La Jolla is often called “The Jewel of San Diego,” and for good reason. It offers a more upscale, posh experience compared to many of the more laid-back beaches in San Diego. The downtown area is urban, full of boutiques, fine dining restaurants, interesting and educational museums and some of the best shopping in San Diego.
If you’re coming from Downtown San Diego or the San Diego International Airport, La Jolla is about a 13-mile drive northwest, which takes about 20 minutes. You’re close enough to check out plenty of the best San Diego points of interest, such as the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Birch Aquarium at Scripps, many of which are eligible for the Go San Diego Pass. Save even more money on your trip with our extra discount.
Looking for somewhere to stay nearby? Check out The Shoal Hotel at La Jolla Beach, which is right by Windansea and offers free WiFi in the lobby and rooms. If you’re looking for something upscale, try Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, a luxury and boutique hotel with a pool, a fitness center complete with guided classes, a spa retreat, and pet friendly rooms.
If you’re looking for the best luxury, best boutique or best pet friendly hotels in San Diego, you are in luck as we have dedicated articles on all three classifications of hotels as well as the ‘Best Family-friendly Hotels in San Diego’, if you’d like to travel with the entire family.
La Jolla is such a magical part of San Diego that it features all types of accommodations and truly something for everyone!