San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: June 15th & 16th

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The weather is perfect, this Father’s Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, June 15th:

25th Annual Taste of Gaslamp
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Gaslamp Quarter
It’s time for the Annual Taste of Gaslamp! Now celebrating it’s 25th go around! Some of San Diego’s best downtown chefs be cooking for the occasion as foodies (you) get to casually go from spot to spot trying out all of the bites. This year, participating eateries include Barleymash, Café Sevilla, Havana 1920, Royal India, The Field Irish Pub and Tocaya Organica. That’s just to name a few, folks – there’s 30 spots on the list. General admission tickets cost $45, and check-in starts at 12 p.m.

R&B Block Party
5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Quartyard
Quartyard will be hosting this R&B Block Party Saturday night as San Diego starts to bring in the summer. This event is 21+, and will feature DJ Alonzo Tha Mayor and DJ Mr. Bogart, with a special guest performance by Nikki T. The party is free is you RSVP ahead of time online and arrive before 7 p.m. Otherwise, cover cost is only $5.

Sunday, June 16th:  

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Don’t Miss Out on La Jolla Kayak Fun This Summer

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La Jolla Kayak is known as San Diego’s premier ocean kayaking and snorkeling destination. Located just a few blocks from the world famous La Jolla Shores beach, it’s no wonder why La Jolla Kayak is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Operating from the Shores since 1996, La Jolla Kayak provides tours of breathtaking cliffs, caves, and natural landscapes. Guests have the opportunity to venture out into La Jolla‘s 6,000 acre underwater reserve. This protected ecological site is renowned for its deep trenches, expansive marine life, and stunning reefs. Continue reading

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: June 1st & 2nd

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 8.27.55 PMThe weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, June 1st: 

Jim Gaffigan
7:30 p.m., San Diego County Fair (Corona Grandstand Stage)
Get ready to laugh! The Emmy-winning comedian, actor and author Jim Gaffigan will headline the Corona Grandstand Stage Saturday night at the San Diego County Fair. The  show starts at 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $50, if you have already paid for your fair admission.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Screwtape Letters’
4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Balboa Theatre
See the stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece “The Screwtape Letters.” The production takes place stage at Balboa Theatre twice Saturday – at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50.

Sunday, June 2nd: 

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

San Diego and La Jolla Memorial Day Weekend Events: May 25th – 27th

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The weather is perfect, this Memorial Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, May 24th:

Yoga in the Rotunda
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., San Diego Museum of Man
Get ready to say “namaste right here.” This teacher-led yoga class will take place at the historic rotunda inside the San Diego Museum of Man in Balboa Park. A one-hour session is open to all levels of yogis; Be sure to bring your own mat, towel and water. Tickets cost $10 for non-members (purchase ahead of time online) or $5 for museum members.

Souleil Season 9 Opener
4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Quartyard
Now in its 9th season, Downtown San Diego’s cool community venue, Quartyard will host its opener of Souleil, a summer-inspired music and DJ series. General admission tickets cost $15.

Sunday, May 25th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Sunday, May 26th:

Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
9 a.m., Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego’s Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Cabrillo Memorial Drive is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. The cemetery  is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Legacy Week at USS Midway: National Moment of Remembrance
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., USS Midway Museum Flight Deck
The USS Midway Museum remembers country’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day by partaking in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. on the flight deck. General admission tickets to the USS Midway Museum (ahead of time online) costs $22 for adults, $9 for retired military, and $9 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids age 5 and under get in free.

3 Must Visit La Jolla Beaches this Memorial Day Weekend

Cruise south along Highway 101 and the seaside community of La Jolla and its 7-mile pristine coastline and you’ll encounter 10 stunning beaches. Picking one can be difficult as each is unique in its own way. Running north to south, the beaches consist of Torrey Pines State Beach, Black’s Beach, La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, Boomer Beach, Shell Beach and Seal Rock, Children’s Pool, Wipeout Beach, Marine Street Beach and Whispering Sands, and Windansea Beach. Let’s take a look at three of these amazing beaches.

