Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. This week we’re featuring four La Jolla homes. Happy house hunting!
The 59th annual Grammy Awards are this Sunday. The Grammy’s are the music industry’s big night to celebrate and honor excellence in the recording arts and sciences. Begin the music festivities early this weekend by checking out some live music in La Jolla. You never know, you might go to see a future Grammy Award winner!
Manhattan of La Jolla: Manhattan of La Jolla is an Italian steakhouse offering exquisite cuisine. Conveniently located in the heart of La Jolla village inside the Empress Hotel on Fay Avenue. Manhattan is a longstanding restaurant well-known for culinary excellence. It’s charming and laid back atmosphere make it the quintessential favorite among La Jolla locals and visitors alike. Guests are sure to experience the very best of New York City in lovely La Jolla. Manhattan of La Jolla is not only relaxed and romantic, it is celebrated for its superb wine and cocktail menu. Caesar salads are prepared at tableside, and diners are treated to award-winning steaks, eggplant parmesan, cannelloni, homemade ice cream and considerably more. In addition, Manhattan is also an exclusive destination for people who are live entertainment aficionados, as the restaurant offers live music four evening each week. Manhattan is also open for lunch from Tuesday through Friday’s from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and valet service is available.
The Med: Guests will be pleased to know that they do not have to travel all the way to the Mediterranean to savor exotic flavors and scenic ocean views while dining. The MED is a delightful seaside escape where guests may avail of foods influenced by Spain, Morocco, and southern France, all without leaving the allure of La Jolla. Expediently located in the La Valencia Hotel, the MED is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Guests may opt to dine in the main dining room, or for those who have an affinity for the pleasant outdoors and ocean views, outside on the casual patio. Come breakfast time, patrons can build their version of an omelet, feast on huevos rancheros, or eat light with The Med’s continental menu. Lunches and dinners feature a broad variety of fresh salads and delectable entrees, as well as small plates, tapas, and desserts, including cheeses, gelato, and the always delicious sorbet.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: Eddie V’s captivating vibe not only draws you in but embraces you comfortably close, as well as extends an invitation to be seen, or sit back and just savor fine dining. The very best of fresh seafood and mouth-watering steaks, world-class wine and prompt service experience are sure to deliver an enjoyable and memorable. Guests can also experience the spirit of live jazz artists in the V lounge. Eddie V’s can be found across the United States. And while each location is exclusive with respect to its setting, artwork and décor, they all impart a distinctive sophistication. For the curious, Eddie V’s website offers a virtual visit. Better yet, why not stop in and experience all that Eddie V’s has to offer.
710 Beach Club: At the 710 Beach Club, guests will find the entertainment they have been seeking. Enjoy great food off the grill and appealing drinks and craft beer from the full bar in San Diego, CA. The 710 Beach Club has the “Best Eats at the Beach!” The bar offers a wide selection of specials throughout the week, in addition to plenty of live music and entertainment. Happy hour specials all day until 7:10 p.m., every day! And when the lights dim, the hip club transitions into the beach area’s premier live music venue. Guests can enjoy watching people walk along the boardwalk, catch their favorite sports teams on live TV, or step outside the sports bar and night club into in the ever pleasant San Diego climate, all located on an extraordinary beach.
The Rooftop La Jolla: The Rooftop La Jolla is an attractive, recently renovated ocean view lounge offering an energetic and entertaining ambiance with a touch of tranquility and class that everyone can enjoy. Easily found on Prospect Street in the very heart of downtown La Jolla, Rooftop is renowned for its incomparable dining, impressive live entertainment, and equally exceptional service. Whether celebrating an anniversary, a romantic evening or something special, having a business meeting, or just seeking to get out and about for an enchanting experience, Rooftop La Jolla is the ideal atmosphere for one and all.
