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How to Enjoy Thanksgiving in La Jolla in 2020

If you are looking for the perfect location for your next Thanksgiving getaway, look no further than La Jolla. Maybe you have seen our beautiful home during a trip to San Diego or maybe you are a frequent visitor of ours. Either way, you can reserve one of our incredible vacation properties to settle in for Thanksgiving in La Jolla. The holidays will be here before you know it so now is the time to start planning for Thanksgiving 2020.

Home Away from Home

When someone celebrates Thanksgiving they often want to feel right at home and be relaxed. You can still do this when you choose our vacation rentals for your stay. Expect to find luxury amenities that rival all of the local resorts and hotels. Instead of being around crowds, which is not a great thing to do in a health crisis, you can enjoy privacy in the comfort of private home. Some rentals even feature ocean side views where you can possibly see our famous La Jolla cove seals! Either way, treat yourself with this magnificent view only found in La Jolla.

Amenities for a Feast

There is nothing more important than family and a delicious feast when you celebrate Thanksgiving. You can still cook up your traditional meal from our vacation rentals. Each property comes with standard kitchen amenities such as cutlery, dishware, full size appliances, and a spacious room to prepare everything in. Find all of the ingredients at one of our local farmers markets that are happening on a regular basis. Once everything is ready, you can dine with the comfort of your family by your side.

Restaurants and Thanksgiving in La  Jolla

Not everyone wants to spend their holiday time in the kitchen and that is perfectly fine. For those who wish to see a taste of Thanksgiving from local restaurants you can order many meals with curbside service. You can pick up curbside meals from fine dining establishments such as Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Urban Plates. These restaurants are local favorite and will satisfy any craving you have.

Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season

You can escape the cold back home and take your much-needed vacation this Thanksgiving season. Pick one of our amazing vacation rentals in the area and relax with your family during Thanksgiving in La Jolla. Say goodbye to 2020 and instead celebrate the holidays the right way in La Jolla.

La Jolla Attractions for a Historical Journey

For those who enjoy discovering the history behind their destination, La Jolla is filled with connections to the past. Visitors can enjoy their own historical journey by exploring the several different La Jolla attractions found in the area.

La Jolla Historical Society

There is perhaps nowhere better to go to for a history lesson in La Jolla than the La Jolla Historical Society. This local organization works to preserve the past and understand the concerns of our future. The area of La Jolla was first incorporated into San Diego in 1850 and was eventually founded as its own city in 1887. La Jolla became known for its Marine Biological Association, which eventually was renamed to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Since then, La Jolla has become a paradise for locals and visitors alike. You can see some of this history in person at the La Jolla Historical Society Wisteria Cottage Gallery, an art gallery that features rotating exhibits focused on the history of La Jolla. The Venturi Pergola and Garden is also on site and was designed by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – La Jolla Branch

La Jolla may be a small neighborhood, but it makes up for its size in elegant attractions such as the La Jolla branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. This local museum and art gallery has been open since 1950 and focuses on local artwork. The museum rotates its exhibits to ensure the galleries remain fresh for its visitors. The artwork is not just pictures and paintings either as the Edwards Sculpture Garden is sight to behold in person. Many locals find themselves inspired by the local art and end up bringing their own sketchpad with them.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

The greater San Diego area and much of Southern California was founded by the Spaniards early in the 1700s. Their influence remains on display at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. The building has a Spanish Renaissance style and is a beautiful addition to the community. As with most libraries, the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library offers free entry and is a great way to beat the summer heat. Take a look at the collection of historic books and artwork that will remind you of the area’s rich history.

More to See in La Jolla

Now that you have an idea of where to explore La Jolla’s rich history, you can reserve your vacation rental in the area. Each property features unique amenities and is in close proximity to these historical attractions.

An Educational Journey to La Jolla

If you are like most, you are probably ready to finally leave your house and enjoy a vacation getaway! La Jolla can do just that for you and so much more. While distance learning might be a pain, it allows you and your children to enjoy a vacation while still having access to their classes. Your children can attend school from the comfort of one of our vacation rentals, and then head out for an educational and fun day of vacation activities! Take a look at how you can enjoy an educational journey to La Jolla:

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Older children will love a trip over to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This local nonprofit institute has been a mainstay in the community since 1960; it conducts ongoing research. Its founder, Jonas Salk, was the researcher who developed a vaccine for polio. This scientific facility is open for scheduled tours during your stay in the city. All prospective visitors will need to schedule a tour in advance by calling 858-453-4100. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies can be found at 10010 N Torrey Pines Rd.

