La Jolla 32° 50′ 24″ N, 117° 16′ 37″ W

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The Jewel City

A hilly seaside and affluent community occupying seven miles of curving coastline along the Pacific Ocean. La Jolla is home to picturesque views where you can shop, dine and enjoy the arts.

Located twelve miles north of Downtown San Diego and forty miles south of Orange County, La Jolla is an easy commute to key destinations. The climate is mild, with an average daily temperature of seventy degrees. Along the coast you can find a perfect blend of sandy beaches and beautiful rocky shores.

When You're Outside, Don't Miss

  • torrey pines gliderport

    Torrey Pines Gliderport

  • Mount Soledad

    Mount Soledad

  • La Jolla Caves

    La Jola Caves

  • La Jolla Open Aire Market

La Jolla Schools

La Jolla offers a variety of high rated schools, both public and private served by the San Diego Unified School District. There are 11 primary and secondary schools. La Jolla scores a 9/10 on for its academic standing.

Public Schools & School Rating 1-10

  • Bird Rock Elementary | 9
  • La Jolla Elementary | 10
  • Torrey Pines Elementary | 10
  • Muirlands Middle School | 8
  • La Jolla High School | 9
  • Preuss School | 10

Private Schools

  • The Bishop's School
  • La Jolla Country Day School
  • The Children's School
  • San Diego French American School
  • All Hallows Academy
  • The Gillispie School
  • The Evans School

When You're Inside, Don't Miss

  • Birch Aquarium Scripps

    Birch Aquarium

  • La Jolla Playhouse

  • The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

    The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Around La Jolla

San Diego Zoo



Los Angeles

La Jolla Neighborhoods

La Jolla is the northernmost beach community in San Diego as well as one of the largest. Three main parts make up La Jolla: La Jolla Cove, Bird Rock, and UTC.

La Jolla Cove: The picturesque gem of La Jolla, just south of La Jolla Shores. A short walk from Downtown La Jolla will get you to the Children’s beach and face to face with seals and sea lions.

Bird Rock: Where North Pacific Beach turns into Southern La Jolla, you can find independent shops and restaurants all along La Jolla Blvd. Also home to one of San Diego’s best beaches, Windansea Beach.

UTC: Otherwise known as University Towne Center, UTC is the Eastern portion of La Jolla. It’s home to office buildings, a Westfield Mall, and affordable housing for students attending University of California, San Diego.

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