Beaumont Eatery: Conveniently ensconced in the veritable heart of La Jolla’s venerated Bird Rock seaside community, Beaumont’s is the model central meeting locale for locals to gather for extraordinary food, hand-made cocktails, and first-rate entertainment, all enveloped in a laid back yet contemporary ambiance. Beaumont’s came to Bird Rock in 2005, when the area was fraught with grappling businesses, numerous building foreclosures, and an unfortunate lost sense of community spirit. However, since its opening, Beaumont’s endeavors to breathe new life into the seaside locale, augmenting the development and improvement of local businesses, and depicting Bird Rock as a animated and diverse neighborhood. Owners Megan and David Heine, of Brockton Villa Restaurant in La Jolla, share a profound thirst for maintaining the surrounding seaside community and anchoring the life of Bird Rock in this truly hidden treasure.
La Jolla is a seaside community nestled in some of the more beautiful surroundings of Southern California. Aside from its legendary surfing, fine dining and friendly people, La Jolla is also well known for its art and culture. Let’s take a look at four of La Jolla’s finest art galleries. We’ve listed just a few for your visiting pleasure.
The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery: The newest and more exciting modern art interchanges continuously at the La Jolla Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery. Not only is this modern gallery attention-grabbing for those who occasion by, it is simply alluring for the art aficionado. It is rife with twisted sculpture, myriad abstract paintings as well as limited edition quality works from artists around the world. The Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery specializes in acquiring fine art and expedient and professional consulting. Here you can find experts to assist you in finding, acquiring and displaying art for your office or home, sure to spark conversation. Additionally, if you already have a piece of art that needs framing, this is your go to place for that as well. In addition to the gallery conveniently located on Ivanhoe Ave, there are two other locations, Jag Art Framing on Morena Blvd and Wall Street Art and Framing on Wall St. Both locations provide the art connoisseur with reliable, professional assistance.
R.B Stevenson Gallery: R.B. Stevenson Gallery is a contemporary art gallery highlighting California painters and altering exhibitions of national and international artists. Its expansive interior leaves visitors with plenty of room to explore and feast the eyes upon contemporary paintings on canvas, various works of mixed media, collages, and sculptures, as well as a variety of other creative art sure to capture your eye. Located on Girard Ave. in La Jolla, it is a brief 15 minutes from the airport and an absolute joy to visit.
Gallery at Lands End: The Gallery at Land’s End is a picturesque, hidden jewel of a store neatly tucked away on the North end of world famous Pacific Beach in beautiful San Diego. Visitors will revel in everything from expert custom framing to creative local art, fine handmade jewelry, as well as hand-crafted gifts sure to have you looking twice. The boutique at Gallery at Land’s End indeed has it all. For more than 40 years, the privately owned gallery has made its mark and statement in the small, tight-knit supportive community it gladly calls home. Owner Thayne Yungman, known for various works of art personally handcrafts all of the custom frames and makes it a point to stock his store with some of the more thought-provoking and unique arts and crafts he can find, all for your pleasure.
Historically speaking, Vicki Ford and her husband Jay launched the Gallery at Land’s End as a custom framing shop and art gallery in 1973. What originally was a small business ran out of an old homey bungalow in Pacific Beach, art gallery has blossomed into a cherished community favorite featuring locally-fashioned crafts, jewelry, and art. The charming diminutive shop is rife with a colorful history as well as heart. Having had but two owners since opening, those involved with the gallery have seen and helped it through in excess of 40 years of adaptation, evolution, and various ups and downs. Current owner, Thayne Yungman, was once a faithful employee of Vicki until 2008, when he made a no-brainer decision to purchase the iconic business. Since then, Thayne has been working to increase the local profile and artistic image of Gallery at Land’s End.
Well, Punxsutawney Phil has made his prediction… looks like we’re in for an extended winter. But let’s be real, this doesn’t really impact us- this is California, bro!
So let’s get ready to bust out the bikes and the beach toys and get some sunshine!
We’ve put together a list of some great outdoor activities you can do in La Jolla:
Under the Sea Looking for some excitement and a glimpse of undersea life? Or perhaps you’re seeking to add to your sea life experience, head on over to the seaside community of La Jolla for an underwater close-up peek at what lurks underneath the mysterious Pacific by snorkeling or scuba diving. One of the more popular haunts of La Jolla consists of snorkeling with leopard sharks mere yards off shore at La Jolla Cove or La Jolla Shores. For the record, and to allay any apprehension, the sharks are absolutely harmless. From June through September, veritable thousands of leopard sharks make their way into La Jolla Cove for their mating season, providing you with an enjoyable underwater experience. Bring along your GoPro to capture fantastic photos and videos!
