10) La Jolla
La Jolla, California is located just miles outside of San Diego and has been welcoming visitors since the late 1800s. It became an art colony in 1894 after a collective of architects inhabited the area and formed what is known as the Green Dragon Colony. The artistic influence eventually led to the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, which is located in La Jolla. The small beach community is admired for its rocky beaches and true Pacific vibes in areas such as Wipeout Beach, Mount Soledad, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Pier. La Jolla visitors are sure to appreciate the beaches’ assortment of wild daisies and thin towering palm trees as well as local luxurious beach cottages and private coves.