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Our Neighborhood

Aerial view of La Jolla Shores and village, and Scripps Pier - photo UC San Diego Communications and Public Affairs

UC San Diego 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 can be 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.

A Short Walk from I-House:


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

Other Area Attractions & Activities:

Transportation Options: