Art and food lovers’ haven in Southern California.

By Travel + Leisure
May 29, 2012
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A sophisticated version of a seaside village, San Diego’s posh enclave La Jolla is among California’s most romantic communities. Explore La Jolla Village, a fishing town now augmented by a clutch of chic boutiques, bakeries, and bookstores.

La Valencia Hotel

The Marine Room

The Artful Soul

This shop sells handcrafted gifts like jewelry and purses by over 150 artists.

Charles Hecht Gallery

The gallery represents more than 100 European and American artists.

Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar

This pan-Asian restaurant has an Asian-noir space and is named for Tokyo's trendy nightclub district.