Travel & Leisure names La Jolla one of "America's Favorite Beach Towns"!
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.
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. Ask us how you can snorkel with Leopard Sharks or learn to surf on Pacific Beach. Ride the roller coasters and bumper cars at Belmont Park or take a horse-drawn carriage tour through charming Seaport Village. Play the ponies at Del Mar Racetrack, plan a wine tasting adventure through Temecula Wine Country or commune with sunbathing harbor seals at the Children's Pool beach (named by TripAdvisor as one of the 2013 "Top 10 Wonderfully Unique Beaches" in the world).
Take a stroll through the Village of La Jolla and you'll find your choice of restaurants – from five-star fine dining to funky fish taco shacks and sidewalk cafés. There are world-class art galleries, eclectic antique shops and enough fashionable boutiques to rival Rodeo Drive. All with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. You can also see the Village by bicycle, which can be rented at the front desk for $4 per hour or $20 per day! There is no better way to see the nearby sights!
For your planning convenience, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite attractions and things to do in and around La Jolla.