Entertainment & Attractions

La Jolla combines the cultural energy of a big city with the convenience of a small community. Our entertainment venues are friendly and accessible without a lot of hassle. But they deliver powerhouse experiences that offer an escape from every day life. Night or day, regardless of the season, La Jolla captivates audiences of all kind.


La Jolla Playhouse

La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.

2910 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium provides ocean science education through creative exhibits, programs, and activities designed to help people use critical thinking, and to make science relevant to their daily lives. Birch Aquarium interprets Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the science used to study Earth, and inspiring public support of scientific endeavors.We promote conservation through education and research, believing that with increased understanding of the ocean, people will respect and protect the marine environment.

2300 Expedition Way La Jolla, CA 92037

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La Jolla Music Society

To enhance the vitality and deepen the cultural life of San Diego by presenting and producing a dynamic range of performing arts for our increasingly diverse community.

Box Office:
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue Suite #103
La Jolla, CA 92037

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

Rooted in San Diego for over 50 years, the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus enriches our lives through affordable concerts of ground-breaking, traditional and contemporary music.

9500 Gilman Drive, UCSD 0361
La Jolla, CA 92093-0361
(858) 534-4637

La Jolla Open Air Market

Every Sunday, the upper playground at La Jolla Elementary is transformed into a colorful, friendly and wholesome Farmer's Market. Come experience the community feel, with live music, handmade arts and crafts, diverse food offerings, and the freshest local fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

One of the largest and best farmers markets in San Diego, the Open Air Market continues to grow to become one of the premier weekly events for locals and tourists alike. Families and their kids can enjoy the live music, playgrounds, and spacious grass fields. The Market is open from 9am to 1pm.

Comedy Store

This legendary comic institution has become famous as a road stop for up-and-coming comedians. In its heyday, the club was rumored to have Robin Williams, David Letterman and Michael Keaton all on the same bill. Today, the Comedy Store still provides night after night of sidesplitting laughs, by way of touring acts and local open mic nights.


There are two fantastic movie theaters located just outside of the village in nearby University City, and each caters to a different kind of cinema buff.  With a dozen big screens, AMC La Jolla 12 features the latest box office blockbusters, with traditional concessions and digital surround sound. Across the street at Landmark Theater,, it's not uncommon to find obscure independent and Foreign Language films. Landmark is also known for its gourmet concessions, including what some call the finest popcorn in town. Both theaters are on Villa La Jolla Drive.

San Diego Attractions

La Jolla is just a short drive from SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo. A little further south, Coronado, PETCO Park, and the USS Midway are easily reachable destinations by car and public transportation. Driving north, La Jolla is minutes from Del Mar Fairgrounds. 

Seasonal Entertainment

All year long, La Jolla hosts a variety of community events, including book signings, outdoor concerts in the summer and other family entertainment, as well as signature events like La Jolla Motor Car Classic, San Diego Restaurant Week, Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament, July 4th fireworks, and the annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival. Make sure you do not miss these exciting events. Check the calendar for specific dates.

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