Stuart Collection – University of California San Diego

Not all educational experiences can be had in the classroom. The University of California San Diego has a location here in La Jolla where you can find the Stuart Collection, a vast collection of public art obtained by the university. The majority of the artwork on display is unique sculptures found nowhere else. The next Van Gogh in your family may even find inspiration for their upcoming art project! Don’t pass up a chance to walk around this unique setting. The Stuart Collection can be seen at 9500 Gilman Dr.

Birch Aquarium

Another fascinating educational center located at the University of California San Diego is the Birch Aquarium. This local aquarium has been around for over a century, providing research for the bay. Some of the exhibits on display include the Hall of Fishes with over 60 tanks of unique Pacific fish. Young children will enjoy visiting the outdoor playground that uses renewable energy and natural forces to help power the exhibits. You can visit the Birch Aquarium found at 2300 Expedition Way at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

More Fun When You Journey to La Jolla

As you can see, La Jolla offers an abundance of fun even while you are experiencing education activities. Reserve one of our rentals today to be close to these educational attractions while still having Wi-Fi access for your children’s distance learning.

Plan a Fun Fall La Jolla Vacation

Fall is a fantastic time of year to plan a getaway, often making the transition out of summer sweet and the move into winter far less jarring for many. When you’re looking for a sunny and scenic place to set your travel sights, La Jolla, California is the ideal spot to settle in and enjoy time away from the daily grind. Options to sunbathe, savor time on the water, or simply get out and explore are many, creating a space where visitors can stretch their imaginations and enjoy life to the fullest. When your plans bring you here this fall, be sure to add these activities to your must-try list during your La Jolla vacation!

Snorkel and Swim

Embrace the fall travel seasons as well as the California state of mind by turning your La Jolla trip into a water-based experience quite unlike any other. This area of Southern California is known and loved for its beautiful shorelines and those that are looking to swim and snorkel their way through a getaway can do so at both Windansea Beach or La Jolla Shores Beach during a stay. For the snorkeling enthusiast, a stop at La Jolla Cove is a must. With a reputation for gentle surf and plenty of fish to be encountered, this area is prime for the exploring.

Kayak the Caves

La Jolla Underwater Park is a highlight of any trip this direction and can be included on the list of must-do activities when you’re here in the fall as well. Hop in your kayak and take time to explore the sea caves with the paddles in hand that are integrated into this vast sea park– but are truly only a portion of the appeal. The La Jolla Underwater Park is a thrilling collection of shoreline, underwater canyons and kelp forests in combination with soaring cliffs and beaches. In total, this park covers 6,000 acres of land and sea, inevitably providing plenty of options for adventure.

Hike Scripps Coastal Reserve Biodiversity Trail

For the fall visitor that loves to hit the trails and make the most of stunning views, a trek up the Scripps Coastal Reserve Biodiversity Trail will do the trick. Accessible at Whitecliff Drive, this trail provides a beautiful and leisurely route that extends approximately half a mile. Along the way, hikers will enjoy options to observe plant and wildlife in combination with sweeping ocean views at the top. For a romantic take on this trail, plan on venturing out in the evening hours when the sun is getting ready to set.

Book Your La Jolla Vacation

No matter what time of year you make your way to sunny La Jolla, the team at La Jolla Vacation Rentals is sure to have accommodations to take your experience to the next level of fun and excellence. Reach out today to learn more about our La Jolla vacation rentals!

Natural Attractions in La Jolla

When looking for somewhere beautiful in Southern California, there is nowhere better than La Jolla. Locals and visitors alike know that the La Jolla area features some incredible natural attractions that they can visit anytime of the year. Take a look at some of our favorites:

La Jolla Cove

The most well-known natural attraction in La Jolla is the infamous La Jolla Cove. The area is named after this incredible attraction which has been top destination within Southern California for decades. La Jolla Cove is found on the northern shore of La Jolla. It has repeatedly been reported as one of the most beautiful coastlines in all of the country. The rocky shoreline continues to be hit by powerful waves, further defining the region. If you are lucky you may even see some of the local sea lions who populate the cove. Stop by La Jolla Cove at 1100 Coast Blvd to get the true and authentic experience in La Jolla.

