When California became a state in 1850, the La Jolla area was incorporated as part of the chartered City of San Diego. Located 15 minutes from downtown, the quaint village that anchors this enclave has retained the charm of the art colony that it once was. A regional cultural center, The Village is home not only to world-class art galleries but also to the Museum of Contemporary Art, which features post-1950 works created in all media. The Anthenaeum Museum & Arts Library, one of only 16 nonprofit membership libraries in the United States, presents 150 programs annually, including concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and galas.
For those who want to escape the din and uniformity of shopping malls, The Village offers its visitors the pleasure of strolling along charming streets lined with both one-of-a kind boutiques and well-known, upscale stores.
The Village’s great variety of restaurants ranges from casual dining venues to some of the finest establishments that San Diego affords, many with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.