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10 Reasons To Visit La Jolla In 2023

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La Jolla is called the “jewel” of San Diego. If you’re looking for an excellent destination for a vacation in 2023, you won’t go wrong in La Jolla. There’s something for everyone, nature, scenic views, sports, great restaurants, history, culture, and more.

1. Beautiful Neighborhoods Views

La Jolla is an upscale neighborhood with stunning architecture. The community is surrounded on three sides by the sea, with a backdrop of mountains. It’s a seaside enclave where you can enjoy a scenic, relaxing atmosphere on your time off.

2. Gorgeous Beaches

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La Jolla is renowned for its beaches with clean and soft sand. In the summer, it’s a great place to snorkel and surf. Scripps Park is just one location where you can play volleyball and picnic along the ocean. There are dozens of places to watch for marine wildlife.  

3. Upscale Shopping

This community has several shopping areas, from laid-back open-air markets near the ocean to high-end boutique designers. You’ll find everything from antiques to art, contemporary fashion, specialty items, and more. Spend one day just walking through the shopping centers.

4. Fancy Hotels

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The hotels are some of the nicest in the area and have great scenic views of the ocean and beaches. Many beachside hotels offer private parties on the beach. You’ll get all the amenities of a 5-star resort while having the ocean out your window.

5. Incredible Food

La Jolla seafood restaurants get their menu items fresh daily. San Diego is known for its Hispanic cuisine. The community has casual dining options like food trucks and beachside cafes and 5-star dining options that feature local seafood and produce.

6. Aquatic Adventures

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Enjoy a day at the Birch Aquarium. Take your family on a whale-watching tour to experience the ocean from a new perspective. Rent a kayak to go out on the ocean. Take in the tide pools. You could spend months enjoying all the adventures along the ocean.

7. Top Golf Courses

Torrey Pines Golf Course is one of the most challenging courses in the world to get a tee time because of its popularity. Fortunately, over 50 other golf courses in the San Diego area are just as beautiful. Golf is played practically year-round because the weather is temperate.

8. Cool Museums

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The Aquarium is just one of many museums in La Jolla. Explore the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, and the Map & Atlas Museum of La Jolla to learn more about the community and history of San Diego. You’re close enough to Balboa to take in the internationally recognized San Diego Zoo.

9. Dog Friendly

San Diego is one of the most dog-friendly cities in the United States. There are plenty of outdoor attractions that welcome dogs, plus dog parks and outside cafes where your four-legged buddy can join you on your vacation. Dogs are welcome on certain beaches and even indoors in some places.

10. Great Photography Locations

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Enjoy a sunset on the beach for some great photo ops. Scripps Pier is a great place to take photos. Torrey Pines Gliderport is another location where you can find some excellent views. If you’re daring, go hang gliding to cross that off your bucket list. Take beautiful pictures on a whale-watching cruise that is dog friendly. Remember your vacation in San Diego by taking some of it home for a slideshow on your TV screen.

Make plans to take a whale-watching tour of San Diego. You’ll see so much more than whales on your ocean day.