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One of my favorite thing to do in San Diego:
Accessed through the Cave Store: $5 for adults and $3 for children
Address: 1325 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Located in La Jolla Cove is Sunny Jim Cave. This unique cave was named “Sunny Jim” by Frank Baum who wrote ‘The Wizard Oz’.
The unique man-made tunnel took two years to dig by two Chinese laborers in 1902 and 1903, using pick and shovel. Several years after its completion 145 steps were built into the lighted tunnel where visitors can still descend and enjoy the wonders of Sunny Jim Cave.
The original little shop sitting on the bluff overlooking La Jolla Cove has a “basement door” inside. When you go through an open basement door you’ll climb down those 145 steps which will take you to a final destination of an open cavern. One time I went down the steps and found a sea lions yards away in the cavern barking away! The rock strata has many variations and is quite interesting. I haven’t visited Sunny Jim Cave in many years, but what I remember is that although it is well lit, the tunnel steps are still of natural damp sandstone which can be slippery but well worth the visit!
Call ahead to the Cave Store if you have a large group and also to check if they are open.
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If you are looking for truly unique things to do in san diego; look no further than the classic and most highly reviewed Sailing Charter for both Public and Private Sailing Charters/Tours from the one and only Stars & Stripes USA 11.
While living, visiting or just looking to explore California’s greatest cities, below are some suggestions on where to visit, what to see, and of course where to eat n drink. Bee Barker and Lynn Hananh have spent the better halves of their lives establishing a thriving business thru a Sailing Charter that entertains hardcore sailors, team-building groups, public and private groups; they have even turned non-sailing people into leaving reviews as this the trip one must go on! See more san diego sailing reviews right here.
BY THE WAY OVER 2,000 POSITIVE REVIEWS CANNOT BE WRONG
Information that may help you find some of California’s hidden gems. The links below are from the owner’s of Stars & Stripes USA; who run San Diego’s most famous Sailing CharterSailing Charters in San Diego You Need to Book on one of the most iconic Sailboats in the world.
- The Stars & Stripes USA 11 history and info can be found by clicking here
- See also Dennis Connor via this link for the real story regarding this famous San Diego Sailboat
The Sailing Charters sell out very often; however, Private Team Building Charters and Racing Activities can be arranged; as well as last minute bookings are available if the weather permits and the group meets the minimum requirements.
This is an experience you will not forget and from the feedback is also a great way to bring Corporate Teams and Employees together…The worst case scenario is that you will see San Diego on one of the Fastest Racing Sailing Yachts in California curated by the sailboats’s owner Bee Barker who will also, inform you about the history of San Diego Bay and all the amazing facts and elements that make it so iconic.
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More information Regarding the CAVE STORE
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