La Jolla Cove. La Jolla is probably one of my favorite places in San Diego to explore. My first stop is La Jolla Cove. You can enjoy strolling around, practice your photography, or if you feel adventurous, rent or bring a snorkel set. There are three main areas to snorkel. (Best to speak to a lifeguard about water conditions prior to snorkeling.)
La Jolla Cove Beach is home to a colony of sea lions which you can watch playing in the water or resting on the rocks. Bring a zoom lens to capture them playing and barking. I could watch them for hours. (Keep your distance for safety.)
Another favorite thing to do is the Caves Kayak Tour. I used La Jolla Kayak. It is a fully guided tour that takes you along the La Jolla Sea Caves and the Ecological Reserve. You will get wet so dress accordingly. You will see many different types of marine life. It was a great time.
Torrey Pines Gliderport. One of the most beautiful, relaxing views of San Diego. Come here, grab food at the Cliffhanger Cafe, and relax watching the mesmerizing flights of the gliders. If you feel daring…. book a tandem flight for $225. I’m working up my courage still. But I love coming here and watching. I also get a laugh when I see the cute dogs joining their owner in the flight.
Cabrillo National Monument. This is a monument commemorating the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to come ashore in California. (1542)
This state park is on the southern tip of Point Loma and is open daily. There are so many photo opportunites so bring your camera.
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse, built in 1855, remains the highest point in San Diego. Free daily tours offer historical local information.
Last stop before you leave, drive down to the tide pools. In the winter, you might see a gray whale migrating.
The Noble Experiment. After a day of exploration, find your way to this hidden speakeasy located in the Gaslamp district for premium, hand-crafted cocktails. You MUST make a reservation prior. There are only 32 seats available. Open Tuesday – Sunday, this little gem in San Diego will not disappoint. The bartenders have a repertoire of over 700 drinks made from 100 premium spirits. You will want to eat before coming since no food is served. Have fun!