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La Jolla Travel Guide

La Jolla is a very hilly and sandy seaside community within San Diego. This small, southern California community offers many great Pacific Ocean activities, so remember to pack some comfy shoes and not just your bikini for your La Jolla vacation. La Jolla shores are beautiful because pines trees line the beach, while in the town there are plenty of historical museums, institutes, restaurants and shops to check out. La Jolla has a mixed landscape -- sandy beaches and rocky shores -- the flora, fauna, and marine life is very diverse here. As a result, La Jolla is the perfect spot to learn more about nature!

Things to Do in La Jolla

La Jolla has more than a dozen great attractions to explore, the most popular being beaches, and the most mesmerizing geographical highlights being the Horseshoe Beach, the Children’s Pool Beach, La Holla Voce, and the Windansea Beach. La Jolla Cove is also an excellent location for snorkeling and scuba diving, and on most days sea lions like to visit the shores and relax on the rocks. Del Mar, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach which are also beaches of San Diego that are very close to La Jolla. It's also great to check out downtown San Diego and explore the city while nearby.

In La Jolla you can find the perfect golf courses as well, for example Torrey Pines Golf Course is often enjoyed by the downtown residents for the smell the fresh ocean air and ocean views. To get your museum fix, visit the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, where you can see exhibits and art pieces from the 1950s. Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is equally a wonderful place to pay respects. The Birch Aquarium is a great place to visit for the whole family, and is the exploration center of the Oceanography institute. It features over 60 different habitats of fish and invertebrates of the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest. If you are interested in marine life, checking out the whale watching tours should be at the top of your itinerary. To go hiking, head to the nearby beach towns like the Ho Chi Minh Trail which was a military supply route that has become a walking route from the shore. It can be quite challenging so make sure you're feeling energized!

Best Places to Stay in La Jolla

The best areas to stay in La Jolla are the beachfront spots. Who would not love to wake up to an ocean view? La Jolla offers many vacation home and house rentals, which are perfect for families because they come fully equipped. Alternatively, condo rentals for larger groups tend to have many bedrooms, and there are smaller La Jolla vacation rentals for couples looking for a weekend getaway as well. With such a huge selection of accommodation, travelers are sure to find their home away from home in La Jolla.

Best Time to Visit La Jolla

In La Jolla, there are two seasons mostly. The summer is short, warm, and without any rain. The winters are pretty long, cool, and very cloudy. If you are traveling to La Jolla for beach fun, make sure to visit it in the summer months, especially in August when the average temperature is 75 degrees. In the rest of the months, particularly from November to May, the average weather is 60 degrees and generally overcast. Nonetheless, this weather is perfect for hiking and enjoying the wonderful museums and aquariums of La Jolla and San Diego.

Price and Availability in La Jolla

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in La Jolla is in July, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in La Jolla is in the high season in July. La Jolla has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in La Jolla tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in La Jolla tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in La Jolla

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in La Jolla. The hottest month in La Jolla is June, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 41 ˚F. The wettest month in La Jolla is December with 3.02 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.57 inches of rain.

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