This past weekend, my mom and I went to San Diego to celebrate my 30th birthday. This was the first time we’ve taken a trip just the two of us, and it was such a fun experience. On Saturday, we drove up to La Jolla to spend the day and it was seriously the highlight of the trip.
I plan to do a full blog post on my experience with Everyday California, but there’s a reason that ocean kayaking is on the top of my list. I’ll admit, it was pretty out of my comfort zone, but I was so happy we took the kayak tour once we were done because we were able to experience La Jolla in a way I never expected. For $50 a person, this is an activity I highly recommend.
see the seals and sea lions
I am a huge (emphasis on huge!) animal lover, so I was extra excited to see the seals and sea lions in La Jolla. Even though I’d done my research, I was still surprised how many there were. All along the coast, you’d see them swimming, sun bathing, even playing with each other.
The one thing I’d recommend when looking at the seals/sea lions: please keep your distance! There have been so many issues with people getting too close to the animals (who are in their natural habitat) recently, so it’s important to watch them from a distance. Also, if you see a seal or sea lion who is hurt, please call SeaWorld San Diego. The marine mammal rescue number is (800) 541-7325. (Info provided by La Jolla Mom.)
eat at George’s At The Cove
Several people recommended George’s when I told them we were visiting La Jolla. They weren’t lying when they said this place is a must-visit! The food was absolutely incredible and the view was something you only dream of. I ordered the blackened fish sandwich and ate every bite. The fish tasted so fresh!
walk around the shops
Only a block away from the ocean off of Prospect St. there are a ton of cute shops and places to grab souvenirs. My mom and I spent awhile just walking around the shops and grabbed coffee at a place called Brick & Bell Cafe, which I highly recommend!
shop the look