Visit University of California-San Diego Instantly with a "Real" Tour

Choosing whether or not an in-person visit to University of California-San Diego makes sense can be a risky decision…what if you step on campus and immediately detest the “vibe”? All that time, money and effort getting to campus was wasted. At first it may seem difficult to gain a meaningful understanding of University of California-San Diego without visiting the school in person. University of California-San Diego is located in La Jolla, CA , and if that’s nowhere near where you live, what options do you have? That’s why we created CampusReel – to allow you, and anyone reading this, to deeply and authentically experience the University of California-San Diego vibe, campus and community without visiting University of California-San Diego in person – a virtual tour of the University of California-San Diego campus! If definitely want to visit University of California-San Diego in person, you should, at the very least, watch the entire CampusReel for University of California-San Diego to ensure it seems like a good match and to get the most out of your in-person visit. After you’ve done your due diligence, you may find the below guidance helpful

When is the best time to visit University of California-San Diego?

Visiting University of California-San Diego depends on a number of factors, including the season, your schedule, and a lot of uncontrollable variables. We recommend you visit University of California-San Diego twice if you’re serious about enrolling – at least one visit should be when students are on campus and school is in session. Be sure to take note of the town of La Jolla as well. Remember that La Jolla is also catering to 26584 students, so think critically about whether the community would feel too big or too small for your personal liking.

Where do families stay when they visit University of California-San Diego?

The University of California-San Diego admissions office likely has a list of accommodations they recommend. In addition to that list, consult the CampusReel VR feature to explore hotels nearby in La Jolla. For your convenience, below is a list of hotels to consider and that you can also preview in CampusReel VR.

  • HI San Diego Downtown at University of California-San Diego
  • PB Surf Beachside Inn at University of California-San Diego
  • Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter at University of California-San Diego
  • Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego - Zoo SeaWorld Area at University of California-San Diego
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego at University of California-San Diego
  • The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter at University of California-San Diego
  • Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central at University of California-San Diego
  • Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Del Mar at University of California-San Diego
  • Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant at University of California-San Diego
  • Holiday Inn San Diego - Bayside at University of California-San Diego
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy at University of California-San Diego
  • Wyndham Garden San Diego near SeaWorld at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo at University of California-San Diego
  • San Diego Marriott Mission Valley at University of California-San Diego
  • Paradise Point Resort & Spa at University of California-San Diego
  • Holiday Inn Express Mira Mesa-San Diego at University of California-San Diego
  • Ramada Gaslamp Convention Center at University of California-San Diego
  • San Diego Marriott Del Mar at University of California-San Diego
  • Sheraton La Jolla Hotel at University of California-San Diego
  • Pacific Inn Hotel & Suites at University of California-San Diego
  • Found Hotel San Diego at University of California-San Diego
  • Best Western Seven Seas at University of California-San Diego
  • Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley at University of California-San Diego
  • Pacifica Hotel at University of California-San Diego
  • Kona Kai Resort & Spa at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton San Diego/Del Mar at University of California-San Diego
  • Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina at University of California-San Diego
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown/Bayfront at University of California-San Diego
  • Best Western San Diego/Miramar Hotel at University of California-San Diego
  • Humphreys Half Moon Inn at University of California-San Diego
  • Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld at University of California-San Diego
  • Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego at University of California-San Diego
  • Holiday Inn Express San Diego Downtown at University of California-San Diego
  • Harborview Inn & Suites at University of California-San Diego
  • Bahia Resort Hotel at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside at University of California-San Diego
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Diego - Mission Valley at University of California-San Diego
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Diego at University of California-San Diego
  • Kings Inn San Diego at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island at University of California-San Diego
  • Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle at University of California-San Diego
  • Horton Grand Hotel at University of California-San Diego
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina at University of California-San Diego
  • San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton San Diego Mission Valley at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Old Town/SeaWorld Area at University of California-San Diego
  • Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa at University of California-San Diego
  • Handlery Hotel San Diego at University of California-San Diego
  • San Diego Marriott La Jolla at University of California-San Diego
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla at University of California-San Diego
  • Hard Rock Hotel San Diego at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter at University of California-San Diego
  • Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Sorrento Valley at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront at University of California-San Diego
  • Hotel Indigo San Diego-Gaslamp Quarter at University of California-San Diego
  • Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego La Jolla at University of California-San Diego
  • Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley Stadium at University of California-San Diego
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham San Diego State University Area at University of California-San Diego

What do families do in La Jolla when they visit University of California-San Diego?

It depends but there are a variety of activities and things to do in and around La Jolla. We recommend using the virtual immersion tab on CampusReel to take a tour at University of California-San Diego and see for yourself how the student make use of La Jolla.

What buildings should I look at when I visit University of California-San Diego?

For your convenience, below is a list of all buildings that you can visit from CampusReel. We encourage you to compare you experience of the buildings on CampusReel with your in-person visit if you decide to take one.