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Carnival Splendor in San Diego

November 11, 2010 | By | Reply More

A message to the passengers of Splendor, the Carnival cruise ship that arrived in San Diego today after being disabled off the coast of Mexico for what must have seemed like “forever.”

You need a serious change of pace and a big breath of fresh air. Here’s what I suggest:

It’s a beautiful day and a walk along the water in La Jolla would do you all a lot of good.

Head over to the Santa Fe Station (across Harbor Drive from the Cruise Ship Terminal) and take the Coaster to Old Town and then the #30 MTS bus right into La Jolla.

Walk down to Coast Boulevard and visit the seals at the Children’s Pool and check out the sea lions, flocks of pelicans, and swimmers at The Cove. Then pick up a latte at Goldfish Point Cafe and sit on a bench overlooking the water and try to forget the whole dead-in-the-water ship thing ever happened.

If you’re feeling flush, you can also take a taxi from the B Street Pier to La Jolla, but it will set you back about $35 each way.

La Jolla is San Diego’s favorite seaside community and, in addition to a beautiful coastline, also offers great restaurants (you’ll find most of them on Prospect Street) and really fun shopping options (Girard Avenue).

If you have specific questions, please post them as comments and I’ll respond ASAP. I live in La Jolla and would be happy to suggest other ways that you can take your mind off the troubles you’ve endured.

If you’ll be sticking around for awhile, check out the La Jolla Calendar of Winter Events.

Please accept the sympathy of a fellow traveler – and my offer to help.

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Category: how to get to La Jolla, Wildlife

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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