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Where is La Jolla, California?

October 25, 2011 | By | Reply More


La Jolla is a community within the city of San Diego – located 12 miles from downtown.

I started writing “La Jolla Travel Information” 3 years ago because I want visitors to get the most from the time they spend in my community.

However, it recently occurred to me that while I was busy leading you off the beaten path in La Jolla, I may have overlooked some critical information…

Do you know where La Jolla is?

The city of San Diego is located in the southwest corner of the United States – just above the border with Mexico and along the Pacific coast. It is the 8th largest city in the U. S. and is comprised of many distinct and diverse communities. La Jolla, located 12 miles from downtown San Diego, is one of these neighborhoods. The city of Los Angeles is 110 miles north of La Jolla.

I often refer to La Jolla as “San Diego’s favorite coastal community,” because our beautiful beaches, scenic sandstone cliffs, marine wildlife, restaurants, hotels, shops, architecture, ocean viewpoints, luxury homes, and colorful plant life draw visitors from across the city and around the world.

The population of San Diego is more than 1.3 million people. Of that number, about 32,000 residents live in La Jolla, which is itself divided into smaller neighborhoods, such as The Shores, the “Village,” Bird Rock, and others. La Jolla Lodging By Location helps clarify these various neighborhoods.

In my next post, I’ll suggest ways to get to La Jolla – because I really want you to come and visit.

Photo credit: ADAMS / HANSEN STOCK PHOTOS.

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Elizabeth Hansen

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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