3855 Health Sciences Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093
Patient and Visitor Parking is to the left as you head toward the Cancer Center on Health Sciences Drive. Parking is $5 per day.
After entering Cancer Center main lobby, on your left, you will see Radiation Oncology clinic. Please have the front desk call Carrie Marcus (858)822-5036.
La Jolla and beyond offer a wide variety of hotel and lodging options. Hotels in La Jolla are the closest to the Moores Cancer Center. Downtown San Diego and the historic Gaslamp Quarter are approximately 20 minutes away in close proximity to San Diego International Airport.
General Hotel Guide Websites
Regent’s Pizza - Skip domino’s and order delicious local pizza. They deliver throughout most of La Jolla and UTC. Good beer selection, seasonal specials.
Zanzibar and Price Center food court - the center of all food on campus. They have chains like Panda Express, Subway, Jamba Juice, and Burger King as well as some pretty good Indian food (Bombay Coast), an ok sushi place upstairs (Shogun) and the new and lovely Zanzibar Cafe with tasty soups and sandwiches.
Porter’s Pub @UCSD - Great beer and ok (but sometimes slow) food. Lot’s of grad students.
Other UCSD food...
Nozomi - Very tasty, cheap Japanese food and sushi. Very close to the Cancer Center.
Rock Bottom - Good beer, sports on TVs and pool tables. Bar quality food. It’s a chain.
El Torito - Decent food and drinks for a Mexican chain. Close to campus.
Home Plate - Food and drinks near SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer Center).
$$$Donovan’s - (restaurant and bar) Delicious, delicious, well-prepared steak. Happy hour (Mon-Sat 4-6pm) comes with $7 martinis and mini Philly cheese steak sandwiches!
Scripps Birch Aquarium - Torrey Pines Road at La Jolla Village Dr. The public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institute of Oceanography! A great way to see sea life up close without getting wet.
Salk Institute - One of the most beautiful buildings in San Diego. Ocean adjacent. Also a premier research institution. Across the street from UCSD. See it!
Geisel Library - library on the UCSD campus. Looks like a spaceship. Nice view from the upper floors.
Black’s Beach - kind of a hike down a steep path near La Jolla Farms Rd, but well worth it. It is not crowded and very pretty sand near cliffs. Difficult surfing. Warning: parts of it are a nude beach.
La Jolla Village
(just south of UCSD, you can take the 30 bus from campus or ~$10 by cab)
$Rigoberto’s - Cheap, greasy Mexican food. A San Diego Classic. Try the carne asada fries or nachos, rolled tacos or the California Burrito (the secret ingredient is french fries)! Yum.
$$The Coffee Cup - A great place for brunch (8am-3pm daily). Great food at reasonable prices. Might have a wait for weekend brunch. Call ahead to check!
WhisknLadle - A tasty place to eat and drink. Their happy hour is amazing (cheap tapas and sangria 5-7 daily) but if you go for dinner it can get a little pricey. Their sister restaurant, Prep Kitchen, is a slightly cheaper equally delicious option.
Finch’s Wine Bar and Restaurant - Wine bar with tasty food on Girard near all the shopping. Great location. Amazing Tuscan White Bean Butternut soup.
$$$Roppongi - Delicious, fancy sushi with a twist. Half off all food for happy hour (daily 3-6) although drinks are only cheaper Wednesday.
The Marine Room - Classic high end dining with great cocktails and AMAZING ocean views (the west wall is a window overlooking the ocean). In a residential area near La Jolla Shores. You might need to get a reservation.
George’s by the Cove - Excellent food and drinks, wonderful beach view in the Downtown La Jolla Area.
La Jolla Shores - A popular but relatively peaceful sandy beach next to a park in a residential neighborhood. Smaller waves and a boardwalk.
La Jolla Cove - La Jolla Cove is a very small beach, tucked between adjacent sandstone cliffs. Due to its extraordinary beauty, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. It is within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla, but retains a character all it’s own.
WindanSea Beach - A beautiful, scenic, and less populated rocky beach with a shore break
Children’s Pool - A beach in downtown La Jolla partially protected by a sea wall. It was originally meant for children but now is inhabited primarily by seals. A good stop on a walk down the boardwalk though!
Kayak tours, whale watching, snorkeling and surfing lessons- many places offer this in downtown La Jolla and near La Jolla shores!
La Jolla Modern Art Museum - small but interesting collection well worth a look if you’re in the area.
Shopping on Girard - lots of small boutiques and higher end chains
Top Ten food and drink Highlights farther out...
And of course, the amazing San Diego Zoo (in beautiful Balboa Park also a good place to see) and the San Diego Safari Park (in Escondido) are always a good decision if you’re here!!! World class and not for profit, their food is pretty darn good too!
- Starlite - sort of near the aiport on India street, this place is awesome, good drinks, great food... awesome inside sunken bar and outdoor heated patio. They also take reservations through open table
- El Dorado - this place is an awesome specialty drinks bar in the Gaslamp downtown.
- Noble Experiment and Prohibition - 'Speakeasies', basically secret prohibition-style bars. YOU WILL NEED A RESERVATION. You have to text noble experiment and they will tell you if they can take you, Prohibition has an online guest list on their site that is free unless it starts getting full. They have secret entrances (one has a door that says law office and the other is at the back of Neighborhood, a burger place), and very good (but not always traditional) drinks. Just tell them what liquor you like and they will make you something awesome.
- Urban Solace - this place is in North Park. AWESOME blue grass brunch on weekends. Really good drinks and dinner too.
- Tower 23/JRDN - The best place to take people in PB. On the boardwalk with a panoramic ocean view. Great happy hour deals (I think even on weekends), awesome weekend brunch. YOU MUST WATCH THE SUNSET HERE. I always always take visitors here. They also have tasty food and drinks.
- The Fishery - Fancy, expensive and delicious sea food. Not for the light of wallet, but well worth it if you like REALLY fresh good fish, located in PB.
- Bo Beau - French Mediterranean with a California twist. Not cheap but extremely good value.
- Pizza Port - Local chain in Ocean Beach and Solana Beach. Great pizza and even better beer (they make their own and have quite a selection of other beers)
- Sushi Ota - The best sushi in San Diego hands down. You will need a reservation.
- Sushi Bar Nippon - Authentic and very very fresh. For lovers of Japanese sushi with out all the California bells and whistles. In downtown. They serve nothing but sushi so don’t try to order teriyaki chicken. In fact don’t even bother with rolls, their fish is too good to waste in a roll. Get the sashimi or nigiri. Not cheap but worth every penny.