Things to do in La Jolla, CA

Discover a spacious, affordable hotel option in the heart of La Jolla Village, where fun greets you at every corner. This vibrant area of San Diego offers award-winning restaurants, fabulous boutiques, shopping options, a vibrant cultural scene, world-class golf, and plenty of local attractions to fill up your days and nights. 

When planning what to see and do during your stay in La Jolla, the friendly staff at Inn by the Sea will be happy to recommend nearby attractions, popular beaches, and other things to do.  

Exterior of a shop near Inn by the Sea at La Jolla


Close La Jolla Activities

During your stay at La Jolla, Inn by the Sea, you will enjoy access to popular local shops and restaurants—all located just a short walk from the hotel. You will also love taking a short three-block stroll to take in the sun-soaked beaches and salt-air breezes. Spend a day kayaking with friends or taking in the culture of a local artist at one of La Jolla's many art galleries. Dine on the delectable local fare or pick up a souvenir of your trip. Ask a member of our staff for a recommendation! 


Local Colleges & Universities 

If you are in town visiting your favorite local student, we have got you covered. You will find our accommodations are affordable, leaving you with a little extra to spend on your undergraduate/graduate student when you stay at our hotel near UCSD the University of California San Diego, just 5 miles away, USD the University of San Diego just 9 miles away, and SDSU San Diego State University 13 miles away. In addition, perks like complimentary all-day coffee and complimentary Wi-Fi spell college success UCSD the University of California San Diego, just 5 miles away for everyone. 

Aerial view of a beach near Inn by the Sea at La Jolla
Parasailing near Inn by the Sea at La Jolla


San Diego Dining, Shopping, & Attractions Simplified

Welcome to a seaside village whose beauty has inspired artists and surrounded locals and travelers in sunshine and style for decades.

From the crashing waves to the award-winning culinary creations, La Jolla sparkles with sights and attractions in a picturesque village where everything is immersed in a casual, relaxed luxury.

Strolling through the village on “date night” guarantees luxury and leisure with seaside serenity. Only minutes from downtown, La Jolla promises a sun-kissed Southern California experience like no other.

San Diego is home to many of Southern California’s top attractions, with plenty of options for adventure-seeking, fun-loving explorers. Have a close encounter with an exotic animal at the world famous San Diego Zoo or the Safari Wild Animal Park or take a wild ride down the newest roller coaster at SeaWorld the Emperor. Step aboard a real aircraft carrier at the Embarcadero.or even take a day trip to Disneyland, just a short drive north to Anaheim.