La Jolla is a coastal paradise and offers everything that memorable vacations are made of: trendy shops, fine dining, miles of beaches, calm water, and warm weather. Can’t decide what to do or where to stay? Make the best of your La Jolla vacation with these four tips.
Visit the Village for Premier Shopping
The village of La Jolla is well-known for its boutique shopping. Even San Diego locals trek-out to La Jolla to shop on Girard Avenue and Prospect Street. The highly rated Kerut shop, featured in Elle and In Style magazines, carries beach-inspired and Bohemian fashion, while the CJ Charles jewelery store is your place to shine.
The Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla is within a short drive of the La Jolla Village. The spacious guest rooms offer plenty of storage for all your finds, while the in-room kitchens allow you to save even more money by preparing some of your own meals.
Experience World-Class Golfing and Hiking at Torrey Pine
Torrey Pine, just north of the La Jolla Village along the coast, offers the town’s best golf and hiking. The trails offer easy two-mile hikes and feature several lookouts for capturing awesome pictures. Hike Torrey Pine and other stellar trails in the area with your own local guide.
Golf like a PGA pro at one of the two Torrey Pine golf courses. Found on a La Jolla bluff, you may spend more time looking at the ocean than at the greens. Stay close to Torrey Pine attractions at one of La Jolla’s most luxurious properties: The Lodge at Torrey Pines.
Spot Seals and Explore the Shore
Find the stunning La Jolla Cove, Children’s Pool, and La Jolla Shores beaches within a short walk of the village area. Great for surfing, swimming, and sunbathing, these beaches are must-visit attractions in La Jolla. Not only popular among locals and tourists, the shores of La Jolla are often visited by wildlife, including Harbour Seals that enjoy waddling up the warm sand at the Children’s Pool.
If falling asleep to the gentle sound of ocean waves is what you’re looking for, consider staying at one of the La Jolla beachfront hotels. You can find more information about these hotels on the La Jolla guide on Hipmunk.com.
Snorkel or Dive with Thousands of Fish
There are few places in California better for scuba diving and snorkeling than the calm and clear waters of the La Jolla Cove Ecological Reserve. Covering 6,000 acres of ocean, you’re guaranteed to see tons of fish, rocky reefs, and kelp beds.
Stay nearby, on the beach, at La Jolla Shores Hotel. The attentive staff at this property will set-up loungers on the beach for you, while the private balconies offer the perfect spot for watching the picturesque sunsets.
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A former journalist, Tammy Banfield is a freelance travel writer who loves scouring the web for the best travel experiences. Tammy has written about more than 2,000 hotels and has traveled extensively throughout Canada and the United States