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Seal Pupping Season in La Jolla, San Diego, California

February 14, 2012 | By | Reply More

The Children’s Pool ranger monitors seal and human activity.

What to do in La Jolla? The most popular activity these days is hanging out at the Children’s Pool, where the harbor seal rookery is starting to resemble a maternity ward because it’s seal pupping season in La Jolla, San Diego, California.

You can view the pups and their mamas from the sidewalk along Coast Boulevard or from the seawall that wraps around this cove.

Last weekend the area was busy with out-of-town travelers and folks who had come from other areas of San Diego. This is a great free activity for families – just be sure to hold onto the kids if you’re on the seawall.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the seal situation is controversial, so you might see a snorkeler or two in the water. Apparently, they’re willing to swim in contaminated water just to prove that they can. (Or maybe they think the seals use the nearby porta potties and the water is clean.)

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Category: Kid-friendly LJ, seals

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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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