La Jolla Travel Guide
Welcome to La Jolla, CA!
La Jolla is Spanish for The Jewel, a name that this California town strives to live up to with an abundance of recreation and scenic areas. Located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, La Jolla features a unique and picturesque coastline and is favored as a travel destination for its beaches, restaurants and art galleries. Home to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), a marine research institute that promotes marine ecology projects around the world, and the University of California San Diego, the town emanates a lively, college feel. The Museum of Contemporary Art is just one of the many art galleries that are based out of La Jolla, allowing visitors to experience an array of artistic expression while visiting this coastal town. Families can make a visit to the Birch Aquarium, which is affiliated with the SIO and features a range of educational programs and interactive displays.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla features more than 3,000 works of art including paintings, drawings, photos and sculpture.
Hotels & Motels
Built in 1913, the Grande Colonial is ideally situated in the seaside community of La Jolla.
Learn the exciting sport of kayak fishing off the beautiful coast of La Jolla.