Planning a Family Vacation in La Jolla

Planning a vacation for the whole family can be tricky. You need to go somewhere where you feel comfortable taking the kids, but to make sure that mom and dad enjoy their stay as well. You want there to be plenty to see and do, but also a bit of peace and quiet at the end of the day.

Fortunately, La Jolla can provide everything you need for a family vacation: a friendly community with plenty of beaches, including kid friendly beaches, great shops and restaurants, and within a short distance of the hustle and bustle of San Diego. There’s something to do for all ages in La Jolla.

Learn to Surf

La Jolla is famous for surfing, and there are a number of surfing schools to be found here. Kids can attend camp at Menehune Surf School or you can book a private lesson for the whole family to learn to surf together. With experienced instructors and easy beginning lessons, it’s a safe but exciting activity for everyone to enjoy. Maybe you’ll take to it so well that you’ll make an annual surfing trip to La Jolla.

Children’s Pool

Children’s pool isn’t exactly what it sounds, but it’s still a great place to bring the kids. It was once meant to be a shallow swimming area for children, but the sandy landscape made it appealing for children of a different kind: seal pups. Seals come ashore there during pupping season to have their pups and sun themselves. The beach is closed off by a fence, so you can’t actually get any closer, but it’s still the best place in La Jolla to watch the seals.

Hang Gliding

Have older kids? Hang Gliding has the thrill and excitement that teenagers can enjoy as well as parents. At places like Torrey Pines Gliderport you can learn the basics of hang gliding or just watch other gliders from the ground until you feel ready. After a lesson, you can go gliding off a cliff over Blacks Beach and enjoy for yourself the feeling of flying for a bit. So maybe it’s not something you’d do every day, but what else are vacations for?

Check Out the Caves

The sea caves in La Jolla are imposing, beautiful, and mysterious. You won’t want to miss them on your family vacation. As narrow as they are, they’re only accessible by kayak, but there are a number of guided kayak tours that you can take with the family into the caves. And it’s not just the beauty of the caves you’ll see. You may even see some sea life, like sea lions, sea turtles, maybe even dolphins. As long as you don’t mind getting a little water on you, this can be something for everyone in the family to enjoy, no matter their age.

La Jolla offers all these attractions as well as excellent dining and shopping options. And when you’ve explored all of La Jolla, know that you’re just a short drive from the rest of San Diego with its 70 miles of coastline. Your family won’t want to go home from this vacation. Book your room at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla to start planning your family vacation today.

Check back next Monday for Four things you can only do in La Jolla!


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