Sightseeing in La Jolla

La Jolla is a hilly, seaside, affluent community of San Diego City, California, United States of America. It stretches across 7 miles of the Pacific Ocean coastline. Its major neighborhoods are La Jolla Farms, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Heights, and Hidden Valley, to mention but a few.

The city offers numerous resources and opportunities for all calibers of persons ranging from tourists to entrepreneurs to students and just about every other person.

One of the most outstanding things that a person can do in the city, which subsequently forms the basis of the proceeding discourse, is sightseeing. Sightseeing basically entails visiting particular places of interest in a specific locality.

La Jolla has the following places of interest that may be of significance to any would-be visitor:

Mt. Soledad Memorial

It is a Christian cross that is erected on top of Mount Soledad as a tribute to all the branches of the Armed Forces of the United States of America servicemen and servicewomen for their active participation insofar as defending the freedoms, rights and liberties of Americans are concerned. It was designed by architect Donald Campbell and measures around 29 feet (8.8 meters) tall and 12 feet (3.7 meters) wide (arm spread).

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

It is an art museum that is focused on collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting popular works of art from the 1950s to the present day. It was established in 1941 and is located in 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, California 92037, United States. It stocks more than 30 contemporary pieces of art work featuring such popular personalities and artists as Ad Dekkers, Christo, Craig Kauffman, Elisabeth Giesberger, Franz Kline, Jules Olitski, Piero Manzoni, Ron Davis, and Vance E. Kondon, among others.

Wisteria Cottage

This building is located in 780 Prospect Street, La Jolla, California 92037, United States. It is home to the La Jolla Historical Society which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to discover, collect, and preserve La Jolla’s heritage through the activities of collections, advocacy, and programs. Some of the most recent exhibitions include: Scripps on Prospect: Evolution of Villa and Cottage (September 2013-May 2014); and Climate Change: Midcentury Modern La Jolla (May–September 2014).

The 12 Green Dragon Buildings

This is basically a complex of boutiques and galleries that are located in downtown La Jolla, San Diego, California area. The complex provides breathtaking views of the adjacent ocean as well as the La Jolla scenery. It is mainly handy for visitors who would wish to take a break from the busy and demanding lifestyles of the typical urban area. It has consequently served as a retreat for musicians, composers, artists, and architects and also provides excellent tourists opportunities for any potential visitors.

Torrey Pines Golf Course

This is a 36-hole municipal golf course which is owned by San Diego city. It is located on the coastal cliffs that overlook the adjacent Pacific Ocean. Each January or February, it hosts the PGA Tours that draws spectators from all over the United States of America and also offers an excellent sightseeing opportunity for viewers.

Final Verdict

It is worth noting that La Jolla indeed has more places of interests to offer which, due to the limitations of space, could not be completely enumerated. It is thus incumbent upon the would-be visitor to conduct thorough due diligence first before embarking on the task of visiting the community.