're both sketchy at some point.
    It's exceptionally busy in the summer and not enough room for more than one person to pass at a time. People can be rude and that leads to others falling.
    I watched a girl slip and luckily there were enough people to grab her before she fell.
    Written 5 November 2021
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  • Denise M
    Bayside, NY299 contributions
    Great outdoor market which takes place rain or shine. I was there on a rare rainy Sunday & the market was prepared. Vendors had tent covers & the place was packed! Locals kept apologizing for the weather - which as a tourist made me laugh. If you are visiting from out of town there is a decent amount of fresh fruit & veggies. So if you have just arrived, and are staying a few days - stock up here instead of going to local supermarket. They also have unique one of-a-kind crafts/jewelry/candles. What I also liked was that all of the artists who made products were there (at least what I bought).
    Written 3 April 2022
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