Located in Southern California, La Jolla takes up seven miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean. Situated within the city limits of San Diego, this seaside resort town has gained a reputation as a great family getaway for its beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, and relaxed California atmosphere. Some of the main streets in the neighborhood include La Jolla Boulevard, Prospect Street, and Coast Boulevard, which offer numerous fine dining options and designer boutiques for a unique shopping experience.
While you're in La Jolla, be sure to make time for some of these must-see destinations:
-Torrey Pines State Park: In addition to a number of cliffs that overlook canyons, there are several beach and hiking trails throughout the park.
-La Jolla Cove: There are plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving at this popular beach.
-Drive on Mount Soledad: The twisting roads make for a fun drive and take you past some of the elaborate mansions in the area.
-Play golf: There are several public and private courses throughout the area including Torrey Pines Golf Course and La Jolla Country Club.
-Birch Aquarium at Scripps: This award-winning aquarium features species found in the Pacific Ocean.
The weather in La Jolla is perfect for outdoor activities year-round, so visit during any season of the year! If you want to plan your stay around some of the major annual events in La Jolla, the main staples are the La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival in December, the Motor Car Classic in April, and the Rough Water Swim, a three mile swim race held every September. Luckily, La Jolla has many types of vacation rentals available for those visiting the area. For your stay in La Jolla, book a spacious villa, apartment, or condo rental along the shores of the Pacific Ocean; you won't be disappointed!
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