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La Jolla, or the village, is a picturesque hilly seaside neighborhood with over 20 beaches! (24 to be specific). It can be hard to decide what to do in such a richly diverse area! With so much to choose from, La Jolla makes a perfect place to spend the day. Here are 5 of the best spots in La Jolla for an adventurous day out!
But First Coffee…
This local favorite serves up a mean cup of joe. Their coffee beans are freshly roasted and of the highest quality. They are certified by CCOF as an ORGANIC Coffee Roaster. At Better Buzz Coffee, you’ll also find deliciously unique drinks such as their Iced Moroccan Spice. They serve up fantastic breakfast and lunch options like a variation of toasts and sandwiches. If you are craving something sweet, you should try their smoothies, particularly the Pink Dragon.
Located: 909 Prospect St. Ste 100A, La Jolla
If you take your smoothie to go, you can enjoy it along with magnificent views as you make your way to the Children’s Pool. It is quite the treasure, as you’ll see numerous seals working on their tan! You can get pretty close to the seals but beware not to touch them. They are wild animals, and it is essential to respect their space.
PS: Though adorable, their smell is…well, not that great!
Located: 834 Coast Blvd S, La Jolla
After making friends with the seals, you are a short walk or skateboard ride away from La Jolla Cove. This view is what might come to mind when you think of La Jolla! It is truly iconic and worth taking your own picture of! It is protected as a marine reserve and is rich in marine life. If you’re a snorkeler or diver it’s definitely worth a visit!
Located: 1100 Coast Blvd. (at Girard Ave), La Jolla
After a day of beachside activities, you would have worked up quite an appetite. Overlooking La Jolla Cove, Duke’s is a fantastic lunch spot! Named in honor of native Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, an Olympic swimmer, water polo player, AND the father of modern surfing! Duke’s serves contemporary interpretations of traditional island plates. Such as their Mango pork ribs, and Ahi Poke which will definitely put you in the aloha spirit.
Located: 1216 Prospect St, La Jolla
How about something sweet to finish your La Jolla adventure? Bobboi Gelato has outstanding gelato and sorbets. Their flavor selection reflects both their traditional Italian roots and untraditional Californian flare. Bobboi sources all of their ingredients from California purveyors, explaining why their menu changes seasonally.
Located: 8008 Girard Avenue, La Jolla