Insider’s Guide to a Gorgeous Weekend in La Jolla

Vacation in La Jolla, CA

The stunning La Jolla, California is a visually dramatic city defined by it’s coastline of rugged ocean bluffs and beaches, as well as scenic lookouts and hillside canyons. But, if you peer a little deeper into the city, you’ll find an energetic and diverse culture that’s abundant with things to do.

Breathtaking Beaches

Seal Beach - Childrens Pool La Jolla CA

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No trip to La Jolla is complete without visiting the breathtaking beaches that line the community. La Jolla Shores is a popular mile long beach for kayaking and sunbathers. For a family day, La Jolla Children’s Pool has great scenery and California Sea Lions.

World Class Dining

Southern California residents far and wide head to George’s at the Cove for the best outdoor dining experience with a contemporary menu. Herringbone is a popular spot to grab a casual lunch or dinner that’s full of energy, while The Cottage is a well known family-friendly environment.

 Relaxing Coffee Shops

Whether you’re grabbing breakfast, brunch, or just need a quiet place to relax, La Jolla has many amazing coffee shops. Shore Thing Café is a local hotspot for premium coffee and freshly baked treats, while Bird Rock Coffee Roasters offers a relaxed atmosphere.

Hookah Lounges

La Jolla’s diverse city features an array of Hookah Lounges, like the Sinbad Café, a full service hookah bar with beer and food. The Living Room Coffee is a mixture of a hookah bar and a coffee shop for a relaxing experience.

Fun Comedy Clubs

For a night of fun entertainment, check out The Comedy Store, where you’ll be laughing until your sides hurt. With a wide venue of shows and a rich club history, it’s sure to be a memorable evening.

Rejuvenating Day Spas

La Jolla is no stranger to luxury. You’ll find a number of great day spas throughout the city. Birdie Day Spa and Young Attitudes Aveda Salon & Spa are popular picks, while the Spa at Estancia La Jolla offers full pampering.

Scenic Hiking Trails

Enjoy the beautiful California weather and connect with nature by heading outdoors to Torrey Pines Sate Natural Reserve for amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Or, head to the La Jolla Walking Trail, which runs from La Jolla Shores Beach to La Jolla Cove.

Natural Attractions

La Jolla is home to many amazing natural attractions worth exploring, like Birch Aquarium, Black’s Beach, or the Tidepools at La Jolla Cove to view the natural splendor of the city.

Historic Museums

Connect with the city’s past at the La Jolla Historical Society, or check out the Map & Atlas Museum for new appreciation for maps and learning opportunities.

Stop by the Capricorn Boutique or Girard Avenue Collection for amazing shopping. Or, take a stroll and do a bit of window shopping at the La Jolla Village Square.

Just 14 miles north of downtown San Diego, La Jolla is the ideal location for a weekend getaway that’s loaded with amazing things to do.

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