Welcome to La Jolla
La Jolla is a private San Diego neighborhood that combines ocean views with impeccable luxury. Located along San Diego’s northwestern coastline, La Jolla is surrounded by the ocean on three sides. La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Beach boast some of San Diego’s most unforgettable seaside scenery. The community also offers outstanding oceanfront restaurants and many art galleries and boutiques.
La Jolla’s oceanfront Bird Rock and La Jolla Cove communities feature some of San Diego’s most beautiful and sought-after homes with stunning seaside views. La Jolla’s eclectic luxury real estate mix also includes large homes in private gated communities and expansive country estates.
What to Love
- Impeccable oceanfront luxury
- Unforgettable coastal scenery
- Art galleries and boutiques
- Exceptional oceanfront dining
People & Lifestyle
La Jolla is often called the jewel of San Diego, and this glittering coastal community is more than deserving of this description. The scenery is incomparable, and the amenities are just as exceptional. For first-class shopping and dining, La Jolla boasts some of the best of both in all of California.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
La Jolla offers a variety of first-class restaurants that provide unforgettable dining experiences. The glamorous La Valencia Hotel has been a La Jolla icon since the 1920s. The Med is La Valencia’s premier dining destination, combining stunning ocean views with sublime chef-driven seasonal dishes drawing on the culinary cultures of Spain and California.
George’s at the Cove has three-tiered dining levels rising above the crashing waves of the Pacific. Downstairs you’ll find California Modern, George’s signature fine-dining space. The exquisite seafood-focused dishes served at California Modern have earned many rave reviews and a Michelin Guide recommendation. George’s rooftop Ocean Terrace offers a more casual setting for dinner and drinks with magnificent sunset views.
The Marine Room is another chic dining choice with spectacular views on the oceanfront. The menu at the Marine Room features locally caught fresh seafood alongside innovative small plates and appetizers.
The open-air Westfield UTC shopping center has more than 20 restaurants alongside stylish retailers such as Anthropologie, Hermes, Kendra Scott, Lululemon, Macy’s, Michael Kors, Nordstrom, Pandora, Restoration Hardware, Sephora, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama, and Zara. Javier’s is an upscale Mexican cantina located at Westfield UTC. Javier’s uses fresh, high-quality ingredients like prime corn-fed Angus beef, white Mexican prawns, Dungeness crab, and Maine lobster to prepare its elevated Mexican meals.
Things to Do
Torrey Pines Golf Course features two world-class 18-hole public courses perched atop cliffs overlooking the ocean. This stunning course has hosted major tournaments, including the 2008 and 2021 U.S. Open. The PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open has been an annual highlight at Torrey Pines Golf Course since 1968.
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is another outstanding sports facility based at a landmark beachfront resort. Tennis tournaments here have attracted legendary players such as Billie Jean King and John McEnroe. The club offers 12 championship hard courts and a full-service pro shop and a robust program of expert-led lessons and clinics.
La Jolla Cove is a beautiful beach and cove framed by dramatic cliffs. The Cove is a protected marine reserve with much for snorkelers and scuba divers to see. The Cove also offers views of sea lions and ideal conditions for swimming. The larger La Jolla Shores Beach also boasts views of sea lions and enchanting sunsets. This broad, mile-long sandy beach enjoys the gentlest waves of any beach in San Diego.
La Jolla is home to many art galleries and trendy boutiques. Perched above La Jolla Cove, the Village downtown area features many of these galleries and boutiques alongside a fine choice of restaurants.
The San Diego Unified school district serves la Jolla.
- Bird Rock Elementary, Public, K-5.
- La Jolla Elementary, Public, K-5.
- Torrey Pines Elementary, Public, K-5.
- Preuss School UCSD, Public, Charter, 6-12.
- Muirlands Middle, Public, 6-8.
- La Jolla High, Public, 9-12.
- The Bishop’s School, Private, Episcopal, 6-12.
- La Jolla Country Day School, Private, PK-12.