Stunning coastline scenery, a charming village atmosphere and abundant recreational activities create an ideal location to enjoy a La Jolla vacation. The moderate year-round climate found along the southern tip of California is conducive to a variety of outdoor sports. Visitors will find daytime activities that may include relaxing at the beach, a round of golf, shopping, swimming and snorkeling or visiting nearby museums and historical sites. La Jolla offers entertainment and recreation suitable for all age groups.
Spend the Day at the Beach
Several attractive beaches stretch below the cliffs in La Jolla, providing an enticing and secluded spot to relax, take a swim in the Pacific or enjoy a picnic. Sea lions often dominate the scene at the La Jolla Cove, where snorkeling and diving are favorite local pastimes for experienced swimmers. Families prefer the La Jolla Shores area, where a wide, sandy beach offers plenty of play room and the gentle waves are ideal for children.
Play Golf at Torrey Pines
Golfers staying at La Jolla vacation rentals will enjoy a challenging round at the Torrey Pines golf course. One of the few courses that features PGA-level tournaments and amateur play, the beauty of the course includes fairways located adjacent to the ocean. This golf experience makes for a memorable 18 holes.
Go Shopping on Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
Exclusive designer merchandise, art galleries, bargain shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques entice shoppers to the Village of La Jolla. A full day can be spent finding beach apparel or searching for souvenirs with lunch enjoyed at an inviting outdoor cafe.
Kayak around the La Jolla Caves
The intriguing rock formations found throughout the La Jolla caves provide an ideal location to enjoy a kayaking excursion. Several tour companies offer half- or full-day trips that accommodate small groups and include experienced guides. A variety of sea life and birds are usually visible on the trip that can be arranged for both children and adults.
Explore the Salk Institute and U.C. San Diego Campus
Expansive ocean views and unique architectural structures characterize the Salk Institute, a place where innovative research continues to thrive. Visitors can book prearranged tours of the facility. The University of California at San Diego campus features tree-lined walking and bike paths, museums and an extensive library.
The close proximity to attractions in the San Diego area, including Sea World, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo and Coronado Island, adds to the appeal and convenience of booking La Jolla vacation rentals. Most activity centers can be reached within an easy half-hour drive.