Activities & Attractions
Torrey Pines Golf Course
La Jolla activities in California offer one of the MOST famous golf course in all the world, Torrey Pines Golf Course. Torrey Pines hosts the PGA Buick Invitational every year in February bringing together the most well-known faces and swings in golf. Open to the public, you can try your hand on the exact same course as the premiere golfers from all over the world. Torrey Pines is made up of two golf courses; The North course has 18 challenging and stunningly gorgeous holes and also offers a 9-hole option for those with a little less time to spend on the links. The South course features 18 championship holes; golf just like the pros, or at least golf the same holes! With La Jolla’s literally perfect weather all year round, you can feel like a PGA’er any time of year.
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – La Jolla
The La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is perfectly situates right in the very heart of the Village. Visitors will be treated to a unique collection of contemporary art while taking in the absolutely stunning beauty of the Museum’s oceanfront location. Take a journey through some of the world’s very finest contemporary art and pause to take in the amazing views from the Edwards Garden Gallery. Going green during your visit to La Jolla? Museum goers who arrive by bicycle or public transportation receive half off of their admission.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research is proud to offer the Birch Aquarium at Scripps where visitors can explore the wonders and magnificence of the might Pacific Ocean and learn about the amazing creatures that call this marvel home. Set astride a giant bluff overlooking the Pacific, the aquarium dazzles guests with more than 60 living habitats of fishes and other creatures who make their homes from the Pacific Northwest all the way down to the tropical depths of South America. Find yourself face to face with the truly wild and unique sea-life that inhabits the enormous Pacific Ocean and learn about delicate balance that our oceans must maintain to ensure the continuing existence of these underwater wonders.
Just a short 15-mile drive south from La Jolla is Southern California’s crown jewel city, San Diego. Home to world famous attractions such as the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Cabrillo National Monument, Old Town, the Birch Aquarium, the Gas Lamp District, Seaport Village and so much more. Experience international cuisine, world class shopping and the rich and vivid nightlife of the Gasp Lamp District. You can even cross the border into Mexico! After your advenures in the big city, you will be eager to return to the peaceful and easy going beaches of La Jolla.
La Jolla Outdoor Activities
La Jolla boasts some of the very most magical coastline in all of the world, not to mention THE best weather you will find anywhere. Whether you are looking to sunbathe, surf, or simply sit on the sand, La Jolla’s beaches offer exactly what every beachgoer is looking for. In addition, La Jolla’s distinct and unique neighborhoods make exploring each one its own adventure:
· Observe the Sea Lions who love to call Children’s Pool Beach their own
· Enjoy water sports at Mission Beach, let the kids play to their hearts’ content on the playground at La Jolla Shores
· Or take it all off and enjoy the largest nude beach in the country at Black’s Beach
· Hike along the trails of Torrey Pines State Reserve
· Kayak or snorkel in La Jolla Cove
· Take a gentle stroll or rent a bike and cruise along the Mission Bay while enjoying a latte or gelato.
· Ride the giant wooden roller coaster on the Mission Beach boardwalk.
· Take a yoga class on the sand in Pacific Beach
· Enjoy one of the many concerts, outdoor film screenings, festivals and more that are regular occurrences in La Jolla