Windansea Beach

Everyone expects to find exceptional beauty in La Jolla and Windansea Beach is no exception. Windansea Beach is a popular with the local surfers with the calm yet adventurous waves. Local communities are stretched along the Windansea Beach with beautiful homes creating their own horizon. Windansea Beach is not your typical consumer beach and is off the beaten path, making it a true local landmark. Stroll down the beach and look out for anemones and other wildlife near the water. Windansea Beach is found at 6800 Neptune Place.

Mount Soledad

A short drive away from our vacation rentals you can find another close natural attraction, Mount Soledad. This San Diego landmark has a historical importance for the city memorializing veterans while giving visitors a panoramic view of the city. The monument originally started as a religious site but has changed over the years to now celebrate the many servicemen and servicewomen of our country. Climb up the hill and read the names inscribed into the monument or take a look around at the natural beauty that La Jolla brings to the greater San Diego area.

Natural Beauty With These Attractions in La Jolla

The natural beauty found in La Jolla is just one of the many reasons why you should consider a visit to the area. Reserve one of our vacation rentals just steps away from the beach and relax. Call today and start planning your La Jolla getaway!

Enjoy a La Jolla Vacation While Working Remote

Unexpected twists and turns in life have a way of causing stress to build over time. In the year 2020, it’s no understatement to say that many have found there are more than enough unexpected factors at play to create a year filled with confusion. Amongst the multitude of changes this year has brought with it is the fact that many employees that were once well-established in offices around the country and globe are now being asked to work remotely from home. From makeshift offices, the approach to work can look very different and some are finding that navigating this new normal means letting vacation plans fall to the wayside.

At La Jolla Vacation Rentals, we’re taking a more positive approach to a year of changes. Instead of canceling plans, perhaps 2020 is the year to discover the hidden beauty of the remote work world in that it allows for travel and work to be seamlessly combined! In place of mourning the loss of the traditional workplace, consider packing up your suitcase and your laptop and hitting the road in pursuit of a well-deserved work and play La Jolla vacation.

Set Your Work and Travel Sights on Sunny California

2020 may look drastically different than years prior, but that doesn’t mean it can’t come with plenty of fun too. Those that find inspiration in sunny destinations but still need to get work done too will find that booking a stay with the help of the team at La Jolla Vacation Rentals offers up a chance to work seamlessly in the very place you’re excited to enjoy a getaway. Our properties are conveniently outfitted with the technology remote employees require and the extras that take the professional experience to the next level of ease. From wi-fi and high-speed services to large flat-screen televisions for streaming video conferences, visitors will find that their workdays fly by and the fun that awaits outside the front door is the extra motivation to check everything off the list.

Enjoy Luxurious Upgrades During Your La Jolla Vacation

While those home-inspired comforts in our properties are sure to please from tasteful sofas to fully-equipped kitchens, it’s the upgraded extras that are designed to inspire. Guests looking for a work and play getaway experience will be able to pick and choose from properties that include everything from private pools and spas to large yards, vaulted ceilings, waterfront views, and decorative touches that speak to coastal-inspired style.

Explore La Jolla During Your Stay

Yes, you’ll have assignments and projects to complete but when you’ve submitted that last document, La Jolla waits just outside for plenty of exploring and discovering. While you’re in town, take time to unwind at scenic La Jolla Cove or make your way into the water for an afternoon of swimming, boating, snorkeling, or kayaking. Complete with inviting beaches and plenty of options for wildlife spotting, La Jolla is a great place to explore the outdoors and keep far from the crowds.

Adventure Lives on in 2020

It may be a different approach to work and life balance, but at La Jolla Vacation Rentals, we believe that 2020 still has the potential to end on a great note. Contact our team today to learn more about our rentals that make it easier than ever to enjoy a La Jolla vacation with options for remote work as well.

