La Jolla, (Pronounced: La Hoy-yah), in Spanish means "The Jewel." It is the Jewel of San Diego
. La Jolla is located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego. It has wonderful beaches, cultural activities, and fine restaurants. La Jolla is an exquisite combination of a southern European resort atmosphere and Southern California fun. In addition to fine restaurants, beautiful beaches, and art galleries, La Jolla is home to renowned institutions, such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum. This is in addition to the University of California, San Diego.
La Jolla is located in San Diego County within the San Diego city limits between Del Mar and Pacific Beach along Interstate 5 near the Pacific Ocean.