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La Jolla Cove

A charming neighbourhood north of San Diego offering great shops, fine restaurants and pristine beaches as well as opportunities to get out and enjoy local sports.

One of the finest spots in all of California, the hillside community around La Jolla Cove is home to beautiful houses, great shops, pristine beaches and some of the state’s most privileged and trendy people.

The cove itself is conveniently situated downtown, nestled between two sandstone cliffs. Popular with families, you can come here for a splash in the water at low tide, and even bring youngsters to the Children’s Pool Beach nearby. For great views along the bluffs above the ocean, check out Scripps Park—if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot the local sea lions playing.

Famed for its upmarket shops, the area’s finest retail outlets are located along Prospect Street, Girard Avenue and La Jolla Boulevard. Stroll around these streets and you’ll find charming galleries and cafés as well as many splendid boutiques with all kinds of wares on offer. If you’re looking for a spot to eat then you’re in luck too, with world-class restaurants all over the area, but be sure to reserve a table if you want to try one of the eateries overlooking the ocean.

For some adventure on your trip, you can try out scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing. Just 10 minutes from La Jolla by car you’ll also find Torrey Pines, a PGA golf course that has played host to many professional golfers. Or, for a more relaxing respite, visit Windansea Beach and admire the waves from afar.

Situated 24 kilometres to the north of downtown San Diego, you can rent a car to get you to La Jolla—but be sure to walk around and enjoy the sights on foot. You can also reach the area on the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) bus service: route 30 leaves from the heart of town and stops at La Jolla Village Square.


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Inn By The Sea La Jolla RM509
Inn By The Sea La Jolla

Inn By The Sea La Jolla

     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    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 Shores Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    La Jolla Cove Suites RM667
    La Jolla Cove Suites

    La Jolla Cove Suites

       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      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 Beach and La Jolla Shores Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      La Valencia Hotel RM1,236
      La Valencia Hotel

      La Valencia Hotel

         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        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 Shores Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

        Grande Colonial Hotel
        Grande Colonial Hotel

        Grande Colonial Hotel

           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Village of La Jolla, this historic hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from La Jolla Cove, and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of California-San Diego and Mission Beach. SeaWorld and Balboa Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).

          Pantai Inn RM1,955
          Pantai Inn

          Pantai Inn

             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Village of La Jolla, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla Cove and Windansea Beach. La Jolla Shores Park and Birch Aquarium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            The VRs at Pantai Inn
            The VRs at Pantai Inn

            The VRs at Pantai Inn

               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Offering direct access to the beach, this Village of La Jolla aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and La Jolla Cove. Windansea Beach and La Jolla Shores Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Empress Hotel of La Jolla RM593
              Empress Hotel of La Jolla

              Empress Hotel of La Jolla

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Village of La Jolla, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla Cove and Windansea Beach. La Jolla Shores Park and Birch Aquarium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                La Jolla Village Lodge
                La Jolla Village Lodge

                La Jolla Village Lodge

                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Village of La Jolla, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Children's Pool Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mission Bay and Torrey Pines Golf Course. Old Town San Diego State Park and SeaWorld are also within 12 mi (20 km).