When taking a trip to any place, it is always fun to discover and do new things. Even people that live in a city for a long time tend to stick with what they already know. Sometimes, you have the most fun when you’re willing to try new things. If you’re planning a trip to La Jolla or even if you already live there, there are a number of interesting things that you can do that only the locals know about. The following are interesting off the beaten path spots in La Jolla.
Gravity Hill in La Jolla
Did you know that there is a place in La Jolla that actually defies the laws of gravity? Well, there is, and it is appropriately named Gravity Hill. It is located on West Muirlands Drive between Nautilus and Fay Street. You will need a vehicle to see the gravity-defying feat in action. If you put your car in neutral on this uphill street, you will find that your car will roll up the hill instead of backwards! While weird and rare, this phenomenon known as a gravity hill does occur in other locations besides La Jolla. But, since you’re visiting, you might as well experience it for yourself!
Sunny Jim Cave
Are you ready to experience a secret location that can only be accessed through a small gift shop? Visit Sunny Jim Cave. This cave is not out in the open; you can only get to it through a concealed opening in the gift shop Lulumars Jewelry Boutique at 1325 Coast Blvd. There is even a sign on the building that refers to the store as “The Cave Store.” This cave is a manmade tunnel that leads to a one of the most spectacular views of the Pacific Coast! There is an admission fee to go through the cave, but it is very affordable and so worth it to have this unique experience. Sunny Jim Cave is definitely one of the best off the beaten path spots in La Jolla!
About 100 yards from the La Jolla Cove Bridge Club and 35 feet underwater lies what is locally referred to as the “Tombstones.” This is an underwater cemetery dedicated to spear lfishermen, divers, and others that have died in these waters. While there aren’t any remains, there are markers. The tradition of “marking” the location of these underwater deaths started in the 1940s and continues to this day. If you are into the macabre, or simply curious, check this place out.
Book a Stay to Experience These Off The Beaten Path Spots in La Jolla
If you are interested in exploring more of the off-beat in La Jolla, why not plan a trip? La Jolla Vacation Rentals can help you set up your lodging for your trip to La Jolla and assist with vacation planning if so desired. To start planning your trip today, contact La Jolla Vacation Rentals directly at 858-459-5491 for more information or browse our selection of rentals online for yourself!