Isolated Activities in La Jolla

The many options for fun that wait to welcome guests to La Jolla, California make it a destination that sees a long list of travelers arriving year after year. This sunny locale is loved for its beautiful ocean views and hidden away tide pools as much as it is for its upscale dining and boutique storefronts made to enjoy. For those guests that are looking for more isolated activities to enjoy in La Jolla, you won’t have to look far to find something that fits. Here are just a few options out of many La Jolla activities that can take an isolated getaway to this stunning destination to the next level of fun.

Enjoy Time at Marine Street Beach With These La Jolla Activities

While the highly popular La Jolla Cove and Windansea Beach attract large groups of visitors, those looking to enjoy time immersed in the scenery without the bustle will want to head over to the more tranquil Marine Street Beach. Situated north of Windansea Beach, Marine Street Beach comes with a rougher surf, making it less attractive for swimmers, but perhaps even more impressive for those that love to settle into the sand and just take in the view. The surrounding rocky terrain makes for fantastic photographs and gives an off the beaten path vibe that’s tough to top.

Visit Hike Bike Kayak Adventures

An oasis of outdoor fun that could double as the perfect stop for isolated activities in La Jolla, a trip to Hike Bike Kayak Adventure has a little bit of everything. Situated at 2222 Avenida de la Playa, this shop offers up bike, snorkel, and kayak tours that allow guests to maintain that important social distance while still enjoying the scenery alongside a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Whether you’re looking to enjoy time riding a bike along the beach or can’t wait to spend a day on the waves in your own private kayak, it’s easy to customize your La Jolla experience when you partner with this team.

Book a Private Lesson with Buddhi Yoga

When you’re a traveler to La Jolla looking to recenter and rejuvenate, be sure to book a private yoga lesson on the beach with an instructor from Buddhi Yoga. This premier provider of all types of yoga in combination with options for meditation is ready to customize your experience with balance, focus, and Zen. If you’d prefer an indoor experience, Buddhi Yoga hosts a center and also offers options for enjoying streaming classes online that can be done from the comfort of your vacation rental.

Enjoy the La Jolla Experience

Taking time to unwind and enjoy La Jolla is always a good idea. When you’re in town, let La Jolla Vacation Rentals handle your accommodation details so you can focus on those inspiring moments. Contact us today to learn more about our many property options in the area!

How to Plan a Fun and Refreshing Corporate La Jolla Retreat

When burnout becomes a reality, travelers often find that taking off in pursuit of a new destination has the ability to reduce stress, elevate moods, and re-center perspective. Beyond these important factors, travel is a great way to incorporate some much-needed fun into life! In the same way, a corporate retreat can be a refreshing option for employers to plan for employees who are feeling the weight of their work in the office. Whether your team is stressed and needs a fun getaway or its time to reward employees for a job well-done, a La Jolla retreat is bound to be a success, and planning one in La Jolla, California only takes the experience to the next level of excellence.

Create Important Time to Unwind and Connect

Planning a corporate retreat to La Jolla is a meaningful way to show your employees that their well-being is a priority and that their good work doesn’t go unrecognized. Corporate retreats are also amazing opportunities for professional teams to bond over new experiences and destinations while enjoying more open and honest conversations too. Ultimately, a successful corporate retreat to La Jolla will have employees returning to the office with a renewed sense of energy for what they do daily and a more profound connection to the people they work with.

La Jolla Activities to Enjoy as a Team

La Jolla is known and loved by visitors for its stunning beaches, rugged coastlines, world-class golf courses, and sensational opportunities to get out on the deep blue waves and explore. This lineup of dynamic terrain makes La Jolla a perfect place for those professional teams that bond best over outdoor adventure. For the team that finds their zen soaking up the sunshine, a trip to Shell Beach is bound to please. If your group is more the type to try something new on a getaway, consider booking a group surf lesson at La Jolla Shores Beach and test out skills on the waves together. From group kayaking and biking trips to options to make your way through downtown and savor a flavorful brewery tour, La Jolla is a place where there’s no shortage of options for La Jolla activities.

