May 18, 2024
La Jolla Village Tour

La Jolla Village Tour

A trip to sunny La Jolla isn’t complete with a tour of the city’s downtown area, known by locals as the village. With trendy shops, galleries, and nice places to eat, La Jolla Village is something you need to tour on foot to appreciate.

If you are traveling from a distance and must drive to the village, parking is not easy. The downtown streets offer two hour free parking, although your best bet will probably be one of the garages along Fay Avenue where a flat rate will ease your mind of parking worries for the entire day.

Once you have found a place to park, you should begin your tour at the corner of Fay Avenue and Prospect Street. Here, you’ll find some of the most famous restaurants in the downtown area, including Moondoggie’s and Il Forno.

As you pass by the restaurants, you’ll see the Arcade Building, which resembles an old hybrid style. The Arcade Building leads to an alleyway with many specialty shops.

After you explore the treasures of the Arcade Building alley, continue your tour North along Prospect Street and you’ll come to a stretch of art galleries. If you appreciate art, you’ll love everything the village has to offer you.

Just across the street from the art galleries, you’ll find The Grande Colonial Hotel. This hotel is famous and well known for its rate of $1 per day since the opening in 1913, has been renovated many times and now ranks as one of the best landmarks in La Jolla Village.

As you continue your walk down Prospect Street, you’ll encounter Girard Avenue, which offers you plenty of shops and eateries.