La Jolla

La Jolla (pronounced La Hoya) is a peninsula about 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. It is home to about 43,000 residents and is composed of 16 distinct neighborhoods.

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La Jolla Stories

La Jolla San Diego

What is La Jolla?! 

There are a number of different interpretations about what is included in La Jolla, but it is most commonly considered the 92037 zip code, plus… Read More>>

La Jolla San Diego

Our Favorite Places to Eat in La Jolla

One of the great things about La Jolla is that there are so many good places to eat. I’m not a food critic, but I like eat and drink, so I’m just going to relay my experiences as a friend would do.  These are some of my favorite places, but I am sure there are many more, you just have to… Read More>> 

La Jolla San Diego

Where to Stay and Where to Play in La Jolla

I’ve been fortunate enough to stay at some of the most wonderful hotels in La Jolla. I’ve stayed in two or three prior to moving to San Diego, and a few others while attending conferences, business meetings, and “stay-cations” after moving to San Diego. Many of the hotels in La Jolla have… Read More>>

La Jolla San Diego

La Jolla Experts

La Jolla is a wonderful town in southern California. Just a few minutes away from downtown and north county San Diego, it’s right in the center of all the action. Many bloggers spend time writing about La Jolla, but two bloggers have really caught my attention when it comes to this beach city. Some of their stories are… Read More>>

georges at the cove

George’s at the Cove: A One of a Kind Experience

George’s at the Cove, located in downtown La Jolla, is one of the best restaurants in San Diego.  We don’t eat there as often as some of the other restaurants we frequent in North County or Downtown, but when we do, we always have a wonderful experience at “George’s.”  They have won… Read More>>

donovans steakhouse

The Best Steakhouse in San Diego: Donovan’s Steak and Chop House in La Jolla

The best pure “old school” steak restaurant in San Diego is Donovan’s Steak & Chop House.  They have two locations in San Diego, downtown and La Jolla.  The La Jolla location used to be in the UTC area, but they moved to the downtown La Jolla village about a year ago, to the old Azul location, next to George’s at the Cove.  I really prefer the La Jolla location for a number of reasons, but partly because… Read More>>

herringbone la jolla

You’ll Love the Mood, Vibe and Food at Herringbone La Jolla

One of my favorite places in the village of La Jolla for food and cocktails is Herringbone La Jolla.  It has really terrific appetizers, great cocktails, amazing entrees, and a superb & unique atmosphere.  One of the things so unique to this restaurant is the trees growing inside.  And I don’t mean little trees! I first took my fiancee Amanda to this restaurant a few months ago and she was so surprised to see… Read More>>

Kayaking in La Jolla

Kayaking in La Jolla: Four Reasons You Will LOVE It

If you ask anyone who has ever visited or lived in San Diego, they would probably include kayaking at the very top of their list of fun things to do here. I’ve heard about it on almost every website and from every local person around:  “If you’re in San Diego, you should try kayaking at La Jolla Shores!”, and… Read More>>

La Jolla Sea Lion

La Jolla Cove Sea Lions Create Controversy

La Jolla, California is a top tourist destination and one of the most fascinating spots in the town is definitely the beach full of sea lions. The sea lions have a long history of meeting and getting to socialize with humans on the beach. Many swimmers and snorkelers start their adventures in La Jolla and over the years they say that the sea lions… Read More>>

Windansea Beach La Jolla

3 Reasons to be Careful at Windansea Beach

I decided to take my six year old son to Windansea Beach in La Jolla for Mother’s Day, since I had gone there once before and LOVED it! I knew my son, Ky, would love seeing the waves crash up against the rocks and the seagulls basking in the sun. What actually happened, though, was pretty wild! Read More>>

Mount Soledad San Diego

The Mt. Soledad Cross is a Place You Must See

When I finally went to the Mt Soledad Cross earlier this year with my fiance, Patrick, I was totally blown away by the beauty and the view.  I think it is one of the best places to visit in San Diego.  The view is spectacular.  You get a panoramic view of all of San Diego on a clear day.  You can see… Read More>>

Torrey Pines State Reserve

5 Reasons to Visit Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines State Reserve is a naturally beautiful 2,000 acre area located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California. Of the 279 units in the California State Park system, only 16 have reserve status, and Torrey Pines is one of them. The reserve includes eight miles of… Read More>>

La Jolla Cove San Diego

La Jolla Cove: A Lot to Love

Stepping out of the car in La Jolla, California, the familiar smell of salt and sea spray fills the air. Palms sway gently in the misty evening. The sky is a bit overcast but streaked with glimpses of pink and orange. We walk along the cement pathway until… Read More>>


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. It should be noted that The Village (of La Jolla) and La Jolla Village are distinct neighborhoods within La Jolla.

School Information

Colleges & Universities

University of California at San Diego: 858-534-2230

San Diego State University: 619-594-5200

University of San Diego: 619-260-4600

Point Loma Nazarene: 619-221-2200

Mesa Community College: 858-627-2600

San Diego Unified School District

4100 Normal Street / San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 725-8000 /

Elementary Schools

Bird Rock Elementary School 5371 La Jolla Hermosa, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 488-0537 / Level: K-5

La Jolla Elementary School 1111 Marine St., La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 454-7196 / Level: K-5

Torrey Pines Elementary School 8350 Cliffridge Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 453-2323 / Level: K-5

Middle Schools

Muirlands Middle School 1056 Nautilus St., La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 459-4211 / Level: 6-8

High Schools

La Jolla Senior High School 750 Nautilus St., La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 454-3081 / Level: 9-12

Charter Schools

Preuss Model School at UCSD 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 Phone: (858) 658-0988 / Level: 6-10

Private Schools

All Hallows Academy School 2390 Nautilus Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 459-6074 / Level: K-8

The Bishop’s School 7607 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (619) 459-5194 / Level: 7-12

The Childrens School 2225 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 454-0184 / Level: PreK-6

Delphi Academy 7527 Cuvier St, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 454-1972 / Level: Toddler-6

The Evans School 6510 La Jolla Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (619) 459-2066 / Level: N-12

The Gillispie School 7380 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 459-3773 / Level: K-8

La Jolla Country Day School 9490 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 453-3440 / Level: K-6

Springall Academy 6550 Soledad Mt Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 459-9047 / Level: 1-12

Stella Maris Academy 7654 Herschel Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: (858) 454-2461 / Level: K-8