Hotel at a Glance: Sunshine Suites – La Jolla
Just north of downtown San Diego, the affluent community of La Jolla overlooks a curving coastline and a dozen beaches from a natural bluff. This vantage point belongs to some of America's wealthiest residents—La Jolla had the nation's highest home prices in 2009. Sunshine Suites' position just east of La Jolla makes it easy for visitors to spend time among the beaches, boutiques, and high-end restaurants that make it such a sought-after place to live.
- Take a dip in one of the two resort-style outdoor swimming pools and three hot tubs.
- Dine in using the full kitchen of your spacious suite.
- Work out at the on-site fitness center.
- Keep your wardrobe fresh with the washer and dryer included in all units.
- Distance to San Diego Zoo: 13 miles
San Diego, California: Historical Attractions and Electric Nightlife in Southern California
San Diego's sunny, comfortably warm weather and 70 miles of coastline have long attracted vacationing out-of-towners, but the city's inland scene is no slouch, either. The Gaslamp Quarter is arguably one of the trendiest listings on the National Register of Historic Places. The area forms both the historic center of town and a hub of San Diego nightlife, with nearly 100 Victorian-era buildings now occupied by high-end boutiques, jewelers, and gourmet restaurants.
During the day, a stroll through iconic Balboa Park takes you past 17 separate museums, as well as the world-famous and much beloved San Diego Zoo. There's also the vibrant Spanish Village Art Center, a living gallery where local artists continuously produce pottery, handblown glass, and oil paintings for sale.
Farther north, in Old Town—site of the first European settlement in California—shops in Mission-style stucco buildings sell colorful wrestling masks, woven baskets, and maracas. Nearby stands The Whaley House Museum, dubbed one of the Most Terrifying Places in America by the Travel Channel. Ghosts of former residents are said to inhabit the rooms, which are filled with Victorian furniture, eerie dolls, and squeegees for ectoplasm cleanup.