Enjoying the New Year in La Jolla

Screen Shot 2019-02-28 at 10.50.58 PM

It’s a new year, the weather is perfect, and it’s the perfect time to get outside and get a little outdoor action. There may be no better place to enjoy outdoor activities than the Greater San Diego area. A mild climate reminiscent of the Mediterranean along with lovely beaches, beautiful bays, scenic lagoons, and breathtaking canyons makes it the place for spring fun. La Jolla is located along the central coastline and is ideal if you to access the area’s possible activities. You can enjoy San Diego in new ways whether you’re a lifelong resident or a visitor. One of the great things about the area is you can enjoy yourself on land, air or sea!

Want to keep your feet on the ground? There are a great many ways to enjoy the outdoors in La Jolla. How about a trail? You can find walking trails, jogging trails, hiking trails and running trails through La Jolla and all through San Diego. Walk from the beaches and bays to the canyons and parks. If you take some of the canyon trails, you’ll be amazed. You’ll travel past waterfalls and streams and you’ll forget you’re in the city! Of course, there are tours as well! You can find guided walking tours for bird watching and nature loves as well as urban safaris and food and drink tours. You can get a guided tour in Balboa Park or you can learn a lot about San Diego’s history with a guided tour of Old Town. Let’s not forget the volleyball and basketball courts on the beaches as well as the golf courses. Like to cycle? You’ll find plenty of bike trails, too.

Want to get a bit higher? Do you love to fly? Well, there are a lot of opportunities for that as well. You can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the area with a trip on a hot air balloon. Can you imagine flying over the coastline and watching the waves lap at the beach? Want to be even more adventurous? You can go hang gliding. Fly your own glider or paraglider or fly with an experienced piolet. Go to the Torrey Pines Gliserport and get ready for an adventure. You could choose special tours and watch the sunset from up in the air, high above the sea! You can enjoy fun in the air in the San Diego Area, and there’s no doubt it will take your breath away.

Of course, you can’t really enjoy the outdoors in San Diego without thinking about the water. There are fifteen major beaches along the San Diego Coastline. From Torrey Pines in the north all the way down to Ocean Beach in the south, you’ll find great opportunities to enjoy a picnic, surfing, bodyboarding, snorkeling and more. Some are kid friendly and some are pet friendly. You’ll also find many more beaches and parks surrounding Mission Bay. Swim, explore tide pools, surf, scuba dive, snorkel, sail, row, kayak, motorboat or… the possibilities are endless! Lessons for just about everything are available as well. Of course, you could also go on a fishing trip or a mini tour around the area. There’s no lack of water in San Diego and no lack of ways to enjoy it.

Air, ground, or sea… The choice is yours. It’s all available in La Jolla and the Greater San Diego Area in the spring. Get outside and enjoy yourself!

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: January 4th & 5th

It’s a new decade, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

Saturday, January 4th:

Ruocco Park Market
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., (Every Saturday) Ruocco Park
This Saturday farmers market sets up shop every weekend on Harbor Lane, at Ruocco Park overlooking the San Diego Bay. Expect a healthy lineup of local vendors selling everything from coffee to street food and, of course, an epic view.

‘Dear Evan Hansen’
2 p.m. and 8 p.m., San Diego Civic Theatre

The highly-acclaimed, touring Broadway musical, “Dear Evan Hansen,” makes its way to the San Diego Civic Theatre through Jan. 12. On Saturday, there are shows at both 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and there are some verified resale tickets still available, starting at $60.

Sunday, January 5th:

Yoga + Mimosa Mornings
9:30 a.m., Windmill Food Hall (Carlsbad)
Enjoy a Sunday morning yoga session at the brand-new Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad led by a certified instructor. Afterward, 21+ participants can enjoy a mimosa at the foodie-friendly attraction. This class costs $5; bring your own mat.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park
Start your Sunday with a little nature walk at Mission Trails Regional Park. A trail guide will take visitors through one of three trails – the Oak Grove Loop, the Visitor Center Loop, or the Riverside Grinding Rocks – while talking about the plants, animals, geology, history, and ecology of the park. These weekly guided walks are free and open to the public and begin at the Visitor Center. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels the walk.

This New Year, Promote with La Jolla Blue Book

Serving the San Diego area for over 80 years, Blue Book Media Group has been generating enormous amounts of revenue for local businesses in the La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe areas, along with San Diego County businesses wanting to do business in these same areas thanks to their consistent advertising with our media brand. Our local La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe Blue Books (annual community guides) are so revered and used by the long time area locals that they refer to our print and web resources as the Bible of La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe.

We would like to offer our diverse annual print, web, app and social media marketing/advertising platform to your local business as a way to help you generate new clients and customers to increase your revenue. If you or someone you know would like to see a true increase in their business, customer base or sales, please reach out to us by phone at 858-459-7939. We look forward to sharing information on our successful established diverse advertising resources with you.

We are thankful to have so many local businesses who have been advertising with us successfully every year since the 1940’s. We would like to be able to bring you the same huge ROI we have brought other local businesses each year due to their advertising with us.

For more information on our nearly 500-page annual Blue Book community resources, our website, our app, or our social media platforms, please call 858-454-7939 today.

Some ad space opportunities are limited as so many businesses renew their same ad spots with us year after year. We hope to hear from you soon.

858-454-7939
www.lajollabluebook.com
“Find It La Jolla” App

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
LinkedIn
Google+

Ring in 2020 in San Diego and La Jolla

Get ready to light the sparklers, pop the champagne, and welcome in 2020! San Diego and La Jolla will be welcoming in the new year bigger and better than ever. See what’s happening and make your plans! As always, please celebrate responsibility.

