One of the top beach destinations in the world!
POPULATION: 46,790 – Median Age: 48.1
La Jolla deserves well its nickname of the “Jewel” of San Diego! Surrounded by the sea on three sides and backed by the steep slopes of Mount Soledad, it offers incredible views of the coastline. La Jolla is a place for an abundance of water activities, and the village has a flair of luxury lifestyle like nowhere else.
La Jolla has been rated one of the top beach destinations in the world, and therefore gives a large choice of luxurious accommodations as well as casual retreats.
We cannot miss to feel an atmosphere that artists have contributed to nourish with museums and art galleries as well as unique boutiques, great restaurants and a variety of outdoor activities.
From La Jolla you can reach and enjoy the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, and the Lodge at Torrey Pines. The scenic road and cliff area offer clean hiking trails with spectacular views, and world-class golf.
Torrey Pines Gliderport offers the more adventurous to soar out over the beach cliffs on a hang glider or just relax and watch the action above.
Don’t forget Scripps Park, where families can picnic throughout the summer, while enjoying Fourth of July fireworks and concerts under the stars. Just south of the park is the Children’s Pool, where a seawall was originally built to protect kids from incoming waves, but has been long taken over by a local seal colony. People are no longer permitted to swim here, but you can walk out along the seawall for a close-up view of the wildlife. But REMEMBER, it is Forbidden and illegal to come too close to the seals and wildlife, it is considered like harassment!
La Jolla is also home to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Other cultural attractions include the La Jolla Playhouse and the Museum of Contemporary Art, all situated in close proximity to The Village.
The University of California San Diego (UCSD), attracts the best students worldwide and hosts the popular Geisel Library and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, which are both located in La Jolla as well.
La Jolla’s biggest draw for locals and visitors alike are the beautiful beaches. During the summer and autumn months, the surf is relatively gentle, with warm waters in 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.