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20 Free Summertime Things to Do in La Jolla


They say the best things in life are free. Here are 20 summer activities favored by our savvy travelers. Be sure to check for schedule changes, if applicable, before you head out:

  1. See the La Jolla Fireworks on the 4th of July at La Jolla Cove’s Scripps Park (or avoid the crowds and get the best view of the show from La Jolla Cove Suites’ private rooftop, featuring DJ and cash bar, just $25 for adults and $15 for kids)
  2. Enjoy La Jolla Cove, San Diego’s best spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling the underwater Marine Sanctuary
  3. Fly a kite or have a picnic at Scripps Park, immediately in front of the hotel
  4. Visit the harbor seals at La Jolla’s Children’s Pool and the sea lions along the rocky shore of La Jolla Cove
  5. Stay and play at La Jolla Cove Suites’ chlorine-free, saltwater pool
  6. Watch for the seagull eggs hatching soon along the cliffs of La Jolla
  7. Explore La Jolla’s Tide Pools at Shell Beach
  8. Visit the Mount Soledad Veterans’ Memorial and its panoramic views
  9. Hike Torrey Pines State Reserve with its breathtaking coastal views
  10. Boogey board, build sand castles, or roast s’mores in the fire pits at La Jolla Shores
  11. Surf or skim board at La Jolla’s Windansea Beach
  12. View UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection of Outdoor Art
  13. Play at the La Jolla Recreation Center
  14. Enjoy live music around the village, art gallery receptions and exhibits, dining specials, shopping deals and even prizes at Haute La Jolla Nights on July 27 and August 17 from 6-9 p.m.
  15. Listen or dance to La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, held on Sundays at 2-4 p.m. from July through September at Scripps Park, right in front of our hotel
  16. Take an architectural tour of the SALK Institute
  17. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla on July 18 and August 15 at 5-7 p.m.
  18. Hunt for the Murals of La Jolla
  19. Join classes, concerts, movies, book clubs and more the La Jolla Riford Library
  20. Browse the multitude of La Jolla art galleries in the village

Spending Father’s Day at La Jolla Cove Suites? 25 Ideas for Dad

Father’s Day idea #21: Go hang gliding or parasailing at the Torrey Pines Gliderport

Father’s Day idea #21: Go hang gliding or parasailing at the Torrey Pines Gliderport

San Diego knows how to honor dads on Father’s Day. Here are 25 ideas for things to do over Father’s Day weekend. Be sure to confirm dates, times and availability before you head out. Happy Father’s Day!

  1. Catch a Padres game at PETCO Park
  2. Play a round of golf at Torrey Pines Golf Course
  3. Watch the San Diego Sea Lions Soccer Team
  4. Hike Torrey Pines State Reserve
  5. Father’s Day Brunch with Shamu
  6. San Diego Zoo Safari Park Father’s Day Buffet
  7. Explore San Diego coastal habitat at the Living Coast Discovery Center
  8. Explore our ocean habitat at Birch Aquarium in La Jolla
  9. See a Surf Dog Competition at Coronado Beach
  10. Visit the USS Midway or the Maritime Museum
  11. Tour the harbor on an America’s Cup racing yacht
  12. Father’s Day brunch cruise on a Hornblower Yacht
  13. Tour some local microbreweries
  14. Father’s Day at Donovans La Jolla
  15. Father’s Day Wine and Food Walking Tour of La Jolla
  16. Family Festival Day at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park
  17. Take in a show at the La Jolla Playhouse
  18. Visit the San Diego County Fair
  19. San Diego Father’s Day Fest and Walk at Qualcomm Stadium
  20. Do the Philip Rivers 5K Walk & Fun Run at Liberty Station in Point Loma
  21. Go hang gliding or parasailing at the Torrey Pines Gliderport
  22. Take a surfing lesson at La Jolla Shores
  23. Rent a jet ski on Mission Bay
  24. Go sky diving
  25. Ride in a hot air balloon