Every Saturday morning I do a big walk on La Jolla Shores Beach with my friend Ursula. We talk and laugh and solve the problems of the world – all in just under two hours. However, this week she’s visiting family in Switzerland, so I took a camera along for company.
I’d only gone a short distance when I passed a patch of nasturtiums growing wild by the side of the road.
Soon after, I spotted my neighbor biking back from La Jolla Shores Beach with his kids. Snap. Snap.
Further along I passed Hotel La Jolla, which was the focus of a Getaway contest on my Authentic Luxury Travel site earlier this year. The couple who won are staying at the hotel this weekend and, as promised, my husband and I joined them for drinks last night. Hiatus, the hotel’s attractive open-air lounge, is a huge asset to our area.
I cut down through the La Jolla Shores business and dining area, which includes several kayak rental places, some good restaurants and the La Jolla Shores Hotel. The hotel – home of the Shores Restaurant - and it’s neighbor the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club are the only places to stay in San Diego that are right on the beach.
As I reached the sand, I bumped into the winners coming back from a beach walk. It was a perfectly glorious day and they were having a great time. After last night’s drinks, my husband and I went home to leftovers, but they had dinner in Cusp on the hotel’s 11th floor and raved about how good it was.
La Jolla Shores Beach was busy as usual with kayakers, scuba divers, walkers, runners, surfers, and sand castle builders.
I feel very lucky to live in this area and love sharing it with visitors. If you come, I’ll be happy to help plan your trip.