Best Places in La Jolla

Restaurants, Schools, and Youth Sports

La Jolla

The sunny seaside community of La Jolla truly embodies the Spanish translation of its name “The Jewel”.  From world-class shopping to shimmering ocean views, it is no surprise the La Jolla is one of the most affluent communities in the United States. It occupies 7 miles of coastline stretching from Pacific Beach to Del Mar. Home to some of the most picturesque beaches in California and only 12 miles north of downtown San Diego.

La Jolla is a hub of education. It is home to the University of California, San Diego. In addition, the local public and private schools are amongst the top in the nation. This academic community extends to the many research institutions such as the Salk institution, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum that also find residency in La Jolla.

Top 5 Family Restaurants

1. Sicilia Bella

Friendly authentic Sicilian style deli & cafe where you can enjoy a delicious meal or buy uncooked pasta to bring home.

2. The Taco Stand

A family owned taqueria with the best tacos north of the border featuring handmade tortillas and the freshest ingredients.

3. Masala Street

When you and the family are ready for something new, take a culinary journey through the flavor of India.

4. Prepkitchen

This relaxed beach restaurant offers indoor and patio seating. Their farm-to-table cuisine is remarkable, even the critics at Zagat have given accolades to their burger.

5. The Promiscuous Fork

Foodies can enjoy a diverse and unique menu at this cute and casual restaurant just walking distance from the beach.

Best Schools

Public Elementary

La Jolla Elementary School (K-5)

With a rich history of more than 100 years, LJES has a top rating of 10 from

Torrey Pines Elementary School (K-5)

California Gold Ribbon School for 2016, consistently ranking in the top performing schools in San Diego and has a top 10 from

High School

La Jolla High School

Built in 1940 this HS has been recognized as a top performer by Newsweek & US News and Review, 95% of their graduating class will attend a college or university


Bishops School (6-12)

#13 in Niche’s 2017 Best Private High Schools in Ca

La Jolla Country Day School (Preschool-12)

Receiving an A+ rating on their philosophy is “Inspiring Greatness for a Better World”

School Links

La Jolla Elementary 

Torrey Pines Elementary 

La Jolla High School 

Bishop Schools 

La Jolla Country Day School 


Youth Sports Programs

La Jolla Youth

A pony baseball league serving kids ages 4-14

Wind N Sea Swim Team

A USA Swimming Team that trains out of Coggan Family Aquatic Complex.

La Jolla Pop Warner Football & Cheer

Football and Cheer programs are offered for boys and girls ages 5-15.

La Jolla Youth Soccer League

A competitive and recreational league with a mission to provide a positive soccer community to the youth of La Jolla with a perfect fit for their competitive drive.

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

The Academy Tennis Program offers lessons, activities, and clinics to get your child into a sport they can love for a lifetime.

La Jolla Recreation Center

A city-run recreation center offering a variety of programs from soccer to variety shows.

Youth baseball 

Wind N Sea Swim Team

Pop Warner Football & Cheer 

Youth Beach & Tennis 

La Jolla Recreation Center