Known for its luxury real estate, upscale restaurants and classy beach community, La Jolla is the perfect vacation destination. Home to numerous La Jolla Hotels with accommodations for your entire family, there are a variety of activities and entertainment options in the town itself and in nearby surrounding areas.
La Jolla Shores is one of the most family oriented beaches in San Diego. The gentle waters of the area make it the ideal location for children to go swimming, boogie boarding or surfing. Various shops along the shore also rent scuba and snorkeling gear. Visitors can sign up for lessons or participate in guided tours along the shore and observe the native marine life. One of the other unique features of La Jolla Shores is the large grassy areas just north of the beaches. Although the area is ideal for picnicking, there are also a variety of casual La Jolla restaurants within walking distance.
Birch Aquarium is another option for vacationing families. The aquarium highlights exhibits that mimic over 60 marine habitats, showcasing a spectrum of marine life from sharks to seahorses. If you are planning a visit to the Birch Aquarium, we recommend that you visit their website. They often offer discount tickets if you purchase online and you can check their calendar to see if there are any seasonal exhibits or educational programs taking place during your visit.
La Jolla is also in close proximity to popular theme parks. Whether viewing the more than 4,000 animals at the San Diego Zoo or watching a live show featuring Shamu at Sea World, both parks offer a variety of exhibits and entertainment for individuals of all ages. Legoland is another family theme park providing a full day of fun. With rides, shows and a water park revolving around Legos, the park offers families a theme park experience unlike any other.
When you book your reservation at a hotel in La Jolla, be sure to ask about the hotel’s family friendly amenities. Many hotels offer multi-room suites to accommodate large families and provide cribs or roll away beds. Swimming pools, wireless internet and on site restaurants are other popular amenities that can add convenience and comfort to your family vacation. Search our directory of La Jolla hotels and find the one that is right for you and your family.