Visiting La Jolla With Kids

La Jolla is a great place to visit or live in. This page is a resource for parents who would like to become familiar with what our seaside town has to offer families in regard to things to do, best family restaurants, playgrounds and more.

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 Beaches

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

Outdoor Playgrounds and Parks

La Jolla Recreation Center
La Jolla Shores/Kellogg Park
Ellen Browning Scripps Park


My Art Shed
Nightingale Music
La Jolla Recreation Center
Surf Diva

Mommy and Me Outings

La Jolla Library
Birch Aquarium

La Jolla Farmer’s Market

Casual, Kid-Friendly La Jolla Restaurants

Sammy’s La Jolla
The Cottage
Sushi Mori
Rubio’s (on Fay)
Pizza on Pearl
Taco Stand
George’s Ocean Terrace
Duke’s La Jolla
Barbarella (especially when the Halloween and Christmas decor is up)

Kid-Friendly La Jolla Happy Hours

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

Sushi on the Rock

Sweet Treats

Bird Rock Yogurt
Michelle Coulon
Come on In! Cafe
Gelateria Frizzante
Sugar and Scribe

See also: Where to Find the Best Desserts in La Jolla

San Diego Attractions and Museums

San Diego Zoo
Fleet Science Center
Children’s Museum
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Balboa Park

Nearby San Diego Indoor Play Gyms

Kid Ventures


  1. Summer Fun with Kids: Insider Tips
    August 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm — Reply

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  2. December 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    For your consideration:
    Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla:
    Exploring Sunny Jim Cave and La Jolla Cave Store:
    Bird Rock Tide Pools:
    Destinations we have enjoyed over the years with our children. So glad you included ‘Kid Friendly Happy Hours’! Always good to know.

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