Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Sunny Jim Cave

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For our final adventure of the day, we decided to take the boys to Sunny Jim Cave. This is a spot not a lot of people know about unless you’re on a kayaking tour and seeing it from the other side. The Cave Store is not only a cute little store filled with trinkets and treasures to remember your trip to La Jolla, but also is the entrance to Sunny Jim’s Cave.  Here you will find an entrance to a long staircase (it looks like a mining shaft) that takes you down through the rock to a cave that opens out onto the ocean. You can watch the waves crashing into the cave and see the kayakers as they pass by. Holden sat on the railing and was mesmerized by the crashing waves coming in and out. Gray, however, wanted to climb over and hop in! I definitely think that this is one of those adventures you have to try at least once.

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See the rest of the Tiny Travels : La Jolla series below:

Tiny Travels : La Jolla video

Tiny Travels : La Jolla Itinerary

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Juice Crafters

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Tide Pools

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Cuvier Park

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – The Children’s Pool

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Sunny Jim Cave


Tiny Travels : La Jolla – The Children’s Pool

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After the boys (and the seagulls) had snacked at Cuvier Park, we decided to head to the Children’s Pool.

We packed up the strollers, grabbed the boy’s Microkickboard scooters, strapped on our Ergo baby carriers and headed to see the harbor seals. A few quick tips…you’re most likely to see a live birth of a harbor seal pup between February 4 and March 4 of any given year. You’re most likely to see the greatest number of seals on the beach between April 24 and June 6 and you’re least likely to see any seals on the beach between 8am and 6pm during the months of July, August, and September. When we arrived at the Children’s Pool, we watched them swim in the water and the boys were so excited to see the little seal pups. Gray was absolutely amazed and kept attempting seal noises. On our walk/scoot back to the cars, an ice cream truck stopped just in time to give Waylon and Holden their first ice cream truck experience and Gray got to try ice cream for the very first time in his life when Holden shared a bite or two with him.

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See the rest of the Tiny Travels : La Jolla series below:

Tiny Travels : La Jolla video

Tiny Travels : La Jolla Itinerary

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Juice Crafters

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Tide Pools

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Cuvier Park

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – The Children’s Pool

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Sunny Jim Cave


Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Cuvier Park

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After Juice Crafters and the tide pools, the boys were ready for a snack when we stumbled upon Cuvier Park. This spot is a hidden gem and if you aren’t looking for it, it’s quite possible that you would pass right by it. Set down from the road and walkway, this tiny grass area is a private, enclosed grassy spot overlooking the ocean. It is often the site of wedding ceremonies, but we thought it would be the perfect place to set a picnic. Just make sure to watch for the seagulls…they aren’t afraid of humans and once they spot food out in the open, they are pretty determined to get a bite. Holden and Waylon did a good job of chasing them away, but I think they did make off with half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before anyone could stop them.

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See the rest of the Tiny Travels : La Jolla series below:

Tiny Travels : La Jolla video

Tiny Travels : La Jolla Itinerary

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Juice Crafters

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Tide Pools

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Cuvier Park

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – The Children’s Pool

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Sunny Jim Cave


Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Tide Pools

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After Juice Crafters, we headed to the Tide Pools. You can walk down or you can drive and park for the remainder of your adventure…just depends on what you and the little ones are up for that day.

Located at the very south end of Coast Boulevard, is a small beach that if you time it right, can become your very own touch tank. When the tide goes out, you can walk along the rocks and find pools and crevices filled with ocean life. The boys spotted sea anemones, urchins, crabs, small fish and more. It’s also the one part of Coast Boulevard that isn’t crowded or touristy so there is a really high chance that you will be the only people out there when exploring. The boys loved not only exploring the ocean animals, but collecting seashells to take home.

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See the rest of the Tiny Travels : La Jolla series below:

Tiny Travels : La Jolla video

Tiny Travels : La Jolla Itinerary

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Juice Crafters

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Tide Pools

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Cuvier Park

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – The Children’s Pool

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Sunny Jim Cave


Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Juice Crafters

Our first stop on our adventure in La Jolla was Juice Crafters, located on 935 Silverado St, La Jolla, CA 92037 for fresh juice and smoothies. It was the perfect way to start the adventure off on a healthy note with the boys still thinking it was a treat (and the mamas not having to deal with a sugar crash). It’s a tiny little shop out of the way of the main downtown area which meant easy parking (right in front) and not a long wait. Note that the store itself can only fit a small handful of people, but they have fun and laid-back seating in front of the shop – I always prefer outdoor seating when I’m with the boys so they have the opportunity to get up and run around if they need to.

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See the rest of the Tiny Travels : La Jolla series below:

Tiny Travels : La Jolla video

Tiny Travels : La Jolla Itinerary

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Juice Crafters

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Tide Pools

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Cuvier Park

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – The Children’s Pool

Tiny Travels : La Jolla – Sunny Jim Cave