Alison & Weston

September 11, 2021 • La Jolla, CA

Alison & Weston

September 11, 2021 • La Jolla, CA

Things to Do

Discover La Jolla, California

With a premier location in La Jolla’s Torrey Pines area and complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel, Estancia La Jolla offers easy access to the top things to do in La Jolla and recreational activities found in Southern California. Take advantage of complimentary shuttle service and tee off at a cliff-top PGA course, hike among the nation’s rarest pine trees, witness world-class art exhibitions, and dig your toes into the sand of California’s best beaches. Just a short drive beyond, world-class attractions like the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld guarantee unforgettable vacation memories.


Black’s Beach (1 Mile)

Within walking distance of our La Jolla hotel, Black’s Beach is one of Southern California’s more secluded sections of shoreline and is not accessible by car. Though renowned as San Diego’s only clothing-optional beach, the true allure of Black’s Beach lies in its fast, powerful waves that attract the region’s best surfers.

La Jolla Shores (2.5 Miles)

A mile-long beach featuring white sand, scenic views, and gentle waves great for casual surfing or kayaking. Snorkelers are likely to see stingrays, schools of bright orange fish, and the occasional small and harmless leopard shark. Beyond the sand, La Jolla Shores is family-friendly with a beach playground for kids and a grassy lawn area for picnicking.

La Jolla Cove (4.7 Miles)

This ecologically-protected area provides a natural elevated walkway for visitors to stroll above the ocean and groups of frolicking sea lions. It’s a wonderful spot to relax, unwind from the day, and take in the panoramic sunset.


Torrey Pines Gliderport (0.6 Miles)

Witness paragliders run off the edge of lofty oceanside bluffs, only to soar even higher on the sea breezes. Thrillseekers can even take to the air themselves on an instructional tandem flight.

Torrey Pines State Reserve (2 Miles)

Accented by striking red cliffs and rare pine trees, this oceanfront state park is truly one of the most beautiful locations in all of San Diego, and is beloved by visitors and locals alike. Grab lunch to go from Blend and spend the day hiking one of the many preserved trails that lead to ocean vistas or down to the sand.

Torrey Pines Golf Course (2 Miles)

Famous for being the site of the 2008 PGA U.S. Open and hosting the tournament again in 2021, Torrey Pines is arguably San Diego’s top course. Located atop seaside cliffs, golfers enjoy incredible Pacific Ocean views as they maneuver the two pristine courses.


Visit The Award-Winning Estancia La Jolla Hotel Spa

Tucked away within 10 acres of lush, tranquil gardens, The Spa at Estancia is a retreat within a retreat at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. Recognized as one of Southern California’s top resort spas and just named “Best Spa” by San Diego Magazine, the 7,000-square-foot sanctuary near Torrey Pines offers San Diego spa packages including massages, facials, body skincare, nail services, waxing, and other services using primarily organic ingredients.

Guests can easily find ultimate relaxation at this full-scale wellness escape that includes:

- Nine indoor treatment rooms, including an intimate couple’s bungalow featuring a private deck and outdoor soaking tub for two

- Saltwater pool with daybeds and cabanas for reservation

- Complimentary valet parking and self parking

- Private yoga and meditation sessions with advance notice

- Sleek locker rooms stocked with toiletries

- Eucalyptus steam room

- Women’s and men’s saltwater whirlpools and outdoor lounges

- Indoor & outdoor relaxation areas at our La Jolla resort spa, including a grand fireplace, lounge, and meditation garden complete with lush landscaping