La Jolla is usually on everyone's list when they visit San Diego and is always bustling with tourists and locals and is often referred to as “the jewel” of San Diego. It’s surrounded on three sides by the sea and backs up along the steep slopes of Mt. Soledad. The coastal views and quaint village setting gives it a Mediterranean feel. The area gives off an upscale, yet casual vibe that is appropriate for all ages with a wide variety of accommodations and activities. There are multiple upscale and luxury hotels, plus casual or fine dining, world-class shops, museums and art galleries, plus multiple outdoor excursions and activities.