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La Jolla

With a backdrop of rolling hills, La Jolla sits like a picture – postcard village, nestled along seven miles of curving Southern California coastline.
It’s name ( pronounced La Hoya ) translates to ‘ the jewel “ in Spanish and is an appropriate description of this many- faceted little town where legendary sunsets are a daily occurrence.

La Jolla Cove in one of the most spectacular settings in San Diego County attracting divers, snorkelers and swimmers to it’s jewel- blue waters.

The neighboring Ellen Browning Scripps Park is popular for picnics by the sea, and La Jolla Shores, at the northern end of La Jolla, is a long flat beach ideal for families and surfers.
Each year, La Jolla hosts a number of special events including the Buick Invitational of California at the Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Culturally inclined visitors appreciate La Jolla’s wealth of fine arts, science, theater and music. The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, on Prospect Street, displays it’s collection of works created since 1945. Located on the UCSD campus are the Tony Award- winning La Jolla Playhouse and the Stuart Collection, a unique collection of works by leading artists of our time.

Nearby Birch Aquarium at Scripps presents undersea creatures in realistic habitats as well as interactive exhibits.
The La Jolla Chamber Music Society is San Diego’s premier classical music presenter offering Summer- Fest La Jolla each August. Shoppers delight in exploring La Jolla’s Prospect Street, sometimes called the “ Rodeo Drive” of San Diego for it’s upscale boutiques brimming with designer clothing, jewelry, fine art and antiques.

La Jolla is also one of San Diego’s most desirable dining destinations.
Food aficionados can enjoy sweeping ocean views while feasting on award- winning cuisine prepared by highly- acclaimed chefs. Overnight visitors can choose from a wide variety of accommodations, including bed- and- breakfast inns, European- style boutique hotels, filled with tradition and charm.

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