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La Jolla Cove
Holiday Travel Guide

La Jolla Cove as well as a small group of people

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 Valencia Hotel
La Valencia Hotel
4 out of 5
1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
The price is £273 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
Located in Village of La Jolla, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Windansea Beach and La Jolla ...
4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)
"La Valencia is a subtle gem in the heart of everything La Jolla has to offer. From the minute you walk into the hotel you can feel the bustling atmosphere and regal vibe of La Jolla. The concierge, Mark I believe, was very welcoming and accommodating. In fact all the staff were top notch and always ..."

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La Jolla Cove Suites
La Jolla Cove Suites
2.5 out of 5
1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA
The price is £130 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
Offering direct access to the beach, this Village of La Jolla hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Windansea ...
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"I love the style of the new rooms. They are so modern and clean! The bed was super comfortable along with the pillows. The views of the ocean were fantastic, thank you!"

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2021

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Inn By The Sea La Jolla
Inn By The Sea La Jolla
3.5 out of 5
7830 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA
The price is £122 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
Located in Village of La Jolla, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Windansea Beach and La Jolla ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,256 reviews)
"This is an older hotel but very well maintained! It was quiet & in a perfect location for walking to restaurants, shops & even has a grocery store within walking distance! Would definitely stay at this property again!"

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2021

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La Valencia Hotel
La Valencia Hotel
4 out of 5
1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
The price is £273 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr
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2.5 out of 5
1155 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA
The price is £130 per night from 18 Apr to 19 Apr
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Inn By The Sea La Jolla
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Grande Colonial Hotel
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910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA
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Pantai Inn
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1003 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA
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1155 Coast Blvd, San Diego, CA
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