Hotel at a Glance: La Jolla Riviera Inn
The beach is just a short walk from La Jolla Riviera Inn. When you’re not kicking back on the sand, you’ll have all the comforts of home in your spacious, one-bedroom suite. Units feature full kitchens, washer/dryer units, and contemporary, comfortable decor. A 9-hole golf course and small park are nearby, too.
- Take a dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool.
- Grab a bite: There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Options include Italian, sushi, and Mexican food.
- Go snorkeling or scuba-diving at San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park, which spans 6,000 acres alive with reefs, kelp beds, sand flats, and submarine canyons. You can also explore the seven sea caves in a 75-million-year-old sandstone cliff.
- Explore La Jolla Village: Art galleries, restaurants, museums, and shops are all steps from the inn.
- Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: The museum’s La Jolla campus showcases work created after 1950, including pop, conceptual, and installation art; there’s also an impressive sculpture garden.
La Jolla, California: Upscale Coastal Community Conveniently Close to San Diego
La Jolla sits on the northern outskirts of San Diego, along a stretch of hilly coastal terrain marked by sprawling mansions and dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific. Upscale boutiques, galleries, and gourmet restaurants are clustered in the Village, La Jolla’s downtown business district. The city is also home to UC-San Diego and its acclaimed theater-in-residence, the La Jolla Playhouse. Founded in 1947 by actor Gregory Peck, the award-winning theater stages a wide range of plays and musicals throughout the year.
But it’s Mother Nature who steals the show here. Hop in a kayak to see the 6,000 acres of rocky reefs and kelp forests at the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park. You can explore sea caves and catch a glimpse of marine life, including sea lions and orange garibaldi. The park’s La Jolla Cove attracts divers and snorkelers, who plunge into the calm, clear waters to get up close to the living coral. After a dive, it’s nice to kick back and soak in the sun on the white-sand beachfront known as La Jolla Shores.