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La Jolla California. Vacation Paradise

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This is vacation love at first sight. La Jolla, CA simply offers it all, like Mediterranean charm, the world’s most awe-inspiring ocean views, brilliant romantic sunsets and endless fun-filled getaway fun and recreation. It features romantic restaurants with amazing views, world famous boutique shopping, beach sunbathing, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and many culturally enlightening attractions. No wonder La Jolla, California has some of the most expensive and luxurious residences in America. Not only is La Jolla, California a prestigious place to vacation, it is an even more prestigious place to call home. If you decide to relocate to La Jolla, contact a professional La Jolla real estate agent.

What was once an out-of-the-way place in the late 1800s when access was through dirt roads, today La Jolla, CA is only a short drive north from downtown San Diego along Interstate 5. The enclave known as “The Village” is a serene and relaxing getaway from city hustle-bustle.

Best Way To Experience La Jolla.

Use your feet. See, touch and feel La Jolla up close and personal. Take a stroll along Coast Boulevard beginning at La Jolla Cove Beach perhaps the most photographed spot in California. Parking here can be a challenge because everyone wants to see what they're about to experience. So get there early, particularly during the summer months. That’s peak vacation season.

Just take in the sights or bring the right gear to swim, sunbathe, snorkel or even scuba dive. The water at La Jolla Cove is typically calm and clear with lifeguards on duty year-round.

South of the Cove lies Ellen Browning Scripps Park where you can picnic upon grassy grounds beneath stately queen palms that are about 100 years old. Soak-up the amazing views. Here, just relaxing in a cool breeze is a great attraction.

Nearby is Boomer Beach where the skilled body surfers love to congregate. The name derives from high-tide waves that “boom” onto the shore. A reminder, body surfing here is for the seasoned experienced body surfer.

Seal Beach

A bit further south is Seal Rock Marine Mammal Reserve which is still often called Children’s Pool, its original name. This is a great spot for family vacationers with children where you can spend hours watching seals and their young pups playing in the water and basking beneath the blue sunlit sky.

A walking tour of the La Jolla Village beginning at Prospect Street leads you to the trendy boutique shopping area with its variety of art galleries, great ocean-view restaurants, and fashionable stores. If you love unique shopping, this is the place. And for the cultural enthusiast, you’ll find the popular Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego at 700 Prospect Street. You’ll also enjoy your walking excursion along Girard Avenue and Pearl Street which adds to the seemingly endless list of shopping experiences.

Experience North and South La Jolla.

All of La Jolla is amazingly beautiful and full of fun spots. Proceeding south, the paradise continues among luxury lodging, luxury mansions, shopping and fine restaurants. South La Jolla features Windansea Beach, the favorite big-wave, year-round surfing beach among San Diego area locals. Nearby is Bird Rock which is an Oceanside rock formation famous for low-tide exploration.

In North La Jolla you’ll discover La Jolla Shores Beach the most popular family beach along the La Jolla shoreline. It’s about two miles long with a sandy beach, year-round lifeguards, a children’s playground, restrooms and showers. There are surfboarding and bonfire pit areas and convenient places for gear and beach rentals. You’ll find the grassy area of Kellogg Park ideal for picnics and barbecue gatherings.

La Jolla Golden Triangle.

Just inland from The Village lies the Golden Triangle, called so because this upscale area lies in the “triangle” where Highway 52, Interstate 5 and Interstate 805 intersect. The area is a high-tech, medical, scientific and financial center among high-rise office buildings and La Jolla hotels.

The Golden Triangle is home to the University of California at San Diego and perhaps San Diego’s most popular shopping center, Westfield Shopping Town UTC.

Besides a plethora of shopping venues, the Triangle features an abundance of high-end dining experience including Donovan’s Steak and Chop House that many feel is the best prime steakhouse in America. It is a must-try dining experience.

Torrey Pines State Beach.

Slightly north of La Jolla Village you’ll find Torrey Pines State Beach which is named after one of the world’s most rare trees… the Torrey Pine. The views from the bluffs overlook the Pacific Ocean and within the Park are miles of hiking trails among the most picturesque natural scenery. The world’s famous Black’s Beach lies within Torrey Pines State Park.

That’s La Jolla, California. A seaside village like no other that has become one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Make your hotel reservations in La Jolla early. Other lodging options include La Jolla bed and breakfasts, luxury resorts in La Jolla and vacation home rentals.

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