Fondest memory: I couldn't wait to top-up my tan. Immediately after check-in, I changed to my bikini, lay besides the pool, trying to get the last hour of sun before it get set. My brother was playing with the jacuzzi inside our room. This picture was taken after the tanning session.
Yubert told me that this should be pronounced as "LA-HO-YA" This supposed to be a Must-See recommended by VTers in the forum. And I must say, very true, this place is the MOST BEAUTIFUL place in San Diego that one cannot miss out. Wild sea lions taking their afternoon nap on the beach, squriels asking for junk food, peaceful walk, deep blue color sea with white waves hitting on cliffs... I can walk around here for hours not feeling boring looking at the nature.
Fondest memory: Check out my Travelogue for more pictures.
Go to La Jolla in San Diego. La Jolla has very beautiful beaches and there is even a man-made cove where the sea lions sleep on the sand. They also have an underwater marine park where you can snorkel in the cove.
La Jolla is a great place to watch surfers and to shop since many shops/stores are in that area. I always make sure to spend a lot of time in La Jolla because it is a great community and the beaches are very beautiful.
Fondest memory: The things I miss most when I am away from California is the warm temperatures, beach culture, and the people. It is warm in San Diego year round....even though residents will call it cold in winter. I miss the feeling of the warm, salty, humid air on my skin. I miss the beach culture. Everything seems to be situated around the beach. There are many beaches there and a huge surfing community...as well as many surf and ocean related shops. They also have the best sea food and Mexican food (since the Mexican border is nearby). I miss the laidback feel of that beach culture.
I also miss the people. They are friendly and well informed on the world around them. they are laidback and not stressed as much as people I have encountered here in Washington State. I miss the whole multicutural atmosphere that San Diego has because there are people living there from all over the world.
Go to Torrey Pines State Beach. Hike to the top of Torrey Pines State Park to build your calf muscles. The view from the top is amazing, especially on a clear day. At the top you will find hiking trails that wind through the reserve among the Torrey Pine, (one of the rarest varieties of pine in the United States), wild flowers and other plants and animals. Bring your bathing suit and a surfboard and hit the waves!
Torrey Pines State Beach is located at North Torrey Pines Road. Take the Carmel Valley Road exit off of I-5 heading north from San Diego. Park for free along 101 to the north and then walk south onto the beach. Or pay a small fee and park high above the beach on the cliffs to enjoy the hike down to the sparkling Pacific Ocean
Visit La Jolla Cove. Go to the shell shop, pay a dollar to go down their cave to see a great view of the ocean.
Look for a Green Flash every night when you watch the sunset. They are rare, but if atmospheric conditions are right, you'll see one just before the sun disappears.
Definitely see La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores, two
beach areas with spectacular scenery. Now (fall) is a
great time to visit when the weather is wonderful, but
the crowds are less than in the summer.
Fondest memory: Watching the sunset near Scripps Pier in La Jolla.
Favorite thing: The place I like best in San Diego is certainly the barrio of La Jolla. Often referred to as the Beverly Hills of San Diego, but I rather see it as a beach town with style. Certainly it’s a bit pricy to have dinner over there compared to a burger place in Riverside, but it’s worth it. The beaches of La Jolla are just amazing and the surf’s got it all. All beaches are open to the public and you can hang out there as long as you want. I came to La Jolla for the first time 10 years ago more or less by accident when I drove from L.A. to S.D. and was looking for a place to stay over night. Since I sought a motel close to the beach and drove along La Jolla Blvd. I ended up staying in a small but very nice place a few blocks of the beach. It was awesome and I enjoyed it a lot. I happened to be invited to a wedding in San Diego this summer and it turned out that everything was taking place in, exactly, La Jolla. We happened to have a beach party on the exact beach I stayed 10 years ago and even went for some pre-wedding get-together to a Mexican restaurant I remembered since I did have a few Tequilas there before.
Go paragliding at UCSD in La Jolla! Take a paraglider out over the cliffs and cruise over the Pacific Ocean. Fly along the Torrey Pines golf course over Black's Beach and see the sights.
Fondest memory: Watching the sunset at the beach.
To Lajolla where you can enjoy small sandy beaches and beautiful coves tucked away under the cliffs of La Jolla. Lajolla Cove is a small beautiful beach just below the main streets of Lajolla. The Cove allows year round swimming, although a little cool in the winter. Durning the summer the waters can reach 71degrees+. Just a few blocks above the cove are galleries,resturaunts, book stores, and many
other fun things to do. Enjoy in the warm summer sun of southern California.
Fondest memory: All the beautiful beaches and gentle surf. The Bays and wonderful parks across the city. The San Diego Zoo is another world in it's self. Balboa Park is very large and a beautiful place to spend a lazy day.
Favorite thing: Visit La Jolla Cove at La Jolla.
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