La Jolla Jewel Weekend

  • Start: La Jolla, CA
  • End: La Jolla, CA
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:35
  • Total Mileage: 3 Miles
  • Number of stops: 6


The meaning of the name La Jolla (pronounced la hoya) is the subject of some disagreement. Some say it comes from a Native American word meaning "cave," while others say it evolved from the Spanish word "la joya," which means jewel. Judging from the singular beauty and charm of the place, "jewel" sounds about right. Few places on Earth offer a comparable array of riches for travelers of every persuasion. You can contemplate an abundant variety of natural wonders and enjoy myriad activities year-round thanks to a beneficent climate. Upscale shopping, gourmet dining, art galleries, even an oceanarium await those whose tastes run to more indoor pursuits. A day in La Jolla is a treat. But let's spend the weekend and sample even more of the treasures this Southern California jewel has to offer. Surf's up early and so should you be if you want to catch some of the greatest wave action on the California coast! No need to own your own equipment because surf shops abound in this coastal community. Everything from wetsuits to swim fins to goggles can be yours for the renting. Intimidated by the idea of trying to stand up on waves determined to slap you down? Not to worry, you can rent a boogie board and lie down on the job.

Stop #1:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
La Jolla, CA

Stop #2:

La Jolla Shores
La Jolla, CA

Stop #3:

Prospecting the Coast Walk
La Jolla, CA

Stop #4:

Prince of the Tide Pools
La Jolla, CA

Stop #5:

La Jolla Cove
La Jolla, CA

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