La Jolla is a seaside community, overlooking the Pacific Ocean that is in San Diego, California covering north of Pacific Beach through south of Del Mar. It is (19 km) north of Downtown San Diego and is 40 miles (64 km) of Orange County, CA. and is known to be the most beautiful and wealthiest community in San Diego. La Jolla's zip codes are 92037-92039, 92092 and 92093.

The origin of the name La Jolla is being debated by historians from which in Spanish "La Joya" means "the Jewel" who gave it the nickname the Jewel City. Some say it was from the Native American term "Woholle" meaning "hole in the mountains" referring to the caves that can be seen from La Jolla Shores. It is said that the word Woholle has been transcribed in Spanish as "La Jolla".


There are around 20 schools and universities such as National University (California) and University of California San Diego (UCSD) can also be found here in La Jolla. UCSD is the center of higher education in La Jolla which includes Scripps Institution of Oceanography and San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).


La Jolla is famous for having the best beaches in America whether you're stoked to surf, experience the best snorkelling spots or just want to have a good time by the seaside. Windansea Beach or Black's Beach are famous for experienced surfers or if you want to have a scenic spot. La Jolla Shores, on the other hand, if a very family-friendly beach catering to some locals or tourists when looking for a place to chill, enjoy the day, do a little bit of snorkelling or if you want to learn some surfing. Lastly, there's La Jolla Cove which is very popular for diving, kayaking or sight-seeing.

Majority of Mt. Soledad's territory is within La Jolla. This landmark is famous cyclists for its cliffs and is also a great destination because of the great views where you will see the Mount Soledad cross lying on top of Mount Soledad. Another famous go-to place for tourists and locals is the Birch Aquarium at Scripps that provides vast exhibits regarding the ocean. It has received multiple awards for best Museum in San Diego.

It is also known that San Diego have more than 80 golf courses and La Jolla have a couple to boast for. Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla Country Club and Spindrift Course at La Jolla Beach to name a few. If golfing is not your cup of tea, you can enjoy the view and hike up La Jolla Walking Trail or visit these public parks to savour and enjoy San Diego.


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Updated: 19th November, 2018 1:58 PM.