San Diego Activities...

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

Join us as we partner with Societe Brewing Company to celebrate selectively handcrafted beer. The Grill Chef and beer enthusiast, Jeff Dibble, constructs an inventive menu complementing each brew.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Reception 6:30pm | Seating 7:00pm
$75 per person inclusive of food, beer pairings, valet parking, exclusive of tax and gratuities
$445 Room Package inclusive of Signature Room accomodation and two Beer Dinner event tickets


special events

The Lodge at Torrey Pines has partnered with the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour for a comprehensive culinary weekend taking place Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31, 2015. This over-the-top event will provide guests the opportunity to experience an elite James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner prepared by celebrity chefs, taste superb California wines, enjoy an exclusive tour of Point Loma Farms paired with a locally-sourced lunch, relax to live entertainment and more – all during a luxurious stay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, renowned as one of San Diego’s most sought-after resorts. Proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation.

This exceptional weekend is designed to showcase San Diego’s best produce, wine and culinary abilities, and will be highlighted by an exclusive James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner held Saturday, May 30 featuring The Lodge’s Executive Chef Jeff Jackson, who has been a guest chef at the esteemed James Beard House in New York City; Food Network star Beau MacMillan of Iron Chef fame and who has since appeared on several television shows; and James Beard Foundation Award winner Carrie Nahabedian of Chicago’s Michelin starred NAHA. The five course farm-to-table menu will be prepared tableside and paired with wines from a trio of California wineries: Nickel & Nickel and Far Niente (Napa Valley) and EnRoute (Russian River Valley).

May 29th & 30th (2 night package )
$1,800.00 all-inclusive, after April 15, 2015 price increases to $1,995.00 all-inclusive Includes:
  • JBF Celebrity Chef Tour dinner for two
  • Two night Signature guestroom accommodations
  • A cocktail reception and dinner for two at the award winning A.R. Valentien on Friday
  • Breakfast for two at the Golfer’s Grill
  • Interactive tour of Point Loma Farms with lunch for two on Saturday (transportation included)
  • Sunday brunch for two on the Arroyo Terrace

May 30th only (1 night Package)
$1,3500 all-inclusive, after April 15, 2015 price increases to $1,495.00 Includes:
  • One night Signature guestroom accommodations
  • JBF Celebrity Chef Tour dinner for two
  • Sunday brunch for two on the Arroyo Terrace