Know Your Neighborhood: La Jolla
Welcome to our Know Your Neighborhood series, where we profile some of the country’s most exciting towns, hotspots, and less-visited thoroughfares. Take the road less traveled as you eat, sleep, play, and discover all that these destinations have to offer!
Tucked within the city limits of San Diego, La Jolla is a beautiful seaside community featuring miles of dramatic coastline. In addition to being one of the most popular beach destinations in California, La Jolla is a hub for foodies, outdoor adventurers, and culture lovers alike. Here are our suggestions for the perfect day (or weekend) in this breathtaking spot:
Dine on the water:
For a leisurely afternoon of cocktails, fish tacos, and stunning ocean views, head to George’s at the Cove. Enjoy the seafood-centric menu and take in the sights of La Jolla Cove as you soak in the Southern California sun!
Embrace your inner art critic:
If you’re a visual arts enthusiast (or you just like to look at pretty things), you’ll certainly enjoy a stroll through La Jolla’s downtown area, which is bustling with amazing galleries. See here for a comprehensive list.
Discover world class theater:
Head to the historic La Jolla Playhouse, a Tony Award-winning regional theater, to discover some of Southern California’s most exciting theatrical premieres. This month, experience Wild Goose Dreams, a lyrical and humorous world-premiere play featuring original music and an a cappella chorus. Enter the daily mobile Lottery for a chance to win $19 tickets, exclusively on TodayTix!
If a night of theater makes you want to relax the evening away, head to Rock Bottom Brewery for a delicious post-show drink. To sweeten the deal, this gastropub chain offers a 20% discount for La Jolla Playhouse patrons!
Whether you’re into swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, or all of the above, head to La Jolla’s best known beach for an afternoon of outdoor fun. The Cove is a popular destination for water sports, so put on your swimsuit and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by sea, sky, and beautiful cliffs.
Try something new:
Feeling a little risqué? Head to Black’s Beach, an alternative to the often-crowded Cove, and enjoy one of the largest nude beaches in the country!