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UCSD and the International House are located in La Jolla, California. La Jolla is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of San Diego, located 12 miles (19 km) north of Downtown San Diego. The climate is mild with an average daily temperature of 70.5°F (21.4°C).

Although living off campus in La Jolla is costly, La Jolla is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three sides and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches along the west coast, providing the perfect setting for recreational activities such as surfing, bike riding and sunbathing. Downtown La Jolla is a beautiful community lined with restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques, perfect for a stroll or having a nice evening. 

Short walk from I-House


  • This beach listing gives locations of all the major local beaches, directions and information about bus routes, and information about activities that can be done at each beach.

Other Area Attractions/Activities

Transportation Options

  • Metropolitan Transit System Timetables and locations of public transportation in San Diego County.
  • Amtrak Information about Amtrak schedules and destinations.
  • COASTER Information about COASTER schedules to get to downtown San Diego.