Discover the seaside city of La Jolla—amazing beaches, gourmet restaurants, and top sights from La Jolla Cove to La Jolla Shores Park.

Known for

Beaches, Sea and Surfing

Where to stay in La Jolla

Pacific Beach
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Pacific Beach

Beaches, Sea, Surfing

Relax in beachside cafés in the morning, surf clean breaks in the afternoon and dance with a youthful club crowd at night at this coastal San Diego strip.

Torrey Pines
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Torrey Pines

Golf, Sea, Universities

Torrey Pines is a welcoming, relaxing neighborhood. The neighborhood's architecture, small-town vibe, and college atmosphere are just some of its charming qualities. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the seaside and sunsets.

La Jolla Shores
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La Jolla Shores

La Jolla Shores is a welcoming neighborhood.

University City
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Trover photo by Kevin Stokes.

University City

University City is a welcoming neighborhood.

North Pacific Beach
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North Pacific Beach

North Pacific Beach is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Village of La Jolla
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Village of La Jolla

Village of La Jolla is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors.

Top Hotels in La Jolla

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
4 out of 5
10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla
$172/night
Aug 4 - Aug 5
4.2/5Very Good! (1,972 reviews)

"The views were wonderful over golf course to ocean. Quiet, serene setting. The coffee amenities in room were so-so for quality. Morning Starbucks coffee available with a $3 credit per room per day (toward either evening wine or morning coffee) but long lines and confusing "credit" system. It would ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
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Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3.5 out of 5
3299 Holiday Ct, La Jolla
$139/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
4.1/5Very Good! (2,023 reviews)

"It was a little oasis in the middle of the city. Nice and lush and secluded, yet close to everything!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
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La Jolla Cove Suites
2.5 out of 5
1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla
$167/night
Jul 29 - Jul 30
3.5/5Good! (1,769 reviews)

"Location was everything. We were so close to the cove and other beaches. Small drive from Blacks Beach and Pacific Beach. There are so many great restaurants around there the location was prime. The hotel in itself could use some minor upgrading to the beds. We were on a wood bed so when we’d move ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

La Jolla Cove Suites

Popular things to do in La Jolla

La Jolla Cove
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La Jolla Cove

Enjoy world-class shopping, restaurants and beaches in the sparkling “Jewel City” along the ocean.

Birch Aquarium
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Birch Aquarium

See what lies beneath the waters of the Pacific Coast at this intimate and educational attraction at La Jolla beach, not far from downtown San Diego.

Top activities in La Jolla

The La Jolla Segway Tour
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The La Jolla Segway Tour

$149

Enjoy the fresh coastal air as you explore La Jolla on your personal Segway. The introduction and brief training builds excitement and confidence immediately before taking off on your journey. See the city of La Jolla with ease and style.

Full-Day San Diego Coastal Tour
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Full-Day San Diego Coastal Tour

$149

Soak in the sights of the northern San Diego coast during this relaxing drive that takes you out of the city, from Encinitas to La Jolla Shores. Cruise over 29 miles (47 km) of scenic Pacific coast, stopping at picturesque locations like Cabrillo National Monument and the Swami Meditation Garden.

Private Famous La Jolla Tour
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Private Famous La Jolla Tour

$119

Explore stunning coastlines brimming with rocky bluffs, barking sea lions, and narrow strips of sand on this private excursion to spectacular La Jolla. Escape the bustle of San Diego’s urban landscapes as you head to the winding roads and dramatic scenery of this gorgeous oceanside community.

The La Jolla Tour 3-Hour Semi-Private
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The La Jolla Tour 3-Hour Semi-Private

$99

With its elegant shops, posh homes, and stunning coastal beauty, La Jolla is a true gem of Southern California. Embark on a half-day exploration of the neighborhood’s upmarket retail district, the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, and the rugged natural features along the shore.

Private Surfing Lesson
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Private Surfing Lesson

$95

Get to know the waters from a prime site of your choice among the beaches of San Diego. This private lesson offers some great insights to help you read ocean conditions, learn about the waves, and brush up on your surfing etiquette as you strike out to tackle big breaks and rolling swells.

2-Hour Kayak & Snorkel Excursion
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2-Hour Kayak & Snorkel Excursion

$60

Discover all that the La Jolla Ecological Reserve has to offer with its abundance of marine life on a kayak and snorkel tour. An expert guide leads you off the shores of San Diego in search of bat rays, leopard sharks, and garibaldi fish.