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holidays in la jolla What Makes La Jolla a Great Holiday Destination

What Makes La Jolla a Great Holiday Destination

Who wouldn’t want to spend the holidays at the beach? It might not be the classic winter wonderland you see on postcards, but once you’re walking barefoot on golden sand beaches and enjoying the mild sea breeze, you’ll be thrilled you traded your heavy winter coat for flipflops and shorts! Besides the nautical scenery, La Jolla offers terrific restaurants and events during the holidays in La Jolla.

Spend the Holidays in La Jolla  Like You Never Have Before

Spend Christmas or Thanksgiving Day strolling along the beach or cliffsides, and perhaps you’ll catch the sight of sea lions sunning themselves on the rocks or find a tide pool to take a peek at. In the days leading up to the holidays, you could go on a kayak sea cave tour with La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, where you’ll see a variety of marine life and drift beneath fantastic rock formations. With La Jolla Watersports, you can dive into the water to experience the marine ecosystem up close on their snorkeling tour—complete with equipment (including a wet suit) and a knowledgeable snorkel guide.

Upscale and Casual Holiday Dining Choices

You can always create a holiday feast in your fully equipped kitchen at your vacation home, but should you wish to dine out on the holidays in La Jolla, La Jolla and the surrounding area offers a number of options. The Marine Room offers both Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner, with terrific seaside views and multiple course options. At The Shores, you can find a Christmas and a Thanksgiving buffet, as well as a special Christmas Eve menu featuring Butter Poached Maine Lobster Tail, Sake Miso Glazed Butterfish and Grilled Angus Rib Eye Steak. These are just a few of the holiday dining options in town!

Plenty of Seaside Holiday Events

For holiday events, you’ll find that La Jolla and the surrounding area have no shortage of them! The day before Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the five-day San Diego Jazz Fest. On Thanksgiving Day, the ice-skating rink at the Hotel Del Coronado opens up, and throughout the duration of the holidays in La Jolla, you can ice-skate with ocean views! Early in December the La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival takes place, where you can enjoy the parade, live entertainment, and have the kids meet Santa. In addition to that, La Jolla is home to a number of boutique shops for holiday gifts and souvenirs.

Have the Perfect Oceanside Holiday with La Jolla Vacation Rentals

We have the ideal holiday retreat just waiting for you! Browse our collection of La Jolla holiday rentals online or give us a call to speak to a member of our friendly staff and reserve your vacation home today!