Murals of La Jolla
Murals of La Jolla
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  • Cynthia K
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful spaces!
    The Murals of La Jolla tour is fascinating! While beaches are often the main attraction in this unique village, this free guided walking tour takes you somewhat off the beaten path to view walls that have been beautified by artists from around the world. The artwork is fun and creative as well as thought provoking. It's a must see!
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Lorna
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do if you are anywhere near by.
    Impressive art in a beautiful seaside town. The tour made it all the more impressive because of the explanation by Lynda Forsha, a well known contemporary art expert. The beautiful colors, the thoughtful images, the SIZE!! A wonderful experience with friends or solo. The tour also gives you a chance to get to know the downtown Village of La Jolla.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Esser t
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Murals of La Jolla Tour
    The guide provided a thorough review of each art work and the artist. She patiently answered all questions. It was interesting to learn in detail about the steps involved in mounting the respective mural to the wall. Great selection of beautiful paintings! Highly recommended tour.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written June 1, 2024
  • Leslie D
    Charlotte, North Carolina7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    La Jolla Family Day
    The views were breathtaking. We took a ton of pictures. We were going to visit Dave’s gift shop for the sea cave but the line was long and moved slowly. We opted to just walk out into the cliff for free. There is a lot of walking and a lot of it are hills. Plenty of high end shopping and food places to eat. Would definitely go back for another visit.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written July 8, 2024
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Alcimar A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I Loved the experience, our guide was on of the organizers of this beautiful initiative that brings so much depth to what artist have to offer to communities,.
it truly achieves what art is about which is expresión with a meeting. rooted in this case in la jolla community
Recommended 300%
it is a must
Written June 9, 2022
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Judy C
Oakville, Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
On our very first visit to La Jolla, we were fortunate to come across this wonderful tour. Amongst La Jolla's natural beauty, it's a unique look behind the scenes at one of the special delights created by the people here.

As you walk around the village, you will enjoy these distinctive and diverse works of art popping out at you from building walls and hidden corners. This tour gives you a look behind the scenes at the who-how-why of a variety of the murals, the artists and the process involved in choosing, designing and assembling them.

Lynda also has a few great stories about taking them down...every mural has its own 'best by' date and all are intentionally temporary works so that the walk is fresh each year. Now that we return to La Jolla annually, we invite friends to join us in this great experience.
Written March 31, 2023
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Bunnystu
La Jolla, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Take the tour if possible or get a map from website for self guided version. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the charming village of La Jolla viewing impressive art installations while scouting out great shops and restaurants.
Written May 27, 2021
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CasualTraveler
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Great casual way to get some light exercise while seeing and learning about the village of La Jolla while viewing curated outdoor art. While on this tour we also discovered a place for a bite and a glass of wine – and watched a beautiful La Jolla sunset.

I recommend it!
Written May 26, 2022
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Nina C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Such a wonderful tour of local spots with amazing detail of public art displays. The guided tours give the murals so much more depth and background. Since this experience I find myself appreciating the local art so much more. I highly recommend taking a tour yourself!!
Written April 4, 2022
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Anniecatz
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Athaneum's "Murals of La Jolla" guided tour is a real gem! Strolling the streets of La Jolla to see some of the murals and learn about the artists and their concepts as well as the production techniques and installation challenges was absolutely fascinating. This incredible public art project is on a grand scale - there are far more murals than I realized and every year some are retired and new ones replace them. I plan to build upon my guided tour experience with another walkabout to see the rest of the murals, using the digital map and self-guided tour. Don't miss this!
Written April 5, 2022
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Lynn K.
Jakarta, Indonesia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
These murals are some of the best public art I’ve seen! Diverse, professional and intriguing. Such fun to walk the quaint streets of La Jolla and find great art around every bend. I chose the guided tour and loved learning about each artist’s mural. You can also obtain a map for a self guided tour. Either way, it’s a splendid no-cost art adventure!
Written April 2, 2022
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Esser t
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The guide provided a thorough review of each art work and the artist. She patiently answered all questions. It was interesting to learn in detail about the steps involved in mounting the respective mural to the wall. Great selection of beautiful paintings! Highly recommended tour.
Written June 1, 2024
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Cynthia K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The Murals of La Jolla tour is fascinating! While beaches are often the main attraction in this unique village, this free guided walking tour takes you somewhat off the beaten path to view walls that have been beautified by artists from around the world. The artwork is fun and creative as well as thought provoking. It's a must see!
Written July 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lorna
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Impressive art in a beautiful seaside town. The tour made it all the more impressive because of the explanation by Lynda Forsha, a well known contemporary art expert. The beautiful colors, the thoughtful images, the SIZE!! A wonderful experience with friends or solo. The tour also gives you a chance to get to know the downtown Village of La Jolla.
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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