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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, is one of these neighborhoods.
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.
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