It’s A Date! Finding Romance in La Jolla

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Candlelight. Wine. Gazing at the stars. A moonlight walk on the beach. These are certainly characteristic images of romance for all the right reasons. Whether you have a special occasion to rejoice in or merely want to spend some remarkable time together, La Jolla’s ever scenic and sandy shores are always available to arrange the unspoiled backdrop for the picture-perfect date.

Why not have a Romantic Picnic?

Got romance? Begin a fantastic day off working in those exceptional details sure to prompt a sincere smile. Packing a picnic lunch is a great case in point. Lay down a blanket and embellish it with your date’s favorite appetizers and beverages to show you truly know what they like. A picnic on the grassy areas at La Jolla Cove or La Jolla Shores is highly recommended, where you and your date can munch out while overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean. On the other hand, if you’re seeking to make a beach trip out of your date, give it a shot at Blacks Beach or Boomer Beach.

Go on An Adventure!

Nothing speaks true romance like an exciting activity! Perhaps your date has always wanted to try hang gliding or jet skiing? Why not grab your special someone and prepare for a great escapade? Conversely, how about a romantic day of horse back riding? If the ocean is more in tune with your flair and senses, you can always snorkel and scuba, or even venture out for a full day of sailing.  La Jolla definitely has everything for the perfect date that will long be remembered.

Dining with an Ocean View

Didn’t mama tell you that sometimes the way to a heart is through the stomach? Why not share an appreciation for both food and each another at one of La Jolla’s heavenly, fine dining locations? If you’re taking this route, ensure that you book reservations ahead of time. Not only do reservations assure a table of your choice if you book in advance, but it demonstrates to your special loved one that you went out of your way and took the extra time and thoughtfulness to plan the repast ahead of time. This is sure to make your date feel considerably more extraordinary. Unfamiliar with fine dining in La Jolla? No worries! Some of the more romantic restaurants in La Jolla consist of The Shores, which is positioned right on the sand, Brockton Villa, which extends a panoramic observation of the Pacific, and the Marine Room, a restaurant which is acknowledged as an influential part of the community and also the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award in 2013. Fine food prepared by exceptional chefs and decadent wines of the highest quality served by friendly and accommodating staff are the rule at these incomparable restaurants.

Get a Room

Getting all snuggly and comfy? If anybody advises you and your date to get a room, take them up on it and go for the gusto! It truly goes without saying (but why not say it anyway) that La Jolla has some of the finest hotels in the entire state. Be sure to check out La Jolla’s hotels HERE


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La Jolla Galleries to Explore

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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 EndThe 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.

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screen696x696San Diegan’s are always on the go. There is so much to see and do in the greater San Diego area that one cannot possibly know all of the delightful places to eat, party or enjoy an adventure of a lifetime in La Jolla. We solved that for you with the “Find It La Jolla” app.

Have you downloaded and tried it yet? If not, you need to! The La Jolla iPhone and iPad app makes it a stress-free experience for visitors to get around this ever popular scenic part of San Diego. The free app provides instant access to information about local beaches, attractions, places to grab a bite to eat, art galleries, boutiques, hotels, events and considerably more.

Apple users will find they can locate the address, directions, phone number and website of any business listed in the print version of the La Jolla Blue Book, a directory just for the La Jolla community of greater San Diego. The delightful app also offers a user with various options such as sorting by distance or by relevance. This allows users to find the closest restaurant (from street stands to elegant restaurants) in La Jolla. Perhaps best of all is that a simple touch to the listed phone number, address, or website will instantly connect you with the business of your choice. Compare that with the hit and miss approach and the “Find It La Jolla” app is a no brainer to download and use.

Like all Apple apps, the app is available at the iTunes App Store. Search for either “La Jolla” or enter “Find It La Jolla.” Find It La Jolla is exclusively fixated on our sensational and world-renown coastal corner of the city. Visitors planning a trip to San Diego can always use our online version of the site, but for San Diegan’s and visitors on the go, the app is readily available.

The La Jolla Blue Book has been published each and every year since 1937. The directory includes white pages, yellow pages, up-to-date detailed maps, a comprehensive street listing, and blue pages with information regarding community organizations in La Jolla.

