You’ll be hard-pressed to find a place more welcoming to solo travelers than our beautiful oceanside city of La Jolla! With miles of rocky coastline to explore, a variety of eateries within several budget ranges, and the bustle of nearby San Diego at your fingertips, you’ll find there’s always something to keep you entertained as a solo traveler. Check out our top list of activities in La Jolla for a solo traveler, but remember that when you’re in La Jolla, the options are nearly endless!
Take a Sea Cave Kayak Tour
La Jolla’s striking rocky cliffs form several sea caves on the oceanside, and with companies like La Jolla Kayak you can embark on a tour to drift through emerald green and azure blue waters while marveling at the magnificent caves formed by centuries of water moving in and out of the rock formations. The tour will start off by taking you on kayak through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve over beds of drifting sea kelp—you might even be lucky enough to spot a leopard shark, colorful fish, or a local sea lion or two. Going on tours is also a fantastic way to meet other travelers!
Go Hiking at Torrey Pines State Reserve
Just north of town and still within La Jolla proper, you’ll find the stunning state reserve of Torrey Pines. Home to forests of Torrey pines, breath-taking cliffside views, miles of nearly untouched beaches, and amazing hiking trails, it’s truly a treasured piece of La Jolla’s natural scenery. Take the Beach Trail, a .75-mile trail that descends 300 feet to the beach, and revel in unspoiled ocean views. Depending on when you go, you might even have the beach mostly to yourself. It’s a great spot to relax with a picnic lunch, and can make for terrific photo opportunities, even if you’re traveling solo! Pro tip: if there’s no one you can ask to take a photo, bring a cheap tripod for your phone and take your own photo using a ten-second timer! This is definitely one of the best activities in La Jolla!
Treat Yourself to a Meal with an Ocean View After Enjoying Activities in La Jolla
We have plenty of amazing restaurants boasting sweeping views of the Pacific and the hills of La Jolla, and not all of them will break the bank! Caroline’s Seaside Café is a great stop for lunch or a sunset happy hour, and the menu is versatile in its price offerings. The Goldfish Point Café is another inexpensive option with a lovely view, and as a bonus is right near the unique “The Cave Store” where you can do a self-guided walking tour through one of our famous sea caves for just $5. If you want to splurge a bit, try Duke’s or The Shores for an upscale seaside lunch or dinner!
Have a Blissful Solo Escape with La Jolla Vacation Rentals
We have a wide range of properties simply made for solo travelers, from intimate condos to small homes with terrific views. Give us a call or click here to contact us, reserve yours today, and enjoy the best activities in La Jolla!