San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: July 13th & 14th

 

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


Saturday, July 12th: 

Yoga in the Rotunda
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., San Diego Museum of Man
The San Diego Museum of Man hosts another session of “Yoga in the Rotunda,” an instructor-led, all-levels flow class in the museum’s historic rotunda. Tickets to this event for non-museum members cost $10, and you must complete “E-Club Member” enrollment on the museum’s website while buying your ticket. This unique yoga class is held the second and fourth Saturday of every month, so if you can’t make it this weekend, look ahead to your calendar and pencil it in for next time. Sunset Sessions

San Diego Pride Parade
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hillcrest Pride Flag (1600 University Ave.)
The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade will color the streets of Hillcrest Saturday, starting at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Avenue and Normal Street. The 1.1-mile route proceeds west on University Avenue, turns south on 6th Avenue, turns left on Balboa Drive and ends at Laurel Street. Approximately 250,000 spectators are expected to turn out for the free parade, which includes lively floats, music and dancing. In addition to the big parade, Pride weekend in San Diego features lots of other events including highlights like the Spirit of Stonewall Rally (Friday at 6 p.m. at the Hillcrest Pride Flag) and the San Diego Pride Festival (Saturday and Sunday at Marston Point in Balboa Park.) This year, the theme of San Diego Pride is “Stonewall 50: A Legacy of Liberation,” marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots – a turning point in the LGBT community’s fight for equality. Wishing you a safe and happy Pride weekend, San Diego.

Sunday, July 13th:

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 Weekend Events: 6/29 & 6/30

 

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


Saturday, June 29th:

Bluegrass Day at the Fair
11 a.m., Ballast Point Paddock Stage at the San Diego County Fair
Bluegrass gets a chance to shine Saturday during Bluegrass Day at the San Diego County Fair. Six bands will take over the Ballast Point Paddock Stage throughout the day, including authentic old-time fiddlers. The event is presented by two local nonprofits: the San Diego Bluegrass Society and North County Bluegrass and Folk Club, with support from the fair. It’s included in the fair admission.

The Winehouse Experience w/Tori Roze & The Hot Mess
9 p.m., The Music Box
This tribute to late singer Amy Winehouse – complete with a full backing band, big hair and even bigger vocals – takes the stage at The Music Box in Little Italy. Standing room general admission costs $20, seats cost $42, or you could make a night of it with a dinner package for two for $90, which includes dinner at Indigo Grill on India Street before the show.

Sunday, June 30th:

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 Activities For This Summer

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With summertime here, you’re going to want to be getting outside- and San Diego is indeed the picture-perfect city for people who have an affinity for outdoor activities. Scenic La Jolla, situated along San Diego’s central coastline, is idyllically located for people of all ages to access the areas myriad activities. This summertime you’ll find exceedingly more than enough to soak up your sunshiny San Diego days. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, or whether you prefer to participate by air, land, or water, lovely La Jolla is your getaway locale for fun and adventure.

If you love to soar, consider an activity that will take you up in the air among our fair-feathered friends. With either hang gliding or hot air ballooning, people can revel in a breathtaking, bird’s-eye view of San Diego’s unique terrain and coastline permeated with gorgeous canyons, lagoons, and bays. At the Torrey Pines Gliderport, you can take private lessons, fly your own glider or paraglider, or opt to fly tandem with an experienced pilot. Individuals can also hop aboard a hot air balloon and soar over the coastline in the second best area next to Oz itself. One local company offers special fantastic tours at the end of the day so you can glimpse the glorious sunset from high above the Pacific Ocean.

For those individuals who prefer to keep their feet on the turf, you won’t run out of places to explore or sports to enjoy in La Jolla. There are walking, jogging and hiking trails scattered throughout the village and greater San Diego area, from the world famous beaches and bays to canyons and parks. Some of the canyon hiking trails stretch for miles, and as you meander across various creeks and waterfalls, you won’t believe you’re in the middle of the city. For those who have a preference for guided walking tours, there are several to choose from in San Diego, from urban safaris and food and drink tours, to tours for bird watchers and nature lovers. Well-appreciated and highly popular areas such as expansive Balboa Park and Old Town also extend regular walking tours, where visitors and residents alike can be educated about San Diego’s rich history and unique geography. You’ll also find many free volleyball courts on San Diego beaches and some of the better golf courses in the entire country. Individuals of all ages can also cycle safely on many bicycle routes or opt to ride horses on the beach or inland trails.

If you have a penchant for water activities, there are at minimum 15 major beaches dotting the San Diego coastline. From Torrey Pines in the north to Ocean Beach in the south, there are considerably more inviting beaches and parks surrounding Mission Bay. Visitors may choose to swim, surf, snorkel, scuba dive, explore tide pools, fish, launch a kayak, a sailboat, or a motorboat, or kick back and enjoy a picnic and an outstanding sunset. Several of San Diego’s beaches also include year-round lifeguards, restrooms, bar-b-cues, picnic tables, playgrounds for the kiddo’s, nearby eating locales, as well as various equipment rentals such as body boards, snorkels, fins, and bicycles. If you’ve always dreamed of learning how to surf or paddle a canoe or kayak, or perhaps scuba dive, you’ll discover many schools offering lessons throughout San Diego. Furthermore, if you enjoy being on the water, but fancy somebody else to take the helm, you can take a look into San Diego’s many water bound tours, including fishing, exploring coastal caves, whale watching, or touring San Diego harbor. Check out what we recommend for snorkeling and surfing! 

With all these wonderful outdoor adventures calling to you here in scenic and inviting La Jolla, what are you waiting for? Whether you seek to delight in San Diego’s many activities in the air, on the ground, or in the water, it’s high time to grab your favorite sunscreen and get out and enjoy life!


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3 Must Visit La Jolla Beaches this Summer

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.

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: June 22nd & 23rd

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


Saturday, June 22nd:

Gospel Festival
11 a.m., San Diego County Fair (Coors Light Rock On Stage)
The brightest and best in the genre of gospel music hit the San Diego County Fair for this all-day festival Saturday. The Clark Sisters headline at 7 p.m.; that concert is free – in certain sections: standing-room general admission floor area, and 3rd and 5th levels – as long as you’ve paid for admission into the fair. The other ticket tiers for the Clark Sisters show range from $19 to $44.R&B Block Party

40th Annual OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 4800 to 5000 Blocks of Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach
It’s a summertime tradition in Ocean Beach: the OB Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off, and oceanfront food and music block party as unique as the community. The free fair features music across four stages, a community mural project, a showcase of local artisans and an unforgettable Hodad’s Burger-Eating Competition that’ll give hungry contenders the chance to land their mug on the iconic “Wall of Fame” at Hodad’s, OB’s iconic burger joint. Also on deck: brews and live music at Beachside Bar for those 21+, a wing eating contest hosted by Dirty Birds, and a music area hosted by Rock & Roll San Diego where professional musicians will teach visitors how to play simple songs. As for the legendary Chili Cook-Off, well, that includes 20 tastings in both amateur and restaurant divisions, beginning at 11 a.m., all competing for top honors. The event takes place along several blocks of Newport Avenue, along the waterfront. The longtime fair draws a healthy crowd, so you may want to consider taking the trolley or using a ride-share service to get there. There’s free bike valet at the intersection of Bacon Street and Newport Avenue, too.

Sunday, June 23rd: 

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 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

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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.