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La Jolla Cove

Enjoy world-class shopping, restaurants and beaches in the sparkling “Jewel City” along the ocean.

This hillside community just north of San Diego does indeed seem to sparkle, with exclusive homes along the ocean cliffs, upscale shops and beautiful people. Some of California’s most prized beaches are here. Watch the spectacular surfing and admire the dramatic waves on display at Windansea Beach. 

The small and sandy La Jolla Cove, conveniently located downtown, is a picturesque cove sandwiched between two sandstone cliffs. It’s a great place for families to splash in the water and explore the pools at low tide, as is the nearby Children’s Pool Beach. Scripps Park offers a dramatic view from the walkway along the bluffs above the ocean, where you can watch the sea lions sunbathe and play. 

The shopping in La Jolla is great for browsing, even if you can’t afford the prices. Stroll along Prospect Street, Girard Avenue and La Jolla Boulevard, where you’ll find little boutiques, art galleries and cafés to sit and sip a latte or enjoy gelato. If you’re looking for world-class food with a view to match, make a reservation well in advance at one of the popular restaurants with a terrace overlooking the ocean.

Active travelers will love the range of sports to try at La Jolla. As well as surfing , there’s scuba diving and snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. If you fancy trying your golf swing on a PGA course, then head to the exquisite fairways of Torrey Pines, just a 10-minute drive from La Jolla. Tiger Woods and many other professionals have graced these greens.

La Jolla is 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego. Rent a car to make the drive, but leave it parked once you get to La Jolla as the sights are best explored on foot. Public transportation options include San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) bus service. Route 30 departs from downtown and terminates at La Jolla Village Square.


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La Jolla Cove Suites

La Jolla Cove Suites

1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla
3.4
of 5, from 494 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Offering direct access to the beach, this La Jolla hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Windansea Beach and Scripps Pier are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£198
La Valencia Hotel

La Valencia Hotel

1132 Prospect St, La Jolla
4.4
of 5, from 496 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the center of La Jolla Village, surrounded by fine shops, museums, and restaurants, this historic Mediterranean-style hotel sits atop La Jolla Cove and has sweeping views of the Pacific.

£110
Inn By The Sea La Jolla

Inn By The Sea La Jolla

7830 Fay Ave, La Jolla
4.1
of 5, from 472 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the center of the village of La Jolla, this San Diego-area hotel is 2 blocks from La Jolla Cove, 3 miles from Birch Aquarium, 10 miles from SeaWorld, and within 5 blocks of restaurants and shops.

£102
La Jolla Inn

La Jolla Inn

1110 Prospect St, La Jolla
3.2
of 5, from 227 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of La Jolla, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Windansea Beach and Scripps Pier are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£177
Grande Colonial Hotel

Grande Colonial Hotel

910 Prospect St, La Jolla
4.5
of 5, from 351 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located near high-end shops and restaurants in the village of La Jolla, this sophisticated California hotel is a block from the beach and 12 miles from downtown San Diego.

Walk to the Beach in La Jolla

Walk to the Beach in La Jolla

1230 Roslyn Ln, San Diego
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Windansea Beach and Scripps Pier are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Pantai Inn

Pantai Inn

1003 Coast Blvd, La Jolla
4.7
of 5, from 159 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in La Jolla, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Windansea Beach and Scripps Pier are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£83
La Jolla Village Lodge

La Jolla Village Lodge

1141 Silverado Street, La Jolla
3.9
of 5, from 59 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Windansea Beach and Scripps Pier are also within 3 mi (5 km).