La Jolla Cove

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La Jolla Cove is quite popular and is conveniently located close to the very heart of La Jolla. It is a relatively small beach, but nonetheless a perennial favorite for those who enjoy swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. One of the unique features is that the beach is protected from ocean swells since it does face north. Another feature is its great visibility, at times up to 30 feet deep. La Jolla Cove is home to an underwater marine reserve where thankfully the spoils of mankind have left marine life unharmed. In addition, and despite its calm waters, lifeguards keep a close watch on the area. Every September dating back to1916, the annual Rough Water Swim draws swimmers of all ages. Just above the Cove rests Ellen Browning Scripps Park with spacious areas for family or romantic picnics, hiking, or just feastings one’s eyes on the majestic scenery. Restrooms and showers are easy to avail of but parking is limited. La Jolla Cove is a must visit and those who take the time to drop by will not regret their stay. Be sure to bring along a camera to capture amazing views to ruminate on long after, or hey, come back frequently as the Cove is well worth repeat visits.

Torrey Pines State Beach

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Torrey Pines State Beach is La Jolla’s northernmost beach. The stunning views and sands extend approximately four miles between Del Mar, past Los Penasquitos Marsh Natural Preserve, and to the base of the sandstone cliff at Torrey Pines Mesa and the Gliderport. It is next to the well-known Torrey Pines State Reserve and is a preferred locale for visitors and local San Diegans. Ah, but how to get there? It’s easy, just enter the beach from North Torrey Pines Road or by trail from the Reserve. Torrey Pines is a quality beach for all of your outdoor activities including swimming, surfing, getting your tan on, or casting a line to catch a trophy fish. At low tide, Torrey Pines is a spectacular spot for taking a romantic stroll with that special someone. Tall cliffs line the shoreline and make for memorable views during sunsets. Atop the cliffs you’ll find the scenery to be unmatched for their sheer beauty.

So how do you access this spectacular beach? For easy entry to hiking trails, simply take the steps north of Flat Rock (also known as Bathtub Rock). There you’ll be pleased to find all of the parking space you need, since there are about 700 slots. Visitors should know in advance that since Torrey Pines State Beach is a California state reserve, both parking and access fees are required. You can get there early to snag your preferred spot because the gates open at 8 a.m. When sunset comes around its time to find other area attraction since the gates do close. General admission is mere $10, and seniors 62 and over get a slight discount at $9. If you happen to be disabled, the admission is only $5 (with a qualified Department of Parks and Recreation pass). At the north end of the beach you’ll find lifeguards, and restrooms to change in. Of course, picnic areas and the expansive parking is near the entrance on North Torrey Pines Road.

La Jolla Shores

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La Jolla Shores is a common attraction for beachgoers. It is family friendly because of its mild waves and runs approximately one mile in length. Parking is not a problem so don’t sweat it, let it. There are grassy picnic areas, swings for the kiddos, fire rings for torching up your favored meats, and volleyball if you’re so inclined. It is conveniently located near local shops and several restaurants to get your eat on. But be forewarned, during the summer months La Jolla Shores can be packed to the proverbial gills. If you’re looking to boat, sail or toss a line in the sea, these activities ares permitted on the north side of the pier. La Jolla Shores is an excellent location for scuba diving because of its mild surf. First time surfers will also find it the perfect spot for learning the ropes. Another cool feature is that there is a public kayak launch. While safety is primarily everyone’s responsibility, lifeguards are always keeping a dutiful watch on beachgoers. Of course, public restrooms and outdoor showers are available. Additionally, if you happen to venture south of the beach and north of the pier (you don’t need a compass), you’ll run smack dab into private Scripps Beach, which belongs to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Get out there and enjoy your tie with family, friends and loved one at fantastic La Jolla Shores.

La Jolla Weekend Events: 5/18 & 5/19

Screen Shot 2019-05-17 at 11.09.19 AMThe weather is perfect, this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!


