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La Jolla

Known for Beaches, Sea and Surfing

La Jolla is an affluent but relaxed and picturesque northern suburb of San Diego, best known for its beaches and dramatic coastline.

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La Jolla, pronounced “La Hoya”, means “The Jewel” in Spanish and certainly lives up to its name. With upmarket boutiques, galleries and restaurants, pretty La Jolla offers an indulgent, romantic escape. The great weather and clear waters draw the summer crowds to La Jolla’s beaches all year long. Go swimming, surfing, scuba diving and kayaking, or simply laze on the water’s edge. Sea lions and seals will show you how it’s done; they sunbathe in La Jolla Cove.

Activities in La Jolla

A charming neighbourhood north of San Diego offering great shops, fine restaurants and pristine beaches as well as opportunities to get out and enjoy local sports.

A popular attraction taking you deep into the Pacific waters, this aquarium dates back over 100 years and houses marine life from 60 different habitats.

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Gear up and take to the waters on a kayaking adventure off the coast of San Diego. A professional guide leads a tour to the Seven Sea Caves with the opportunity to see microhabitats of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, abundant marine life, and sea lions on the nearby rocks.

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Roll down wide paths alongside dramatic rock formations, cruise past thriving colonies of barking sea lions, and feel the mist of sea spray from crashing waves. Jump on a nimble Segway to explore the stunning sights along La Jolla's incredible coastline on this exhilarating tour.

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Enjoy the fresh coastal air as you explore La Jolla on your personal Segway. The introduction and brief training builds excitement and confidence immediately before taking off on your journey. See the city of La Jolla with ease and style.

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Get to know the waters from a prime site of your choice among the beaches of San Diego. This private lesson offers some great insights to help you read ocean conditions, learn about the waves, and brush up on your surfing etiquette as you strike out to tackle big breaks and rolling swells.

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Venture along San Diego's coast and spend a half day relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take in endless rural and coastal views as you drive through the seaside city of La Jolla, seeing the luxurious homes of the rich and famous, and the region's dramatic cliffs and natural caves.

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With its elegant shops, posh homes, and stunning coastal beauty, La Jolla is a true gem of Southern California. Embark on a half-day exploration of the neighborhood’s upmarket retail district, the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, and the rugged natural features along the shore.

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