Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one ticket to the La Jolla walking tour from San Diego Excellent Adventures (a $55 value).
The knowledgeable guides at San Diego Excellent Adventures lead tourists on a scenic, flower-filled romp during the La Jolla walking tour. The two-hour excursion begins at La Jolla Cove and winds through looming mansions and pizza-box forts in the eponymous coastal community. Tourists also take in time-honored views of adorable sea lions and contemplative seals, as pelicans and cormorants vie for sky position and optimal fish retrieval. Throughout the tour, guests learn historical factoids about the upscale community and find sustenance with provided snacks, bottled water, and seashell jawbreakers.
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Disguised in wetsuits, flippers, and diving masks, humans almost seem indistinguishable from the scores of aquatic life that thrive among the San Diego coastline. In the water, curious sea lions tug playfully at divers' fins, and thick stalks of kelp wave like Queen Elizabeth telling the gathered crowd to go home already. With access to five separate sites in which to see such wonders, the guides at San Diego Excellent Adventures tailor their adventures—whether snorkeling, diving, or paddling—around the experience level of each tour group, ensuring an easy assimilation to undersea life.
During guided dives along La Jolla Shores, swimmers peer in on frolicking creatures such as lobsters, octopuses, and leopard sharks, and standup paddleboards grant access to Mission Bay's shoreline views previously seen only by terribly lost Venetian gondoliers. Currently the largest manmade bay in the country, Mission is known for its calm waters suited to beginners just learning to explore the ocean.
1133 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, California 92037