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Neighborhood Guide: La Jolla

The well-manicured coastal village offers unique eats, boutique shopping, and world-class art.


Windansea Beach | Photo by Kaushik Chowdhury

La Jolla This Month

January 22
Opening of Laugh-In: Art, Comedy, Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art

January 31
The Darrell Hammond Project, La Jolla Playhouse

Windansea Beach

When La Jolla Shores is packed and the surf at Black’s is too high, try this hidden shoreline for great sunsets and surfing. Near Neptune Place and Bonair Street

Hi Sweetheart

The something-for-everyone lineup at this charming gift boutique includes colorful kitchenware, stationery, accessories, toys, and more. 7920 Ivanhoe Avenue

Catania SD

From the team behind Prepkitchen and Whisknladle comes a new eatery serving coastal Italian fare located in the former Jack’s space atop the soon-to-open La Plaza shopping center. 7863 Girard Avenue



The stylish taqueria recently added a sit-down dining area designed by L.A. artist Thomas Schoos. Ample stroller parking is a plus for families. 1026 Wall Street

Murals of La Jolla

A collaboration between the Athenaeum and La Jolla Community Foundation, this DIY walking tour encompasses 13 murals throughout the village. muralsoflajolla.com

Murals of La Jolla | Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann


The oldest continuously family-owned bookstore in the country is a neighborhood staple for books and gifts, and hosts impressive author events with the likes of Hillary Clinton and David Sedaris. 7812 Girard Avenue

El Pescador Fish Market

Simple, fresh seafood since 1974—even with the 2013 expansion, no wonder there’s always a line outside this La Jolla favorite. 627 Pearl Street

Museum of Contemporary Art | Photo by Pablo Mason

Museum of Contemporary Art

The La Jolla branch of San Diego’s contemporary art forum boasts mixed media exhibits, frequent events, and free admission every third Thursday of the month, not to mention ocean views from its patio. 700 Prospect Street

The Cottage

La Jolla Brewing Company

Craft beer meets style at this upscale brewpub, where the outdoor patio has fire pits, five in-house brews, and rotating seasonal flavors on tap. 7536 Fay Avenue

The Cottage  

This quaint corner restaurant serves all three meals, but its classic American brunch is the standout. Try the stuffed French toast and trust that the wait is worth it. 7702 Fay Avenue

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