The Coves La Jolla Village
Resident Sea Lions
Back streets La Jolla Village
The Public House for great ales in La Jolla Village
Harry’s Coffee Shop La Jolla Village
La Jolla Shore Beach
Shore Rider La Jolla Shores
The local In N Out Burger
San Diego is a beautiful city in California. It is a big place! For our trip this time we spent most of it on the coast, there is plenty of San diego we didn’t see so I’m focusing my post on where we spent most of our time La Jolla Village and La Jolla Shores.
I loved the diversity of San Diego. Diversity of cultures and people is something I really enjoy and cherish, it’s one of the reasons I’ve spent a lot of time living in cities like London and now New York, where diversity is high. Being around others and things that are different to me inspires me and well it’s a big part of who Steve and I are-we embrace diversity. The influences in San Diego of Spanish, Mexican and American make for lots of tasty food and a magical laid back electric vibe which we absolutely loved!
The weather is gorgeous and pretty much warm all year round, so do pack lots of summer time outfits with some warmer clothes for the evenings.
La Jolla Village is on the coast to the North where we spent the first half of our trip, it’s a beautiful humble seaside hamlet. We stayed at the Grand Colonial at the top of the hill which is the perfect location for exploring and being close to all the shops and restaurants.
What we did:
The beach coves here are great for swimming and visiting the resident sea lions that live on the rocks off the coves. If you walk down from the shopping area you can walk all the way along the coast and take your pick of the fabulous coves along the way. There are many to chose from!
Walking home through all the cute back streets back up to the village we stopped off in this local bar for a drink. San Diego has a brilliant selection of pale ales because a lot of them are brewed here. This bar has a HUGE selection to try from.
Breakfast or brunch at Harry’s Coffee shop is always a good idea, it’s delicious and the deco is cute old school American style. I would recommend strawberry pancakes with cream, maple syrup and a side of bacon.
There are loads of places to chose from to eat here but I would recommend going to this bar for the views and an aperitif.
La Jolla Shores is a quaint beach town with a big surf vibe where we moved to for the second part of our trip. The long stretch of sandy beach has great sunset views and the town is chilled with great places to eat, shop and drink. We stayed here right on the beach. perfect for sunset viewings!
What we did:
We watched a lot of sunsets from the beach and lazied around. Total relaxation which was needed particularly for Steve who had just finished working all week at a big conference.
We walked around the town a lot, it’s really pretty and peaceful and there are plenty of walks that take you off meandering, which I love to do, explore new places and take in the vibe. This bar is a good place to stop off and rest your feet in between walks and get a frozen Margarita it also has lots of sports screens to keep any sports fan husbands happy! Win win.
We ate at this lovely Italian restaurant, which we were hesitant to do to begin with given we’ve eaten so much Italian in Europe but the pasta is so tasty and I am an avid pasta lover! In order to get an American dish kick, I’d recommend a trip to the nearest In N Out Burger. The burgers are brilliant and I have never seen such a pretty fast food restaurant ever!
Our final night in La Jolla Shores we rented out a BBQ and sat out on the beach and enjoyed the sunset. It was the perfect way to end this leg of our trip before we flew out to San Fransisco.