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Summer Sun and Family Fun at La Jolla Shores

This summer, treat your family to the ultimate summer beachfront getaway! Escape the triple digit temperatures or humid weather and bask in the warm sunshine and cool ocean breezes at La Jolla Shores Hotel. Our hotel is one of the few hotels in San Diego situated directly on the beach, bringing you just steps from La Jolla Shores, one of San Diego's most family-friendly beaches. During the summer, when temperatures average in the high 70's, La Jolla Shores Hotel brings the fun to your family getaway with kid-friendly accommodations, direct beach access and exclusive summer activities for kids and adults. Learn why La Jolla Shores Hotel has been a family favorite summer destination for over 40 years!
  • A family of four running through the ocean water along the shoreline at La Jolla Shores beach

    "We've been coming to this beach resort every summer for a long time. It's a perfect spot for the family. The staff is extra friendly and always willing to help. I would recommend La Jolla Shores Hotel for anyone looking for a fun beach location."     
    - Mary

  • 5 Reasons Why La Jolla Shores Hotel is Your Family's Summer Destination


    1 Our Perfect Beach Day

    What is the perfect beach day? It starts after enjoying a hearty breakfast with your family at our beachfront restaurant, The Shores. Just a few steps from the restaurant, you will be greeted by our beach service team, who will offer complimentary set up of beach chairs, umbrellas and towels for your family. Bring a frisbee and sand toys or your favorite summer read and enjoy the beach all day!

    Our hotel was built with families in mind,  situated on La Jolla Shores, one of the most family-friendly beaches in San Diego. During the summer, the waves are gentle, making it the perfect beach for those with little ones in tow. The one-mile long beach has lifeguard stations and is patrolled by San Diego lifeguards for your family's safety. 

  • Complimentary beach chairs and umbrella set up at La Jolla Shores Hotel
    Lifeguard tower at La Jolla Shores beach
    A family enjoying a beach bbq courtesy of La Jolla Shores Hotel
  • 2 Our Family-friendly Hotel and Accommodations

    At La Jolla Shores Hotel, your family is our top priority. That's why our family-owned hotel offers accommodations and amenities that are well suited for your family's needs. Many of our rooms have the ability to become connecting rooms, so families of all sizes can stay together with enough space for everyone. With amenities like a mini-refrigerator or full-kitchenette, air-conditioning, flat screen TV with over 50 channels and HBO, DVD player, in-room safe, and coffeemaker with Starbucks coffee and tea to help you take care of the whole family.
    We agree, there's no place like home, which is why our relaxed Southern Californian hotel is designed to make you and your family feel comfortable and safe. Our 100% smoke free property and 24-hour security ensures that your family can enjoy your vacation worry free and comfortably.
    From complimentary Wi-Fi and DVD rentals for your in-room entertainment to ping pong tables and direct beach access for your outdoor entertainment, everyone in your family will be occupied from sun up to sun down. Plan a family get together on the Acapulco Deck. Enjoy food, drinks, and ocean views from our private deck overlooking the beach.
    Our outdoor pool and jacuzzi is located just steps from your room and beach. During the summer, you can dine poolside and enjoy your favorite drink while soaking in the ocean breeze and warm sun. Our pool and jacuzzi are nestled in our Garden patio which is surrounded by lush tropical plants, giving you a true summer experience!
  • La Jolla Shores Hotel beachfront deluxe room view to oceanfront balcony
    La Jolla Shores Hotel heated pool with lounge chairs surrounding
    La Jolla Shores Hotel beachfront acapulco deck
  • 3 Our Summer Days at the Shores

