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La Jolla: Rainy Day Activities

November 21, 2010 | By | Reply More

Hmmm…It seems that in my enthusiasm for describing our beautiful winter high and low tides, I forgot to mention that November to March is also our rainy season. In my defense, it’s an easy oversight to make. The average annual rainfall in San Diego is less than 10 inches. However, if you are visiting now or are planning to visit in the next few months, here are a couple of suggestions for La Jolla: rainy day activities

If you are traveling with children and the sky opens up, head for Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Their fascinating sea life and interactive marine-related exhibits will keep the kids busy for hours. If you get a break in the drizzle, head outdoors to their petting pools, where local marine creatures can be picked up for close inspection.

For another fun rainy day experience, try the Kids Chef School at Cups Culinary, where your offspring can create their own gooey confections. Even if they aren’t into baking, Cups (on Girard Avenue) is a fun spot for snacking.

While beach activities are a drag in a downpour, you and your family can still enjoy a view of the beach if you dine at The Shores Restaurant at the La Jolla Shores Hotel.

I also recommend my favorite indoor activity: browsing at La Jolla’s beloved Warwick’s Books on Girard Avenue.

You’ll also find “Crafts for Kids” at the La Jolla Riford Library and “Children’s Storytime” at the La Jolla AthenaeumMy Art Shed also has some wonderful classes for kids. Current listings of plays, art exhibits, concerts, and book signings are listed in the La Jolla Light.

And don’t despair…the rain never lasts long in La Jolla.

Photo credit: Birch Aquarium.
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Category: dining with a view, Kid-friendly LJ, weather

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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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