How Lucky are You?  It’s Seal Pupping Season in La Jolla!  There is nothing more adorable than taking a stroll along the La Jolla during Pacific Harbor Seal pupping season.  Not many people are able get an up close and personal look at some of our youngest pinniped residents in their natural habitat – newborn seal pups and their moms in full cuddle mode. While visitors are not allowed on the beach during popping season, walking the seawalls allows incredible views of adorable seal pups and their mothers.

Moms and young pups play, swim, surf, and rest together on the protected beach through May 15 at which time humans are again allowed access. No one should miss this rare opportunity to witness nature in its most loving and memorable form. 

You’re Invited to Free Talks and Tours Hosted by Sierra Club Seal Society Every Saturday in March

Every Saturday through April 1 all are invited to join Sierra Club Seal Society’s knowledgeable docents for a fun-filled talk and short walk to learn about the local marine mammal pinnipeds here in La Jolla. You’ll learn about the distinct lifestyle, biology and habits between harbor seals and sea lions. Then you’ll go for a short walk to see both the harbor seal moms and pups at Children’s Pool, followed by a look at the noisy social behaviors of the sea lions at Point La Jolla.
Dates: March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1 at 2:00 PM
Where: Mangelsen – Images of Nature Gallery | 7916 Girard Avenue, La Jolla

Reservations are NOT required.
For more information call (619) 479-3412 or (858) 551-9553.

Come for the seals, stay for the meals: 5 Restaurants in La Jolla to try for an incredible dining experience

After enjoying seal-watching and coast-walking it’s time to quench your thirst and grab a bite.  You might be surprised to learn that La Jolla Village is home to over 100 restaurants for every taste and budget and most are a short walk from the Cove. Here are just a few to whet your whistle: 

Blue Ocean Sushi Bar / Harumama Noodles + Buns

Located right on the scenic coast of La Jolla is a restaurant you won’t want to miss. This two-in-one restaurant experience serves both Blue Ocean’s Kitchen’s finest and freshest sushi as well as Haruama’s wide selection of fresh-noodle dishes and other delicious bites for all to enjoy. Their savory ramen noodles and delightfully charming bao buns enjoyed with incredible ocean views will surely keep you coming back for more. 


Why go to Italy when you can have traditional and hearty Italian food right here in sunny La Jolla? When you’re craving homemade, authentic Italian food, Marisi is the place to go. Their handmade pastas are cooked from the heart and their fine cocktails and wine are of the utmost quality. The cozy ambiance and excellent service of Marisi will make you feel as if you are eating in your grandmother’s kitchen once again. 

Bubba’s Smokehouse  BBQ

Treat yourself to the smoky delight of Bubba’s Smokehouse BBQ—a casual and mouth-watering eatery that serves Southern-style ribs, pork, tri-tip, brisket and chicken as well as various mouth-sized bites that will keep you heartwarmingly full. 

Olive and Basil

Located in the Heart of Girard, is an absolute must-try when you’re seeking delicious Mediterranean cuisine. With 20 years of experience, their dedicated chefs and staff are here to give you and your palate an experience like never before. From California-styled kebabs to fresh salads with produce grown from our local farmers market, Olive and basil is sure to serve you food that you won’t be able to resist. 

El Avocado

At El Avocado, they curate the best of both worlds—food that makes us feel good inside and out while also giving our pallet an out-of-this-world flavorful experience. Their creative mastery in playing around with veggies and grains will make you crave plant-based food like never before! 

Parking in La Jolla, The Inside Scoop — La Jolla is a very popular place and parking can sometimes be a challenge.  We’re happy to offer you a $4.95 ALL-DAY Parking Pass.  Click HERE.

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