La Jolla, also known as “The Jewel” of America’s finest city of San Diego. This affluent seaside community located just 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego, is not only know for it’s beautiful beaches, but it’s fine restaurants, outdoor activities, art galleries and European feel. Downtown La Jolla is noted for jewelry stores, boutiques, upscale restaurants and hotels. Prospect Street and Girard Avenue are also shopping and dining districts. The Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1941, is located just above the waterfront in what was originally the 1915 residence of philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. The museum has a permanent collection with more than 3,500 post-1950 American and European works, including paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographic art, design objects and video works. The museum was renamed Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in 1990 to recognize its regional significance.
La Jolla is the location of Torrey Pines Golf Course, site each year of a PGA Tour. Torrey Pines also hosted the 2008 U.S. Open. Nearby are Black’s Beach and the Torrey Pines Gliderport.
Beaches and ocean access include Windansea Beach, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove and Children’s Pool Beach. For many years, La Jolla has been the host of a rough water swim at La Jolla Cove.