What and Where Is La Jolla, California Anyway Your FAQs Answered

Part of the reason why I write this is to familiarize people with La Jolla, California who otherwise might not be aware of what or where it is.

Here, I’ll highlight why our seaside community makes an excellent base for a San Diego family vacation and sprinkle in fun facts that even residents may not know.

Before we go any further, La Jolla is pronounced La-HOY-a. Our mail can be a wreck with misspelling at times so to prevent this, I spell out La Jolla every time I verbally give out my address.

How do you pronounce La Jolla?

The meaning of La Jolla is slightly complicated to explain. Residents will tell you that La Jolla means “The Jewel” in Spanish.

What does La Jolla mean?

La Jolla, California coastline includes 7 miles of beach starting at Pacific Beach on the south and ending at the Del Mar border on the north side. At least, this is the most widely accepted demarcation.

Where is La Jolla, California located?

The temperature in La Jolla ranges from 50°F to 77°F throughout the year. It rarely dips below 44°F or exceeds 85°F (it does during seasonal Santa Ana winds). We have a pretty mild Mediterranean-like climate. I know, it’s pretty awesome.

What is La Jolla weather like?

For a small seaside community, the list of things to do in La Jolla is quite long. La Jolla beaches are famous for their surf, white sand, and La Jolla tide pools during low tides.

What are the famous attractions?

Outside of beachgoing, people visit because they want to see these top attractions and landmarks: La Jolla Cove La Jolla seals and sea lions Birch Aquarium at Scripps San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park

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