La Jolla is the place for luxurious living. The streets and shops glitter as much as the sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Want to fit in with the rich and trendy locals? Here's how to travel luxuriously in La Jolla.
Beachfront and Resort-Style Hotels
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It's hard to go wrong when booking a La Jolla hotel, the city is a mecca of elegant and amenity-rich properties. But, if you're looking for a resort-style property without maxing you credit card, stay at the Shearton La Jolla. This luxurious, yet still affordable, hotel sits just outside the downtown area and offers a refreshing outdoor pool and sun deck.
Let the sound of waves lull you to sleep, and the chirps of gulls accompany your morning cup of coffee at one of the several beachfront hotels in La Jolla. These properties are in high demand and you'll want to book your room early.
Shop on Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
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The boutique shopping bag is the must-have accessory in La Jolla. You'll find galleries, boutique shops, retail chains, jewelry stores, and cafes on both Prospect Street and Girard Avenue.
Be sure to stop by the Glidia Kay boutique for clothing that is fun and funky with a touch of vintage. This charming and vibrant store also features a selection of cocktail and costume jewelry. Heading out for the night? Let's Go Footwear & Clothing is the perfect spot for party dress shopping.
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You could stay in La Jolla for weeks and never eat at the same restaurant twice. Reserve your table at these most coveted restaurants.
Tapenade Bistro is a French cuisine fixture in La Jolla. With an emphasis on presentation, this critically acclaimed restaurant serves traditional French fare, like burgundy snails, duck roll, and coq au vin.
Reserve your table at Nine-Ten online before you get to La Jolla, you don't want to miss out on this hot spot. Head Chef Jason Knibb was named 2014's Best Chef in San Diego by the California Restaurant Association.
Dine overlooking the beach and ocean at The Shores Restaurant. Locals love this restaurant at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for its happy hour drinks, Sunday Brunch, and gourmet dinner menu.
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The Spa at Estancia La Jolla Hotel delivers serious pampering. Kindle sparks with someone you love in the private Couples Bungalow that features a soaking tub for two, a private deck, and an outdoor fireplace. This spacious full-service spa is one of the top spas in the world according to Condé Nast Traveler.
On trendy Girard Avenue, La Jolla Cove Salon and Spa is the place to recover after a long day of shopping or surfing. Book the Cove Ultimate package, which includes a manicure, a pedicure, hand and feet massage, and a facial treatment.
This affluent seaside San Diego community offers the perfect combination of natural scenery and upscale amenities. Don't miss out on La Jolla's best, book your flight now to this luxurious vacation destination.
What are some of your favorite luxury spots to visit in La Jolla? Let us know in the comments section.
Author Bio: A former journalist, Tammy Banfield is a freelance travel writer who loves scouring the web for the best travel experiences. Tammy has written about more than 2,000 hotels and has traveled extensively throughout Canada and the United States. She is currently a writer for the #HipmunkCityLove project.
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