Corporate Retreat Accommodations for All Types of Travelers

You’ve decided on the inviting location, now make sure your team enjoys a corporate retreat complete with accommodations to match the level of fun you’ve planned. At La Jolla Vacation Rentals, we’re committed to making your stay unforgettable and are happy to help you book that convenient, comfortable, and always pristinely clean stay that takes your experience to the next level of excellence. Contact us today to learn more about our many area options and to start planning your corporate retreat.

Father’s Day 2020 in La Jolla

There is nothing better to show your dad how much you love him than with an exciting vacation getaway to La Jolla. Our California paradise is the perfect place for you to kick back and relax. There are plenty of exciting activities you and your dad will love to do together. Take a look at how to spend this Father’s Day in La Jolla:

Take Him on a Kayak Tour

The coastline of La Jolla is incredibly beautiful all throughout the year. You can take up the waters and explore the many caves surrounding the area with a kayak tour. Locals cannot recommend this activity enough, saying a visit to one of the seven local caves is fascinating. Each cave is millions of years old, providing incredible scenery. Local kayak tour companies will take you to every single stop. You will be able to paddle inside the bigger Clam Cave during your journey and even the smaller caves during low tides.

Snorkeling Adventure

Once you and dad have had enough exploring from on top of the water, you can take it under the water as well! Take him on a snorkeling journey to see all of the incredible aquatic life living around La Jolla. One great way to do this is booking a guided tour with the Birch Aquarium who can show you all the best spots in the area to snorkel. If you and dad are a little more adventurous, you can even learn to scuba dive with lessons in the area. Companies such as SD Expeditions teach certification classes all throughout the year.

Go Hiking

Views from land can be just as incredible as the views under the water. La Jolla is along the Coast Walk Trail, an easy trail that provides with scenic views of the local bluffs. More adventurous hikers can take to the Scripps Coastal Reserve for more elevation change and just as incredible views. Every hike in the area will provide you with the best panoramic views of La Jolla and the rest of San Diego.

Time to Plan for a Father’s Day La Jolla

Now that you know of some activities that dad will love in La Jolla you can start planning ahead for Father’s Day. Our exclusive vacation rentals will keep you close to these activities while keeping you comfortable. Call today and see which rental will be available for your stay.

Outdoor La Jolla Activities to Enjoy

When it comes to scenic destinations that are designed to be enjoyed and savored, there’s something special about La Jolla. This coastal area is home to a collection of captivating stretches of shoreline that are complemented by the addition of world-class golf courses, upscale dining options, and sensational cliffside views. La Jolla is an oasis of fun for travelers of all interests, but for those that love to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, there’s a long list of La Jolla activities to be tried. Here are a few you won’t want to miss the next time you’re in town.

Try Paragliding

The view from the ground in La Jolla is captivating, but there’s nothing like taking your vantage point to new heights when you try paragliding while you’re here! The Torrey Pines Gliderport is the perfect place to book your lesson and subsequent tandem flight for an unforgettable experience. If you’re interested in seeing what’s it’s like but aren’t up for the jump just yet, this area has prime seating where you can watch paragliders come and go with ease. Torrey Pines Gliderport also offers a selection of year-round clinics for those hoping to gain more education on their newfound sport and often, passion.

Savor Time Scuba Diving

Whether you’re new to the sport or an experienced diver, the waters that lap the shoreline of La Jolla are ideal for some underwater adventuring during a visit. The team at La Jolla Dive is a one-stop-shop for all things scuba when you’re in town. Feel free to book a lesson or reserve your place on a guided dive. This full-service scuba shop also offers up convenient gear rental as well as air fills and sits a mere two blocks from the La Jolla marina.

Visit La Jolla Cove

For those La Jolla visitors that are looking for a picturesque place to enjoy the open-air, sand, sun, and view, a stop at La Jolla Cove is not to be missed. This idyllic destination features a cliff-surrounded cove and beach that are integrated into a protected marine reserve. Come and enjoy a day under the sun’s rays admiring the view or hop in the water and make the most of snorkeling moments that are sure to thrill.

Make Your Way to California and Enjoy La Jolla Activities

No matter what time of year you arrive in La Jolla, the team at La Jolla Vacation Rentals is on hand to help guests book their ideal stay. Contact us today for more information on our ever-growing portfolio of property options and to start planning your next La Jolla activities filled adventure!