Go Kayaking Kayaking is not all about shooting white water rapids. Better yet, you don’t have to be an experienced professional to paddle along in tranquil waters. Whether you’re seeking a rental or seek a fully guided tour, embarking on a tour through the seven caves by kayak in La Jolla is an assured adventure. Replete with spectacular, photo perfect scenery, along with remarkable marine life, La Jolla offers plenty of memorable moments when exploring the world famous seven caves. Only one of the caves is accessible by land, so for the ultimate water adventure, only a kayak will suffice.
Where to go: La Jolla Kayak offers kayak rentals in La Jolla starting at $23, as well as guided La Jolla kayaking tours that start at $39. or more information about kayaking La Jolla, call La Jolla Kayak at (858) 459-1114 or visit their web site at www.lajollakayak.com.
Surfs Up! One of the first things that typically comes to mind when the words “San Diego” are uttered is surfing. Surfing in La Jolla is particularly distinct given that the seaside community is home to some of California’s most admired surfing spots, including Windansea Beach and world renowned Black’s Beach. If you already have a modicum of experience on a board, feel free to paddle out into the surf, join the line-up, and wait for a spectacular wave. On the other hand, if you’re a first-timer and want to learn the ropes, be sure to drop by one of the many surf shops!
Where to go: Mitch’s Surf Shop has been offering hand shaped surf boards with the most style and innovation since 1967. Their La Jolla shop is located on Pearl Street, minutes away from the Windansea surf break. Here, customers can find long or short boards in all desired name brands as well as clothing and fins
Ride a Bike With the incredible weather and the amazing biking trails, who wouldn’t want to go for a bike ride? One ride you won’t want to pass up is the chance to take in the inspiring views from atop 822 foot tall Mt. Soledad and the subsequent ride downhill to the impressive La Jolla Shores. If you are seeking a more stimulating experience, be sure to join one of the longer bike routes where you and your friends or loved ones can partake in abundant San Diego sights, all in a single sunny day.
Where to go: California Bicycle is located on La Jolla Blvd. right off of Pearl Street. The family owned company has been serving La Jolla since 1977. The last three decades have been spent not only providing great customer service, but filling every customer’s bike-related needs. Whether you are looking for a beach cruiser to explore gorgeous beach areas in La Jolla, road bikes to amp up fitness routines, Mountain bikes for some off roading in the mountains or hiking trails, or beginners bikes for children and adults, California Bicycle has everything in stock.
Believe it or not, over 25% of people watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials. Whether you’re tuning in to watch the big game, the halftime show, or the typically humorous commercials, these San Diego bars are ideal spots to be for Super Bowl LI on Sunday February 5.
As always, please have fun responsibly and don’t drink and drive.
The Lot La Jolla
Why not catch the gruelling action on the gridiron, then relax with a flick at The Lot La Jolla? Patrons will enjoy a choice of either indoor or outdoor viewing areas in the restaurant, bar and patio at La Jolla hot spot. Super Bowl Sunday’s special buffet menu will be offering beloved stadium food such as The Lot Cheeseburger, Traditional Quarter Pound Hot Dog, Bratwurst, and mouth-watering Chicken Wings. Buffet prices are $60 for adults and $25 for kids respectively, with an additional separate charge for beverages. Seating will go quickly, are limited in number, and reservations are required.
Drift Eat + Drink
Cheer on the Atlanta Falcons or New England Patriots at The Hyatt Regency La Jolla’s Super Bowl party. This annual event will be held at its posh rooftop restaurant and patio, DRIFT eat + drink. Beginning at 3:30 p.m. an all-you-can-eat buffet will feature a create your own ropa veja nacho bar, black bean chili, kicked-up chicken wings, and assorted sliders, all sure to please your palate. Additionally, for sweet aficionados, cookies and brownies will be offered. Guests will also enjoy craft beers, micro brews, and cocktails from the bar.
