If you’re anywhere near it, you must spend a day (or longer if you can swing it!) in La Jolla.
On Saturday over Memorial Day weekend we Ubered from Coronado Island to Torrey Pines Gliderport where we hiked the beautiful view down the cliff to Black’s Beach. We were forewarned that it is a nude beach at the end of the trail, but to not let it deter you from the wonderful views. Take that sage advice and make this hike – we didn’t see many moons anyway (though a warmer morning may be different). At the base, we walked three miles north along the beach to Torrey Pines State Beach at the base of the state park, pausing on rocks here and there and even spying a starfish in a small pool of water.
After our walk we Ubered into La Jolla Village to stroll along the main street and down by the cliffs to see the sea lions before lunch. George’s at the Cove, with award-winning Chef Trey Foshee at the helm, is the spot in the village and we happily made our way to the rooftop patio for lunch with a fantastic view.
From that vantage point, the blue sky seems to melt into the ocean somewhere in the distance and you can vaguely see the sea lions sunning themselves and dots of people enjoying the every-sunny weather. We started with refreshing cocktails and ceviche (with homemade gluten-free chips!) before enjoying more fish tacos. The bubbling atmosphere, perfect views and delicious food make this well worth the stop. If nothing else, be sure to pop in for a cocktail on the patio.
After lunch we ambled through the village, stopping in the occasional shop. We stumbled on We Olive, a California artisan olive oil and wine shop with a back patio overlooking the ocean. As we sat on the patio, we sipped tastings of various wines from the extensive menu and sampled olive oil with gluten-free flatbread. More perfect views and tasty treats.
After several hours, we tore ourselves away from the village and made our way back to Coronado to relax before dinner. La Jolla is perfectly nestled into the cliffs, with stunning views, great shops and a bright park sitting on the water’s edge. Make a day of it, if you can!