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    La Jolla Underwater Park and Ecological Reserve

    by lmkluque Updated Nov 7, 2011

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    If sunning yourself at the beach is not enough for you, check out what's going on under the water.

    At the northern edge of La Jolla begins the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park, which includes the Marine Life Refuge, and Ecological Reserve and continues up to the Torrey Pines State Reserve.

    As early as 1929, the city of San Diego has been working in conjuction with other agencies to research and preserve the coastline, the flora and the fauna in this area.

    Scripps Canyon, La Jolla Canyon as well as a couple of artificial reefs compose part of the 6,000 acres of tide and submerged lands that has become the Underwater Park.

    Boating, fishing, swimming and diving are allowed in most parts of the Park, but there are exceptions which can be found at the website listed below.

    The main purpose of this Underwater Park is to preserve and maintain the beautiful coastline, the natural ecology and to reestablish underwater sea life, but the side effect is a fascinating place, for divers and anyone who is intrigued by the ocean, to explore.


    Looking north toward the Underwater Park
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    Torrey Pines Glider Port in La Jolla

    by lmkluque Updated Nov 8, 2011

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    Want something "different" to do while in La Jolla?

    Go to Torrey Pines Glider Port and be prepared to be fascinated. Whether it's hang gliding, paragliding, flying scale models, or watching a sailplane flight, you will find it here. They give lessons and tours to noviciates. They do repairs and sell equipment to the aficionados, or you can just stand around and watch.

    This is a rustic place and the "facilities" leave something to be desired, but this cliff, high above Black's Beach teems with excitment and wonder. After watching for a while you may decide to give it a try. Ask if the wind is right for a "tandum flight." Okay, it will cost $150.00 to $175.00 to fly with a professional and have the experience of a lifetime. No reservations are required--nor accepted. It's first come, first serve, so make your mind up early and enjoy the thrill of flight.

    First sight of Torrey Pines Glider Port Mind the rules Simple eating facility Rustic necessities
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    Go To Mexico

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 13, 2014

    mexico is just a 24 mile (38 kilometer ) drive or 30 minutes driving time from san diego via Interstate 5 South and you can either use your car or take a day tour of the nearest Mexican City, which is the infamous Tijuana and the nearby Beaches of Rosarito or the favorite Stop of Cruise Ships in Baja, Ensenada. Be sure to bring your US Passport, or if you are a Tourist, your Local Passport (if not in the Visit Visa Country Category, It must have the I-94 Card stamp that means you have a multiple entray visa)as you will be needing it to cross back to the USA via the San Ysidro Border Station (going to mexico, there is no immigration checkpoints but going back is the hard part).

    ensenada views tijuana rosarito marker
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    Famous La Jolla Sunset

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 13, 2014

    the main attraction of La Jolla besides the beaches of La Jolla Cove, Black's Beach, Windansea Beach, Scripps Pier and the Torrey Pines Golf Course is the famous La Jolla Sunset! you can watch the spectacular sunset best while hanging out at the La jolla Cove and at the other areas like Scripps Pier, Museum of Contemporary Art Building, La Valencia, Mount Soledad, Salk Institute, Torrey Pines Gliderport, Torrey Pines Golf Course, Windansea Beach and Bird Rock and use the good lighting functions on your smart phone or point and shoot camera or Digital SLR or micro 4/3 camera of Mirrorless Lens Camera and then upload these pictures on your favorite websites.

    susnet view wow spectacular
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  • Gourmet Cooking Classes: Lajollacooks4u

    by SaraBostrand Written May 13, 2013

    When visiting San Diego, I definitely recommend attending a gourmet cooking and dining class at Lajollacooks4u. Lajollacooks4u offers a private, hands-on gourmet cooking and dining experience with views overlooking the Pacific ocean.

    Chef Jodi's experience and expertise make her a fine chef and teacher with many delicious recipes under her belt. Her specialty is California cuisine, which she helps you prepare exquisitely. The recipes used are then placed in booklets for each person to take home. All ingredients are fresh and organic, and wines are served complimenting each course. One meal with Chef Jodi includes four courses, including dessert.

    I recommend lunch reservations so that the view of the ocean will be mostly clear and the outside patio is available for dining. All reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance so that the staff have time to prepare. According to the website, Lajollacooks4u offers team building activities, as well as girls' night out and honeymoon events. Come with a big appetite, Lajollacooks4u will definitely fill you up!

    Apricot Cheese Danish Greek Lamb Chops and Lemon Potato Wedges Outside Seating
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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Women's Travel

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Things to do in La Jolla fall into three basic categories.  Luxury, Science/Education and Water Sports.   On and around Prospect Street, you'll find world-class dinning, shopping...

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