Downtown La Jolla
Tell Me About Downtown La Jolla
Downtown La Jolla is similar to “Park Place” in the game Monopoly. This extraordinary street is home to the crème de la crème of restaurants, shopping, finance and more. It’s like a beach-side Rodeo Drive, but with more culture and diversity.
The “Jewel” La Jolla: This famous street is part of what makes La Jolla the jewel that it is. It’s probably one of the cleanest streets around. You can fill your morning or afternoon with a simple walk filled with window-shopping.
Downtown La Jolla is home to the historic La Valencia Hotel. This elegant hotel is located on top of La Jolla Cove, amidst the cool, calm breeze of the Pacific Ocean. La Valencia, open since 1926, offers a fresh Southern California feel, with luxury hotel rooms, suites and ocean villas. Located along Prospect Street, this world-class hotel reflects the understated opulence of the area.
Just steps away from the hotel one can find shopping that suits any fancy. Prospect Street is lined with the museums, galleries and shopping for everything from jewelry to custom furnishing to flowers. This unique little street is also home to some amazing restaurants.
The most popular restaurant on the street is George’s at the Cove. This 3-story upscale contemporary restaurant has a level for every occasion. The newly renovated California Modern Room is located on the bottom floor, and brings a whole new meaning to the term “fine dining.” The Pacific View Bar is pretty self-explanatory. The view and atmosphere must be witnessed first hand, and its beauty still cannot compare to their Ocean Terrace level.
If there is only one activity that you have time for while visiting La Jolla, we recommend that you just enjoy the sunset, preferably after enjoying one of our bike tours or kayak tours of course. Might we suggest George’s Terrace for partaking in the sunset? This amazing view is difficult to beat, and the restaurant’s cuisine is unrivaled. We definitely recommend a trip to George’s in La Jolla, as their casual setting allows you to enjoy your table without need for a sport coat. Visit our San Diego Restaurants page for other eatery tips.