Beyond La Jolla

Neighborhoods

La Jolla is a great starting point for exploring the rest of San Diego. There are several coastal and inland communities that make up greater San Diego, and each one of them has their own unique character! From Oceanside and Encinitas in North County to the southern beach communities of Ocean Beach and Point Loma, each neighborhood is definitely worth exploring during your visit.

Del Mar

In North County, San Diego, lies the upscale beach town of Del Mar. Home to the famous Del Mar Racetrack, upscale shopping, and high-end resorts, Del Mar continuously exceeds the expectations of visitors looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is a unique beach town nestled just north of Point Loma, which is home to the most laid-back locals in San Diego. Not only will you find a great dog beach, but you'll also find funky stores and the longest ocean pier on the west coast!

Bird Rock

Bird Rock has a charm all of its own with unique boutiques and local restaurants. Although it is part of La Jolla, this quiet neighborhood retains its unique and independent feel!

Point Loma

Point Loma is a seaside community that sits on a peninsula just south of La Jolla. Known for its seafood dining, historic landmarks, trendy boutiques, and gorgeous homes, it’s one of the more affluent neighborhoods in San Diego. For those who like to explore, Point Loma is also home to the Cabrillo National Monument and historic lighthouse, which can be seen by visitors.

Coronado

Travel back in time back to 1888 on Coronado Island by paying a visit to the Hotel Del Coronado. Aside from the historic hotel, Coronado is home to wide, sandy beaches, great dining spots, and boutique shopping, all of which are in walking distance from each other!

Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach is known for its lively nightlife with no shortage of pubs and oceanfront restaurants. If you visit during the day, take advantage of the PB Pier and go for a stroll along the boardwalk or go for a bike ride with the family. You'll never run out of excitement in Pacific Beach, so plan for a packed day!

Gaslamp Quarter

Downtown is the life of San Diego for those who enjoy the nightlife, unique dining, and historic buildings. At night time, Gaslamp Quarter comes alive with people enjoying live music, and unique bars!