Things To Do in La Jolla

At the Grande Colonial, we believe there’s a big difference between staying in La Jolla and experiencing La Jolla. We can’t wait to show you fascinating places that only folks who love the area can really tell you about. Folks like us.  The Grande Colonial has been part of the La Jolla scene for more than 100 years. Stay with us and discover all the amazing things to do in La Jolla and San Diego County, from beautiful beaches to live theater. If you’re looking for fun attractions for the kids, trendy shopping, or local experiences, the Grande Colonial has the inside look.

  • aerial view of La Jolla

The Village of La Jolla

Experience a sun-kissed Southern California experience in the charming Village of La Jolla. This picturesque seaside village has inspired artists and travelers for decades with its casual, relaxed luxury.

Explore local shops, restaurants, and eateries. Walk down to the beach and crashing ocean waves. Enjoy live shows and performances at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, home of the La Jolla Music Society.

The Village of La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 USA

0.5 mile from Grande Colonial
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La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is a small beach surrounded by cliffs om the southern San Diego coast. Protected by the La Jolla ecological preserve, the cove is popular spot for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling.

With its own microclimate and warm temperatures between 50 and 90 degrees al year, the La Jolla Cove is home to the sea lions and harbor seals who love sunning on the rocks. Take the kids to the Children’s Pool for a walk along the seawall for gorgeous views of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean.

La Jolla Cove, San Diego, CA 92037, USA

0.3 mile from Grande Colonial

  • Coastal LaJolla Cyclist

San Diego

San Diego is an exciting destination with a laid-back vibe, 70 miles of coastline, spectacular weather, and incredible attractions. Spend your family vacation exploring the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. With so many songs written about San Diego, including Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Balboa Park’, and Eric Clapton’s ‘The Road to Escondido’, you’ll see why this oceanside city embodies the Southern California experience.

San Diego, California USA

12.9 mile from Grande Colonial

  • La Jolla Kayak near cliff

La Jolla Events

La Jolla and San Diego offer year-round events, festivals, concerts, performing arts, and sports that entertain locals and world travelers. Enjoy shows and live theater at Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre and our own La Jolla Playhouse, which have successfully sent more shows to Broadway in New York City than any other city in the country.