No getaway to San Diego would be complete without a luxurious stay at a beachside resort. This area is spoiled with endless sunshine, miles of beaches, golden sands and clear waters – a beach playground that begs to be explored. Each area, from La Jolla to Encinitas, brings something unique to the table, including fun places for recreational activities like sunbathing and snorkeling. We’ve made the best of it because here in SoCal, beach culture is the name of the game, and San Diego is here to play.
Just steps from the sands of central La Jolla Shores, this beachfront resort offers travelers (and lodgers) a beachfront retreat with beachfront rooms and suites, tennis courts, a private beach and more to cool it down. Plan for years on the sand and make the beach your private dining room with storage Beach party BBQ! Our dedicated Beach Services team has everything you need to help your guests enjoy a sundowner-on-the-sand. Leave the planning to convenience and customize your menu from a simple online shopping list. Choose from salads and starters like ahi poke and Baja shrimp cocktails to pre-seasoned skewers, seafood and steaks that you can grill yourself over your own grill. There’s no need to worry about seating and such, as everything – from tables and linens to flatware, candles and even a bottle of champagne – is designed to enjoy your beautiful barbecue bash.
Location: La Jolla
Credit: Jesse Natale
Credit: Jesse Natale
Another palm-fringed paradise in La Jolla Shores, this long-standing luxury hotel is nestled in an area full of nautical and outdoor activities (think kayaking, swimming, surfing and windsurfing). You can spend half the day with your toes in the sand and the other half exploring the shops and sights on foot or by bike. It is close to local attractions such as La Jolla Open Air Market, Birch Aquarium and Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla Shores Hotel it puts you right in the middle of the action while still maintaining a laid-back beachy vibe. Make sure you pass The Shores Restaurant for brunch with a view, where you can find a long list of hot cocktails and mixed mimosas. Dine on the house’s special Sangria, order a pitcher of spicy cocktails or refresh yourself with mojitos, palomas or Aperol Spritzes. And when the appetite strikes, try Sunday specials like huevos rancheros, prime rib and eggs, bananas Foster French toast, and lobster Benedict.
Location: La Jolla
Steeped in SoCal history, the iconic Hotel del Coronado is one of San Diego’s best and most iconic hotels. Built in the 1800’s and tastefully updated over the years to reflect the changing tastes and needs of today’s guests, the hotel’s architecture and location retain the original elements of the hotel. According to folklore, you can even see familiar spirits roaming the hallowed halls. The house has a variety of accommodation options to suit all tastes. Rich in culture, history lovers will admire the beauty Victorian suiteswhen Beach VillageDel’s collection of homes, located steps from the beach with private entrance and valet.
Spread your wings and dive into Seabird Resort, nestled in a seaside town called (also spelled) Oceanside. Located on a terrace, this new family-friendly hotel makes a great statement with beach views and simple tones. Log in Piper For a beachside meal, or enjoy a breezy patio restaurant on a cool summer evening. See the panoramic sunset on Shore room and toast and sparkling glasses on a Sparkling Sunday. During the day, have a refreshing drink at the common pool at the pool The Shelter Club.
Credit: Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, Kimberly Motos
Walk along the California coast and feel the summer breeze in your hair when you arrive at the breathtaking Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas. Combining the soothing sounds of the earth, minimal modern amenities and the natural beauty of the surrounding lagoon, prepare for the unparalleled ocean views and peace of mind you’ve been dreaming of. Take it inside Pocket-surfing on the surf in the sparkling glass and the dim light of the setting sun-or having a hearty dinner on VAGAwhich features a regional menu featuring local ingredients and panoramic ocean views from your seat.
Credit: Tower23 Hotel
Looking for a getaway that’s fun and unique? Try Tower23, a shelter that draws attention (and a name) from a sheltered location just steps from Pacific Beach. Spend the day surfing the waves steps from your front door, then relax in your peaceful room before dining on the beach’s signature Mexican fusion cuisine. JRDN Restaurant. When reading with a special season package, you can enjoy amazing romantic experiences for you and your partner or get a 90-minute lesson for two San Diego Surf School.
Location: Pacific Beach
“Top Gun” fans, rejoice! Visit the original beachfront bungalow, dubbed the “Top Gun House,” when you book a stay at the beautiful Mission Pacific Hotel. Log in to Maverick’s domain and an example of the famous High Pie-fried to order and topped with local fruit and topped with mascarpone ice cream. For more information, visit a reputable hotel to fall restaurant to taste Baja flavors and coastal cuisine. Finally, take a nightcap The Rooftop Bar and rub elbows with your fellow beachgoers as you watch the peaceful Pacific sunset.
Enter Del Mar’s dream resort, where you’ll find a little piece of heaven called L’Auberge Del Mar. During the day, enjoy an al fresco tour or fun in the sun. Take a dip in the sparkling waters of the surrounding sandy beaches and discover the area’s many outdoor activities. Lay by the pool and refresh yourself with a cold house or salty snack from the kitchen. At night, stretch out on the beautiful patio Adelaide restaurant and get into zen mode to the sound of the waves lapping on the beach.
Location: Del Mar
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