Friday, April 11, 2008

La Jolla California Getaway

It's that time of year again. Time for a beach getaway! And, what beach getaway is one of my favorites?

La Jolla, California.

La Jolla is an upscale beach community located 12 miles north of downtown San Diego. Yes, it's often referred to as the "Beverly Hills" of San Diego, but don't let that turn you off. (Oh, it didn't? Sorry, just not that fond of Beverly Hills).

La Jolla is more than just an upscale resort area to shop and eat. You can do those things, but you can do a whole lot more. My favorite: Relaxing and playing on the spectacular sandy beaches, like Windansea Beach, La Jolla Cove, La Jolla Beach, and La Jolla Shores.

If you're into exploring, you'll want to take one of the tours offered by Hike Bike Kayak of San Diego. One of their more popular tours is the kayak tour of the well known La Jolla Sea Caves. Or, you can experience La Jolla from the air. The Torrey Pines Gliderport offers instruction on hang gliding, pargliding and sailplane flying. If you want just a taste of it, you can also sign up for one of their tandem flights with an instructor.

As you might expect, you can find some pretty pricey hotels. But, you'd also be surprised at some of the more modest offerings in La Jolla, such as the La Jolla Village Lodge and the Travelodge La Jolla. FYI, the La Jolla Village Lodge is ranked higher in user surveys on TripAdvisor than Travelodge La Jolla. Don't know if that means anything to you or not. You'll find more hotels in our post on La Jolla lodging at

http://vacation-getaway.blogspot.com/2007/07/best-hotels-in-la-jolla-california.html .

We also have more information on La Jolla and the entire San Diego area on our website. Check out our pages on:

San Diego Attractions

San Diego Beach Vacations

You really will find a great amount of things to do in La Jolla and nearby San Diego. But, at the end of the day, it's the sunsets you'll remember the most. I'm including this YouTube video on La Jolla sunsets just to give you a taste of what to expect. If the music's a bit much, you can just turn it down.

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