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Family reunions are all about laughter, re-connecting, and creating lasting memories. You want everyone to feel relaxed and enjoy great food, ample time to catch up, and exciting activities. But, coordinating all of the elements of a family reunion on your own can be challenging, making sure you keep the kids engaged while planning fabulous meals and group adventures can leave anyone frazzled and overwhelmed.
 
That is why the La Jolla Shores Hotel is the ideal destination to host a family reunion! You can leave the logistics to us while your family soaks in the sun and relaxed California vibe at our beautiful, family-owned beachfront property, situated directly on the Pacific ocean on one of Southern California's best beaches.
 
When you stay with us, you get family-friendly accommodations, convenient access to all of San Diego's greatest activities, and a venue where you can host an unforgettable family dinner, not to mention the beach vacation you've been dreaming of. With incredible amenities for all ages, tastes, and interests, La Jolla Shores has something for everyone!
  • Family members posing for a picture on the sandy beach with the ocean in the background at La Jolla Shores Hotel.
    "Spent a weekend family reunion at La Jolla Shores Resort, and it met everyone's needs perfectly. Plenty of activities available for the younger generation, and delightful spots for the slightly older generation to 'hang out'!"
    -E Ruth A.
  • The Perfect Venues for Your Family Gathering

    We know that food is central to any festive family reunion. Our four on-site dining spots are perfect for an intimate family gathering or a large turnout with the whole extended family! No matter the size of your group, we will prepare the freshest hand-crafted California coastal cuisine for you.
    For smaller group dining, The La Jolla Shores Restaurant or The Marine Room are fantastic selections. Let the relaxed SoCal vibe wash over you at The Shore's open-air patio while enjoying the beautiful beachfront vistas. Book a High Tide Dinner at the iconic Marine Room to watch the pounding surf up close as you dine with loved ones.
    Our authentic Beach BBQ Cookouts are an excellent choice for families who want to dine directly on the beach. Just choose your menu from our convenient Beach Cookout Shopping List, and we take care of everything else, from setting up your table, chairs, linens, serving ware and Weber grill to delivering your mouth-watering meal!
    Larger family gatherings may take advantage of our beautiful, airy event spaces with incredible views located throughout the property, including the Garden Patio, Acapulco Room, La Jolla Room and Patio, Shores Patio, and of course, the beach. Each venue offers custom and affordable event catering, featuring local ingredients from San Diego's farmers markets and fresh catches from the Pacific Ocean at a budget friendly price.
  • Food and drinks displayed on a table by the window that is facing the beach and ocean at the La Jolla Shores Restaurant. A wide variety of food such as hamburger and fries, grilled fish, and a plate of shrimps. Beverages such as wine, beer, and mixed cocktails.
    Family having a BBQ cookout on the beach, facing the ocean with a table, chairs, linens, serving ware, and Weber grill provided by La Jolla Shores Hotel.
    Table and chairs set for the night at The Marine Room in La Jolla Shores Hotel.
  • Activities For Everyone

    Best Multigenerational Activities

  • Two kayakers wearing a safety helmet and lifejacket on a green kayak, each exploring the stunning La Jolla sea caves.
    Photo cred: La Jolla Kayak

    Kayak the La Jolla Sea Caves

    Grab an oar, strap on a lifejacket, and explore the breathtaking San Diego coastline by kayak! At your own pace, you'll observe SoCal's fascinating marine life as you paddle into the stunning natural beauty of the La Jolla sea caves. For ages 6 and up (with accompanying adult).
  • View of the green Torrey Pines Golf Course that is located on the breezy cliffs filled with trees and bushes above the dazzling Pacific Ocean.

    Torrey Pines Golf Course

    Tee off with the grandkids at the nation's premier municipal golf course and classic championship golf holes. Located on the breezy cliffs above the emerald Pacific Ocean, it is easy to see why generations of golfers consider Torrey Pines one of their favorite courses in the world.
  • A lady with sunglasses and a wide smile on her face carrying her shopping bags at the outdoor shopping center, Westfield UTC.

    Westfield UTC

    This hip, buzzy outdoor shopping center is great for a family shopping date. Catch a new release at the chic ArcLight Cinemas, satisfy your fish taco craving at Rubio's, or check out the dozens of unique local boutiques as well as national retailers -- all under open, sunny skies.
  • A picture of a giraffe taken up-close showing its physical features such as its long neck, ossicones, spots, eyes, ears, and nose at the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.

