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Easter in La Jolla in 2020

Spring is finally here! If you’re ready to take a break from spring cleaning and take advantage of time off work for Easter, come soak up the sun in California at our amazing La Jolla vacation rentals! The highs will be in the 70s and the peak tourist time hasn’t hit, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy Easter in La Jolla, without it being too hot or too busy.

The Egg Hunt

A classic Easter activity, no Easter weekend can be truly complete until you head out on at least one egg hunt, especially if you’re traveling with kiddos! Thankfully, the San Diego area has plenty of options. Some even include brunch, so you can enjoy munching while the kids go egg hunting! If you’d rather set up your own Easter egg hunt, there is an abundance of trails nearby. Just make sure they find all the eggs so you can leave nature as clean as you found it!

The Brunches

Always the favorite part of any Easter Sunday, the brunch options in La Jolla are terrific. At the Marine Room, you can have brunch with a view of La Jolla Cove, while enjoying their sophisticated buffet fares such as Seafood Crepes, Cardamom Spiced Leg of Lamb, Global Artisanal Cheese Board, and Whisky Barrel Smoked Salmon. If you prefer to dine beachside, head to The Shores Restaurant for their sustainable, Cali-fresh Easter buffet. Featuring artisanal pastries and bread, Hickory Smoked Salmon, Serrano Ham Eggs Benedict, and Cinnamon Brioche French Toast, among others, everyone is sure to find just what they are craving.

An Easter in La Jolla Service

Since Easter is an important religious observance to many of our visitors, we would be remiss not to mention the availability of many Easter Sunday services in the area. Whether you’re looking for an intimate sunrise service or something just a little later, a quick online search should find you any service you are looking for in our diverse neighborhood.

Spend Some Time in the Sunshine

If none of the classic Easter offerings are what you’re looking for, San Diego still has plenty to do on an Easter in La Jolla weekend getaway! One of the most popular beach destinations in California, La Jolla draws in swimmers, divers, surfers, and kayakers with our sandy shores of gold. And with Mt. Soledad in our backyard, we have even more to offer. The Torrey Pines Golf Course and The Lodge at Torrey Pines features world-class golf as well as clean, maintained hiking trails and breathtaking coastal views. Torrey Pines Gliderport even gives thrill-seekers the chance to fly over the beach cliffs on a hang glider!

However you imagine the perfect California vacation, we want to help make it a reality. Book your vacation rental now to enjoy Easter in La Jolla in 2020!

What Makes La Jolla a Great Holiday Destination

Who wouldn’t want to spend the holidays at the beach? It might not be the classic winter wonderland you see on postcards, but once you’re walking barefoot on golden sand beaches and enjoying the mild sea breeze, you’ll be thrilled you traded your heavy winter coat for flipflops and shorts! Besides the nautical scenery, La Jolla offers terrific restaurants and events during the holidays in La Jolla.

Spend the Holidays in La Jolla  Like You Never Have Before

Spend Christmas or Thanksgiving Day strolling along the beach or cliffsides, and perhaps you’ll catch the sight of sea lions sunning themselves on the rocks or find a tide pool to take a peek at. In the days leading up to the holidays, you could go on a kayak sea cave tour with La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, where you’ll see a variety of marine life and drift beneath fantastic rock formations. With La Jolla Watersports, you can dive into the water to experience the marine ecosystem up close on their snorkeling tour—complete with equipment (including a wet suit) and a knowledgeable snorkel guide.

Upscale and Casual Holiday Dining Choices

You can always create a holiday feast in your fully equipped kitchen at your vacation home, but should you wish to dine out on the holidays in La Jolla, La Jolla and the surrounding area offers a number of options. The Marine Room offers both Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner, with terrific seaside views and multiple course options. At The Shores, you can find a Christmas and a Thanksgiving buffet, as well as a special Christmas Eve menu featuring Butter Poached Maine Lobster Tail, Sake Miso Glazed Butterfish and Grilled Angus Rib Eye Steak. These are just a few of the holiday dining options in town!

Plenty of Seaside Holiday Events

For holiday events, you’ll find that La Jolla and the surrounding area have no shortage of them! The day before Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the five-day San Diego Jazz Fest. On Thanksgiving Day, the ice-skating rink at the Hotel Del Coronado opens up, and throughout the duration of the holidays in La Jolla, you can ice-skate with ocean views! Early in December the La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival takes place, where you can enjoy the parade, live entertainment, and have the kids meet Santa. In addition to that, La Jolla is home to a number of boutique shops for holiday gifts and souvenirs.

Have the Perfect Oceanside Holiday with La Jolla Vacation Rentals

We have the ideal holiday retreat just waiting for you! Browse our collection of La Jolla holiday rentals online or give us a call to speak to a member of our friendly staff and reserve your vacation home today!

5 Incredible Ways to Spend Labor Day in San Diego

Labor Day in San Diego can be bittersweet. Many see the weekend as the last of the summer, as many schools start the following week, but it’s also an opportunity to enjoy a long weekend outdoors with your family. If you are visiting La Jolla over the long weekend, there are plenty of fun events going on for you and your family. Here are some of the top events.

