About La Jolla in San Diego
La Jolla is a small, high-end coastal community located about 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. The community stretches south to Pacific Beach and north to Torrey Pines State Reserve and Del Mar and is known for its beachy, affluent vibe.
Downtown La Jolla, otherwise known as The Village, has a cosmopolitan feel and is home to a variety of shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. And for the culture aficionado, there is a variety of fantastic museums, bookstores, and art galleries.
Outdoor recreational activities are popular in La Jolla due to its proximity to the coast. Water sports such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking are all available from La Jolla Shores Beach, and La Jolla Cove is a popular spot to watch the local seals and sea lions from the shoreline.
Other popular community spots include the La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla Comedy Club, the Salk Institute, UC San Diego, Birch Aquarium, and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.