La Jolla is a brilliant combination of natural beauty and upscale elegance. The town originated as a fishing village where La Jolla Canyon descended into the ocean. The area is now all protected habitat at the La Jolla Underwater Park, so the only fishing comes from huge colonies of seals, sea lions, and cormorants. You can visit these beautiful creatures as you walk along the beaches and bluffs of La Jolla Cove. If you snorkel or dive right from La Jolla Cove, you will probably see a sea lion swimming around.
To expand your adventure, take the Coast Walk Trail over to La Jolla Shores. There you’ll find kayak tours of the sea caves and snorkeling with nurse sharks. If you’re a strong diver, Vallecitos Point is the premier shore dive in Southern California. It’s a surf entry with a 1000′ kick out, but you can get down 100′ or more and see all kinds of critters. Up the beach by the pier is one of the best and easiest surf breaks in San Diego. La Jolla Shores is a prime area for stingrays. Make sure you do the stingray shuffle when you’re in the water, which is a good idea for any Southern California beach.
On land, La Jolla is filled with upscale elegance. Art Galleries line Prospect Street, and you’ll have your choice of delicious romantic dining. Make sure you save room for Bobboi Natural Gelato, it’s a life-changing indulgence! It’s also worth walking up to the Sunday morning farmer’s market to sample local snacks and produce. If you’re looking for a laugh, check out the Comedy Club, which features the best comics in Southern California.
Our Concierge Choice property for La Jolla is the Pantai Inn, a small luxury hotel with a Balinese theme. The grounds are superbly situated in the heart of La Jolla with a tranquil ocean view courtyard, outdoor fire pit, and seating area, and beautifully landscaped gardens. What’s more, they even offer free parking, which usually comes at a premium in La Jolla.
If you’re in the mood for love (and we know you are 😉 ), check into the Romance in La Jolla package, which includes a discounted room rate, a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, a dozen red roses, and enhanced turndown service. For an added touch of romance, you can add an in-room spa treatment to your package.