2 - 3 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the La Jolla Tour
Explore beautiful La Jolla, the Jewel of San Diego, with a self-guided audio tour! Discover the iconic landmarks of this famous California town as you drive, from world-renowned ocean views to historic homes. On the La Jolla tour learn about the early struggles with drinkable water, it’s historic figures like Ellen Scripps and Dr. Seuss, and its growth into a “Jewel” of the California coastline. Explore Coast Boulevard, La Jolla Cove, and Prospect Ave. This self-guided driving tour allows you to explore La Jolla with maximum flexibility and value.
About the La Jolla Tour
Drive through Ellen Browning Scripps Park, named for one of the most important figures behind La Jolla’s rapid expansion.
Explore Cuvier Park, the most popular place in San Diego to tie the knot. In fact, it’s such a beloved destination for soon-to-be-married couples that some call it The Wedding Bowl. Given its picturesque location by the water, I’m sure you can see why.
Ahead, on the right as you drive. La Jolla Tide Pools, La Jolla’s history didn’t begin when humans arrived here. Life on the Pacific coast has been thriving for millions of years.
The white Spanish-revival building with terracotta shingles and arched windows is a must for lovers of the arts. It’s the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is Considered one of the most unique veterans memorials in America. The only memorial that honors veterans, living or deceased, from the revolutionary war to the current war on terror, with an image of the veteran.
Next exploring the Windansea is what’s known as a surf break. Rocky obstructions under the water here cause waves to break and also form those classic barrel-shaped curls that make for radical surfing.
It’s hard to miss Belmont Park, La Jolla’s beachfront amusement park, with its iconic Giant Dipper roller coaster that’s been designated a National Historic Landmark.
Starting Point Address: The Cave Store, 1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037
What You'll See
Welcome to La Jolla Cove
Red Roof and Red Rest
Ellen Browning Scripps Park
La Jolla Woman's Club
St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
La Valencia Hotel
Children's Pool Beach
ALT: The Cave Store
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Welcome to La Jolla Cove
Stop 3: Children's Pool Beach
Stop 6 : Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Stop 10 : Seal Rock
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket.