Category Archives: Natural Attractions

Vivid Poetry by a La Jolla Cove Suites Guest

A special La Jolla Cove Suites guest vacationed here regularly with his family in the 1950s and 60s. As an adult he has continued to return to the hotel with his family. On his last visit, his granddaughter wrote this poem, entitled “The Cove.” He presented this poem to our Front Desk upon check in today to celebrate his anniversary!. We hope you enjoy this poem as much as we do.

The Cove
By Lisa McVeigh

It is not a rooster
nor an alarm clock
that wakens me,
That lifts me out of my peaceful
to the bright new day
It is my senses calling me –
Proclaiming the beauty
Of the Cove in all its wonder

With open eyes,
a clear blue sky becomes visible,
a comely canvas stretched behind
the rocky hillside

Upon removing the sleepy dust,
The ocean comes alive,
Vivacious, turquoise waves
Caressing the sandy shore

La Jolla surrounds me,
Whipping wind against my face
The icy chill of the morning breeze
And the salty mist,
Reaching the tip of my nose

The morning passes
And I reach the beckoning smells of
Restaurants and cafes lining the walk

The palm trees, like sticks,
Fanning the white-feathered birds that
Through their green palms
and over a body of water,
So significantly named

A white bench resting on dry land
A rock towering over the water
Sandals off, and my toes slip into the
Many grains of sand
Relaxing and waiting

La Jolla Cove Suites in the 1960s (left) and today (right)

La Jolla Cove Suites in the 1960s (left) and today (right)

20 Free Summertime Things to Do in La Jolla


They say the best things in life are free. Here are 20 summer activities favored by our savvy travelers. Be sure to check for schedule changes, if applicable, before you head out:

  1. See the La Jolla Fireworks on the 4th of July at La Jolla Cove’s Scripps Park (or avoid the crowds and get the best view of the show from La Jolla Cove Suites’ private rooftop, featuring DJ and cash bar, just $25 for adults and $15 for kids)
  2. Enjoy La Jolla Cove, San Diego’s best spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling the underwater Marine Sanctuary
  3. Fly a kite or have a picnic at Scripps Park, immediately in front of the hotel
  4. Visit the harbor seals at La Jolla’s Children’s Pool and the sea lions along the rocky shore of La Jolla Cove
  5. Stay and play at La Jolla Cove Suites’ chlorine-free, saltwater pool
  6. Watch for the seagull eggs hatching soon along the cliffs of La Jolla
  7. Explore La Jolla’s Tide Pools at Shell Beach
  8. Visit the Mount Soledad Veterans’ Memorial and its panoramic views
  9. Hike Torrey Pines State Reserve with its breathtaking coastal views
  10. Boogey board, build sand castles, or roast s’mores in the fire pits at La Jolla Shores
  11. Surf or skim board at La Jolla’s Windansea Beach
  12. View UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection of Outdoor Art
  13. Play at the La Jolla Recreation Center
  14. Enjoy live music around the village, art gallery receptions and exhibits, dining specials, shopping deals and even prizes at Haute La Jolla Nights on July 27 and August 17 from 6-9 p.m.
  15. Listen or dance to La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, held on Sundays at 2-4 p.m. from July through September at Scripps Park, right in front of our hotel
  16. Take an architectural tour of the SALK Institute
  17. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla on July 18 and August 15 at 5-7 p.m.
  18. Hunt for the Murals of La Jolla
  19. Join classes, concerts, movies, book clubs and more the La Jolla Riford Library
  20. Browse the multitude of La Jolla art galleries in the village

Tripadvisor Names La Jolla’s Children’s Pool “Wonderfully Unique”

Tripadvisor Names La Jolla’s Children’s Pool “Wonderfully Unique”

Seals and sea lions make the Children’s Pool in La Jolla one of the most “wonderfully unique” beaches in the world, says Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor just named our Children’s Pool, and its seals and sea lions, one of ten “Wonderfully Unique” beaches from around the world! We couldn’t agree more. La Jolla Cove Suites guests enjoy being just a few steps away from this world renown natural attraction. The seals and sea lions also spend time at the Cove in front of the hotel, allowing guests to easily view them without even leaving their balconies!