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Things to do in La Jolla
Events and Attractions
Running on La Jolla Beach is one of the many things to do here

Hotel La Jolla: Only minutes from the beach and other San Diego Events

From relaxing at the beach, to enjoying the arts, to participating in sporting adventures Beach, Arts, and Sports: there are plenty of things to do in La Jolla. Hotel La Jolla is centrally located near many local events and attractions. Everything La Jolla has to offer can easily be accessed with our complementary shuttle service within 5 miles of radius of the hotel. To give you a head start and make your La Jolla experience as memorable as possible, we've created a few short itineraries so you can hit the ground running and start funning! And after a day out, indulge at our evening wine hour or in dinner at CUSP.

La Jolla Local Attractions and Activities

Torrey Pines State Park
The rugged oceanfront cliffs here are where to come for multiple activities and adventures including hiking, hang gliding, birdwatching or teeing up on the adjacent championship Torrey Pines Golf Course. www.torreypine.org

Tide Pools
The tide pools of Shell Beach and nearby Children's Pool Beach, where seals congregate
and can be easily viewed, are popular La Jolla family attractions. www.sandiego.com/beaches/childrens-pool

La Jolla Playhouse
A Tony-award winning regional theater which hosts both original and touring productions. www.lajollaplayhouse.org

Kayaking
Discover the beauty of the sea caves and La Jolla's Underwater Park by kayak. There are many tour and rental companies in the area.

Surfing
Surfing is a favorite activity among locals in La Jolla. The waves are spectacular and there is a spot for everyone, from beginners to experts. There are many shops in the area to rent a board or book a lesson.

- Every Sunday
Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts and music at one of the largest farmers markets in San Diego.

Shopping in LaJolla

Local areas including La Jolla Village and La Jolla Shores offer great finds from top designer fashions to the latest beachwear.

Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
La Jolla brims with an array of unique boutiques ranging from stylish high-end shops to one-of-a-kind finds with treasures from around the world. Many are found on these two La Jolla streets. www.lajollabythesea.com/shopping

La Jolla Shores
The perfect place for casual, funky finds like beachwear and surf gear.

University Town Center
Known as “UTC” by the locals, this open-air mall located just minutes from La Jolla is where to find favorite big brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Banana Republic. www.westfield.com/utc

Wine & Dine

La Jolla's food and wine scene is second-to-none in the region, and many locales feature ocean views that make dining here a truly see-worthy experience.

George's At The Cove
For an elegant dinner or local brews and small plates with friends, award-winning George's pairs it all with stunning views from their privileged perch. www.georgesatthecove.com

CrabCatcher
No surprise here: a heavy emphasis on freshly-caught seafood paired with a popular happy hour with awesome views to boot. www.crabcatcher.com

The Steakhouse at Azul
Located on Prospect Street, this local favorite is known for its USDA prime steaks, Wagyu beef and other choice offerings. The courtyard patio is the best seat in the house. www.brigantine.com/azul

Need more ideas? Or want to head to San Diego for the day - Check out our day trip suggestions. For more information about any of these events and activities, contact Hotel La Jolla's Guest Service team at (858) 459-0261.