La Jolla to 1000 Steps Beach
After spending two days in San Diego we headed on to our next destination, Anaheim. But first some fun detours. Initially we had planned to spend some time in La Jolla, Torrey Pines, hike Annie's Canyon slowly making our way up to Anaheim. But the rain changed a lot. La Jolla beaches had restrictions, Torrey Pines was closed, Annie's Canyon had flooded. So now what?
We started by checking out and heading out to La Jolla for breakfast. We ate at The Cottage
Afterwards we headed towards La Jolla cove and beach. There were plenty of people there and while some areas were roped off we were still able to get our feet in the sand as well as explore some tidepools.
It was really beautiful. We interestingly enough saw no seals but many many pelicans. We grabbed some coffee and then hit the road.
As mentioned before.. Torrey Pines and Annie's Canyon were a no go.. so I Googled till I found something else to do enroute.
We settled on One Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna Beach
There is no parking there and the entrance is so nondescript we would have passed right by it if we weren't looking for it. It does not actually take on thousand steps to reach it.. more like 230 something.. the kids both counted.
We ate lunch on the beach. The In and Out burgers I'm afraid were less than impressive.. We met up with cousin for dinner later that night who informed us we ordered all wrong and there are certain hidden secret tricks to ordering. Who knew?
The beach was gorgeous.. beautiful rock formations, crashing waves.. the boys had some fun in the icy cold water.
and can you imagine living in those houses.. all having their own private staircases..
A couple hours later we checked into our Anaheim hotel.. showered and changed then headed out to meet up with two of my cousins. My maternal uncle lives in Orange County but just happened to be on his own vacation when we visited but my cousins were available so we met them for dinner at Puesto.
And so we wrapped up another day in our California adventure.