What to Expect From Winter in La Jolla

The most popular times of year to visit La Jolla are undoubtedly spring and summer, especially with time off from school when it comes to college students or parents with children still in school. But La Jolla can be an excellent place to vacation in the winter, especially if you’re looking for a way to beat the chilly weather of other parts of the country. Whether you’re visiting for the holidays or you want to take some time off in the first couple months of the year to visit La Jolla, here’s what you can expect. Read more here

How Early Should You Plan Your La Jolla Vacation?

You can never be too prepared when it comes to your vacation, but how prepared do you need to be? Some might tell you to plan your vacation at least 9-12 months in advance, while others might plan a vacation in less than a month.

 

Much of it comes down to budget. If you have a budget when plenty of flexibility, you can probably find somewhere to stay and all the reservations you’ll need within a short time. Others may need months to prepare for a vacation, whether because of a limited budget or because they like to have a thorough itinerary. Here’s how to get started. Read more here

New Year’s Resolutions – Treat Yourself and Take More Trips

With a new year, it’s time for a fresh start and a chance to change the aspects of your life that have become a little too stale or stuck. While they sometimes get flack for being quit too easily, it’s no surprise why “new year’s resolutions” are such a popular trend. There’s something refreshing about the turning of a page, the beginning of a new year. Some new year’s resolutions may be to lose weight, to start a new business, to write the book or finish the musical. But what about new year’s resolutions to be kinder to yourself?

 

After all, don’t forget that you made it through all the challenges that came with last year. You deserve a treat! That’s why we think the resolution to take more trips should be on your list. Here are some benefits to traveling more often to read more here…

Keeping Calm During Airline Delays

No one likes to have to deal with travel delays. It throws off our plans, and being stuck in a crowded airport can feel overwhelming. But when your flight is delayed during the holidays, it can feel nearly catastrophic. You may be traveling from across the country — or from countries away — to visit family that you haven’t seen all year. You may have looked forward to a holiday vacation all year only to find yourself missing the show you booked tickets for at your destination.

 

When your flight is delayed, there’s little you can do, but you can find ways to try to keep calm in the midst of the unexpected obstacle. Here are a few of our tips read more here…

Where to Find Christmas Lights in San Diego

No matter where you celebrate Christmas, Christmas light displays are a staple. It doesn’t quite feel like Christmas without passing lawns, houses, and parks covered with twinkling lights. San Diego is no exception. From San Diego proper to the surrounding areas like La Jolla or Mission Bay, you can find beautiful Christmas light displays that are sure to put you in a cheerful mood, excitedly looking forward to Christmas.

Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Located at the UTC, you can find a brilliant light display put on by The San Diego California Temple. There are nativity scenes, elaborate light displays, and live music to keep you entertained. This is the kind of light display you’ll want to wander through by foot, not simply drive past. And if you stay at The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, this light display is one of the closest to your room in town read more here…

3 Tips to Find Rooms For Your Wedding Party

Wedding planning can be a chaotic experience, and it helps to have your support system around you. You’ve assembled your closest friends to be in your wedding party and they’ve agreed to help you with anything you need to make the big day perfect. It helps to keep those people close throughout the whole process, but especially as you get dressed and ready for the day.

 

By keeping your wedding party all at the same accommodations, you’ll have a much easier time getting ready for dress rehearsals, dinners, wedding photos, and the day itself read more here…

3 Reasons to Get Married in La Jolla

You’ve been dreaming of your big day for your whole life — or at least, for as long as you started to picture the rest of your life with your significant other in it. Now it’s on the way, and you need a setting that lives up to that dream. If you live in La Jolla, you’re already well acquainted with the beautiful, romantic scenery to be found in “The Jewel” of San Diego. But maybe you live across the state, or even across the country, and you’re interested in making a whole trip out of your wedding. So why should you get married in La Jolla?

 

No Rain on Your Parade

When it comes to your wedding, you want everything to go according to plan. If you planning an outdoor wedding or reception only to have it rain that day, it can be a devastating disappointment. If it snows and your distant relatives aren’t able to make it to the church because of traffic or road hazards, you won’t truly be able to celebrate the day with all the people you love. Fortunately, even in December, La Jolla weather is mild and sunny, with highs in the 60s and 70s and few days of rain. Imagine how much better in spring or summer read more here…

Christmas Gift Ideas From San Diego

The holidays will be here soon, and may already be on your mind while you enjoy your trip to San Diego. You may be walking through the shops and restaurants, trying new experiences, and thinking about how to surprise your loved ones this year. San Diego is full of inspiration when it comes to gift ideas. Here are a few suggestions for gifts to bring home or to surprise your loved ones while spending the holidays in San Diego.

 

A Massage

Planning to spend the holiday season with your loved ones in San Diego? Visiting a relative who lives in the area? A gift card to a local massage could be a great way to show that you care about them and feel that they deserve a break. There are plenty of spas, salons, and massages all over the city, including some in La Jolla. Check out our blog about local day spas to learn more about places where you can find a good massage read more here…

 

Christmas Celebrations in La Jolla

Thinking about celebrating the holidays in La Jolla? Christmas on the beach can be relaxing and refreshing, a welcome break from the colder temperatures in other parts of the country. But just because it’s not likely to snow here doesn’t mean we don’t go all out with our holiday celebrations. From tree lightings to Santa Claus and events all over the community, you’ll find any number of ways to get into the Christmas spirit here in La Jolla.

 

Seas ‘n’ Greetings

Most of us might not think “aquarium” when we think Christmas, but Birch Aquarium’s “Seas ‘n’ Greetings” event is one of the most fun, festive events of the season, running all through the month of December from 9 am to 5 pm. In that time, you and your family can visit to engage in scavenger hunts, take memorable photographs, or even catch a glimpse of “Scuba Santa” as he explores the various tanks and habitats. After all, Santa’s there for more than just the land-dwelling children at Christmas. The aquarium is decked out in festive decor in order to fully transport you into that holiday state of mind read more here…

The Diverse Flavors of San Diego

Whether you’re visiting for the first time, the fifth time or you’ve lived in San Diego at one point, it’s hard to deny it’s a city full of diverse flavors and eats. In fact, we’re quite proud of the burgeoning culinary scene, from treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, hip microbrews, and dining experiences that fill your mouth with explosions of flavor. The only question is where to start. Let’s go through some of the flavors you’ll find in San Diego through the beginning of the day through the end to give you an idea.

 

Breakfast and Brunch


Brunch is a necessary part of any good vacation, and San Diego is happy to provide. Here you can find all the savory and sweet classics, as well as some breakfast and brunch spots that are uniquely San Diego. Take for example Toast Gastrobrunch, an all-day brunch stop in Carlsbad. Here, you can find their house special: the Coconut Pistachio Kanafee with ricotta and jack cheese filling as well as orange blossom syrup, and a pistachio topping read more here…