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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are free things to do in La Jolla?

    • La Jolla Shores Beach
    • Kellogg Park
    • Seals at the Children's Pool
    • La Jolla Cove
    • Shell Beach Tide Pools
    • The La Jolla Caves
    • La Jolla Murals
    • Windansea Beach
    • La Jolla Open Aire Market
    • The Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla
    • Edwards Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial
  • How far is La Jolla from San Diego?

    La Jolla, California is 14 driving miles from San Diego. It takes about 20 minutes by car to drive to San Diego, depending on the time of day and traffic.
  • How far is La Jolla from San Diego airport?

    La Jolla is 14.7 miles via I-5 N to San Diego International Airport. The drive is about 30 minutes to SAN from La Jolla.
  • When can you see the seals in La Jolla?

    One of the most famous La Jolla attractions are the wild seals and sea lions that are always at the La Jolla shoreline. The best place to see La Jolla seals and sea lions is along Coast Boulevard from the from the sea caves at La Jolla Cove to the Children's Pool, including Shell Beach and the Seal Rock. You can walk La Jolla's famous one-mile sea lion trail in less than half an hour.
  • What is La Jolla known for?

    Known as the jewel of San Diego, La Jolla is famous for its gorgeous beaches, excellent surfing and scuba diving, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Playhouse and La Jolla Cove with its rich marine life and sea lions. Downtown La Jolla offers luxury shopping and trendy dining.
  • Can you BBQ on the beach in San Diego?

    Several beaches in San Diego County and La Jolla allow barbeque grills and fires on the sands. La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club offers a private beach for guests and members with beach party barbeque rentals including tables, chairs, and grills to cook your own food with ocean views.
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