San Diego Tide Pools Spotlight

San Diego Tide Pool Pictures Seeing the tide pools in San Diego is a great family-friendly activity for spring! They’re totally free, and are a terrific way to learn about the marine life that inhabits our oceans and rocky reefs. On any given day you may stumble upon octopus, tube snails, hermit crabs, water slugs, sea hares, sea cucumbers, sea anemone and numerous types of vegetation. Some of the animals attach themselves to the rocks, and others just swim or float – which provides a great vantage point for viewing! Here are a few tips to get you started. Continue reading

Chedi Thai Bistro : Flavorful Thai Tastes that Welcome any Budget

Chedi Thai Bistro La Jolla Restaurant Chedi Thai Bistro‘s lunch deals and Happy Hours are becoming famous throughout La Jolla for both their fantastic quality and economic prices. We visited this family-owned La Jolla Thai restaurant to see what the hype was about and were not disappointed.

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Tips for Booking a La Jolla Vacation Rental or Hotel

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Your vacation is a time to relax and let go of stress, so begin it with a trouble-free search for a La Jolla Vacation rental or hotel. La Jolla offers many beautiful and reliable places to choose from. Here’s a few booking strategies to make your search painless. Continue reading

La Jolla Weekend Events June 27- July 29

The weekend is upon us again with excellent summer weather in the forecast! There’s plenty of things happening in and around La Jolla. In particular, check out our neighbors to the south, OB and the Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off this Saturday. Going to Balboa park this Sunday? Stop by the International Cottages and catch a lawn program featuring Argentina. Taste some great food and watch a traditional performance for free! See what else is going on with our La Jolla weekend events for June 27 – 29th.

Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off

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A Day At Girard Gourmet’s Secret Garden – Part 2

Last week we were treated to a day of excellent company during an enlightening tour of Corgi Castle, the slice of paradise where Girard Gourmet owner, Francois Goedhuys, grows the fruit and vegetables served at his establishment. There was more to this experience than great hospitality, though. Our afternoon culminated in a very special lunch cooked by our host’s good friend, Michel Stroot, a man who also happens to be the former Executive Chef at the ‘Golden Door’ for over 25 years, as well as a contributing chef for the Tomorrow Project.


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The La Jolla Blue Book Trivia Challenge

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To cap off this beautiful Tuesday afternoon, we thought we’d host a little trivia challenge based on local facts and figures. The questions aren’t too difficult, but we’ll be impressed if anyone can get 6 out of 6 without consulting the all-knowing Oracle (or Wikipedia, as it’s commonly referred to). Good luck and let us know how how you do by dropping a comment or joining the conversation on Facebook.

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San Diego Attractions For Adrenaline Junkies

San Diego has so much more to offer than beach-front dining, microbrews galore, and top-notch museums. So what do you do in America’s Finest City if you’re looking to get your blood pumping?

Skydiving in San Diego

Skydiving in San Diego

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The Cottage’s New and Improved Cinnamon Roll

The Cottage in La Jolla, known for their popular breakfast and lunch menu, is reintroducing their famous cinnamon rolls with a new and improved recipe. The Cottage achieves the perfect balance in thick, soft, moist, warm that will literally melt in your mouth cinnamon rolls and La Jolla Blue Book was there to taste it all.

The cinnamon roll is back on the menu after being absent for a few years, but we recommend you get there early as only a dozen of them are made daily. The rolls are big enough to share with someone but we won’t judge you if you don’t and neither will The Cottage.

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