Explore This! La Jolla (San Diego, California)

Filed in Explore This , The Quirky Lover Posted on March 21, 2011 @ 2:00 pm 10 comments

Today, we are heading west and getting ready to “Hang Ten”. And this is kind of exciting for me because, before today, I had never heard of La Jolla. So, why am I featuring it? Well, the inspiration for today’s locale comes from Susi Sunshine; she recommended La Jolla to me as it was the setting for Jill Sorenson’s book, Crash Into Me. With elements in the book including famous surfers, romance, and murder, it looks like this is the perfect place for it all to happen.

La Jolla, nicknamed Jewel City, is in the northwestern part of San Diego. It is called “affluent” and one look at these pics will reinforce its nickname and its desirability to the rich and famous.

A hotel in the city.

Bluffs, sandy beaches, and surrounded by ocean…stunning.

Everywhere you look, it’s paradise.

I can only imagine what it would cost to live in this area, especially oceanfront…

…but it sure would be nice *sigh

There is something beautiful but scary, watching nature at work.

I could sit here and read, all day, everyday!

One of these days, it would be cool to try surfing but sadly with my coordination, I’d be getting up close and personal with the bluffs :-p

As the day ends, it seems the beauty of this place doesn’t.

A tropical drink and a little romance by this sunset, does it get any better?

I must admit, I was quite surprised by the tropical nature of La Jolla, but then again I’ve never actually been anywhere in California, having only experienced it on TV. This definitely looks like an awesome place to visit. Can someone pass me my sunscreen?

About Jackie

Jackie is a quirky mom, living in Ontario, Canada. She's a bookkeeper by day and a book lover by night. She also blogs at The Novel Nation and writes occasionally for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

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  • Paranormal Haven March 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    This place looks beautiful. I'll be making my first trip to San Diego this July for Comic Con and I think I'll be stopping by here to take a look around. Thanks for the post!!

  • Books and Bane March 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I was born in San Diego County. La Jolla is pretty but those pictures don't look like it ever looked to me. BTW… Blacks Beach is down there too. Nude beach…lol. And also the gliders run off the cliffs in that area (Torrey Pines). THAT is pretty spectacular to watch! There are also caves below you can get to with a canoe.
    Maybe I am just jaded 'cause this is where I am from? LOL.

  • Jackie March 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    @Paranormal Haven – You'll have to let us know if it lives up to these images 🙂 Have a great time!

    @Books and Bane – See? Now I'm picturing nude gliders 😮
    I don't think we appreciate our own hometowns enough sometimes…we're always trying to escape to other vacation places, lol.

  • Kelsey March 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I lived in this area for a little bit. It really is beautiful.

  • Barbara E. March 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I was born in La Jolla, but never lived there. I lived in Encinitas and Oceanside, both really nice towns. La Jolla was a little to expensive for my family, but had a great hospital – which is why I was born there.

  • LSUReader March 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    You've shared some postcard-perfect pictures. Those sunset shots are especially gorgeous. Nice choice. Thanks for brightening my Monday.

  • marybelle March 22, 2011 at 1:19 am

    WOW!! I'm most impressed with the photography. The images are truly stunning.


  • SusiSunshine March 22, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Want that so much. And a nice hunky surfer boy. *dreams*

  • Chelsea B. March 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    So many amazing-looking places on these posts. Makes me want to pack up and travel the world! 🙂

  • Jackie March 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    @Kelsey – Lucky you! Must have been hard to leave paradise…

    @Barbara – A claim to fame, of sorts, lol. The whole "location, location, location" thing just looks expensive!

    @LSU – Thanks! I only wish I could take credit for the pics, alas, they are not mine 🙁

    @marybelle – You just wanna jump in there, right? Again, not my images, though…

    @Susi – Did it meet your expectations? Sorry, no hot surfer hunk pics though.

    @Chelsea – I know, right? I've got my passport with me at all times now, just in case of a lottery win *g*

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