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At the Grande Colonial, we believe there’s a big difference between staying in La Jolla and actually experiencing La Jolla. We can’t wait to show you the fascinating places and fun things to do that only folks who love the area can really tell you about. Folks like us. If you’re wondering what to do on a Thursday evening, looking for a fun place to take the kids or would like to hear about local events taking place in and around La Jolla during your stay, we’ve got the inside angle on it all.

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The

Village


At the Grande Colonial hotel, we believe there’s a big difference between staying in La Jolla and actually experiencing La Jolla. We can’t wait to show you the fascinating places and fun things to do that only folks who love the area can really tell you about. Folks like us.

did you know?

You can also see the Village by bicycle, which can be rented at the front desk for $4 per hour or $20 per day (helmets and locks included)! There is no better way to see the nearby sights! So get ready to pedal! For your planning convenience, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite attractions and things to do in and around La Jolla.

The

Cove


La Jolla Cove, because of its unique location, has its own microclimate that keeps temperatures between 50 and 90 degrees almost 365 days a year. This is one of the reasons that sea lions have decided to call this cove home.

did you know?

Originally conceived as a protected swimming area for children, the sea-walled Children's Pool began to fill with sand and eventually, sea lions and harbor seals. Today, it is a great place to take the kids and walk along the seawall for gorgeous 360-degree views of La Jolla and the Pacific ocean....and the harbor seals basking on the beach below.

San

Diego


In San Diego, a world of possibilities awaits. With friendly laid-back locals, 70 miles of coastline, spectacular year-round weather, and easy access to all the attractions renowned to the destination, your vacation is limited only by the number of days you have to experience it all. Which might explain why so many people make San Diego their favorite place to return year after year after year.

did you know?

Songs written about San Diego include Bing Crosby’s “Where the Turf Meets the Surf,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Balboa Park,” and Eric Clapton’s “The Road to Escondido”?

Local

Events


La Jolla’s beachside recreation lies at our doorstep, surrounded by the non-stop activity that defines San Diego. Whether staying for one night or two weeks, guests can draw from an endless well of pleasures and a diverse range of exciting events taking place throughout the year. Browse our event calendar to learn about all the fun events taking place during your visit to the Grande Colonial.

did you know?

Balboa Park's Old Globe Theatre and our own La Jolla Playhouse have successfully sent more shows to the bright lights of Broadway in New York City than any other city in the country?

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