Fun Things To Do In La Jolla Village - San Diego,CA

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Fun Things To Do In La Jolla Village


ü     Prospect Street: shopping or just window shopping, there are a lot of great shops, cafes and restaurants off prospect, many with ocean view! Prospect is the main street through The  Village of La Jolla and streets like Herschel, Girard & Fay all intersect with a treasure trove of their own shops too.

ü     The La Jolla Historical Society: come learn about La Jolla’s heritage, historical sites & buildings. This non-profit hosts events throughout the year, like my favorite: the Secret Garden Tour every Spring!

La Jolla Historical Society 

Phone: (858) 459-5335

Wisteria Cottage Gallery
780 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Open Noon to 4pm Thursday – Sunday



ü     Sunny Jim’s Cave (Store) aka The Cave Store: You walk into what seems like a typical gift sghop, only to discover a passageway atop 145 steps staright down to a sea cave. The cave was named "Sunny Jim" by Frank Baum, who wrote 'The Wizard Oz'. Mostly because the opening resembles a cartoon character, Sunny Jim, who was a mascot for the British Force Wheat cereal products in the 1920's.


1325 Coast Blvd

La Jolla, CA 92037 



ü     La Jolla Cove: people watching, sea lion watching, swimming, snorkeling & scuba diving all happen here in this amazing natural cove.

ü     Scripps Park @ La Jolla Cove: is a sprawling ocean front grassy area where you can read, play sports, picnic, enjoy the ocean views and so on


ü     La Valencia Hotel is an iconic pink fixture in The Village. This 1926  Vintage luxury hotel offers amazing rooms (yes we’ve stayed in two different suites so far), ocean views, amazing food & drinks and hosts many events like weddings and Rotary among many others. A great place to stop in for a meal or enjoy cocktails and (on certain evenings) live music.


1132 Prospect Street

La Jolla CA, 92037




ü     Children’s pool & Children’s Pool Observation Walkway: for a great place to be in the ocean, but still on “dry” land. You may get splashed out here from time to time, but it’s a fun walk. The pool has been taken over by sea lions and is most of the time either closed to humans or highly discouraging human interaction with the sea life on the beach level, but the walkway is nearly always open.

850 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037



ü     Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla: a wonderful place to take in different exhibits or host an event. The have a wonderful after 5pm happy hour during the summer months and a full schedule of exhibits & collections.

700 Prospect St. La Jolla CA 92037



ü     The Coast Walk Trail: one of my favorites (and my dog Peroni's too-pictured above on the trail). It actually has a trail head just outside the Cave Store. A beautiful and relatively short coastal cliffs walk with amazing views of coastal La Jolla. This tral basically connects La Jolla Shores to La Jolla Cove.


There are many more things to do, see and experience in La Jolla Village, La Jolla Shores and Bird Rock, to name a few. I’ll be posting more here as well as new blog posts in the coming weeks! 

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Comments (1)

Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Fun things to do in La Jolla.  Thanks for sharing your city Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor It's been a few years since we visited southern CA including La Jolla.  Great area

Mar 26, 2016 11:48 AM