With a dramatic coastline boasting incredible views, "The Jewel" of San Diego is surrounded on three sides by the sea and backed by the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla compells residents and visitors alike with it's natural beauty. Just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego, this stunning seaside paradise is a unique mix of a small town feel with a high class level of affluence.
Along the dramatic coastline lies Scripps Park, and the Children’s Pool, where a seawall was originally built to protect kids from incoming waves. La Jolla is home to a variety of businesses in the areas of lodging, dining, shopping, software, finance, real estate, bioengineering, medical practice and scientific research. The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is located in La Jolla, as are the Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (part of UCSD), Scripps Research Institute, and the headquarters of National University
La Jolla's biggest draw for locals and visitors alike are the beautiful beaches. During the summer and autumn months, the surf is relatively gentle, with warm waters in 70s. Swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers, kayakers and surfers can enjoy the golden sands of La Jolla Shores, the Cove and Windansea. And be sure to keep an eye out for migrating whales off the coast as they travel to and from Baja California.