    There's nothing like spending long summer days on the beach and enjoying fun activities with your family, and La Jolla Shores Hotel makes it easy. From Father's Day to Labor Day, our Summer Days at the Shores program fills each day with family fun activities. Grab a free rental bike and explore the area or try your hand at the waves on a kayak, surfboard or SUP board from one of partner rentals!
    Each day of the week has its own special treat - like S'mores nights on our Garden Patio or Ping Pong Tournaments. The whole family can get up close and personal with our resident gull patrol with an educational Hawk Talk every Tuesday and Thursday. Check our event calendar for more info on everything happening at The Shores!
    And kids and parents alike will be entertained with Arts&Crafts Mondays and Wednesdays and Weekend days filled with patio games. Meet with our friendly staff at the front desk and they will give you a schedule of our fun-filled summer days!
  • Kids playing games at La Jolla Shores Hotel Summer Days
    "Pros to La Jolla Shores Hotel: LOCATION. It's on the beach and chairs, towels, and umbrellas are provided for guests. It's near rental shops for gear, great restaurants, and right next door to an amazing playground for the kids! PLUS, special "perks" for kids like s'mores night, ice cream sundae night, etc." - Beth P.
  • 4 Our Sense of Adventure

    If adventure calls, there are many walkable activities, either directly on the beach or nearby, to make your beach day even more exciting. From thrilling kayak tours to playtime at the park, there are fun activities for every age and mood.
    Nearby ocean tour companies make it easy for adventure seekers to explore the La Jolla area by kayak, bike, or snorkel. During the summer, conditions are typically the best to explore the La Jolla Sea Caves, and La Jolla Cove, one of Southern California's most iconic sites. If your family is feeling extra adventurous, many tour companies offer combination kayak and snorkel tours, as well as kayak and bike tours! The tour guides are some of the most passionate marine-loving individuals, making your family's experience entertaining and smooth sailing. Our front desk staff are happy to help you make arrangements for your family's excursion!
  • Kayak Tours

    A tandem kayak exploring the La Jolla Sea Caves
    During your kayak tour you'll experience La Jolla's beauty, learn about the area's history, and see marine life such as Garibaldi (California's state marine fish), sea lions, and maybe even dolphins or sea turtles. In August and September, a guided kayak tour could give you a front row seat to wide variety of leopard sharks that migrate to the La Jolla coast in the summer for the abundant food in our calm, warm, shallow waters. Don't worry, leopard sharks are harmless to humans and are a sight not to be missed! If you have little ones ages six and up, these tours are the perfect opportunity for them to see marine life up close and learn about the La Jolla Ecological Reserve in a unique way. For young children, we recommend double kayaks, where you will steer the kayak from the back and give your kid the front row seat to ocean excitement. For teenagers who want to be independent, individual kayaks are available!
  • Snorkel Tours

    Three snorkelers exploring the La Jolla Ecological Reserve
    A variety of snorkel tours are offered at local companies through the La Jolla Ecological Reserve , including a thrilling guided leopard shark snorkel tour, best enjoyed in the peak summer months. This experience is guaranteed to be exciting from start to finish with endless marine life sightings. A couple of tour companies offer La Jolla Cove snorkel tours, perfect for beginners and kids. La Jolla Cove is home to spectacular underwater rock formations, plant life and marine creatures including sea cucumbers, anemones and sea stars!
  • Bike Tours

    Three bikes parked on the grass at Mt. Soledad
    For your older kids ages 16 and up, La Jolla Kayak, Hike Bike Kayak and Bike and Kayak Tours offer guided bike tours of La Jolla's famous coastline. All tours start at the top of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, which is considered one of the most unique veterans memorials in America. During the summer when the skies are clear, you will experience panoramic views of San Diego and beyond! These guided bike tours will take you along some of San Diego's famous scenery including Windansea Beach, Bird Rock, the Children's Pool and La Jolla Cove.
  • For young ones who prefer an adventure at the park, Kellogg Park is adjacent to the hotel. The beachfront, family-friendly park offers swings, slides, picnic tables, and a large grass field providing ample space for kids to play!
  • A family of four stand up paddle boarding at La Jolla Shores
    "The ocean view is amazing and the beach service is wonderful. Plus, there are many fun places to eat and activities to take part in within walking distance. We love this hotel so much that we stay every summer and have recommended it to our friends." - Kathryn R.
  • 5 Our Ideal Location

