La Jolla is located off Interstate 5 from La Jolla Parkway. Pronounced 'La Hoiya', this is an upscale artist community nestled comfortably into the hillside overlooking the ocean. Ask any San Diegan where their favorite place in San Diego is and they'll say, "La Jolla". There are many great hotel and restaurant options in La Jolla. Activities include swimming, sunbathing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and shopping. Spend the day shopping several blocks of upscale boutiques throughout the Village of La Jolla in the center of town. Torrey Pines State Park & Beach is just north of La Jolla which offers hiking trails along unique coastal bluffs and a Visitor Center. Visit the nearby Birch Aquarium at Scripps for a glimpse at local sea life. Explore the La Jolla Caves by sea kayak or by staircase through the La Jolla Cave Store. Peruse paintings, sculptures, film, photography and more at the Museum of Contemporary Art.