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At San Diego’s Hike Bike Kayak, tourists can create a custom tour package. Tour packages allow tourists to enjoy the best of San Diego’s coastal life, and they can last from a few hours to the entire day. For anyone who wants to take a larger group on one of San Diego Hike Bike Kayak’s tours, they also offer team-building packages that include beach games, sand castle building, and much more. For families who want to enjoy a more child-friendly tour, San Diego Hike Bike Kayak offers trips on calmer waters and smoother trails. San Diego Hike Bike Kayak also rents their equipment, so tourists can explore the city at their own pace. - Erick Pettersen
Occupying one of the northernmost tips of the beautiful Scripps Beach, La Jolla Shores is a dream come true for summer vacationers. A residential area as well as a beach, the shores stretch almost 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) along La Jolla's pristine northeastern coastline. Home to a series of tranquil waterfronts, its boundaries are skirted by sleek wooden boardwalks, picturesque palm trees and blissful greenspaces like the La Jolla Shores Park. Swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling can be pursued here.
While touring this charming, affluent beach town, be sure to take the drive east along Nautilus Street until you reach Mount Soledad, the pinnacle of the city. From this vantage point, you can see far out into the blue Pacific, north to the North County beaches and past downtown as far south as the U.S. border. This view is especially spectacular at sunset. The site is well known for the controversy generated by the a cross as part of a war memorial that towers above the peak.
Lying in the center of the Mount Soledad Veteran's Memorial, the Cross is beloved for some but for others, it has been a subject of controversy. Due to the involvement of religion in government, the Mount Soledad Cross has gained a lot of popularity since the past few years. However, it has made its name as the local icon and is the proud landmark of La Jolla.
Climb to the top of Soledad Mountain, located in the serene Soledad Park, for endless views of San Diego and the shimmering Pacific Ocean. The mountain, which stands at 822-feet (251 meters) tall, has been a popular spot for hiking and cycling for decades. Aside from being an excellent outdoor spot for a workout, Soledad Mountain was also the last home of Dr. Seuss, the beloved author and illustrator of many children's books. Many who hike the mountain also take the time to pay home to the illustrious artist.
Lovers of all types of marine life will delight in a tour of this world-renowned aquarium. Splendid examples of marine life of all sizes, shapes and colors are here on display from the cool Pacific Northwest to the warm waters off Mexico. An extension of the famous Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the mission here is to promote ocean sciences through hands-on experience. Catch a glimpse of a few of the rarest seahorses, living coral reefs, sharks and varieties of fish. A snack shop and gift shop are on premises. Birch Aquarium also serves as a fantastic venue for holding weddings, banquets and live concerts.