Joining us for the September 2023 Conference? Make it a vacation!
Discover “the Jewel” of San Diego - La Jolla! With its breathtaking ocean views, upscale shopping and dining, art galleries, and prestigious institutions, La Jolla is the perfect destination to connect with nature and culture.
Downtown 20 min by car Coronado 30 min by car Point Loma 26 min by car
What to do
Stroll in Downtown La Jolla
- Explore a variety of galleries featuring works from local and internationally renowned artists along Prospect Street.
- Visit sunbathing sea lions and wild marine life walking along Coast Boulevard to La Jolla Cove or go on a kayaking excursion of the La Jolla sea caves.
- Take advantage of the year-round sunshine and balmy climate and sample the local cuisine at La Jolla’s weekly farmer’s market on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm.
Soak in Stunning Nature
Take a leisurely walk through the quaint neighborhood of Bird Rock and discover the unique shops and galleries that line the streets. Tucked away from more popular beaches, Bird Rock Beach offers an intimate oceanside experience and a picturesque rocky backdrop. A serene area nestled between the heart of downtown La Jolla and Bird Rock neighborhood, Windansea Beach is a great spot for surfing, unwinding with a good book or reconnecting with nature.
Appreciate Arts & Culture
For a deeper dive into La Jolla’s cultural offerings and fun for all ages, don’t miss the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego on Prospect Street, the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse, classical music performances from the La Jolla Music Society, and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
And with its rich history and cultural attractions, San Diego has something for everyone. Balboa Park is a cultural oasis that includes 17 museums, 1,200 acres of lush gardens, gorgeous Spanish-Colonial style architecture and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The Gaslamp Quarter is a must-visit destination for nightlife, dining, and shopping, and the Old Town is a vibrant historic neighborhood with family-friendly museums and Mexican cuisine.
Where to Stay
Sheraton La Jolla (1 mi)
Located less than a mile from campus, within a 5-minute drive from Birch Aquarium and Torrey Pines State Reserve. Amenities include Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, on-site restaurant and gardens. Pet-friendly. Enjoy 15% off discounted rate available to UC San Diego guests.
Estancia La Jolla (<.5 mi)
Closest preferred hotel to the UC San Diego and Salk Institute campus, just minutes by foot. Complimentary shuttle within five miles. Enjoy 10% off food and beverage at Blend Café, Greenfinch Restaurant & Bar, Mustangs & Burros and in-room dining. Discounted extended stay rate available to UC San Diego guests.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine (1.5 mi)
Special UC San Diego rate of $219. Hyatt Regency La Jolla is located less than a mile away from campus and close to shopping at UTC Westfield. Amenities include a junior Olympic-sized pool, private cabanas, tennis courts, cozy fire pits and patio seating.
La Jolla Cove Hotel & Suites (3 mi)
Steps from La Jolla Cove, this beachfront hotel offers ocean views, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, a Best Rate Guarantee and access to exclusive hotel specials. Special rates available for UC San Diego guests.
La Jolla Shores Hotel (2.5 mi)
Beachfront and Coastal View renovated rooms – just steps from the sand. Oceanfront dining at The Shores restaurant and The Marine Room, both offering happy hour and nightly specials with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Wi-Fi available throughout the property, plus shuttle service to UC San Diego campus.
Bartell Hotels (1-3mi, including Sheraton La Jolla Hotel)
UC San Diego guests can enjoy a 15% discount on the best available room rate at any of the eight Bartell properties in San Diego. Hotel guests will be treated to a daily continental breakfast and welcome beverages (up to two adults per room). To book your stay, visit the Bartell Hotels website or call (800) 345-9995 and mention that you’re affiliated with UC San Diego.