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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: Historic Sites; Monuments & Statues; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Shores Park
Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
Attraction type: Beaches; Parks
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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 1,236 Restaurants in La Jolla
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Taco Stand
The Taco Stand
Ranked #2 of 1,236 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Spanish
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Baked Bear
The Baked Bear
Ranked #3 of 1,236 Restaurants in La Jolla
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Ranked #4 of 1,236 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price: $25 - $65
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Cottage La Jolla
The Cottage La Jolla
Ranked #5 of 1,236 Restaurants in La Jolla
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Cuisines: American, Cafe, Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Empress Hotel
3.0 of 5
Empress Hotel
$219 - $363
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3.5 of 5
Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
$171 - $372
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Hyatt Regency La Jolla
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
$172 - $435
Ranked #8 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Pantai Inn
3.5 of 5
Pantai Inn
$379 - $591
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines
5.0 of 5
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
$385 - $562
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Grande Colonial La Jolla
4.0 of 5
Grande Colonial La Jolla
$256 - $413
Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

La Valencia Hotel
4.0 of 5
La Valencia Hotel
$308 - $827
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
$258 - $470
Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in La Jolla
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L'Auberge Del Mar
5.0 of 5
L'Auberge Del Mar
$351 - $761
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
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