    San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

    No family trip to San Diego would be complete without a visit to the world-class San Diego Zoo and/or Safari Park. The newly remodeled and expanded Zoo, a short 20-minute drive from La Jolla Shores, is home to over 650 animal species. At the Safari Park, a 45-minute drive, visitors are awed by the recreation of a real African safari inside the park's nearly three square miles of meticulously designed wildlife preserve. You can even go on a Behind-the-Scenes Safari with your family (of any size and ages) to get up close with your favorite animals.
  • Family and friends spending time doing fun beach activities including boogie-boarding, swimming, building sand castles, and sun tanning on a sunny day at the La Jolla Shores. Complimentary beach lounge chairs and umbrellas located on the beach are provided by the La Jolla Shores Hotel.

    The Beach

    Some of the best family bonding time happens while just hanging out on the beach. Unwind in one of our complimentary beach lounge chairs under an umbrella or directly under the luminous California sun. Build sandcastles, go boogie-boarding, or take a dip and cool off in the refreshing Pacific waves.
  • For The Adventure Seekers

  • Beautiful hiking trail in San Diego that is overlooking the blue ocean

    Nearby Hikes

    Whether you want easy, challenging, coastal, or inland, there is a beautiful hiking trail waiting for you in San Diego! Some of the best hikes are within 15 miles of La Jolla Shores, including Torrey Pines State Park, Mission Trails Regional Park, Balboa Park Trails, and Tecolote Canyon Natural Park and Nature Center.
  • Breathtaking view of the city of San Diego with blue skies and the ocean.
    Photo cred: Hike Bike Kayak

    Bike Tours

    One of the most efficient and fun ways to take in San Diego's exquisite natural beauty is on a bike. Sign your family up for a group bike tour to experience a day of light exercise, incredible sightseeing, and endless ocean breeze.
  • Two people paragliding over the sparkling Pacific ocean during sunset at Torrey Pines Gliderport.

    Torrey Pines Gliderport

    Introduce the daredevils in your family to the Torrey Pines Gliderport, the most historic aviation site in North America, where they can paraglide and hang glide the day away, sailing over the majestic La Jolla cliffs and sparkling Pacific ocean.
  • Picture with palm trees along the beach, showing a playground for children, pathways for people to ride a segway, and a pier on the ocean.

    Segway Tours

    If biking isn't your family's cup of tea, but you would still like to make the most of your sightseeing time in San Diego, a segway tour is an excellent option. Segways are a fun, creative way for people of all ages and fitness levels to tour the impressive city in style.
  • For The Golfers

    With more than 90 golf courses in San Diego, the only problem your family's golf lovers have is deciding which course to play!
    In addition to the world-class Torrey Pines Golf Course, be sure to check out the top-rated, rolling hills course at Maderas Golf Club, or head over to Coronado Island to play the Coronado Golf Course right on the water. Balboa Park Municipal Golf Course is a great choice for an inexpensive yet challenging game with views overlooking Downtown San Diego.
  • A golf course in San Diego that overlooks the blue ocean.
    A golf course surrounded with trees and a lake in San Diego.
    A golf cart on a golf course that is surrounded by greenery.
  • For The Shoppers

  • A display of handmade jewelry at a local boutique.

    Village of La Jolla

    Stroll the elegant, trendy streets in the upscale village of La Jolla with your family, and marvel at the chic art galleries, boutiques, and shops.
  • View of the two-story interior of Fashion Valley Mall that has two elevators located in the middle of the outdoor shopping mall.

    Fashion Valley Mall

    Fashion Valley Mall is a shopper's paradise. The breezy, sun-filled open-air mall boasts every store that an avid shopper would want to visit, from Forever 21, Nordstrom, and Banana Republic to high-end exclusive boutiques like Chanel, Coach, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and many more.
  • Carlsbad Outlets

    Conveniently located 30 minutes north of La Jolla, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets is one of San Diego's leading shopping destinations. You will find something for the whole family within the 90+ designer and name-brand outlet stores.
  • Restaurants and shops at Seaport Village, which is a waterfront shopping complex located right on San Diego Bay with tall builings in the back.

    Seaport Village

    A short drive south from La Jolla Shores will put you at Seaport Village. This collection of quaint, whimsical locally-owned shops features artwork, clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, and more, all located right on the glistening San Diego Bay.
  • For The Young Ones

  • Two boys sitting on a swing each at the playground in Kellogg Park.

    Kellogg Park

    If your little ones are longing for the playground, take them right next door to Kellogg Park! The large, grassy, beachside park is a two-minute walk from our hotel and provides plentiful space for children to run, play, and climb.
  • Two kids looking at the colorful marine life up-close at Birch Aquarium.

