Best Things to Do
La Jolla

Exploring California's "Jewel by the Sea" in San Diego County

What's in a name? In the case of La Jolla, with its perfect year-round weather and gorgeous scenery, the moniker "Jewel by the Sea" really works. (Although technically it's an ocean.) Once the railroad reached the beach community in the early 1890s, it blossomed as an artist community. Newspaper heiress Ellen Browning Scripps was a financial catalyst and the Scripps name is ever present today. Just north of downtown San Diego, La Jolla is a sophisticated oceanside village reminiscent of the Côte d'Azur with plenty to do.

That's why GAYOT has a compiled a list of the Best Things to Do in La Jolla, from shopping on Prospect Street to exploring caves to visiting art galleries and museums. Whether you want to be active or lounge, this coastal city will suit your vibe. Explore the greater surrounding area with this list of the best things to do in San Diego.