Many people stay in La Jolla for their summer vacation to explore La Jolla Cove before moving on to the rest of San Diego. However, La Jolla alone can make for a delightful vacation. Not only does it have beautiful beaches, but friendly, colorful communities throughout its 7 miles of coast. When you stay in La Jolla, it’s easy to feel at home here, especially in these particularly top notch neighborhoods.
As the downtown business district of La Jolla, it’s here where you’ll probably spend most of your time. Here you’ll find streets lined with boutiques, cafes, and restaurants where you can shop and dine to your heart’s content. Because this neighborhood is home to La Jolla Cove in its west side, this is by far the favorite neighborhood to visitors of La Jolla. It’s also where you can find the Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla. It shouldn’t be confused with La Jolla Village, which is further north and further inland, popular with UCSD students.
If it’s shopping you’re interested in, you might also travel a little bit further south to Bird Rock. This charming neighborhood is a favorite with the locals, despite having rocky shores and no beach. It is, however, close by Pacific Beach, and the reefs in Bird Rock are popular with surfers; and even without a beach, the character of its rocky shores draws the eye of many photographers. Bird Rock runs along La Jolla Boulevard and has a mixture of both residences and businesses. In recent years, the business district has grown, making this a great spot to find a new outfit or souvenirs to bring home.
La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Shores is a large neighborhood made up largely of condos and single family homes. It runs along La Jolla Shores beach. However, Scripps Institute of Oceanography is also located here and there is a business district where you can shop and dine, particularly along Avenida La Playa. However, most of the shops are for kayak rentals and such as that. This is primarily a beach community, most popular with those who want to stay right on the beach.
La Jolla Farms
If you’re interested in seeing beautiful, stately homes, drive through La Jolla Farms. This is possibly one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in La Jolla, particularly when it comes to residential architecture. You can find tall walls and iron gates, estates of billionaires, and homes built along cliffs that overlook Black Beach. Driving up to these cliffs, you’ll find that the natural views in La Jolla Farms are nothing to sneeze at, either.
La Jolla has many neighborhoods to offer within itself. The more you explore them, the more you’ll wish you never had to go home. if you’re interested in venturing out into the larger San Diego, it’s only a short drive away. To reserve your stay in La Jolla today, book a room with The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla.
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