    Birch Aquarium

    What better way for kids to connect with fascinating marine life than to see them up close at the aquarium? The gorgeous, cliffside Birch Aquarium at Scripps, UC San Diego displays hundreds of intriguing underwater sea creatures and their habitats.
  • LEGOLAND

    LEGOLAND California is any child's ultimate dream come true! The enormous block-themed amusement park features over 60 rides, an aquarium, and a water park, complete with seven slides, a wave pool, and sandy beaches.
  • The New Children's Museum

    This inspirational children museum's mission is to empower kids to think, play, and create in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Children are immersed in the creative process by drawing, painting, building, playing, and designing among the museum's interactive art installations.
  • For The Ones Seeking Relaxation

  • A lady with her eyes closed getting an in-room back massage by a massause at La Jolla Shores Hotel.

    Welcoming Amenities at La Jolla Shores Hotel

    Our laid-back SoCal vibe makes it easy to unwind in our heated pool, hot tub, or sauna. Book an in-room massage for an even more luxurious way to de-stress!
  • Building of the La Jolla Playhouse at night.

    Enjoy a Performance

    The arts and culture fans in your family can take in a play at the distinguished La Jolla Playhouse, wander through the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, or see an inspiring performance by the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus.
  • Families seated on red seats watching a movie in a theatre.

    Kick Back and Watch

    Family movie night doesn't need to be put on hold just because you are away from home. La Jolla's four movie theatres -- most with full bars, reclining seats, and tasty snacks -- feature all the best new releases in a relaxing modern setting.
  • For The Adults Only

    La Jolla Shores Hotel staff are at the ready with Babysitting recommendations so the adults can enjoy a night out on the town!
  • Tables and chairs set for the night next to a window that looks out to the sunset at the Marine Room.

    Date Night at Marine Room

    Reserve a romantic surfside table at our iconic, French-inspired Marine Room restaurant for an unforgettable night of sophisticated dining and drinks. Gaze out at the breaking waves as you indulge in a locally-sourced, succulent meal prepared with the highest attention to detail.
  • People giving toast with beers filled in a glass in their hand.

    Brewery Tours / Wine Tasting and Tours

    San Diego is known as the "craft beer capital of the world" for good reason. Order beer flights at one of the city's 130 craft brewery tasting rooms, or sign up for a brewery tour to get behind the scenes. Craving a delicious California Cabernet? Book a local wine tour, or drop by a tasting room to experience some of the finest wines that our local vineyards have to offer.
  • View of Gaslamp Quarter in the heart of downtown San Diego at night.

    Nightlife

    If you are craving a night out on the town, head down to the always-hip Gaslamp district in the heart of downtown San Diego. The Gaslamp is packed with incredible restaurants, trendy bars, and late-night dance clubs to suit all tastes and styles.
  • Dinner Cruise on the San Diego Bay

    There is just something about dining out on the water that screams romance. Share an intimate meal on the glimmering San Diego Bay when you book a harbor cruise. Whether it is a sumptuous brunch buffet or a serene sunset dinner, you will be awed by the panoramic ocean view -- and each other.
  • Family members on the La Jolla Shores beach facing the ocean walking towards the sunset.
    "We stayed here for a family reunion which included a wonderful Thanksgiving buffet. It was my first time having Thanksgiving dinner at a hotel and I was pleasantly surprised...The hotel is situated on the ocean and everything was terrific at the hotel including beach service..."
    -Jdp441
  • Hotel Amenities For The Whole Family

    Your entire family, no matter their age or interests, will feel right at home in the coastal comfort of La Jolla Shores. With our family-friendly amenities, versatile accommodations, and unbeatable location, we truly have something for everyone:
     
    • Rooms to accommodate every guest's preference, including standard garden rooms, deluxe oceanfront rooms, kitchenettes, and optional adjoining rooms for families
    • Direct beach access
    • Walkable to numerous restaurants, activities, and shops
    • Shuttle service within the local La Jolla area
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
    • Starbucks coffee in every guest room
    • Fitness center with cardio and weights for adults 18 and older
    • Private tennis courts with lessons and clinics available
    • 24 hour security, 100% smoke-free property
  • A Memorable Family Reunion Begins Here

    We understand that for many families a reunion is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Getting all the generations together, sometimes from different locations across the globe, is a truly momentous occasion. Let us provide the ideal backdrop for your treasured family photo album. Book your memorable family reunion with La Jolla Shores Hotel and we'll do all the work so you can focus on what matters the most -- your family.