San Diego: The cave with the kayak view

Quick -- do you see a man with a sharp nose, pointy beard and topknot? Me, neither. What I see is the Sunny Jim Cave, a tourist favorite for more than a century in the seaside San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla. For $4, you enter the Cave Shop (1325 Coast Blvd.), then descend a hand-cut tunnel, 145 steps in the dark and dank, until you see this outline. If it's a sunny day, count on a clutch of kayakers in the picture. Whether it's sunny or not, listen for barking sea lions.

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( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )

Quick -- do you see a man with a sharp nose, pointy beard and topknot? Me, neither. What I see is the Sunny Jim Cave, a tourist favorite for more than a century in the seaside San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla. For $4, you enter the Cave Shop (1325 Coast Blvd.), then descend a hand-cut tunnel, 145 steps in the dark and dank, until you see this outline. If it's a sunny day, count on a clutch of kayakers in the picture. Whether it's sunny or not, listen for barking sea lions.

Read more: 10 places for 10 bucks and under

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