Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in La Jolla, San Diego that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $175 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in La Jolla. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Experience La Jolla vacation home rentals

Known for its sandy beaches, ritzy shopping, and palatial seaside residences, La Jolla isn't your average sleepy beach town. Nestled between I-5 and the Pacific Ocean, this well-heeled San Diego community is home to Torrey Pines Golf Course, a scenic clifftop course that hosts the annual Farmers Insurance Open. La Jolla vacation rentals near The Village, the posh downtown area, offer easy access to swanky shops, restaurants, and bars. The UC San Diego campus, also in La Jolla, serves as the hub of a lively student community.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near La Jolla vacation rentals

The sprawling, blufftop Torrey Pines Golf Course might have hosted the U.S. Open in 2008, but it's open to the public year-round. Tee times are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis, but you may want to bring a sleeping bag – weekend visitors have been known to camp out the night before to ensure a spot. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego boasts a permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art, many of which are on display in the stately former home of journalist and publisher Ellen Browning Scripps.


Activities near La Jolla vacation homes

While La Jolla features many stellar beaches, the sandy La Jolla Shores is a favorite among locals for its surf and sunbathing. Surfers willing to brave a steep downhill trek – and the occasional beachcomber looking for that all-over tan – will be rewarded with the secluded Black's Beach, an unofficial "clothing optional" stretch of coastline considered by many to have some of the best waves in San Diego. The Scripps Coastal Reserve offers 46 acres of hiking trails, plant life, and bird-watching, as well as 80 acres of protected ocean and beach.


Local weather for your stay in La Jolla vacation homes

La Jolla's temperate Mediterranean climate means you can enjoy its beaches almost all year round. Although morning fog is fairly common during the summer – locals call it "May gray" or "June gloom," depending on the month – it tends to burn off by midday, giving way to sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-seventies. August is the warmest month, with an average high of 82°F. While rain is rare, you're most likely to see it in January, February, and March, though rates for La Jolla vacation rentals don't tend to change much between summer and winter.

Natural features

La Jolla's natural charms

La Jolla's landscape is marked by a series of hills and mesas that plunge steeply downward to meet sandy beaches or rugged coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Wild seals are a common sight along the rocky shoreline, and the area's many sea caves and coastal inlets offer opportunities for kayakers and divers to get up close and personal with La Jolla's leopard shark population. The fish aren't dangerous, so feel free to leave the harpoons at home. Your central La Jolla vacation rental also offers easy access to San Diego's many natural bays and blufftop hiking trails.


Best beaches near La Jolla vacation homes

La Jolla has beautiful beaches that are ideal for a family outing or a quiet day in the sun. Vacation homes can be found near places like Children’s Pool La Jolla, a protected sandy cove beach with harbor seals and calm waters, and Black’s Beach, a tranquil beach with soft sand and gentle surf. You could also visit Marine Street Beach, a popular beach with rough swells for surfers.

How to get there

Transportation to and around La Jolla

Fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), which is 9.5 mi (15.2 km) away.

Family friendly

Family attractions near La Jolla vacation rentals

Kids will love the array of attractions in La Jolla. Vacation homes are available near family-friendly places like Kellogg Park, an oceanfront park with a playground, play structures, and grassy areas, and the Scripps Coastal Reserve, a protected nature area with walking trails, cliff views, and wildlife. You could also visit La Jolla Historical Society, a center with local heritage documents, artifacts, and photographs showcased in a historic cottage.

How many vacation rentals are available around La Jolla, San Diego?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 4,456 vacation rentals around La Jolla. From 2,158 house rentals to 1,949 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to La Jolla?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in La Jolla:

  • Country Club: 410 vacation rentals
  • Muirlands West: 29 vacation rentals
  • Muirlands: 343 vacation rentals
  • Upper Hermosa: 201 vacation rentals
  • Hidden Valley: 111 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to La Jolla?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in La Jolla. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • La Jolla Shores Park: 5,432 vacation rentals
  • Mount Soledad: 5,461 vacation rentals
  • Scripps Pier: 5,445 vacation rentals
  • Birch Aquarium: 5,447 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: 5,375 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around La Jolla listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in La Jolla?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 2,158 Houses in La Jolla. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in La Jolla include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,949 rentals available
  • Cottages: 203 rentals available
  • Villas: 49 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in La Jolla?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 889 vacation rentals with pool available in La Jolla. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.