Less than two hours south of LA is the 8th largest US city, San Diego, a fusion of beautiful beaches, vibrant Mexican influence, world-class attractions and 100 distinct neighbourhoods with a laid-back local vibe.
San Diego is a modern and sophisticated city with the postcard-perfect weather – averaging 22 degrees year-round – sunny San Diego is the perfect escape for Aussies looking for a quintessential luxury SoCal experience.
If you’re looking for of luxury in San Diego you can’t go past La Jolla, the jewel of San Diego. The treasures of this Mediterranean-style village make La Jolla one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in Southern California.
La Jolla offers luxurious and historic hotels, fine dining and shopping, world-class arts and culture, unbeatable outdoor recreation and a strikingly beautiful setting.
LUXURY DINING – LA JOLLA
Combining spectacular ocean views with award-winning menus that focus on farm-fresh organic ingredients, La Jolla’s restaurants offer some of San Diego’s finest dining experiences.
Find out more: www.lajollabythesea.com
LUXURY DINING: GEORGE’S AT THE COVE
George’s at the Cove has unbeatable ocean views and a creative award-winning menu of regional cuisine that has earned the restaurant national recognition.
LUXURY DINING: NINE-TEN
Nine-Ten is an award-winning restaurant in the historic Grande Colonial Hotel and is one of the neighbourhood’s hottest bistros, serving market fresh, evolving California cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere.
STAY: ESTANCIA AT LA JOLLA
Enjoy Estancia’s 10-acre hacienda-style resort that offers the perfect setting for rest and relaxation. Enjoy the sun-drenched charm and casual elegance at this AAA Four-Diamond hotel illuminated by beautiful rancho-style architecture.
Also, enjoy award-winning botanical gardens and complete rejuvenation of mind, body, and soul at The Spa at Estancia recently renovated and named one of the top spas in the world.
Find out more: www.Estanicalajollia.com
STAY: HOTEL DEL CORONADO
This majestic oceanfront beach resort engages the senses and captivates the imagination of international guests and San Diego locals alike. The secluded oceanfront enclave of residential-style cottages and villas are set within the iconic Hotel Del Coronado.
This luxury beach resort offers a unique combination of secluded seaside charm, elevated service and sophisticated amenities.
Find out more: www.hoteldelcoronado.com
THINGS TO DO IN SAN DIEGO’S LA JOLLA
Window shop on La Jolla’s Prospect Street, affectionately known as the ‘Rodeo Drive of San Diego’, or for a diverse display of culture head to the La Jolla PlayHouse.
The Tony Award®-winning La Jolla Playhouse is one of the most respected and prestigious theatres in the nation, which has created 26 productions that have moved on to Broadway, earning a total of 35 Tony Awards. Wine lovers can take a short trip to Temecula to experience the more than 30 wineries on offer.
Head to America’s largest urban park, Balboa Park, the cultural heart of San Diego. With 17 museums, 16 gardens, multiple theatres, shops and restaurants, you’ll have access to dozens of different experiences there, all in one place.