La Jolla Mom

About La Jolla Mom®

San Diego Vacation Planner and Luxury Hotel Expert – Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon is a renowned travel expert who loves mother-daughter trips, Pinterest, her husband’s sense of humor, a nice glass of wine, one very needy pit bull mix, and nice hotels. For the last ten years, she’s been helping people select luxury hotels worldwide (often with VIP perks) and has developed a niche of helping people of all travel styles plan perfect San Diego vacations.

One of the top reasons why people visit La Jolla Mom is because they need help planning San Diego vacations or are locals looking for ideas. She spends her days keeping tabs on things to do in San Diego for kids, local events, how to save money on sightseeing, hotel news, and more. She also offers some of the lowest prices on tickets to major theme parks.

Why? No matter whether readers are on a budget or seeking five-star experiences, no one likes to pay more than they have to. And, everyone wants their hotel and itinerary to suit their needs. See her list of favorite San Diego hotels.

There isn’t a more straightforward resource for San Diego vacation planning.

Speaking of hotels, her experience of living at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong for four years and status as a regular guest of luxury hotels in San Diego and worldwide has given her a unique perspective and a keen eye when it comes to five-star accommodations. The reviews in her luxury hotel guide offer a depth of detail you won’t find anywhere else (if there’s something amiss, she’ll tell you). As an Independent Affiliate of Cadence Travel, Katie offers La Jolla Mom readers exclusive VIP amenities at five-star hotels worldwide through Virtuoso and other preferred hotel partner programs.

When not on the road, Katie and her family find new and interesting things to do in their home base in seaside La Jolla, CA — a beautiful community in San Diego.

Outside of San Diego, Katie helps readers plan vacations to Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and other major cities that she and her family return to frequently.

La Jolla Mom is a member of the San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, and a Corporate Sponsor of the La Jolla Historical Society.

How to Work with La Jolla Mom

Katie Dillon publishes her travel guides at La Jolla Mom because she believes that everyone should travel more. She also works hard to help her fellow travelers enjoy the same luxury travel perks she regularly enjoys.

Whether you’re looking to book your next great adventure or you represent a hotel, airline, theme park, spa, or tourism board, Katie would love to work with you.

Theme Park Ticket Discounts

Paying full price for California theme park tickets? No way! If you book through La Jolla Mom, you can receive special access discounts on theme park tickets and skip the ticket lines entirely. Here’s how it works: Many of the ticketing options you’ll find on La Jolla Mom are heavily discounted.

Book discount theme park tickets.

Luxury Hotel Bookings

Do you need help booking a luxury hotel for an upcoming excursion? When you book directly through a luxury hotel agent, you get access to exclusive VIP amenities such as complimentary breakfast, room upgrades, spa credits, and more — and it’s not more expensive than booking your own accommodations. Katie is an Independent Affiliate of Cadence Travel and can help you book a hotel with specialty comforts and extras you might not have been able to access on your own.

Book a luxury hotel.


If you would like to run an ad on La Jolla Mom, it’s very easy to do so here. We reach 6 million users per year.

Please note: I do not accept guest post or link exchange requests.

Get in Touch

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Top photo credit: Natalie in San Diego for Flytographer.