The Westroot Tavern in Del Mar Heights is your go to place to get your eat on this Super Bowl Sunday. Guests can load up on an all-you-can-eat selection of hot dogs, brats, tri-tip and barbecue ribs with coleslaw, French fries and potato salad, plus delicious chili and beer cheese — all for a mere $25. In addition, with every backyard barbecue purchase, Super Bowl fans will receive a free raffle ticket for an opportunity to win various prizes, including gift cards, apparel and other delights. The fun times begin at 9:30pm.
One of San Diego’s classic spots is throwing a Super Bowl party with complimentary homemade sausages created by Grandma Nancy Nichols. Patrons can also enjoy regular menu bites such as tots, wings, sliders and tacos. And what better way to chase great food than with great drinks? The Waterfront is offering $3 pints or $11 Coors Light and Blue Moon pitcher specials.
Parq is not messing around. Guests will cheer on the action on as 30-foot ultra-high-definition LED wall TV, all the while relishing in delectable food and specialty cocktails. In addition, guest will enjoy live entertainment from aerial dancers and DJ Kyle Flesch. All the festivities begin at 2:30 until 6:30 p.m. or whenever the game ends. The best news is that there is free entry. Conversely, guests can binge at one of nineteen VIP tables. Please note that this special event is 21or over only.
Be warned. This is not for the light-hearted. The bar and restaurant with awesome rooftop ocean views expands its space by fencing off an outdoor parking lot to create a “backyard” barbecue party space. Guests will be able to watch the big game on a 20-foot LED Jumbotron. In addition, “Club Caliente” replete with scrumptious tacos, turf and tequila, is decked out by Grand Artique and will feature a guest chef from Rubicon Deli. But that’s not all! Your favorite DJs, a complete bar, local beers, and cozy couches or bleacher seating options are available. The memorable event kicks off at 1 p.m., and tickets are an affordable $20.
The Social Tap offers twenty-one 60-inch TVs, indoor-outdoor bars, and well over 30 beers on tap. Social Tap is a fantastic spot to eat, drink, and cheer on the Atlanta Falcons or New England Patriots for Super Bowl LI. There will be a DJ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Village location, plus a happy hour. Social Tap specials include mouth-watering chicken wings, loaded potato rounds, as well as game day pricing on select beer and cocktails. Both locations (College Area and East Village) have dog friendly patios for that special pet!
Beerfish will be holding a crawfish boil in honor of the annual Super Bowl festivities. Priced at an affordable $20 per guest, the South Carolina-inspired spread will feature all of the traditional fixings, in addition to a special barbecue oyster station. Beginning at 3 and continuing until 8 p.m., pro football enthusiasts can also savor thirty craft beers on tap, all while watching the action either indoors or on their outside patio.
Miller’s Field is certainly no alien when it comes to hosting great football parties, and Super Bowl Sunday will be no exception. The Miller’s crew is takin’ it to the street with a huge party in the parking lot, outdoor beer garden, and indoor and outdoor seating. And ask yourself, “What other great place is featuring $1,000 in giveaways? These prizes include a 55-inch big screen TV. If that isn’t enough, there is no cover charge and table reservations are available for guaranteed seating.
Bottoms up! Toss a few “adult beverages” back at Double Deuce at the bar’s all-you-can-eat tailgate party from 3 p.m. to halftime and then all-you-can-drink from 3 p.m. until the game’s exciting finale. An easily affordable $35 ticket includes a buffet, featured drafts and premium liquor, two halftime raffle tickets, plus access to the chips and salsa cart available from halftime until the end of the game. Additionally, all guests will take home a 22-ounce souvenir pint glass your country on.
Eureka! You found the perfect place to watch the Superbowl! Celebrate game day with an all-day $10 wings and beer “Supper Bowl” special. Beginning at 1 p.m. until closing time, guests may opt from one of numerous permanent beers on the list and an order of their signature Eureka! chili wings for only ten bucks. Guests will discover there are plenty of regular game day items to grub out on with Eureka’s menu. These include lollipop corn dogs, smoked chicken nachos, and osso bucco riblets. Make plans to enjoy the Super Bowl with family and friends at Eureka!
