Our first full day in San Diego began with a trip to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Our guide was a geology and plant expert who led a narrated hike. We saw spectacular scenery and were fortunate to find this a particularly good year for wild flowers.
After lunch in beautiful La Jolla, we had a docent tour of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It included an hour long "Ocean Discovery Workshop." My favorite was the seahorse exhibit, "There's Something About Seahorses" which includes a seahorse nursery.