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Seals at the Children's Pool in La Jolla, California

 

What to do in La Jolla, California? The most popular free activity in the village - especially if you're traveling with kids - is visiting the seals at The Children's Pool. The rope barrier that went up here recently indicates the beginning of the…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on March 2, 2014 at 12:56pm — No Comments

How About a Delicious La Jolla (San Diego) Getaway?

Does this sound like fun?

 

The winners of the “Delicious La Jolla Getaway” will stay in a beautiful vacation rental in San Diego’s favorite coastal neighborhood for at least three nights.

Residents of La Jolla, 12 miles from downtown San Diego, enjoy good food, California wine, and local craft beer – and really know how to have fun. The winners are going…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 5, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments

In Eastern Europe, On the Trail of Franz Kafka

Authentic travelers are adventurous. Unlike tourists, we’re open to the unexpected and crave out-of-the ordinary experiences. It’s not that we never go on tours; it’s that we don’t go on “normal” tours that race from one “top attraction” to another. I want you to…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on October 26, 2013 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments

A Wonderful Stroll in La Jolla, California

As visitors to San Diego soon discover, those of us who live here are very active people. We surf, bike, kayak, scuba dive, swim, run, boogie board, hang glide – but, most of all, we walk. Sometimes we walk in our neighborhoods, but often we head to the beach, where sea views add a bonus to the…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on October 6, 2013 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Win a La Jolla, California, Getaway

 

The Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel, is just a short stroll from La Jolla Shores Beach in San Diego’s favorite coastal community. The chic boutique property is home to Hiatus, a cozy garden-level lounge with a stylish fireplace, and Cusp Dining and Drinks, where Mediterranean meals are served…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on January 10, 2013 at 3:32am — No Comments

La Jolla, California's Secret Garden Tour

There are lots of reasons why La Jolla is San Diego, California’s favorite coastal community. One of these is the fact that our community offers so many things to do – including looking at beautiful houses and gardens.

Sometimes this can be a frustrating…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

What's On At the Theater in La Jolla, California

San Diego is best known for beautiful beaches and its world-famous Zoo, but we also enjoy a rich cultural life – including great theatre.…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 19, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

How to Get to La Jolla from San Diego, California

La Jolla’s fame as Southern California’s most beautiful beach community draws travelers from all over the world. Unfortunately, most visitor maps don’t make it clear that La Jolla is part of San Diego, which can make getting here a bit confusing. …

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 15, 2011 at 8:25am — 3 Comments

Tips for Planning "3G" Trips

Authentic luxury travelers know that planning any customized trip takes considerable time, and when multiple generations are involved it makes the process…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 11, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

La Jolla's Charming New Pantai Inn

The Pantai Inn just opened in San Diego’s favorite coastal community and is offering travelers great deals on ocean view suites.



The inn will eventually expand to 44 suites, but at the moment – I was there two…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 7, 2011 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

Recipe: Reduced-Fat Carrot Peanut Butter

Luxury spas and retreats are fun. After all, who doesn't like a great massage?



This type of travel is good for our physical well-being and also for our mental health - especially if we learn new behaviors that we can practice at…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 6, 2011 at 6:12pm — 1 Comment

When to Go to La Jolla, California

We’ve talked about how to get to San Diego’s favorite coastal community, but if you’re planning a trip, you also need to think about the best time to be here.



Weather -…



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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 5, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

A Ride-On/Pull-Along Suitcase for Pre-Schoolers

The popularity of family travel has caused parents, grandparents, and toy manufacturers to come up with creative ways to keep kids entertained and engaged en route to their destination.



One of the best ideas I’ve seen yet is the Trunki – a durable plastic…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 4, 2011 at 9:10am — 2 Comments

Where Is La Jolla, California?

I started writing “La Jolla Travel Information” 3 years ago because I want visitors to get the most from the time they spend in my community.



However, it recently occurred to me that while I was busy leading you off the beaten path in La Jolla, I may…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on December 3, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

What To Do in San Diego, California in October

 

This is a great month to travel in Southern California. The weather is cooler, but the “rainy season” hasn’t started, and daylight savings time doesn’t end until November 6.

 

In La Jolla, San Diego’s favorite coastal community, visitors can expect daytime temperatures of about 75°F (22°C) and overnight lows of around 58°F…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 28, 2011 at 11:07am — No Comments

Famous Residents of La Jolla, California

Mitt Romney – yes the GOP candidate – is La Jolla’s newest celebrity resident. In fact, he and his wife Ann bought their beachfront home here in 2008, but no one paid much attention until he filed an application to bulldoze the $12 million house and build a much…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 24, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

La Jolla, California's Newest Ocean-View Café

Caroline’s is perched on a sandstone bluff and serves up a 180° blue-water panorama, as well as healthy, California-style meals.



Some time ago, I wrote about…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 23, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Voluntourism and the Joy of Travel

Customized itineraries are an important aspect of authentic luxury travel. These days we like to focus on our individual interests and leave room in the…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 22, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

San Diego, California, Restaurant Deals

California is known for its great restaurants and many of the best ones are in San Diego.



If you’re lucky (or were clever enough to plan ahead) your vacation will coincide with San Diego Restaurant…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 21, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

San Diego Alert: Barack Obama and 'The Real World'

Traffic Alert: President Obama will visit San Diego as part of his swing through Southern California. In fact, he'll  be having lunch in La Jolla on September 26. That'sbound to cause a few delays - maybe even a road closure or…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on September 16, 2011 at 6:28pm — No Comments

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