Want to get a good night's sleep? Pass out to the sound of waves crashing.

Since coming to California last year, and stopping in San Diego for a day, I've been dying to see more of the city. Finally, I'm back! I was lucky enough to spend a day and night in La Jolla at Scripps Inn, a 14 room bed and breakfast right across the street from the ocean. Upon arrival, we freaked out at how adorable the building was. It's like the quintessential beach house, complete with palm trees in front of it. At the front desk, we were given a map of La Jolla and some tips on things to do. Then, it was up to our two bedroom suite on the second floor. The kitchenette had everything we needed for our stay: A Keurig, plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, a microwave, pots, pans, and a two burner stove. My favorite part was the balcony, which had the most perfect view of the ocean. The sea breeze and salty air felt AMAZING!

We settled in and devoured our In-N-Out that we had brought with us. The decor in the suite was so adorable and filled with little details that really made it—from C.O. Bigelow products in the bathroom to sea shell knobs. It really felt like we were in a home—not at all a stuffy hotel room. It felt like a home that I REALLY wanted to move into! We loved being able to hear the ocean from our suite and feel the breeze coming in through our open windows.

Next, it was time for exploring. We changed into our swimsuits and went down to the water. The coastline is made up of beautiful cliffs that are loaded with bright flowers, and then the waves crash way down below. It's unlike any beach I've ever seen before. 

One of the coolest things about La Jolla is all of the seals that live there. No lie, that's one of the major reasons I've been wanting to check out La Jolla. There were two main areas, both super close to Scripps Inn, where the seals (and sea lions, I learned) hang out. It was so cool to see these beautiful creatures up close in a setting that's not a zoo or aquarium. They were adorable swimming in the water, sunbathing, and scooting around on land. There was a mommy and baby right up at the top of one of the cliffs, and the baby was nursing. Cutest thing ever!

Having coffee on the balcony was the perfect way to start the next day. I wish every morning started like that! After getting my caffeine fix, I headed down to the lobby where there was an included continental breakfast...and more coffee! As much as I wanted to just sit on the balcony all day, La Jolla was calling for more exploring.  

Bottom line: If you're planning a California trip, making a stop in La Jolla is a must, even if just for a night. Scripps Inn is the perfect place to do just that.

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