Caves, Cliffs and Coves of La Jolla. Upon the seaside cliffs just north of Pacific Beach lies the coastal community of La Jolla, San Diego’s pride and joy. Named one of the most beautiful places to live in the United States, the magnitude of La Jolla’s beauty spans as high as Mount Soledad and down to the ocean floor of La Jolla Cove.
Much like Coronado Island, La Jolla was destined to become a resort town for tourists and a mini vacation getaway for San Diegans on weekends. In 1890, a railway connecting San Diego to La Jolla was designed and built to allow easy access for visitors to stay in beachside bungalows and cottages. To date, the bungalow “Red Roost”, built in 1894 still sits in the hills above La Jolla Cove.
The honorable presence of the University of California San Diego (UCSD), The Salk Institute, Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Institution of Oceanography have made La Jolla the bioengineering mecca of the United States. The local mix of calm, sandy beaches met with rocky, rugged cliffs give La Jolla its own picturesque marine environment memorable to any that view its glory. Torrey Pines Golf Course hosts the Farmers Insurance Open during winter as the year round climate stays consistent and familiar at 70 degrees.
La Jolla Cove is ecologically protected and home to the best snorkel and kayaking spots in California. Enjoy a surreal snorkel above the vibrant marine life in their natural habitat. Just be sure not to bump into a sea lion! One single trip with La Jolla Sea Cave Tours gives visitors a chance to experience four separate marine environments in a day: the sandy beach, the rocky coast, the kelp forest and finally the open ocean water. Sea lions, leopard sharks and pelicans are just one of the many added bonuses you will see with La Jolla Cave Tours. Black’s Beachprovides excitement for the exhibitionist with a free-spirit. In La Jolla, there’s an environment for everyone to embrace.No stay in San Diego would be complete without visiting the many ecological wonders that La Jolla has to offer. Beverly Hills may have glitz and glam, but La Jolla’s beauty and truth electrifies the air with its radiant appreciation for natural wonders.