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Near UCSD is this architectural monolith; the structure for this noted institution is built out of unfinished concrete and perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean.
Near UCSD is this architectural monolith; the structure for this noted institution is built out of unfinished concrete and perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Two symmetrical buildings stare at each other across a courtyard, the length of which runs a wide river which reverses into a pool and, through a small waterfall, down towards the dining hall seating area. The building is surrounded by a moat, and sports orange trees in the courtyard. In addition, many doors are deliberately unlabeled to encourage scientific exploration. The Salk gives tours, but you must schedule them (they are early in the morning).
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA, United States
Learn to hang glide here
Set against high cliffs, Black's Beach is the largest nude beach in the country
A combination of a small liberal arts college and a large research university, UCSD has a good reputation locally and offers some interesting sights
The public center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography (of University of California, San Diego), this award-winning aquarium has many fantastic exhibits, with oceanic species from all over the Pacific Ocean displayed, as well as sharks, a tide pool, a large kelp tank, and a coral reef (with actual living coral)
In north La Jolla, this beach has some of the gentlest waves of any beach in San Diego
No bikes, dogs, food and beverages allowed
A very popular beach for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling, set against beautiful sea cliffs
Built on top of a sea cave, this gift shop offers tours of a small cavern open to the ocean
Stretched along Torrey Pines State Park and set against gorgeous cliffs, this beach is one of the most beautiful around