Things to Do

Outdoor Activities

With this seaside town’s beaches, vibrant culture, theater scene and more, there are countless activities in La Jolla, California. Here are some of the best things to do in La Jolla and other nearby activities in San Diego neighborhoods.

Exploring the great outdoors is one of the best parts about visiting La Jolla and San Diego County! From the ten beautiful beaches that stretch along the coast to a multitude of grassy parks and playgrounds, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy outdoor activities in La Jolla. Kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming with marine life are some of the most popular water sports that locals and visitors can enjoy in La Jolla (more daring adventure seekers can partake in hang gliding or paragliding). For even more outdoor activities, visitors can venture outside of La Jolla to the greater San Diego area and experience the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Cabrillo National Monument, or one of San Diego County’s famous farmers markets. There is truly something for everyone to experience in La Jolla!

Outdoor Movies in San Diego & La Jolla: Your Summer Nights Just Got Way Better

What better way to enjoy a balmy summer evening in San Diego than with some popcorn, a blanket, your friends, and a movie under the stars?! We can't think of one, to be honest. Some of our favorite venues throughout the city are showcasing some pretty excellent films this season,...

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Where to Have the Perfect Spa Day in La Jolla

Sometimes, we all just need a day off – to relax, recuperate, and escape the hassle and stress of everyday life. What better way to de-stress than with a massage, facial, or a manicure/pedicure? La Jolla offers plenty of ways to relax, from luxurious day spas to world-class hotel salons and...

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How to Explore Scripps Pier by Moonlight This Summer

Imagine – walking above the Pacific Ocean on a warm summer night, using only the moon's glow as your guide while you explore one of La Jolla's most fascinating landmarks. You can do just that during one of the Birch Aquarium's Full Moon Scripps Pier Walks, which are held all...

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Exploring Balboa Park: Museums, Gardens, & Dining

Balboa Park This historic San Diego park is a must see, no doubt about it. Built in 1986 and majorly re-vamped in 1915, Balboa Park holds over 100 years of Southern California life and culture. It’s home to seventeen award-winning museums, more than fifteen green promoting gardens, the famous San...

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Where to Go Whale Watching in San Diego

Where to Go Whale Watching in San Diego We are in the throes of the perfect time to go whale watching in San Diego! Every winter, more than 20,000 Pacific gray whales travel 10,000 miles round-trip (the longest migration of any mammal on earth) from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja...

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Snorkeling in La Jolla: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

There’s a reason (okay, maybe several) that the La Jolla Ecological Reserve and Underwater Park is one of the top ten places in the world for snorkeling. Together, the Park and Reserve span 6,000 acres of ocean bottom and tidelands, from Scripps Park across La Jolla Shores all the way to...

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