    Not only is our hotel placed right on the beach, it’s also conveniently located near many of San Diego’s most famous attractions.
    Less than 15 miles from our hotel, you’ll find…
  • Kids looking at marine life at the Birch Aquarium

    Birch Aquarium - 1 mile

    Dive into a day of learning with your kids at the aquarium. With more than 5,000 fish, fun hands on interactive activities and cutting edge research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, your family will leave understanding the deep blue sea appreciating our marine life!
  • The La Jolla Playhouse building nearby La Jolla Shores Hotel

    La Jolla Playhouse - 2 miles

    The Tony Award-winning professional non-profit theatre is perfect for theatre-loving families with children over the age of 6. Check their website for an updated list of shows and events.
  • A boy holding up fresh produce at the La Jolla Open Aire Market

    La Jolla Open Aire Market - 2.5 miles

    Spend a nice summer afternoon enjoying local produce and bites while supporting a good cause. All proceeds benefit La Jolla Elementary funding various initiatives including school improvements and programs for art, music, library and technology.
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course overlooking the ocean

    Torrey Pines Golf Course - 4.5 miles

    For our golf-loving families, you must experience San Diego's picturesque golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean! Torrey Pines Golf Course is known for its yearly hosting of the PGA TOUR's Farmers Insurance Open. Book your tee time in advance of your arrival, especially during busy summer months!
  • A family of four watching a dolphin jump out of the water

    SeaWorld San Diego - 9 miles

    Enjoy a full day filled with thrilling rides, high speed coasters, and marine life in up close exhibits! Our front desk staff will help you plan your day and let you know about the must-see events and activities!
  • Old Town San Diego restaurants nearby La Jolla Shores Hotel

    Old Town San Diego - 9.5 miles

    Craving Mexican food? Old Town is home to some of the best Mexican cuisine in San Diego. There are also historic sites for your family to explore and a variety of shops that you can only find in Old Town San Diego!
  • A view of Seaport Village in San Diego from across the water

    Seaport Village - 12 miles

    A quick drive south you'll find 17 waterfront dining options, 45 one of a kind shops, and tons of family attractions! From casual restaurants to face painting activities, there's an activity for every age and occasion!
  • The Uss Midway Museum in San Diego

    USS Midway Museum - 12 miles

    Step on board the longest-serving aircraft carrier in U.S. military history! With so many kid-friendly activities, like our favorite the Junior Pilot Program, where littles ones can earn their Junior Pilot Wings in an activity that will take you around the ship. They are even presented their wings in a little ceremony!
  • A giraffe up close at the San Diego Zoo

    San Diego Zoo at Balboa Park - 13 miles

    At one of the world's best zoos, over 3,700 rare and endangered species are waiting to entertain and educate your family about life in the wild. You'll find all your kids' favorite furry, scaly, and exotic friends at the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park!
  • An aerial shot of Petco Park in Downtown San Diego

    Petco Park, Downtown San Diego - 13 miles

    Batter up! Enjoy a Padres game at "the world's best ballpark in America's finest city!" During the summer, a popular activity for families is Park at the Park, when families hangout and watch the game at the park right outside the Padres field. You'll find the famous Tony Gwynn statue, a playground and a miniature baseball diamond for little ones!
  • Balboa Park gardens in San Diego

    Balboa Park and Museums

    Balboa Park is home to 17 museums and cultural institutions that bring you the history of San Diego, trains, automobiles, planes, arts, and so much more! Some of our family favorites are the Fleet Science Center, San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT), and the San Diego History Center, all offering kid-friendly activities.
  • Celebrate summer the best way you can, on the beach! We welcome you and your family to our beachfront hotel, where the beach is your playground!