La Jolla, California
About La Jolla
La Jolla is one of the top beach destinations boasting a dramatic coastline, and incredible views. Surrounded on three sides by the sea its natural beauty, abundance of activities and upscale village lifestyle ensure that is lives up to its nickname as “the Jewel” of San Diego. Offering a wide range of accommodations, museums and art galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, great restaurants and many outdoor activities. Home to the famous Torrey Pines golf course and the scenic cliff area offers well-groomed hiking trails with spectacular views.
- La Jolla Farms – the homes on top of the cliffs above Black’s Beach and adjacent to the western boundary of the UCSD campus.
- La Jolla Shores – the residential area and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus along La Jolla Shores beach and east up the hillside. Also includes a small business district of shops and restaurants along Avenida de la Playa.
- La Jolla Heights – the homes on the hills overlooking La Jolla Shores. No businesses.
- Hidden Valley – lower portion of Mount Soledad on the northern slopes. No businesses.
- Country Club – lower Mount Soledad on the north-west side, including the La Jolla Country Club golf course.
- Village – a.k.a. Village of La Jolla (not to be confused with La Jolla Village) the “downtown” business district area, including most of La Jolla’s shops and restaurants, and the immediately surrounding residential areas.
- Beach-Barber Tract – the coastal section from Windansea Beach to the Village. A few shops and restaurants, mostly on La Jolla Blvd.
- Lower Hermosa – coastal strip south of Beach-Barber Tract. No businesses.
- Bird Rock – southern/coastal La Jolla, and the lower slopes of Mt Soledad in the area. Shops and restaurants along La Jolla Blvd.
- Muirlands – relatively large area on western middle slope of Mt. Soledad. No businesses.
- La Jolla Mesa – A strip on the lower southern side of Mt. Soledad, bordering Pacific Beach.
- La Jolla Alta – The neighborhood east of La Jolla Mesa.
- Soledad South – Southeastern slopes of Mount Soledad, all the way up to the top, east of La Jolla Alta.
- Muirlands West – The neighborhood between Muirlands to the south, and Country Club – to the north.
- Upper Hermosa – North of Bird Rock, east of La Jolla Blvd.
- La Jolla Village – (not to be confused with the Village of La Jolla) – north-east La Jolla, east of La Jolla Heights, north and west of I-5, and south of UCSD. This neighborhood’s namesake, The La Jolla Village Square shopping and residential mall, including La Jolla’s two movie theatres, is located here.