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La Jolla Cove
Photo by Gina Sabatella

Coastal getaways: La Jolla, CA

Give the stand-up craze a try

Anyone ready to try stand-up paddleboarding can get a thorough intro at Surf Diva’s three-day SUP & Yoga Getaway, launching next month. Both sports are all about core strength, balance, and flexibility, making them a natural pairing.

In between two paddleboarding lessons and one “surfer yoga” class per day, guests rest their rubbery limbs at the beachfront—and recently updated—La Jolla Shores Hotel. Packages from $977; Oct 1–3; 858/454-8273. –Elizabeth Exline

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