The Blue Book – whether you use the easy to maneuver app, the website, or the print version of the book – is your best resource for everything La Jolla. Make it easy on yourself and download the app, pick up a print copy, or simply visit us online.

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San Diego Weekend Events: August 18th & 19th

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Summertime is in full swing, and San Diego is popping with activities! Don’t miss out on the weekend fun!
Saturday, August 18th: 
 

Del Mar Beer Fest
2 to 6 p.m., Del Mar Fairgrounds
It’s the weekend, and naturally… you might want to drink. Well, you’ll want to head over to Del Mar where 100 local and international brew makers will be pouring the good stuff. $42 ticket unlimited one-ounce sips of award-winning, specialty and up-and-coming breweries. As as added bonus, ticketholders also get admission to Del Mar Racin!

Cans & Jams
2 to 5 p.m., Searsucker (Downtown)
Searsucker in the Gaslamp Quarter this Saturday for Cans and Jams. Thorn Brewing will be delighting guests in sips of their brew at $6 a can.  $1 of each can sold during the event will be donated to the Shasta County Fire Relief Fund to aid victims of the Carr Fire in Northern California.
 
Sunday, August 19th: 
 
Del Mar Racing
11:30 a.m. (through September 3), Del Mar Racetracks
The Del Mar Racing season is upon us, and you won’t want to miss it! Gates at the Del Mar Racetrack open at 11:30 a.m. with a first post time of 2 p.m. most days during the summer racing season, which runs from July 18 to September 3. 
Nature Walk at Silver Strand State Beach
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Lifeguard Headquarters (Silver Strand)
It’s going to be a beautiful and warm weekend to get outside! Get in on this free, one-hour nature walk as you use learn about the scenery and the animals in their natural habitat. The walk begins at Lifeguard Headquarters.

San Diego Happenings: August 11th & 12th

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Saturday, August 11th
 
13th Annual Fine Art Festival 
10 to 6 p.m. (through Sunday), Liberty Station

Come celebrate 13 years of Liberty Station’s Art District at Ingram Plaza. The event will take place at The Arts District, which will have booths with local artists, beer and wine, and street food at this. Not to mention, the event is free!
San Diego Beer and Wine Fest 
3 to 6 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park North
 
Get ready to cheers! Two festivals, San Diego Beer Fest and San Diego’s Uncorked Wine Festival, have teamed up for one large event. The inaugural San Diego Beer and Wine Fest will have unlimited samples from a selection of hundreds of brews and wines. A $55 general admission ticket gets you everything you need. Don’t worry, there will also be tasty bites for purchase from food trucks.
Sunday, August 12th
Cinema Under the Stars: ‘When Harry Met Sally’
8 p.m., Hotel Del Coronado 
 
Grab a blanket and a lawn chair, and get ready to watch a movie under the stars. Come watch “When Harry Met Sally,” starting at 8 p.m. A different film will be shown each week for the summer season through September 2. Admission is $18 at the box office, or you can reserve your seat in advance for $20.
Nature Walk at Silver Strand State Beach
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Lifeguard Headquarters (Silver Strand)
It’s going to be a beautiful and warm weekend to get outside! Get in on this free, one-hour nature walk as you use learn about the scenery and the animals in their natural habitat. The walk begins at Lifeguard Headquarters.

Go on an Adventure with La Jolla Kayak

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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

Experience One of The Most Fun La Jolla Summer Activities

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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 Weekend Events: July 21st & 22nd

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Summertime is in full swing, and San Diego is popping with activities! Don’t miss out on the weekend fun!
Del Mar Races Opening Weekend
Get ready to giddy up. The Del Mar Horse Races are officially open! Opening weekend is THIS weekend, and you don’t want to miss it! Entry is only $6.00, which should leave you with a little bit of extra betting money (if you’re into that sorta thing.)
Comic-Con 2018
Okay, so you can’t get tickets to this any longer. They sold out a long time ago. BUT, you can go explore Comic-Con’esque events for FREE at the convention center. Go check it out- you won’t be sorry that you did!
Rooftop Cinema Club: Pulp Fiction
 
There’s nothing quite better than seeing a movie outside, let alone at a place where you can see the San Diego Bay. This weekend, enjoy Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”. Tickets are only  $17, and include deck chair.
Guided Nature Walk

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.