United States: La Jolla Cove, San Diego

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La Jolla Cove would be perhaps one of the best places I’ve visited during my US trip. Being the animal and nature lover that I am, I just loved how animals perfectly fit as if they were in their natural habitat, in their very own special place in nature, where they could coincide harmoniously.

Often referred as the “Jewel of San Diego” (La Jolla means ‘the Jewel’), La Jolla boasts of its wonderful cove and astounding beaches popular for scuba diving, swimming, and snorkeling as it is a marine refuge area known as the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park. In an effort to preserve all underwater life and even marine specimens, fishing, taking of animals as well as marine invertebrates, and even seashells are strictly prohibited by law. The best thing is: all marine life in La Jolla is protected by law! Because of this, marine animals and even the seasonal migratory animals can might as well relax (like the La Jolla tourists) as nobody would ever pose a threat to them!

On the way to La Jolla, the view was irresistible

paddling while standing up? how do you call this?

woot! jet ski!

What a beautiful landscape and seascape!

For me the best part of visiting La Jolla was seeing harems of sea lions! It was such a winning factor for me that I could watch the sea lions sunbathe under the sparkling sunshine amid the cool sea breeze that the winter season brought. And yes, because it was winter, we could not dare swim nor wade in the ice cold waters of La Jolla. Had it been summer, I would jump right into the open ocean because it was definitely inviting!

sunbathing like a boss

migratory birds welcome

Just an arm’s length away is the Scripps Park, where green grass abound therefore making it the perfect picnic spot if ever you find yourself in La Jolla!

If you ever find yourself within San Diego, do not miss the opportunity of being mesmerized by the natural scenic beauty of La Jolla!

We did a side trip to PETCO Park too! PETCO Park is home of the San Diego Padres, their Major League Baseball team!

About Mia G.

Teacher Mia. A Happy Girl. Chaser of dreams. Believer of living out each beautiful dream. A Full-time Preschool Teacher with a part-time job of being a happy traveler and wanderer. Co-founder of Destination Getaways Travel and Tours! A Proud Filipina who wants to travel the world one place at a time, one breathtaking moment at a time. Join the personal accounts of my adventures and misadventures and random experiences in our big and beautiful classroom-- the world. Share my experiences on spontaneity, excitement, adventure, travel, exploration, gastronomic encounters, and everything in between!

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