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Spotlight on La Jolla California

La Jolla. Photo by Angela Fairhurst

La Jolla is a posh seaside area within the city of San Diego, occupying 7 miles of curvy coastline along the Pacific Ocean. Consistently voted one of the top beach destinations in the world, La Jolla offers and a slew of outdoor activities and wildlife.

Estancia Hotel La Jolla. Photo by Angela Fairhurst

La Jolla has wide range of accommodations including the 9.5 acre boutique hotel property, Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa.  Nestled on grounds of the UC San Diego Campus, the property is the former home of an 1880’s equestrian estate and it maintains the feeling of a luxury ranch.

Former equestrian building at Estancia La Jolla. Photo by Angela Fairhurst

La Jolla Cove is the jewel of La Jolla. The site is an ecologically protected area that is home to vibrant wildlife both in and out of the water. Sea lions hang close to the cove’s bluffs, tide pools, and oftentimes, on the beach.

Sea Lions in La Jolla. Photo by Angela Fairhurst

While visiting La Jolla, it’s worth a drive to visit the downtown San Diego waterfront.  Here you’ll see the USS Midway and Tuna Harbor Park, featuring great memorial statues including the famous Life Magazine photo cover of a sailor kissing a nurse, and a Bob Hope Memorial.

USS Midway in San Diego. Photo by Angela Fairhurst

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