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,” is known for its high-end restaurants, exclusive boutiques, hotels, coffee shops, bookstores, and shops.
You’ll also find The La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, the Torrey Pines Golf Course, the La Jolla Playhouse, and the Birch Aquarium here, all of which are popular among locals and tourists alike. La Jolla is also known for its famous beaches; including La Jolla Cove, Windansea, La Jolla Shores, and the Children’s Pool, which is a small cove protected by a concrete breakwater wall that has been taken over by a colony of seals and sea lions.