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The San Diego city of La Jolla is the perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway. It's got all the vacation essentials you need including colorful murals, artesian food and endless beach sunsets. We all have our favorite activities and foods we like to enjoy during vacation, so I've built a quick and easy guide to popular spots in La Jolla. Looking for amazing Instagram photo spots? Want to eat a delicious meal on a rooftop while gazing into a sunset sky? It's all here!
Best Places to Eat in La Jolla
Puesto Tacos - As you can see in the photos below, the tacos at Puesto are so fresh and delish. Located in the heart of downtown La Jolla, this favorite joint serves up an inventive menu with savory goods such as zuchinni and cactus tacos.
The Cottage - Perfect breakfast or brunch spot. Voted best patio dinning in La Jolla 4 years in a row.
George's at the Cove - One of the best California modern cuisines in San Diego and gorgeous ocean views from the rooftop terrace.
Herringbone - This swanky spot boasts stunning interior design and a yummy brunch menu. The dinner menu is absolutely worth a visit too.
Nine-Ten - They've got Pumpkin Seed & Sage Crusted Beef Short Rib on the menu, need I say more? Don't forget to try the half-baked chocolate cake.
Whisknladle - Farm-to-table cuisine prepared with local ingredients in the heart of La Jolla, Ca.
The Hake - Seafood redefined with panoramic views of the La Jolla coastline, the stuff California dreams are made of.
Explore La Jolla
Snorkel in the Cove - Take a relaxing swim in crystal blue waters among colorful fish.
Visit the Seals at Children's Pool La Jolla - During our visit to La Jolla we payed the seals a visit (see images below). Fun fact about the name of this popular beach spot, back in the 1930's the sea wall was built to create a safe swimming pool for children. Over the years the seals took over the cove as it made a prefect protected breeding spot.
Take a Stroll Through Downtown - If these pictures below aren't enough to convince you, then I don't know what is. Scroll down to see pics!
Roy McMakin's Favorite Color Mural - Hands down one of the best photo spots in La Jolla. Located at 7596 Eads Avenue, take a few minutes for a fun photo shoot. See pics below!
Scripps Pier - A favorite location for seascape and portrait photography, the grandeur of the pier is made even more grand immortalized with your camera.
Sunny Jim Sea Cave - Sunny Jim’s cave is the only La Jolla cave that is accessible by land via a tunnel leading down from the historical landmark, the Cave Store.
Take a break after a day of strolling around La Jolla and relax with a plate of yummy tacos. The decor in this modern California taqueria is full of vibrant colors accented with warm wood and chrome touches. My favorite item on the menu is the zucchini and cactus tacos, but you really can't go wrong with any order.
Stroll Through Downtown
Feel those California dreaming vibes during a leisurely walk through La Jolla's downtown strip. Window shop trendy boutiques, grab a coffee or ice cream and then head down to see the seals. The Children's Pool is a short walk from the center of downtown La Jolla.
Visit the Seals at Children's Pool La Jolla
I did some research into why this area is named Children's Pool, especially since humans are not allowed to to head down onto the beach. As it turns out back in the 1930's a sea wall was built to create an ideal swimming pool for children. Well this also turned out to be the ideal area for seals to migrate and have their babies. Over the years the seals completely took over the area and now Children's Pool is blocked off to designate a sanctuary for marine life.
Roy McMakin's Favorite Color Mural
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