US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

This event is one of the most popular in La Jolla over Labor Day Weekend. The event is held August 31 – September 3 on the pier on San Diego’s Big Bay. This beach is specially built each year for the competition using 300-tons of sand. The best sand sculptors come to this event each year to compete for the $60,000 prize, and it has been called one of the top 20 “must see” seaside festivals in the world. There will also be live music at the festival, more than a dozen local food trucks, rides, and a sandbox for kids.

Spend a Day at the Beach

La Jolla is known for its beaches, and what better way to celebrate the end of summer than a day at the beach with your family. La Jolla Shore is one of the best beaches in the area. Located on the north end of La Jolla, this beach has plenty of space to lay out your blanket and chairs. There is also a seaside playground for your kids and picnic tables with grills. The beach can get busy on Labor Day weekend, however, so make sure to get there early if you want a grill. One of the best perks of this beach is its ample parking and public restrooms located near the playground.

Labor Day Stickball Tournament

On Saturday and Sunday, the streets of Little Italy are taken over by a neighborhood-wide stickball tournament. This event is all about honoring this East Coast pastime and embracing your inner kid. The event is free for the public to watch, so come out and watch the participants use broomsticks, table legs, and whatever other sticks they managed to find to whack a rubber ball around the streets of Little Italy.

Little Italy is also known for having some of the best restaurants in San Diego. If you’re hungry while you’re in the area, you can stop by the Crack Shack, which serves some of the best fried organic chicken sandwiches in the area, or Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant. This old-school Italian deli has been serving freshly baked bread and sandwiches since 1956. For the craft beer enthusiasts, Bottlecraft Beer Shop & Tasting Room has hundreds of hard to find beers and serves many of San Diego’s award-winning breweries on tap.

Take a Hike

Labor Day Weekend is best to spend outdoors enjoying the last few long, warm days of summer, so take a hike and enjoy La Jolla’s natural beauty. Torrey Pines State Reserve offers some of the most scenic hiking trails in the area. Bird Rock Bike Path is a great, easy hike that is usually less crowded. The path takes you from La Jolla to Pacific Beach and offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean along the way. For a more intense hike, take the Guy Fleming Trail or the Beach Trail. These hikes take you straight down to the beach, making them a bit more difficult.

Take a Day Cruise

Hornblower Cruises offers several day cruises during Labor Day Weekend that last anywhere from 1 – 3 hours. You can choose from a variety of cruises, including a BBQ brunch cruise, a whale watching cruise, a sunset and cocktail cruise, and a lobster dinner cruise.

If you are planning a trip for Labor Day in San Diego, make sure you check out our luxury vacation homes. We offer some of the best vacation homes in the area for the ultimate relaxing vacation. Our rentals have stunning views of the ocean and are furnished with everything you and your family will need for a relaxing beach vacation. For more information on our La Jolla vacation rentals, please contact us today!

Most Festive La Jolla CA Things to Do in This Season

La Jolla, California may not provide for the picturesque snowcapped trees that so many of us relate to the holidays, but it still one amazing place to visit during the upcoming season. It is a great place to visit regardless of the time of year, but this time of year is an especially fun time to visit because the town comes to life with the spirit of the holidays, providing for endless activities, festivals, and attractions. You can find some of the most festive La Jolla CA things to do below in order to help plan your exciting holiday trip to La Jolla!

Gaslamp Pet Parade – La Jolla CA Things to do

This is an event that pretty much everyone can get behind. The Gaslamp Quarter is one of the most interesting places to visit regardless of the occasion, but it takes on a whole new life during the pet parade. Thousands of pets parade through the streets wearing their most festive attire. Go for the prize awarded to the best-dressed critters, or simply come for a great time with great people and great snacks. When the parade concludes, there are countless establishments throughout the Gaslamp Quarter that are offering fantastic happy hour specials.

Skate Around Coronado

The Island of Coronado is just across from San Diego’s bustling port, but it feels like you are far away on a secluded island. But this is not your typical secluded island during this time, because here you can find an ice rink on the beach! At the classic Hotel Del Coronado, the public is allowed access to a beautiful ice rink overlooking the Pacific Ocean. After skating around enjoying the most beautiful setting possible, you can enjoy many festivities from light festivals to hot cocoa parties. The fun here begins Thanksgiving weekend and continues into the first week of the New Year.

See the Lights at Balboa Park December Nights

Balboa Park is an amazing ecological and historical park that is known for throwing some of San Diego’s most beloved events. December Nights is one of those festivals that brings the community together for a whole month. Visitors can enjoy light displays that are out of this world, amazing live performances, all of the caroling you can handle, food from every corner of the world, and of course, Santa Clause himself. It is an amazing event because of the way it brings so many cultures together in the festivities. It is a very special experience during this wonderful season.

You will not exactly find the best snowball fight of your life in La Jolla, but you will certainly find an amazing vacation in this most festive of seasons. Odds are you have many of your own traditions, but with one trip here, you are sure to discover countless La Jolla CA things to do.