La Jolla, located in California, is a 20 minute drive from downtown San Diego by going Interstate 5 north. Take the exit at Ardath Road, eventually Ardath Road will become Torrey Pines Road. Continue west on this road, and you’ll reach the village when you see Prospect Place. Turn right on Prospect Place and you’ll enter the heart of La Jolla.
On average, around 7,000 people will visit La Jolla every day. With so many people coming to such a small place, you can almost bet that finding a parking place is a chore. There isn’t any parking meters, although many of the streets closest to the water do have one hour time limits. You can go a little farther out for two hour parking, although you’ll have to observe the time limits. Even in off season, parking enforcement is really enforced here.
Even during the off season, finding a parking place is very hard to do. The streets are almost always crowded, although for good reason. La Jolla is an excellent tourist attraction, with plenty of water and fun for the entire family.
If you pay close attention when you visit, you can find a few paid lots that are scattered around the town. If you get closer to the downtown area, the lots will be a little bit cheaper.
Your best bet when visiting La Jolla might be a parking lot that’s well hidden – so few people will notice it. If you turn downhill on Coast Blvd from Prospect, you’ll find it on the left, right across from the Cave Store. Keep in mind though, vehicles over 6’5″ won’t fit through.