Hotel at a Glance: San Diego La Jolla Hotel
The newly restored hotel is located in San Diego's Golden Triangle, 15 miles from downtown San Diego and close to the Pacific Ocean's shores. At this upscale spot, you'll be able to choose from two new onsite restaurants, dive into the heated outdoor pool, or simply hang out in your posh room and enjoy the view.
- 15 miles from: downtown San Diego, and 13 miles from the San Diego Zoo
- Craft brews and local eats can be had at Amuse, the hotel's newly designed restaurant and bar. You can opt for a casual breakfast at the onsite Fresh restaurant.
- Splash into the heated outdoor pool, or soak up some California sun in a lounge chair on the sun deck.
- Chic rooms feature sleek wooden furnishings and sweeping views of La Jolla.
- Don't miss an Aqua Adventures tour of one of the seven sea caves located a short drive from the hotel.
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.