With a dramatic coastline boasting incredible views, it’s no surprise that La Jolla is one of the most popular beach destinations in California. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla’s natural beauty, an abundance of activities and an upscale village lifestyle ensure that it lives up to its nickname as “the jewel” of San Diego.
Consistently voted one of the top beach destinations in the world, La Jolla offers a wide range of accommodations from luxurious hotels to casual coastal retreats, along with museums and art galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, great restaurants, and a slew of outdoor activities. Home to the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the scenic cliff area offers well-groomed hiking trails with spectacular views and world-class golf. At Torrey Pines Gliderport you can soar out over the beach cliffs on a hang glider or just relax and watch the action above.
La Jolla is also home to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and plenty of cultural attractions including the La Jolla Playhouse and the Museum of Contemporary Art, all situated in close proximity to The Village. The University of California San Diego, which hosts the popular Geisel Library, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, are both located in La Jolla as well.
La Jolla’s biggest draw for locals and visitors alike is the beautiful beaches. During the summer and autumn months, the surf is relatively gentle, with warm waters in the 70s. Swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers, kayakers, and surfers can enjoy the golden sands of La Jolla Shores, the Cove, and Windansea. And be sure to keep an eye out for migrating whales off the coast as they travel to and from Baja California.
If you have children or know you may one day, you know how important schooling is or will be. With such variance in education, you naturally want to make sure your child is getting the right experience, the best one for helping them to grow and succeed. La Jolla has educational facilities for all family and individual needs.
Parks and Recreation
La Jolla is an outdoor wonderland. Here you can enjoy countless activities under the sun. Hike, catch a wave, soak up some rays, and even paraglide over the seaside if you are truly adventurous.
Restaurants and Groceries
With one of San Diego’s most varied dining scenes, La Jolla’s restaurants offer everything from street tacos to some of the finest dining in the world.
La Jolla offers a variety of diverse business and family-friendly hotels. Whether you are here on vacation or hosting a conferences, you’re sure to find accommodations that meet your needs.
There is always something to do once the sun goes down in La Jolla! Indulge in some world-class late night bites and handcrafted cocktails by the water. Enjoy a late night comedy show at The Comedy Store, or listen to some live jazz music at Manhattan’s of La Jolla. Whatever you choose, there is something for everyone when it comes to experiencing La Jolla nightlife.
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