On a hill above La Jolla Shores, there is a quiet place where you can fly over the ocean. Okay, perhaps I’m embellishing a bit. I’m referring to the La Jolla tree swings. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view. And because of its position on the hill, when you’re getting some real air on the swing, you feel like a bird soaring over the ocean.
To find the La Jolla tree swings, head up La Jolla Shores Drive until you reach UCSD’s Coastal Apartments and park your car on the street. One of the tree swings is visible from the street. To find the other one, you’ll have to head down Discovery Way on foot.
And if you aren’t impressed enough with the view, there is a tree ladder which can take you to an even higher vantage point. We found a sharpie marker waiting for us, inviting my husband to leave a note for me at the highest point he could reach on the tree. I didn’t have the courage to climb high enough to read the note, so it will be waiting for me on a different day when I’m feeling brave.
If you’re looking for some peaceful meditation or just want to have the feeling of flying over the ocean, give the La Jolla tree swings a try one day.