Beautiful La Jolla has so many activities and attractions it’s hard to choose where to start. So we curated a list of the 5 top things to do during your spring getaway to this San Diego hot spot.
1. La Jolla Cove
Easily one of the best ways to spend a day in Southern California, La Jolla Cove offers a variety of fun activities. La Jolla Cove beach is a small beach tucked between sandstone cliffs. While not very large, this popular spot is the gateway to San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve, a protected marine reserve with excellent visibility and plenty of sea life for snorkelers, scuba divers, and swimmers to explore. Once you dry off, you’ll want to check out the lovable La Jolla sea lions barking on the bluffs.
2. Torrey Pines Hike
Often referred to as one of La Jolla’s best hikes, the Torrey Pines Hike is a relatively easy trek with postcard-worthy coastline views. It’s also one of the only places you can see the Torrey Pine tree, the rarest native pine in the U.S. Head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve early, it gets crowded, and enjoy the wildflowers, ferns, cacti, and unforgettable views.
3. Kayak In the Caves
First discovered in 1902, the approximately 75-million-year-old La Jolla caves are one of San Diego’s most fascinating attractions. You can access Sunny Jim Cave by foot, but the only way to reach the other six is by water. Luckily, there are plenty of guided kayak tours to choose from. Paddle out to the striking sandstone caves that were once used by pirates, but are now more likely to host seals and sea lions. Clam Cave, the largest of the seven, is the easiest to access, but on days when the tide is low you can explore some of the smaller caves. Book Estancia's preferred partner, Everyday California, for a kayak tour and enjoy 20% off when you use promo code ESTANCIA.
4. Picnic at La Jolla Shores
Plan a relaxing spring afternoon picnic at one of San Diego’s most charming spots, La Jolla Shores. Stop by Blend for a picnic backpack with gourmet sandwiches, snacks, drinks, and a blanket, then hop on our complimentary shuttle to take you down to the shores. (Shuttle ride must be booked in advance.)
5. Paraglide at Torrey Pines Gliderport
Perched high above Black’s Beach, Torrey Pines Gliderport is SoCal’s premiere location for paragliding. Knowledgeable pilots, expert instruction, and a sensational setting make it an ideal place to get a bird’s eye view of the Pacific Ocean. Relax and enjoy the sunshine and ocean breezes as you float along the unforgettable La Jolla coastline.
Estancia La Jolla Resort & Spa is the perfect home base for your La Jolla spring break adventures. Our Under the Palms Trees package includes luxurious accommodations, daily breakfast for two at Adobe El Restaurante, $100 spa credit at The Spa Estancia at (per stay), daily valet parking ($39 daily value), and waived resort fee ($35 daily value) for a savings of $220.