Amazing Animal Encounters  in San Diego

La Jolla Mom

Visit the La Jolla seals at the Children's Pool and sea lions at La Jolla Cove.


Spend time at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.


Swim or snorkel with leopard sharks. They begin to arrive at La Jolla Shores in June and stay as late as December.


Go whale watching. Gray whale watching seasons are the winter and spring, and blue whale watching seasons are the summer and fall. Plus, humpback whales hang out in our ocean year-round.


Spend an afternoon admiring the tide pools. You’ll see hermit crabs, sea anemones, small fish, sea slugs, two-spot octopi, snails, and more.


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