After dropping off my gear at the La Valencia Hotel (my home for the next three days) I headed across the street to check out the Village of La Jolla. My first stop was a bite and a brew at world famous Cody’s for Brunch. For my Vitamin C I had an Orange Ave Wit (Coronado Brewery) Beer and to eat their Farmers Veggie and Goat cheese Omelette (egg white only) with a side of amazing grits.
Then I hit Bobolli for their amazing gelatos and sorbets.They make exceptional Affogato’s. I still had time to kill before my room was ready so I hit La Valencia’s beautiful pool. The most thick and comfortable lounge chairs ever. Then checked into my small, yet very well done and comfy room. The hotels nickname is the Pink Lady and she is a beauty…inside and out.
For dinner I hit Puesta For Guac, Tacos y a Tamarind Mezcal cocktail along with a green Michelada. Highly recommend hitting this spot while in town.
Craving coffee the next morning I went to Brick n Bell for a cup and an Avocado Toast which was tasty. The beautiful in La Jolla Cove most love their coffee since I saw more beautiful women here than anywhere in La Jolla.
I then Ubered to La Jolla Shores to hit the beach. First though, lunch at Mori Sushi for hand rolls and a brew from Ballast. Rented a beach chair at the general store right by the beach with the mailbox in front on Aviendaes Playa and hit the sand and surf to see Leopard Sharks (only saw minnows…)!
After enough saltwater and sun I popped into the PB Shore Club a chill, open airy and Dog friendly spot for Tasty Tacos and local brews. Back in La Jolla Cove I went to Georges second floor for some excellent cocktails prepared by true mixologists while chatting up some girls who were enjoying petite pink drinks by the bar.
Next morning I went to the Parakeet Cafe for a Nitro Coconut Coffee to rev my engine, browsed some books and art supplies in Warwick’s and then went to the Crab Catcher for lunch. I started with a Crabby Mary and devoured their Crab Salad BLT with large side salad. The outside deck has beautiful views of the water. Right down their stairs and across the street I went for a rather scenic stroll along the La Jolla Cove Walk Trail…which of note is loaded with Sea Lions. Hit Bobolli again, this time for water based fruit flavored sorbet.
On Monday it got pretty hot so after some pool time I decided to do my first of many Happy Hour Pub crawls. My first stop was the Karl Strauss Brewing Company for a flight of their very good craft beers and their Shishito pepper, watermelon and feta appi (when in Cali…).Then onto Catania for some superb Italian spirt based Cocktails.
I took a break to check out a number of Art Galleries along Prospect Street then stopped in Oil and Wine for a look and saw they had an outdoor patio where I enjoyed a flight of Rose’s while surrounded by local girls sharing their trials snd tribulations of relationships and dating. My last stop was at Herringbones that has an all evening happy hour on Mondays. I ordered up a local brew, some oysters and their fennel sausage and mushroom flatbread.
My last meal in La Jolla Cove on Tuesday morning was at Whisksladel a great Cali style Gastro-Pub for awesome Chilaquiles and Coffee. Next up was onto Pacific Beach for the next 5 nights/6 days. For more pics of the spots I’ve mentioned view/follow me on instagram @shroberts and for more details on locations Steve @ TripbySkyscanner