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La Jolla Cove

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Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The...

San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve.

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$79.00*
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La Jolla Cave Snorkeling Tour
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$79.98*
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons
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$99.00*
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Advanced La Jolla Segway Tour

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Beautiful but touristy

This charming town is very beautiful but very busy as well. It's somewhat of a tourist trap but it is well worth checking it out for 3 or 4 hrs. I recommend arriving early in the... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This charming town is very beautiful but very busy as well. It's somewhat of a tourist trap but it is well worth checking it out for 3 or 4 hrs. I recommend arriving early in the day to find parking which is free

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burton on trent
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was quite busy,but parking lot not far from sea.seals were definitely worth a look,also pelicans.didn't eat here so can not comment on anything apart from the coast

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copley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Day two of a 17 day California road trip took us thru here. We're from Ohio so the dramatic panoramas are cool. And La Jolla is a real nest town to visit too.

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Layton, Utah
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the sounds of the waves and the barking of the seals! The cliff palisades are amazing! There are some stairs that you can walk down to seal rock. Additionally, there is a small beach.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

La Jolla Cove is a great place to come if you enjoy spending time outdoors. There are several different areas to stroll through, even visiting one of the La Jolla's sea caves! This area is also very well known for the many sea lions that stop by to sun themselves on the rocks. It's very easy to walk through the... More 

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow. Thats what you'll say when you get there. What a panoramic view!!!! FREE TOO. Sit and relax on benches facing the ocean. Take a long walk along the sidewalk without climbing down to the shore. Lay in the grass with a blanket. Find the hidden stairs short cut from the shopping district to the beach! I won't tell!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must stop by the the Cove/La Jolla Village, I would do: 1. through the winding steps behind the Crab Catcher restaurant, down to the shore, 2. have a cup of coffee with the spectacular view at Goldfish Cafe 3. Check out the view from Mermaid statue 4. walk along the cove to see the seals and Pelicans roaming freely in... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You're also right up the coast from Wind and Sea, which is a renowned surfing spot. La Jolla overall is a bit high-end, but this is a spot worth venturing too. Pack a lunch if you're at all worried about cost of food nearby.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sea lions are the stars here, and it is a great place to watch the sun go down. Parking might be a problem on weekends, but it was fine on a week night.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area has wonderful natural attractions, flowers, cliffs, sea lions and seals, pelicans, beaches, but is extremely touristy and crowded. Perhaps try to plan for an early morning or weekday visit to have a bit more quiet.

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