La Jolla Murals

  La Jolla Murals   La Jolla is known for many things, beaches, surfing, and amazing restaurants to name a few. La Jolla is also home to many artists drawn to the natural beauty of the California Coastline. These local artists have created some amazing murals for the public to view in La Jolla. The full list of public art is available on , and you can download a self-guided tour map! Here are some of our favorites:   1.         Roy McMakin, Favorite Color 7596 Eads Ave (2010) 2.         John Baldessari, Brain/Cloud (with Seascape and Palm Tree) 1250 Prospect Street – back side of building (2011)  3.         Terry Allen, PLAYING LA JOLLA (for all it’s worth) 7611 Fay Avenue (2015)  4.         Byron Kim & Vitoria Fu, Suns Empress Hotel 7766 Fay Avenue (2016)  5.         Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Demos Gracias 2259 Avenida la Playa (2016) 6.         The Shoal La Jolla Beach (2018) 6750 La Jolla At The Shoal La Jolla Beach, our mural

Four Historical Landmarks in La Jolla

  Four Historical Landmarks in La Jolla   1.         Green Dragon Colony Site Built in the 1890’s by Irving Gill, commissioned by Anna Held Heinrich. Something special about this home is the room in the back overlooking the ocean, it was shaped like a boat and became known as “Noah’s Ark”.   2.         Mushroom House Located at Black’s Beach this home was built in 1965 by Dale Naegle. If you want to look at the mushroom house, be prepared for a 2-mile round trip hike!   4.         Salk Institute The Salk institute is an architectural marvel, acclaimed by architecture critics as one of the world's boldest structures. Sitting on the coastal bluffs of La Jolla it rests 350 feet above the Pacific Ocean!  4.         The George H. Scripps Marine Biological Laboratory Built by Irving Gill in 1909, this building is the oldest continuously used oceanographic research buildings in the United States. It proudly takes on the title of being the first building of the Scripp


  VETERANS DAY SAN DIEGO   In celebration of Veterans Day this year, there will be a boat parade as part of the San Diego Fleet Week to honor and celebrate the women and men of the Military and Veteran community.  The parade will take place at the San Diego Harbor in Downtown San Diego, Wednesday November 11 th  at 10:00am. There will also be vintage plane flyovers, live Coast Guard demos and other surprises! This event is free to the public, and a great way for families and every other patriots to celebrate Veterans Day. If you are not able to attend, the parade will also be streamed live on the Fleet Week website. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy the Boat Parade and Stay by the ocean next week? Take advantage of our Special Offers: Give Thanks Package starts at just $99.50 per night so there is no excuse not to Treat yourself! Use code THANKS at for the Package, available for two-night stays Sunday through Thursday through December 15 th , 2020.  


  HALLOWEEN IN LA JOLLA AT THE BIRCH AQUARIUM HAUNTED AQUARIUM REMIX   Halloween may be different this year, but it can still be fun! At the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla they are hosting a month long event called the “Haunted Aquarium Remix”. This event starts October 1 st  and ends on October the 31 st . The aquarium is known for their “spooky science fun” and will continue that tradition outdoors with “new animal encounters” and activities made for the children from ages 2-10. Stunning outdoor spaces such as the “Tide Pool Plaza”, “Smargon Courtyard” and the “Education Courtyard” will be utilized so everyone can have fun safely. Children are encouraged to wear costumes when coming to visit, they’ll receive a “Discovery Booklet which includes self-guided explorations tied to Haunted Aquarium Remix activities”. Here they will learn more about and even be able to touch some of these “spooky” critters of the sea such as small sharks, seaweed and even sea spiders! So come have f

La Jolla Open Aire Farmers Market

  La Jolla Open Aire Farmers Market   Everyone loves a good farmers market. Farmers markets are where you can find the best and most fresh produce, buy handcrafted goods and artwork, listen to and enjoy music, try out new international food and support local small businesses. Every Sunday from 9AM-1PM a farmers market is held at 7335 Girard Ave. What’s fun about the La Jolla farmers market is that there are also arts and crafts! It’s a great time for the kids and the adults. And, even better, all market proceeds benefit the children of La Jolla Elementary School. If you are in the area, I would recommend spending a fun and adventurous Sunday morning here where you can feel good about where your money goes.  Stay with us at The Shoal La Jolla Beach

3 Hidden Gems in La Jolla

  3 Hidden Gems in La Jolla   1.      The Tide Pools at Scripps Here you can find so many different species of sea critters during low tide, very exciting to see for the kids and also adults! Be mindful not to pick up the little creature as they have a very fragile ecosystem. 2.      Horseshow Beach (a.k.a Whispering Sands Beach) This beach is less frequented since it’s more known to locals. So if you’re looking for a more quiet beach day I’d give this one a try. There are also tidepools at this beach! 3.      La Jolla Caves The La Jolla caves are a century old tunnel with very picturesque views, you can visit these caves by making a reservation through The Cave Store. You can even go kayaking here for that extra experience!   Experience these hidden gems in La Jolla when you stay with us at The Shoal La Jolla Beach!  

The Benefits of Ocean Water

  The Benefits of Ocean Water   Have you ever noticed how nice your skin feels after a day at the beach? Or how you feel so relaxed? I started to wonder why that is, so let's look into it! The ocean is very rich in minerals like potassium, iron, zinc, sodium, magnesium which all individually have great health benefits with anti-inflammatory properties. That is why ocean water is a great natural treatment for sensitive skin, such as eczema-prone skin. Swimming in cold ocean water also activates temperature receptors that are under the skin which release hormones like endorphins, cortisol and adrenaline. The release of these hormones have been linked to the release of dopamine and serotonin. So basically, ocean water makes your outside AND inside happy and healthy! After learning so much about the benefits of ocean water, I’ll definitely be visiting the ocean more! Luckily, The Shoal La Jolla Beach is just steps away from these ocean benefits a