(Photo by Brett Shoaf)
Just north of Mission Bay is La Jolla -- "the jewel" in Spanish -- hugging seven miles (11 kilometers) of coastline. La Jolla's Prospect Street is often called the "Rodeo Drive of San Diego." Snorkelers flock to San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park. Swimmers race to the beaches. And, for those who prefer their sealife behind glass, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is a popular choice.