La Jolla is encircled on three areas by ocean cliffs and beaches and is situated 12 miles north of Downtown San Diego, and 40 miles south of Orange County California, The weather is mild, with an temperature of 70.5 °F averaging daily. La Jolla is well recognized for tourism and shopping.
The community’s city limits starts at Pacific Beach to the south and extends along the Pacific Ocean shore north to include Torrey Pines State Reserve ending at Del Mar, California. La Jolla has neighborhoods like La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Village, Bird Rock, Windansea Beach, the original or “old” village of La Jolla, La Jolla Farms, Torrey Pines, and Mount Soledad. San Diego describes La Jolla’s eastern city limits as former Highway US 101, which is now Gilman Dr., with the omission of some of the University of California, San Diego – UCSD.
Ocean and beach access include La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, Windansea Beach, and Children’s Pool Beach. For a long period of years, La Jolla was the host of a rough water swim at La Jolla Cove.
The La Jolla ZIP code is 92037, rather than 921xx unlike the rest of the City of San Diego, and has assigned “La Jolla” as the only accepted place of name in use with mailing addresses with that ZIP code. La Jolla does not, nonetheless, a different incorporated town, but part of San Diego.
Museum of Contemporary Art, The La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, was established in 1941, it is located right above the waterfront in what was the 1915 home of philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. The museum has a home collection and has over 3,500 American and European works including paintings, video works, photographic art, sculptures, design objects and works on paper.
Downtown La Jolla is well known for their jewelry shops, upscale gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels. Prospect Street and Girard Avenue are filled with shopping and restaurant locations.
UCSD’s unique Geisel Library, named after Theodor Seuss Geisel -“Dr. Seuss” and appearing in UCSD’s logo. Higher education The University of California, San Diego is the center of higher education in La Jolla. UC La Jolla was the campus’s original name before it was changed to UC San Diego. UCSD is also part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.
National University is also located in La Jolla, the San Diego campuses are located elsewhere in the city and county. Among the many research institutes around UCSD and in the close by Torrey Pines Science Park is The Scripps Research Institute, the Burnham Institute and the Salk Institute.
La Jolla is belongs to the San Diego City Schools. Public schools are La Jolla Elementary, La Jolla High School. La Jolla Elementary was the first public school, established in 1896, the first classes in the Heald Store in the corner of Herschel Ave. and Wall Street but then moved to its now present place on Girard Avenue, Bird Rock Elementary, and Torrey Pines Elementary, as well as The Preuss
School UCSD, a public charter school. The neighborhood’s prep schools are The Bishop’s School, which is the first private school established in 1909, All Hallows Academy, Integral Elementary
School of La Jolla, Evans School, The Children’s School, Stella Maris Academy, The Gillispie School, and the Delphi Academy. La Jolla Country Day School is situated in the close-by neighborhood of University City.
Torrey Pines Golf Course is located in La Jolla, site where each January or February the PGA Tour event before known as the Buick Invitational but now since 2010 it is called the “Farmers Insurance Open”. Torrey Pines also hosted the 2008 U.S. Open. close-by is Black’s Beach, the de facto nude beach, and the Torrey Pines Gliderport.