Another California beach makes it in the Top 25 beaches in the USA
According to the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice awards, four of the Top 25 beaches in the United States are from California.
Every year Tripadvisor readers vote on their favorite travel experiences worldwide in the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice awards. They vote on their favorite hotels, experiences, national parks, attractions, and more. Additionally, each category includes regional listings. Not surprising to residents, California starred in many of the categories.
As it has been a challenging year for travel, we are exploring travelers' favorites in the United States and why you should go there. We love visiting beaches. It is our favorite holiday activity. So we started with the top beaches in California as ranked in the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice awards 2021 Top 25 Beaches in the United States.
Did you miss yesterday's post? Read it now to find out which beach was voted No. 3 best beaches in the United States by Tripadvisor travelers.
Keep reading this post to discover one of the four beaches in California that made it in the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice awards 2021 Top 25 Beaches in the United States, why you should go there, and what you can see and do.
La Jolla Cove, California
San Diego residents will not be surprised to see that La Jolla Cove is in the Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice awards Top 25 beaches in the United States.
This gorgeous cove features calm water, making it an ideal spot for swimming.
The walking trail along the coast offers some of the most remarkable ocean and wildlife views. The abundant wildlife includes pelicans, cormorants, and sea birds. But the highlight is the seals and sea lions.
The California sea lions can be found in the area and on the bluff.
At La Jolla's Children's Pool, a short walk from La Jolla Cove, you will find hundreds of seals. You can watch them lazing and swimming from the plaza above the cove.
Other highlights include the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park. This marine reserve offers a variety of marine life, reefs, and caverns. Snorkelers and divers love La Jolla for this reason.
There's so much to see in La Jolla. You could spend a few days exploring the beaches, trails, and restaurants.
This is one of the best reasons to visit La Jolla - the most stunning cliffs and breathtaking ocean as far as the eye can see. One of the best views in all of Southern California - don't miss it! - Dorothy S, Tripadvisor, 2020.
Eat at George's at the Cove. Featuring dramatic ocean views and an ocean terrace, this restaurant offers California modern cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails. The Ocean Terrace is ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America by OpenTable.
Visit Scripps Pier, one of the world's largest working piers.
Stay at The Shoal La Jolla Beach. They offer great rates in a fantastic location and some of the best sunsets on the California coast. But take your pick from over 228 Holiday Rentals listed on Tripadvisor.
If you're visiting San Diego / La Jolla, then this is THE place to stay. You'll want to be touring around or on the beach (one of the best beaches in SoCal is three minutes walk from The Shoal) and have comfortable bed to come back to. The whole place has been refurbished, and it's great value for money. - DavidG-Ldn, Tripadvisor, April 2021.
A note on sustainability and over-tourism
While we all love to go to the favorite places of other travelers, keep in mind that there are many incredible beaches in your area for you to explore.
If you consider exploring alternate destinations, you will find less touristy beaches, minimize environmental impact, and spread your tourism dollar to other businesses.
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