Love the game but hate the commercials? The DJ at Tin Roof will spin tunes during commercials. Patrons can watch the game from one of 25 TVs, or on the bar’s projector screen. To add to the excitement, Tin Roof will be giving away prizes throughout the day, feature wing specials and 100-ounce Beer Towers (they’re actually crafty at the Tin Roof).
Soda & Swine
Soda & Swine will be celebrating the day with fantastic specials, including tempura fried onion rings, “walking taco” mac n’ cheese and chili fritos, wings, and a gridiron slider. Partnering with Italian spirits brand Fernet Branca for the ultimate game day festivities, look for a friendly game of Super Bowl Squares. Additionally, Soda & Swine is giving away prizes and featuring cocktail specials.
Pacific Islander Beer Company
Why not get away and escape to a tropical paradise? Patrons can enjoy Hawaiian-themed brew specials, including the brewery’s Pineapple Honey Blonde. Get your snack on the entire day absolutely free, plus please your palate with delicious Kalua Pork or Chicken Sliders along with Hawaiian mango pineapple coleslaw at halftime. Aloha!
Red Card Café
Red Card Café is hosting an all-you-can-eat street food special for an easily affordable $18.99 per guest. Super Bowl aficionados can cheer on their favorite Super Bowl team while noshing on unlimited TJ dogs, shrimp beignets, fundido mac n’ cheese, chicken mole tacos, as well as mixed nuts and olives. And don’t forget to savor and otherwise please your palate by enjoying any of the fourteen beers always on tap. Make plans today at the Red Card Café!
La Mesa’s popular beercade bar will kick off their Super Bowl festivities with a backyard barbecue from high noon until 6 p.m. Super Bowl LI will be streamed from a four-screen TV matrix, while The Carver, Coal & Barrel food truck will supply mouth-watering smoked meats and barbecue style bites. There will be a complimentary entry to the Coin Haus football squares competition and football beer pong.
The Holding Company
Be sure to head on over to Ocean Beach for this year’s Super Bowl party! Clean out your closet beforehand and ring along your unwanted Chargers hats, shirts, jerseys and other paraphernalia or souvenirs for donation, and The Holding Company will ship it up to LA for those who are in need. Of course, there will be specials on food and drinks all throughout during the game. The Super Bowl party will be followed by a 9 p.m. acoustic show from Hellogoodbye. Tickets for the show are a mere $15 in addition to a $2 online processing fee. Enjoy Super Bowl Sunday at The Holding Company!
There’s nothing quite like dining by the sea. La Jolla is lucky enough to be surrounded on three sides by ocean bluffs and beaches, and some of La Jolla’s finest restaurants has views for days. With the weather warming up and spring and summer quickly approaching, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to eat at just some of these ocean view restaurants.
People looking for one of the best places to revel in a delightful Sunday brunch, along with a spectacular ocean view, will discover both at the Shores Restaurant. Suitably located right on the beach in the Spanish-style La Jolla Shores Hotel, The Shores Restaurant serves Sunday brunch and breakfast, lunch and dinner on a daily basis. Menus feature Southern California fresh produce as well as specialty items from the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Whether people have a preference for a family meal, or a delightfully romantic dinner for two, they are sure to take delight in the welcoming service along with the surf, or even the California sunset in the background.
The Marine Room
Located in La Jolla at one of the more picturesque locales in the world, San Diegans have adored and honored the tradition of dining at The Marine Room in excess of 70 years. The La Jolla, San Diego landmark is indeed synonymous with fine dining and a sophisticated ambiance. While the Pacific Ocean waves surge against the floor-length windows, diners are pampered with award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver in an atmosphere ever to be reminisced. The Marine Room, located in friendly La Jolla Shores, is the definitive preferred dining experience among San Diego visitors and residents, where every meal is indeed an exceptional occasion.
Brockton Villa Restaurant
Brockton Villa Restaurant is pleasantly entrenched in one of La Jolla’s original beach cottages. Their location along the seaside offers diners an impressive and stunning view of world renowned La Jolla Cove. They serve quality breakfast through dinner food replete with seasonal changes on their enticing menu designed by Chef Mareyja Sisbarro.