Welcome to La Jolla
A seaside city in San Diego filled to the brim with culture, art, and community
There is no better place to get sunkissed than in the city of La Jolla, San Diego. La Jolla is the Spanish phrase for “The Jewel” and the seaside city lives up to its name with over 266 days of sun a year and its picturesque seven-mile stretch of coastline. You can view the glimmering Pacific Ocean on one of La Jolla’s ocean bluff overlooks or head down to the beach for a chance to dip your toes and splash in the sun.
A stroll through the suburbs of La Jolla will reveal its Spanish Colonial architecture with terra-cotta clay roofs, soft arches, and uniquely wooden-carved doors. However, while the Spanish Colonial architecture is a prominent style, the presence of the University of California, San Diego has brought in a great deal of development, from new elegant townhomes to modern homes right on the beachfront. Whatever your lifestyle calls for, you can be sure to find a home in La Jolla.
What to Love
La Jolla is a busy cosmopolitan beach city surrounded by ocean bluffs, beaches, and white sand. Residents can often be found walking the beaches, surfing, or exploring the tide pools during a low tide. La Jolla Cove is a popular place to frequent and see the seals and sea lions before the sun sets on the Pacific Ocean. The University of California, San Diego adds a great deal of culture and life to the city with students from all over the world and prestigious experts and professors in their respective fields. The city of La Jolla enjoys culture, nature, and community.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The seaside city of La Jolla is a seafood haven. You’ll have to grab some sushi with your family and friends. Himitsu is a Japanese sushi bar that uses high-quality ingredients and believes in Japanese-style tapas for a more intimate eating experience. With a nine-person bar and 20-person patio, you can be sure you will be getting the best service with the highest caliber of sushi.
San Diego and Mexican food go hand in hand. The Taco Stand in La Jolla has tortillas hechas a mano and follows in the tradition of Tijuana taco stands. Burritos, quesadillas, and tacos are a few of the options here at the Taco Stand that will blow you away.
Things to Do
La Jolla is the home of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, which hosts the annual PGA Tour and has also hosted the U.S Open. This 36-hole course calls all golf aficionados to sink a couple of hole-in-one’s while overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. The lush green expanse is perfect for a Sunday afternoon game, or a private lesson for the kids with one of Torrey Pines’ several veteran golf professionals.
The University of California, San Diego is not only a world-renowned grant research university, its eucalyptus groves, the La Jolla Playhouse, Birch Aquarium, and Conrad Prebys Music Center make it a cultural wonder in the community. Residents can take a stroll through the 1,152-acre campus and find something to pass the time, whether they take in the fresh air through the groves, or catch a play at the Playhouse.