Things To Do

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If you are planning on staying longer in San Diego, there are plenty of fun activities & attractions to enjoy! Below is a list of our personal recommendations.

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Food Recommendations

Don Carlos Taco Shop, Downtown La Jolla Village
Amanda grew up on California Burritos & carne asada fries. She used to come here every week and walk down to the beach with food in hand. Link here.

George’s at the Cove, Downtown La Jolla Village
Amanda’s favorite restaurant in San Diego thanks to the delicious food and incredible view. Make sure to snag a reservation on the Ocean Terrace level. Link here.

The Cottage, Downtown La Jolla Village
The perfect spot for a hearty brunch! One of Amanda & Caleb’s favorite spots. Link here.

Whisknladle, Downtown La Jolla Village
A great spot for brunch or dinner. Link here.

In ‘N Out, Pacific Beach
A trip to California truly isn’t complete without In ‘N Out! We strongly recommend ordering a “double double” with grilled onions and taking advantage of the secret menu with animal style fries and a Neapolitan milkshake. The closest one to the venue is here.

Pacific Beach Fish Shop, Pacific Beach
Endless variety for fish tacos! Link here.

Venturing Further: One of the things we love the most about San Diego is the huge variety of Asian Food. If you are willing to venture a little further in San Diego, we recommend: China Max for dim sum, Chef Chin Restaurant for Shanghainese food, Phuong Trang for Vietnamese food, and Tajima for Japanese food.

Activities & Attraction Recommendations

Beaches: For a day at the beach, we recommend La Jolla Shores (a short drive away from La Jolla Village) which has a large stretch of sand, great waves, and bonfire pits. If you are feeling more like a local & don’t need parking, try a visit to Windansea Beach or Marine Street Beach.

Mount Soledad: A prominent cross at the top of a mountain in La Jolla, with views of all of San Diego. Link here.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD): A great contemporary art museum right in the heart of Downtown La Jolla Village. Link here.

San Diego Zoo: World-famous zoo with over 3,700 animals and most excitingly, pandas! Link here.

Balboa Park: 1,200-acre urban cultural park with multiple gardens, a conservatory, 15 museums, and more. Link here.

Coronado Island: a resort city close to downtown San Diego with the famous Hotel Del Coronado. Perfect for a half-day trip, bicycle riding, or enjoying the beach. Link here.

Seaport Village: A cute waterfront with village shops & dining near downtown San Diego. Link here.

Hiking: There are plenty of hiking options in San Diego. For La Jolla specifically, try the Torrey Pines State Park. For more references, click here.