Promising a sun-kissed Southern California experience with its spectacular coastline and upscale village lifestyle, it isn’t a question how La Jolla is consistently voted as one of the most popular bucket list beach destinations, not just in California, but also the world!
As one of the top beach destinations in the world, La Jolla offers sights and attractions in a picturesque village where everything is immersed in a casual, relaxed luxury. The village sits near various museums and art galleries, such as the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institutes of Oceanography and plenty of cultural attractions including the La Jolla Playhouse and the Museum of Contemporary Art. La Jolla also offers a wide of accommodations from casual coastal retreat houses to deluxe hotels, like the five-star Lodge at Torrey Pines that offers well-groomed hiking trails and scenic cliff areas.
The neighborhood of Bird Rock is a well-established area of La Jolla, sitting on the southwestern end of La Jolla and borders Pacific Beach to the South, but retaining own unique charm. It is known as one of the best surfing spots in San Diego, and combines the sunny disposition of the Southern Californian lifestyle with a family-oriented focus. While Bird Rock is a popular place to live, it also has some of La Jolla’s more affordable coastal living options as well.
This tightly-knit community of Bird Rock also has a number of excellent local events, ranging from festivals, concerts, and holiday events held throughout the year. Popular Bird Rock events include the 4th of July Parade, the annual community picnic and the tour of Bird Rock Homes that is held in January of each year.
In the seasons of summer and autumn, surfers, swimmers, snorkelers, kayakers, and scuba divers alike can enjoy the gentle waves and golden sands of the shores. Of course, La Jolla’s biggest attraction that captures the interest of locals and visitors alike are the lovely beaches that expose is natural beauty, living up to its nickname as “the jewel” of San Diego.