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