Saturday, December 31st:

Hornblower NYE Celebration Dinner Cruise

Celebrate New Year’s aboard a yacht! On board you will enjoy a spread of gourmet desserts prepared fresh by our chefs. Then dance to DJ entertainment & ring in the New Year with the Marina del Rey fireworks show. This New Year’s cruise also includes holiday decorations, party favors, a boarding glass of champagne, and a cash bar for additional beverages…A perfect way to bring in the New Year! *Age 21 and over only* 

Craft Beer New Year

The calendar may be turning over to a new decade, but we feel like turning it back… to the 80s. Come relive the music and vibes of one of the most colorful and unique decades with the added bonus of all the excellent craft beer that wasn’t available back then. So dust off your shoulder pads, grab your extra-hold hair spray, and join us to close out 2019 on a high note!

Big Night San Diego: New Year’s Eve Gala

9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Hilton San DiegoBig Night San Diego New Year’s Eve is excited to be back again at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront!  Ring in 2020 as this will be our biggest and amazing SEVENTEENTH New Year’s Eve celebration.  Register here to get the latest information on advance sales and event updates so you won’t miss out on the greatest New Year’s Eve celebration yet.

San Diego & La Jolla Weekend Events: December 28th & 29th

The holiday season is upon us, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

Sunday, Dec. 29th

Yoga + Mimosa Mornings
9:30 a.m., Windmill Food Hall (Carlsbad)
Enjoy a Sunday morning yoga session at the brand-new Windmill Food Hall in Carlsbad led by a certified instructor. Afterward, 21+ participants can enjoy a mimosa at the foodie-friendly attraction. This class costs $5; bring your own mat.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park
Start your Sunday with a little nature walk at Mission Trails Regional Park. A trail guide will take visitors through one of three trails – the Oak Grove Loop, the Visitor Center Loop, or the Riverside Grinding Rocks – while talking about the plants, animals, geology, history, and ecology of the park. These weekly guided walks are free and open to the public and begin at the Visitor Center. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels the walk.

 

Holiday Activities in San Diego and La Jolla

san diego christmas week activitiesWhat better time than now to take in some of San Diego’s most beautiful sights and sounds? We’ve put together a list of ten options for the holiday week while friends and family are in town; we wanted to offer a few alternatives to the typical holiday stuff around town, so a few even involve getting out of town to go play in the snow and getting out on the water. Check out our top Christmas week activities in San Diego! Continue reading

San Diego and La Jolla Weekend Events: December 21st & 22nd

Screen Shot 2019-12-21 at 11.49.04 AM

The holiday season is upon us, and this weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

Saturday, Dec. 20

Societe Holiday Market
12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Societe Brewing Company Tasting Room
Get that last-minute holiday shopping in at this Holiday Market at Societe Brewing on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard Saturday. The craft brewery’s parking lot will be lined with small, local vendors selling their unique, handmade goods. And, since Societe is all about being independent and supporting fellow small businesses, the brewery will offer $1 off every full pour to customers who shop from the local vendors at the market. Oh, and bring the kids: Santa is expected to be there between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Christmas Classics
7 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Enjoy an evening of Christmas classics — “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Year Without a Santa Claus,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” — at this screening on the scenic rooftop at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The event is part of the hotel’s ongoing Rooftop Cinema Club – movies shown under the stars, set alongside stunning views of the San Diego skyline. Tickets start at $17 per movie; you can self-park in the hotel’s garage for four hours for free if you buy food (other than popcorn or candy) or drinks at the Rooftop Cinema Club.

Sunday, Dec. 15th

Coronado Brewing Company Ugly Sweater Party
11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Coronado Brewing’s San Diego Tasting Room
What’s the holiday season without a good ugly sweater party? Coronado Brewing Company invites you to don your best (or worst) holiday sweater for this shindig at the brand’s San Diego tasting room on Knoxville Street. If you wear your favorite ugly sweater, you get 15% off your tab all day. The tasting room plans to pour its festive Gingerbread Porter throughout the day and keep the holiday music playing. The event is free; bring money for brews and other goodies.

Photos With Santa at Seaport Village
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Seaport Village
Santa Claus is in. The jolly man himself is hosting photo sessions at the landmark along San Diego’s waterfront now through Christmas Eve, so this is your final weekend to get some face time with him. This Sunday, Santa will listen to Christmas wishes and pose with little ones from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. His little holiday set-up can be found where the old Upstart Crow bookstore used to be, across the way from the Harbor House Restaurant and near the parking lots. For $35, you get a keepsake USB loaded with several photos.

 

La Jolla Open Houses: December 21st & 22nd

Move into your dream home with our La Jolla Open House weekend guide. Happy house hunting!


Maxine and Marti Gellens | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties:

When: Saturday and Sunday 1-5PM
Where: 1267 Olivet Street

Details: $1,895,000. 3BR+Bonus/3BA.

Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Screen Shot 2019-08-30 at 7.05.57 PM
When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 3815 Trieste Drive

Details: $899,000. 4BR/3BA. Great Opportunity in Del Cerro with Views!!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Screen Shot 2019-11-16 at 2.01.31 PM

When: Saturday and Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 7580 Caminito Avola
Details: $2,180,000. 3BR + Bonus/3BA. Spectacular views of the ocean, North Shore and evening lights are yours to enjoy from this meticulously updated and enlarged Colony Hill home!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

Screen Shot 2019-11-22 at 9.18.40 AM
When: Sunday 1-4PM
Where: 2055 Avila Court

Details: $4,295,000. 5BR/5.5BA. Beautifully remodeled 5 bedroom home in Del Cerro with sweeping panoramic views!!!
Contact: Maxine and Marti Gellens 858.551.6630, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Screen Shot 2019-11-16 at 2.00.30 PM