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La Jolla
Topnotch golf courses, art galleries and seals share the dramatic oceanside landscape of La Jolla, an affluent community 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. Swimmers, snorkelers and kayakers dip into La Jolla Cove, where the protected waters shield an abundance of bright orange Garibaldi fish and sea caves indent the cliffs. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the family-friendly Birch Aquarium and the acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse deliver breaks from the sun.

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La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove
Owner description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is... more Owner description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve. less
Attraction type: Beaches; Parks
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Mount Soledad
Mount Soledad
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Shores
Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
Attraction type: Beaches; Neighborhoods
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Torrey Pines Gliderport
Torrey Pines Gliderport
Attraction type: Educational sites
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Windansea Beach
Windansea Beach
A famous beach for surfing.
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Bobboi Natural Gelato
Bobboi Natural Gelato
Ranked #1 of 1,259 Restaurants in La Jolla
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Cuisines: Italian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout
A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Ranked #2 of 1,259 Restaurants in La Jolla
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Cuisines: American, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cottage
Cottage
Ranked #3 of 1,259 Restaurants in La Jolla
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Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Ranked #4 of 1,259 Restaurants in La Jolla
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
The Baked Bear
The Baked Bear
Ranked #5 of 1,259 Restaurants in La Jolla
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Empress Hotel of La Jolla
3.0 of 5
Empress Hotel of La Jolla
$171 - $285
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Hyatt Regency La Jolla
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
$158 - $349
Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Travelodge La Jolla Beach
2.0 of 5
Travelodge La Jolla Beach
$87 - $215
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
5.0 of 5
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
$326 - $502
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Pantai Inn
3.5 of 5
Pantai Inn
$277 - $446
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Scripps Inn
3.5 of 5
Scripps Inn
$269 - $424
Ranked #1 of 4 La Jolla B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

La Valencia Hotel
4.0 of 5
La Valencia Hotel
$299 - $540
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
$259 - $414
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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L'Auberge Del Mar
5.0 of 5
L'Auberge Del Mar
$375 - $506
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
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