Located 15 minutes north from downtown San Diego, the charming village of La Jolla combines a southern European resort atmosphere with Southern California fun. Drive to the top of Mount Soledad for breathtaking, 360-degree views of San Diego, including the gently curving La Jolla coastline and Mission Bay. Back down on Prospect Street, stroll into ritzy boutiques and lovely art galleries. For snorkeling and swimming, enjoy the gentle waves of La Jolla Cove. Up the coast at La Jolla Shores, paddle close to cliffs, caves and sea lions with La Jolla Kayak. Or enter the world of sharks, seahorses and living coral reefs at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.