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Torrey Pines activities

We are happy to provide complimentary chauffeured car service within a 5-mile radius of the resort 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Nearby attractions include downtown La Jolla, downtown Del Mar, Westfield UTC Mall, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the renowned La Jolla Playhouse on the campus of UCSD.

  1. Shopping

  2. Dining

  3. Del Mar Race Track

  4. Scripps Aquarium

  5. La Jolla Playhouse

  6. MOCA La Jolla

  7. La Jolla Shores




Downtown La Jolla along Prospect Street is a shopper’s paradise with several popular outlets, one-of-kind boutiques, art galleries, and jewelry stores. Find distinctive apparel, accessories, home décor, and gifts for loved ones back home. Stores include Lululemon Athletica, Tommy Bahama, Kate Spade, Pomegranate, Francesca’s, Roxy, and Cote Sud.




Dining in La Jolla allows visitors to enjoy this sophisticated yet casual coastal community to the fullest. Downtown La Jolla restaurants include Brian Malarkey’s Herringbone, George’s at the Cove, Eddie V’s, and Whisknladle. Other popular La Jolla eateries nearby are Rimel’s Rotisserie, Prepkitchen, Osteria Romantica, Barbarella, and Café Japengo.


Del Mar Race Track

Del Mar race track

Only a few furlongs from the Pacific Ocean, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hosts live racing from mid-July to early September.



The racetrack opened on July 3, 1937, when Hollywood actor/singer Bing Crosby was there to greet fans at the turnstiles. The Academy Award winner was a member of the partnership that created the famed seaside attraction, whose "Where the Turf Meets the Surf" slogan became famous with his song of the same name. For group information call 858-792-4234.

Scripps Aquarium

Birch Aquarium

The Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An oceanographic museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth, and ocean science and includes five dozen interactive elements.

La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse

Under the artistic direction of Christopher Ashley, the La Jolla Playhouse on the campus of University of California - San Diego is a hotbed for musicals and plays that have gone on to Broadway and stages around the world. The Playhouse's world-premiere productions include Jersey Boys (2006 Best Musical Tony Award) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Best Musical Tony Award). The Playhouse, which won the 1993 Tony Award for America's Outstanding Regional Theatre, also hosted a pre-Broadway production of Memphis (2010 Best Musical Tony Award).

MOCA La Jolla

Museum of Contemporary Art

With spectacular ocean views and distinctive architectural design, the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla is the region’s foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950.

Chauffeured Beach Service (complimentary)

Beach Summer

Located only 3 miles from The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla Shores is a wide, mile-long beach with soft sand, gentle waves, and is an ideal spot for families, sunbathers and beginner surfers. The Lodge at Torrey Pines Beach Program offers guests complimentary chauffeured luxury car service to enjoy this local treasure and provides complimentary folding chairs, beach towels, and beach toys. Picnic lunches are available for purchase through our in-room dining service so guests can enjoy a seaside lunch on the beach or at the adjacent grassy picnic area. Service is limited to a maximum of four people and can be arranged with the concierge. Service is subject to availability.

Seasons to Celebrate

Holiday Activities

The Lodge at Torrey Pines makes it easy to start a new family tradition. With visits from Santa, cozy fireside s'mores and even chauffeured shopping excursions for those last minute gifts, the holidays have never been this relaxing.