La Jolla Stroll: Self-Guided Audio Tour Experience
4.5
17 Ratings
San Diego
Embark on a self-guided audio tour of La Jolla, exploring its rich history and stunning beauty. Discover fascinating facts, hear from passionate locals, and enjoy complete control over your experience.
Duration: 1 hour
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Legends Gallery - The tour passes by Legends Gallery which has an ongoing display of Dr. Seuss’ art.
  • La Valencia Hotel - The tour passes by the La Valencia Hotel and gives you the opportunity to walk through its doors if you want to/have the time.
  • Girard Avenue and Prospect Street - The tour begins on Prospect Street and passes briefly onto Girard Avenue before rejoining Prospect street once again.
  • St James by-The-Sea Episcopal Church - The tour passes by one of La Jolla’s oldest churches: the St James by-The-Sea Episcopal Church
  • Cuvier Park - The Wedding Bowl - The tour briefly passes this popular wedding destination.
  • Children’s Pool - The tour passes by the Children’s Pool, another gift from Ellen Browning Scripps to the children of La Jolla that provided a safe place to swim.
  • Ellen Browning Scripps Park - The tour passes by the Ellen Browning Scripps Park. It is the perfect place to stop for a picnic if you brought some snacks and drinks with you.
  • Sunny Jim Cave - The tour ends outside the Sunny Jim Sea Cave. This tour doesn’t take you into the cave but does provide some background information on the cave.
  • La Jolla - This self-guided audio tour takes you through La Jolla.
What's Included
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Lifetime access to tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
What's Not Included
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Additional Information

Keen on learning about the past of La Jolla? Strap on your walking shoes and immerse yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this coastal haven with our self-directed strolling tour.

• Gain deep insights into the rich history and intriguing facts about La Jolla’s earliest times
• Get to know from experts Mindy and Jerry Flanagan, devoted locals and initiators of Tour Freely
• Take the entire tour in 45 minutes or take your time at particular locations, you have full control over your starting and ending points
• Avail endless use before and after your tour booking
• Enjoy the virtual tour mode from the comfort of your home

Upon booking, you’ll receive a ticket with guide notes and an individual code mentioned under “Before You Go”. All you need to do is download the VoiceMap app and input your specific code.

The application provides you with the route to the starting point. When you get there, just plug in your headphones and hit start. VoiceMap features automatic GPS playback, with directional instructions. You can also access it without an internet connection.

  • The tour is wheelchair accessible, except at the end of the tour, when the guide says to return to starting location you can go up the steps. There is an alternate route available to bypass the steps. Simply continue in the same direction on Coast Blvd., up the hill to Prospect Street. When you reach Prospect Street, cross the street, turn right and head back to the starting point. Additionally, please note, there are a couple of steep hills. We are aware that there may be special requirements. We want our tours to be accessible to everyone, so if you have any questions or concerns, please contact ToursFreely.
Location
1270 Prospect St
Prospect Street
Start on Prospect Street in front Eddie V’s Prime Seafood at 1270 Prospect St La Jolla, CA. Before arrival, install the VoiceMap app and use the code provided on your ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart any time and complete at your own pace.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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(17 Ratings)
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Alfred_j
Nov 2, 2023
A great tour! - app was very user friendly and, as it is GPS driven, it just start by itself when you reach important places. it also tells you you are lost as you took the wrong turn. Specific guide was a local and spoke very clearly. Great value!
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Cathy_m
May 5, 2023
Great value ! - Such a great idea to walk around with the voice app explaining what your seeing. Great value and made our walk much more enjoyable and interesting.
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Nomi_s
Feb 23, 2023
Thought the city to the shore to discover the magic! - Never did an audio tour like this before, but highly recommend it. Guided by a native to La Jolla, you learn the little secrets of history and fun. The crescendo was perfect to. This tour was a great experience!
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Vicki
Jan 12, 2023
La Jolla walk thru town and by the water - Easy to follow - not too long with some interesting facts. The walk by the water is part of the tour and is beautiful. If you have time, this is an easy way to guide you and learn about the town.
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Csegobia
Nov 22, 2022
Excellent Walking Tour of Downtown La Jolla - Such an insightful, educational and scenic walking tour of La Jolla. Loved it! Especially where the first margarita in the states was served, the #1 wedding location and Sunny Jim's Cave.
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Sherry_b
Oct 26, 2022
Easy to use Great resource. - Tour was great! Informative and easy to use. The narrator knew her stuff and made it interesting. We loved the fact that we go go at our own pace.
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Judym76
Nov 8, 2021
Local flavor - Plenty of info about the community Nice that a native is the narrator Fun to know why the streets are in alpha order Well worth the small cost
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S1847wtirisg
Nov 2, 2022
Great Overview/Walk - Nice walk and great overview of LaJolla. App was a little tricky to figure out, but once I did I enjoyed the walk.
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April_p
Mar 28, 2022
Spring break 2022 - Listening to the tour at our own pace! And getting in a workout at the same time :-). A side note: the only reason I didn't give it a five star , I was having issues with guided tour on my android phone. I had to share earpods with my daughter using her apple phone. Other than that it was an amazing audio guided tour.
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Jkandlcminer
Jan 17, 2022
Self guided Tour using own phones - Tour information was excellent and presenter was easy to understand. Would highly recommend and will use again. Areas that could be improved: There is a learning curve to any new process. It would be helpful if there was some way to practice rather then standing on the sidewalk in the middle of the city. Need better starting directions. Use building numbers to insure going in the right direction. Tour did cut out for some reason (apps on my phone maybe or loss of signal). It was not clear how to handle this situation. We started app from beginning and clicked on the marker for where we lost the signal. Biggest issue for us was that we each had the app on our phone and they were not in sync. One person would stop walking to listen and others were hearing nothing. Didn't know if app had quit or just was delayed for some reason. Using bluetooth with one phone and ear buds would have been much better. Still, all in all it was a great way to learn at our own pace and hope the technology can overcome these few problems to make it even better in the furture. (This was a self guided tour so did not answer your optional questions since they didn't apply)
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