Saturday, May 18th:

Picnic in the Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cesar Chavez Park
The Port of San Diego will be hosting a free, family-friendly picnic Saturday at Cesar Chavez Park. This event will be filled live music and original performances from The San Diego Dance Theater.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Screwtape Letters’
4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Balboa Theatre
Come see the stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ satiric masterpiece “The Screwtape Letters.”  The production is at Balboa Theatre twice Saturday – at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50.

Sunday, May 19th:

Gaslamp Artisan Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Go check out the new Gaslamp Quarter’s Fifth Avenue between Market Street and Island Avenue and let us know what you think! Pop through different restaurants and shops, and explore the new exciting area!

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

La Jolla and San Diego Mother’s Day Weekend Events: May 11th – 12th

The weather is perfect, and this Mother’s Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Treat mom, and make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

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Saturday, May 11th:

Mommy & Me Succulent Arranging Workshop
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Searsucker Del Mar Highlands
This Mother’s Day weekend at Searsucker Del Mar Highlands will feature a succulent wreath-arranging workshop for moms and their little ones (recommended agesare 6 to 12). The workshop is led by Rain to Roots, and includes all of plants and materials needed to create a 12-inch wreath for mom and a 6-inch heart-shaped wreath for the little one. Tickets are only $56.50.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
8:30 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
She’s back! The 2018 Emily Blunt-led sequel to the classic tale of “Mary Poppins”  will take over the big outdoor movie screen Saturday on rooftop at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Watch the flick, or watch the beautiful views of the San Diego skyline. Tickets start at $17.

Sunday, May 12th:

Mother’s Day Painting
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Cool Creations Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Café
Spend some quality and artsy time painting with mom at a Mother’s Day Painting session. This session at Cool Creations on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach costs only $5 per person, plus the cost of pottery materials. Also, moms get 25 percent off their pottery.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

Celebrating Mom in La Jolla this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the time to honor our mothers. Be sure to treat your mom this Sunday and check out these fantastic places to spend time with the special woman in your life this Mother’s Day in La Jolla.

Marine Room

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Conveniently positioned in La Jolla at one of the more picturesque seaside locales in the entire world, people from all over San Diego and even from around the world have revered and honored the tradition of elegant dining at The Marine Room for well over 70 years. The La Jolla, San Diego landmark, is certainly one and the same one may equate with fine dining and a sophisticated environment. While the Pacific Ocean waves rush against the floor-length windows, patrons are coddled with definitive, award-winning cuisine. The experience is certainly one the special woman in your life will long remember. Where indeed but the The Marine Room located in pleasant La Jolla Shores might a mother be pampered and feel like the queen she is? The Marine Room is the definitive favored locale for an exquisite dining experience among San Diego visitors and residents alike, a place where each and every meal is truly an extraordinary time for mothers to celebrate and reminiscence years and years later.

Shores Restaurant

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For those seeking one of the better places to celebrate a delightful Sunday brunch for your special mother or wife, the Shores Restaurant is a fine choice to make. Aside from its remarkable Pacific Ocean view, patrons can hardly make a better choice than to make merriment at the Shores Restaurant. Fittingly situated smack 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. And Mother’s Day is no different!

Brockton Villa 

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If you’ve never been to La Jolla or Brockton Villa, you’ve surely been missing out on a fantastic treat. Brockton Villa Restaurant is pleasantly situated in but one of La Jolla’s original beach cottages. The seaside location offers diners a striking and otherwise spectacular view overlooking La Jolla Cove. The notable dining establishment has a superb menu in store for those special women in your life this year. Make your reservations now and prepare to see the glow on that special mother’s face as she is treated like the veritable queen she is.

George’s at The Cove

Snuggled among the fantastic shops and galleries in La Jolla Village, and overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean coastline, George’s at the Cove provides the perfect ambiance to celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day. Treat your loved one to this spectacular entrée menu Reservations are suggested.