La Jolla is a wealthy seaside resort that sits on the west coast of southern California. The affluent nature of the area means a range of top quality holiday rental accommodation is available, ideal for those looking to spoil themselves and make the most of their holiday time. Despite its popularity with tourists La Jolla retains its small-town USA feel, and offers a friendly base from which to visit the many attractions of the San Diego area.
Many visitors head to La Jolla with money to spend, and a popular place to spend it is Prospect Street in the town centre. Here you will find top-quality shopping, with a number of boutique clothing and jewellery stores selling high-end merchandise. On the same street are many gourmet food stores and fine restaurants, meaning Prospect Street is ideal for a full day and night of extravagance and luxury.
Heading outside of the town centre, a short journey takes you to the coastline along the Pacific Ocean. This is a beautiful area of rugged cliffs, sandy coves and unspoilt scenery that offers great daytime activities and sunset walks. Top spots along the coast include La Jolla Cove – which offers excellent swimming and snorkelling, and Windansea Beach – a historic surfing area. The coastline is defined by Mount Soledad – 822ft hill which is marked by a 43ft tall cross.
The main cultural landmark in La Jolla is the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego, which was founded in 1941 and exhibits art from the last 50 years. Golfers will also love La Jolla, as it is the home of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, home of the famous Buick Invitational PGA tournament every February.
La Jolla is just a twenty minute journey from of San Diego, and this diverse city has many attractions for visitors of all ages. These include the famous San Diego Zoo, many professional sports teams, top dining and nightlife options, great shopping and Sea World Wild Animal Park, with much more to see and do depending on your interests.
The Mediterranean to semi-arid climate of San Diego country means visitors to La Jolla can expect warm to hot temperatures all year round. August and September are the hottest and busiest months in which to visit, but even the coldest months of December and January have an average temperature of nearly 20C.
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is just 15 miles from La Jolla, an easy drive that will take little more than 20 minutes upon arrival. Several airlines offer flights to this airport from London, so shop around and book in advance for the best bargains. Car hire is freely available in the airport.