Great place for family or anyone who loves the ocean
Birch Aquarium is located near the coastline. Although it is a small aquarium, they have some spectacular fish tanks and exhibits. The seahorse exhibit is really nice, the dragon seahorse has to be one of the most gorgeous creatures that lives in the oceans.
Outside on the patio is a little petting stingray exhibit along with a great view of part of the La Jolla coastline.
Tip: Don't bother paying for your tickets online- they charge an extra $1 per ticket and when you get there, you still have to wait in line to exchange the print out ticket for a "real" one.