Other areas to stay in
La Jolla Shores
This popular mile long beach and residential community is just to the north of the village and is a relaxing and sea orientated place, which is an excellent choice to stay in. The beach is ideal for families as the waters are very clean, small waves and lovely sand to sunbathe on. Kellogg Park sits on top of the beach, which offers brilliant views of the ocean and surroundings as well as a picnic area and Scripps Pier is a fantastic place for a walk at sunset. The beach is also well used by boat goers as this can only be done in this area of La Jolla and the same goes for Kayakers too.
Close by is the Birch Aquarium, which is an award winning aquarium and hosts many interesting and fascinating exhibits on oceanic species from the Pacific Ocean from sharks to living coral reef as well as large kelp tank. All along the beachfront, there are various restaurants, shops, bars and hotels to pick from, and the area is well connected to other parts of La Jolla with frequent buses and is a very safe neighbourhood.
Most booked hotel in La Jolla Shores: Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Torrey Pines is a fascinating area to visit as it comprises three different elements. The first is the famous two 18-hole public golf courses that sit high on the clifftops. There is also a 1,500 acre State National Reserve and this includes long stretches of unspoiled beaches and a lagoon that is popular with migrating sea birds. The third are the beautiful beaches that are totally unspoilt with rolling Pacific surf. The area is popular with hang-gliders too. The Reserve protects about 3,000 beautiful pine trees that grow in sandstone canyons and also the rich wildlife in the area. The pine trees - Pinus torreyana -are very rare and only grow there and on Santa Rosa Island. For those who want to explore the Reserve, there are a variety of different trails to follow that vary in length and level of difficulty. Guided tours are also available.
There are a couple of luxurious hotels, situated in the hills of Torrey Pines overlooking the golf courses with the beautiful Pacific Ocean as a magnificent backdrop. Alternatively, there are many hotels in La Jolla which lies nine kilometres- 16 minutes drive – away.
Most booked hotel in Torrey Pines: The Lodge at Torrey Pines ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Golden Triangle/ UTC area
University City is nicknamed ‘the golden triangle’ because it is triangular in shape and is the focus of the city’s economic hub with research, high-tech and bio-tech companies of varying sizes. The Golden Triangle has Route 52 as its boundary to the south, Freeway 805 to the east, and Freeway 5 to the west. The area also contains the community of University City. Most people are either visiting the university or one of the companies. For convenience, it is ideal to stay within the triangle, but the good news is that the triangle is bordered by La Jolla for fun leisure moments.
The Rose Canyon Park divides the area in two. The canyon is a fun oasis with a creek and trails. The San Clemente Canyon (also known as the Marion Bear Memorial Park), is similar in style and is located on the triangle’s southern border. The Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an iconic building in the area, as it has two58 metre white spires. Stanley Park is situated in the southern part of the Golden Triangle and the Westfield UTC Mall is popular with both shoppers and diners.
Most booked hotel in UTC area: Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego ⭐⭐⭐