San Diego, California audio tour: La Jolla: The Riviera of California

La Jolla: The Riviera of California

Walking Tour

45 mins

About the Tour

Curious about La Jolla’s backstory? Lace up your sneakers. It’s time to soak in the glory and magnificence of La Jolla by immersing yourself in the story, history and architecture of this sun-kissed seaside community.
If you’re visiting Southern California, you don’t want to miss this location-based audio tour. Take in the feel, allure and romance of this coastal paradise. Put on your earbuds and stroll the streets of the downtown village of La Jolla with this GPS tour as your guide. You can Tour Feely - stop and start at your leisure.
Go back in time to discover fascinating fun facts about La Jolla’s early days. Discover the influence of Ellen Browning Scripps and view historical sites designed by architect Irving Gill. Take in an expansive vista from a tucked-away historic observation deck. See and hear the seals and sea lions barking at the Children’s Pool. (Tour in the spring during pupping season!) See Dr. Seuss original artworks along the way! Finish up swinging by the La Valencia Hotel, where Hollywood luminaries like Gregory Peck and Dorothy Maguire stayed and have a delicious Whaler drink at the bar.

Tour Producer


Mindy Flanagan

Mindy Grout Flanagan created her first GPS tour in her hometown of La Jolla. She felt very fortunate to grow up in a family that had a deep love for the sporty lifestyle La Jolla afforded. Later in life, Mindy found great pleasure working as a Career Advisor for UC San Diego Extension, where she helps others make their avocation their vocation. Mindy co-founded TourFreely with her husband, Jerry Flanagan, because she believes in following the footsteps of your passion and helping others to do the same. She also knows that getting out and exploring your own region or new regions can be one of life’s simple joys.

Major Landmarks

  • The Cove Beach

  • La Valencia Hotel

  • Museum of Contemporary Art

  • The Cave Store

  • Legends Gallery

  • Children’s Pool Ellen Browning Scripps Park

Directions to Starting Point

Start on Prospect Street in front Eddie V’s Prime Seafood at 1270 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037. Directions,-117.271310 The restaurant overlooks the La Jolla Cove and the sparkling ocean.
Conveniently located by bus. If coming by bus - the #30 bus drops off at Torrey Pines Road & Prospect Pl. It’s just a five-minute walk (down Prospect) to the starting point at Eddie V’s.

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Places to stop along the way

La Jolla, with its small-town vibe, is home to memorable landmarks and expansive breath-taking vistas. No trip to this beach paradise is complete without visiting: The Cove Beach, La Valencia Hotel, Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cave Store - visit Sunny Jim’s Cave, Legends Gallery,
and the Children’s Pool. Enjoy an ocean view picnic in Ellen Browning Scripps Park. On your journey you will pass some popular dining spots, that the locals enjoy, including Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Duke’s La Jolla, George’s at the Cove, Jose’s Court Room, Brockton Villa and the La Valencia Hotel.

Best time of day

Ideally, it’s best to start before 10am, especially on the weekends. Sunny days are best! The parking will be easier, the earlier you start.


Enjoy the tour – Be vigilant by watching for traffic, bikes and scooters. By accessing our GPS tour, you are agreeing to release all liability. Tour at your own risk.


An overall enjoyable walking tour that offers insightful waypoints and top notch scenery leaving you wanting to hear and see more. Highly recommend.

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La Jolla: The Riviera of California