Other areas to stay in
La Jolla Shores
This popular mile long beach and residential community is just to the north of the village and is a relaxing and sea orientated place, which is an excellent choice to stay in. The beach is ideal for families as the waters are very clean, small waves and lovely sand to sunbathe on. Kellogg Park sits on top of the beach, which offers brilliant views of the ocean and surroundings as well as a picnic area and Scripps Pier is a fantastic place for a walk at sunset. The beach is also well used by boat goers as this can only be done in this area of La Jolla and the same goes for Kayakers too.
Close by is the Birch Aquarium, which is an award winning aquarium and hosts many interesting and fascinating exhibits on oceanic species from the Pacific Ocean from sharks to living coral reef as well as large kelp tank. All along the beachfront, there are various restaurants, shops, bars and hotels to pick from and the area is well connected to other parts of La Jolla with frequent buses and is a very safe neighbourhood.
La Jolla Height
This little area is nestled in the hills that overlook the La Jolla Shores, which is a peaceful and quiet part with some stunning hotels that have the best views. There are a few shops, restaurants and bars in this very safe neighbourhood to stay in, which has buses running through it as do taxis.
This area goes from Windansea Beach to the village, with the beach one of the best for surfing and receives some big swells but you will have to bring your own stuff as there are no facilities. Other beaches along the coastline include Sea Lane and Marine Street but are more for surfing and other water sports more than swimming. The area has many charming English-style cottages and is in walking distance of the village, which makes it a great place to stay in as it is also a very safe area. There are a good amount of shops, restaurants, bars and hotels to check out and are found along La Jolla Boulevard.
This area is just south of Beach-Barber Tract and is one of the premier locations in all of La Jolla to stay in as there are various sandy beaches and scenic coastal footpaths to explore as are the beautiful homes that have been built right on the beaches in true Californian style. There are also hotels dotted along the beach but the Camino de la Costa is known as the “street of dreams” as there is a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and hotels to choose from. The neighbourhood is just like the rest of La Jolla in terms of safety as there hardly any crime and the area has good transport links to the rest of the place.