Things to Do in La Jolla

Originally published: 16 February 2016

(Suggestions from your 2016 Local Arrangements Committee)

About a 20-minute drive north of conference site:

Mt. Soledad. War memorial, established in 1916, has a spectacular 360-degree view of San Diego. Home to the late Theodore Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), Mount Soledad has become a popular cycling, hiking, and birdwatching area.


La Jolla Cove. A beloved refuge for sea lions and also home for many birds, including pelicans, gulls, and Black Turnstones. Great for visitors who would like to immerse themselves in the vibrant marine life or view sea lions grazing from afar. Popular spot for snorkelers, swimmers, and those who just want to "hang out." Many high-quality restaurants and art galleries are located within a brisk 5-minute walk.

 


UCSD. Top-ranked U.S. university that has spectacular grounds with undulating hills, abundant trees, and beautiful ocean views. The campus has multiple coffee shops (e.g., Peet's and Starbucks), restaurants, and cafes.


The Salk Institute. Founded in 1960 by Jonas Salk, the "Whitehead of the West" is housed in one of Louis Kahn’s most beautiful buildings (see the documentary about Louis Kahn—"My Architect" [2003]). It is home to more than a dozen research units and groups with affiliations from local campuses.


Wind-and-Sea beach. Lovely spot with extensive sand peppered with natural boulders. Originally named after the "Windansea" hotel, this quaint beach is less crowded than other local beaches, such as La Jolla Shores.

 

 
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