Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of La Jolla is ready to explore

The ocean views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in La Jolla. This city's surfing, university setting and aquarium draw many visitors. La Jolla Cove and SeaWorld are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around La Jolla

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in town? Travelers enjoy fun activities like surfing and bird watching. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that La Jolla has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • SeaWorld (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Legoland California (18.7 mi / 30 km)
  • Birch Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Mission Beach Boardwalk (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)

Seasonal weather in La Jolla

Travelers enjoy La Jolla for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 75°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in La Jolla

Travelers love La Jolla for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in La Jolla. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • La Jolla Cove (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Balboa Park (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Mission Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Coronado Beach (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around La Jolla

Fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), which is 9.5 mi (15.2 km) away.

Where to stay near La Jolla?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 778 house rentals near La Jolla. From 430 Houses to 219 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near La Jolla for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to La Jolla?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in La Jolla:

  • Mission Beach: 1,383 vacation rentals
  • Mission Bay: 1,662 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,069 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 440 vacation rentals
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 821 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to La Jolla?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in La Jolla. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mount Soledad: 6,005 home rentals
  • La Jolla Playhouse: 6,018 home rentals
  • Legoland California: 1,712 home rentals
  • Pacific Beach Park: 5,804 home rentals
  • Del Mar Beach: 1,143 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around La Jolla listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in La Jolla?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 430 Houses in La Jolla. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in La Jolla include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 219 lodging choices
  • Villas: 4 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 47 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in La Jolla?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 210 vacation homes with pool available in La Jolla.

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