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Visiting La Jolla With Kids

Traveling with kids? La Jolla is a great place to stay or visit. This page is a resource for parents to use when planning a long or short visit to La Jolla. It’s a work in progress, but if I’ve missed something, please email me at info(at) I’m currently working on a more detailed version!

Kid-Friendly La Jolla Hotels:

La Valencia Hotel
Grande Colonial Hotel
La Jolla Shores Hotel
La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
Hotel La Jolla
Estancia La Jolla (near UCSD)


La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Cove
Children’s Pool (to look at seals, not for swimming)

Outdoor Playgrounds:

La Jolla Recreation Center
La Jolla Shores/Kellogg Park


My Art Shed
Nightingale Music
Tap Fever
La Jolla Recreation Center
Cups La Jolla
Surf Diva

Mommy and Me Outings:

Stroller Strides
La Jolla Library
Birch Aquarium

Casual, Kid Friendly Restaurants:

Extreme Pizza
Sammy’s La Jolla
The Cottage
Sushi Mori
Rubio’s (on Fay)

Kid Friendly Happy Hours:

(Where you may have a more upscale experience and the kids will be OK)

Azul (on the patio)
Sushi on the Rock
Come On In! Cafe

Sweet Treats:

Cups La Jolla
Bird Rock Yogurt
Michelle Coulon
Come on In! Cafe


La Jolla Farmer’s Market

San Diego Attractions and Museums:

Sea World
San Diego Zoo
Fleet Science Center
Children’s Museum
Wild Animal Park
Balboa Park

Nearby Indoor Play Gyms:

Kid Ventures

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I'm Katie Dillon, a freelance luxury travel writer who lives in seaside La Jolla, CA. This is where I document my recent trips around the world, the latest San Diego happenings and other fun lifestyle topics. Thanks for stopping by!

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