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Ocean View Hotels in San Diego

When it comes to California beachfront, San Diego is considered one of the best places for beautiful views, sand, and surf, no matter what activity (or lack of activity) you are looking for. With so many great places to look at booking in the area, your choices for ocean view hotels in San Diego may […]

The Mormon Temple in San Diego

Let’s start with a quick note about the amazing photo of the San Diego Mormon temple photo in the banner of this article. It’s from a super-talented photographer and friend of ours, Jeff Bommarito. You can–and should–see more of his work on If you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of […]

Useful Information for First-Time Visitors to La Jolla

With its excellent food, exotic sights, and lovely beachfront properties, La Jolla is a beautiful place to visit. There is so much to do in La Jolla that not it would take more than one day to experience it all. And if it’s your first time? It might be a tad overwhelming. Conveniences Before the […]

A dog friendly walking tour of Bird Rock and the La Jolla Village

Hi there!  I’m Seymour, an extremely handsome (if I do say so myself) twelve-and-a-half-year-old golden retriever.  And, just to pat myself on the back a bit more- I am a pet therapy dog who has served humans in hospitals, schools, and libraries my entire life. Cool, right? My mom and dad moved us all to La […]

How to Explore Scripps Pier by Moonlight This Summer

Imagine — walking above the Pacific Ocean on a warm summer night, using only the moon’s glow as your guide while you explore one of La Jolla’s most fascinating landmarks. You can do just that during one of the Birch Aquarium’s Full Moon Scripps Pier Walks, which are held all summer long! A working research […]

Exploring Balboa Park: Museums, Gardens, & Dining

Why Visit Balboa Park? Aside from the beaches, Balboa Park is one of the most popular places to hang out in San Diego–seemingly for locals and visitors alike. You’ll find them lounging on blankets in the grass, strolling around to see the free sights, visiting the museums, drinking craft beer in the museum’s sculpture garden […]

Everything You Need to Know About Snorkeling with La Jolla Leopard Sharks

Every year, thousands of leopard sharks head to the shores off the coast of La Jolla Shores to mate and then hatch their young. The warmer waters here provide an ideal temperature to incubate, and the sharks will typically stay for up to six months to complete the process. Discounted Activities: Families SeaWorld San Diego […]

Why Snorkeling in La Jolla Should Be at the Top of Your Bucket List

There’s a reason (okay, maybe several) that the La Jolla Ecological Reserve and Underwater Park is one of the top ten places in the world for snorkeling. Together, the Park and Reserve span 6,000 acres of ocean bottom and tidelands, from Scripps Park across La Jolla Shores all the way to Torrey Pines. From the […]

Kayaking in La Jolla: Everything You Need to Know

La Jolla Kayaking If you love the ocean and revel in exploring it, kayaking in La Jolla will be a magical experience for you. This activity is incredibly popular and is definitely one of the top things to do in La Jolla when you’re visiting. The local tour companies are experts, and know exactly where […]

7 Reasons to Tour the the Salk Institute in La Jolla

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla California is a world-famous research institute that opened its doors in 1963 under the watchful eye of Jonas Salk, who is credited with developing the first safe and effective polio vaccine. He envisioned it as a collaborative environment where researchers could explore the basic principles of […]