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Great Things to Do Near Hotel La Jolla

When you need a little vacation from your vacation, or have a day to burn after you get business done (lucky you), explore the legendary sights located just beyond La Jolla. Everything from major sporting events to huge family attractions is a short drive away.

Downtown San Diego (Gaslamp Quarter)

Start 15 minutes south of town in downtown San Diego. Its historic, high-energy Gaslamp Quarter, located at the edge of the San Diego Convention Center, harbors an endless array of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Another lively hub, Old Town, offers a similar mix of fun, but with a historic slant: It's home to several architecturally noteworthy sites, including the first permanent Spanish settlement in California.

Amusement & Adventure Parks

As well as urban adventures, San Diego has its fair share of animal kingdoms. Walk on the wild side at San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and SeaWorld.

Just off the interstate, Legoland theme park in Carlsbad gives families the ride of their lives on flume rides and coasters. Kids can't contain smiles when they see the park's oversized Lego sculptures, especially the "miniland" devoted to Star Wars.

Sporting Events

Sports fans get in on the action at downtown San Diego's immense Qualcomm Stadium, where the San Diego Chargers and San Diego State University Aztecs toss around the pigskin. At nearby Del Mar racetrack, jockeys challenge each other to the finish from July through September.

Our hotel can help you get to any of these attractions by assisting with car rental or cab service. Just ask!

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