The community of La Jolla, CA is located 12 miles north of downtown San Diego, capturing seven miles of curving coastline. Because of its location on the point, the lights of La Jolla, CA are visible from up and down the coast. This beautiful sight alone has surely earned La Jolla, CA its name, “The Jewel.”
La Jolla, CA is a vibrant community with a mild sunny climate that attracts visitors year round. Downtown La Jolla, CA is an elegant mecca of fine dining and upscale shopping. The cliffs, beaches and reefs of La Jolla, CA are the playground of swimmers, surfers, kayakers and nature enthusiasts.
La Jolla, CA is home to UCSD, and is a magnet for science and medical research facilities, including the famous Scripps Institute of Oceanography. The name Scripps comes from Ellen Browning Scripps, an author, publisher and heiress that came to La Jolla, CA in 1896 and lived the last 35 years of her life there. Her generous donations resulted in the establishment of research and medical facilities, as well as several buildings now on the historic preservation list. Her former home is now the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
One of La Jolla’s favorite historic locations is the former Hotel Cabrillo, built in 1908, now known as La Valencia and centrally located on Prospect Street. The famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, part of the PGA tour, and the beautiful Lodge at Torrey Pines are also a source of great pride for La Jolla, CA.