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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. Seasonal Events



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.


This year, DMTC is hosting the inaugural Bing Crosby Meet from November 7-30. The Lodge is offering the Winner's Package for the fall season that includes a 2-night stay, 2 Clubhouse terrace table reserved seats for one day at the track, and breakfast for 2 at The Grill for both days. Parking at the track is included as well, however, chauffeured Audi shuttle service can be provided based on availability. To reserve this package, call (858) 453-4420.


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).

The U.S. Premier of The Hunchback of Notre Dame will run October 26-December 14, 2014, a musical from composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz. The Darrell Hammond Project, based on Hammond's acclaimed memoir, will run January 31-March 8, 2015.

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. MOCA La Jolla is hosting "Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Paining" from September 20, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The La Jolla location also houses the museum’s X Store, which is filled with a selection of contemporary art books, apparel, and innovative design objects.

Seasonal Events

special events

The Lodge at Torrey Pines is home to a variety of special events throughout the year. The Lodge is an ideal venue in which to share good food, good drink and good company in special celebrations. Experience all the holidays have to offer and learn about everything from culinary innovation to wine and beer pairings either on The Lodge's scenic grounds or in one of The Lodge's fine restaurants.

This year The Lodge will feature a holiday calendar full of events and activities that spans Thanksgiving to New Year’s. Complimentary family portraits, photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, and children’s holiday concerts highlight the holiday season for guests of the AAA Five Diamond resort. The Lodge was recently honored as a “2014 Favorite” by TripAdvisor’s Family Vacation Critic.