Getting To La Jolla

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.

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