Live the outdoor life in La Jolla’s Golden Triangle between sun-kissed coast and valley and enjoy great food and shopping
Make your base in La Jolla’s Golden Triangle, in the sweet spot between the sun-warmed beaches of the Pacific coast and vast natural parks filled with mountains and canyons. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of this residential area that also boasts great shopping, incredible restaurants serving food from around the world along with the striking buildings and cultural haven of UCSD.
Explore rich wildlife and admire the canyons and valleys as you hike the trails of Rose Canyon Open Space park, Marian Bear Memorial Park and San Clemente Park. Climb up to the cross at the top of Mount Soledad for a breathtaking view back over the Golden Triangle, the picturesque streets of the Village and the ocean beyond.
Round up your fellow students for an unforgettable day trip to the 5,800-acre open space of Mission Trails Regional Park and scale the highest point in San Diego, Cowles Mountain. Head to the coast for your pick of beaches. From sandy shores to scenic coves, ideal for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.
Shop ‘til you drop at stores including Sears, Nordstrom and Macy’s at Westfield UTC or La Jolla Village Square. Or browse the gourmet market and feast on Greek, Japanese, Mexican and Hawaiian food at the Costa Verde Center - you absolutely must try Roy’s for the mahi mahi. Then take in the stunning gothic tower of the San Diego California Temple, a snow-white masterpiece piercing the blue sky and surrounded by lush greenery.
You’ll also be within walking distance of UCSD, at the northern tip of the Golden Triangle, so no need to worry about getting to class.