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“Never made it to Modern Art Museum - found something better...”

La Jolla Shores Park
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Leopard Shark Snorkel Tour in La Jolla
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San Diego Surf Lessons
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Ranked #3 of 76 things to do in La Jolla
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Never made it to Modern Art Museum - found something better...”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We drove from San Diego in order to visit the modern art museum, but never made it as we parked on the seafront and spent the next three hours watching the seals and the birds and the surf and surfers. For some reason, whenever seals appear they have a power to attract crowds and it seemed more pleasant to pass the time outdoors in the sun watching their antics and those of the pelicans and other big birds, rather than being indoors in the gallery.

For info, on-road parking in La Jolla is free but time-restricted, with different limits in different parts of town. Along the beachfront seems to have the longest time, allowing a three hour stay, and when we arrived around 10:00 on a weekday there were still spaces, but they filled soon afterwards. If you need to stay longer there are multi-storey parking lots in town

Visited October 2012
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La Jolla, CA
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“A myriad of activities!!!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

great beach-premier scuba diving site - amazing surfing - beautiful 15' bronze sculpture of of J.J. the orphaned baby gray whale rescued by SeaWorld before being released to the wild-new playground with educational features-The Map, a 65' x 35' concrete and crushed glass map featuring bronze imbeds of species found just off shore and depicting the unusually deep canyons nearby

Visited October 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Beautiful Beaches!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

I love all of the San Diego beaches because of their beauty and uniqueness. What I love most about La Jolla Shores is the children's pool and the viewing of the seals. We had such a great day! After a bust of a day at Legoland, we drove down to La Jolla Shores and walked around. I could spend days here exploring. It is very beautiful and I will definitely return again!

Visited October 2012
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Edmonton
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“So natural”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Great park setting to enjoy watching the surf and the seals. Wonderful stores to shop in and tasty treats along the the area. If you enjoy a laid back atmosphere and have time on your hands to just enjoy life this is a place for you.

Visited October 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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“Snorkeling”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

There are a million things to do here. Snorkel with sharks, sting-rays, surf, kayak, volleyball etc.

Visited July 2012
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