Hotel at a Glance: San Diego Marriott La Jolla
This recently restored hotel is located in San Diego’s Golden Triangle, 15 miles from downtown and close to the Pacific Ocean. The upscale property boasts two onsite restaurants (you’ll get a $30 dining credit with this Groupon), a heated outdoor pool, and chic rooms with great views.
- Within 15 miles: downtown San Diego and the San Diego Zoo
- Craft brews and local eats are served at Amuse. Enjoy a casual breakfast at Fresh.
- Make a splash in the heated outdoor pool.
- Stylish rooms feature handsome furnishings and views of La Jolla.
- Park your car and forget about it, with 50% off lot parking available.
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 the trendiest listing 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 occupied by high-end boutiques, jewelers, and gourmet restaurants.
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 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.