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Plan a 2019 La Jolla Thanksgiving Getaway

Thanksgiving can be a fantastic time to escape to the beach! If you’re looking for a serene and gorgeous Thanksgiving with family and friends, come stay with us in La Jolla for an extra special holiday that you’re sure to remember for years to come. When you experience a La Jolla Thanksgiving, you’ll enjoy moderate temperatures that were made for exploring the beach in shorts and a light jacket, and nights that are chilly enough that you can cuddle around the fireplace and get in the holiday spirit—just leave the heavy winter coat at home, because you won’t need it when you spend Thanksgiving oceanside!

Vacation Rentals Perfect for Cooking and Plentiful Local Dining

When you plan a Thanksgiving getaway with us, rest assured that our vacation homes come with fully-equipped kitchens where you can make your personalized holiday meal—but for ultimate relaxation and a stress-free Thanksgiving, you can dine out for dinner or pick up a meal to enjoy al fresco on the comfort of your own patio. Our beautiful oceanside town offers an impressive selection of local dining on Thanksgiving Day, from prix-fixe holiday specials to buffets with seasonal flair.

For a taste of luxury, reserve a table for a traditional turkey dinner at A. R. Valentien, a restaurant at the upscale The Lodge at Torrey Pines hotel. For high-class dining oceanside, try The Marine Room—and for those who don’t like turkey, their menu offers plenty of other options! For the Thanksgiving buffet of your dreams, stop by The Shores Restaurant, and if you’re dining with kids, Duke’s La Jolla is a family-friendly restaurant with breath-taking views.

If you want to take-out and dine at your rental, a number of local markets offer pre-made Thanksgiving meals, among them Girard Gourmet, Elijah’s, and Jonathan’s Market, just to name a few!

Oceanside Holiday Activities During a La Jolla Thanksgiving

There’s plenty of things to do during your La Jolla Thanksgiving week! The five-day San Diego Jazz Fest takes place starting the day before Thanksgiving and can be a sublime way to relax on the holiday or days following. Starting on Thanksgiving Day, you can ice-skate with ocean views at the Hotel Del Coronado, just a half an hour south of La Jolla—but the drive is so scenic it’ll pass in no time! There’s nothing like a Thanksgiving walk on the beach, and with low-tides, November is an ideal month for exploring La Jolla’s rocky shores and many tide pools. And with countless boutique shops and well-known stores, La Jolla offers excellent shopping for Black Friday deals.

Plan Your Thanksgiving Escape with La Jolla Vacation Rentals

Our La Jolla vacation homes offer a wide range of accommodations, whether it’s a sprawling home with ocean views that fits a group of ten, or a beachside condo for an intimate Thanksgiving with a few friends. Browse our portfolio of properties online and give us a call to get your La Jolla Thanksgiving booked today!

La Jolla Fourth of July

July 4th has all the ingredients for a great holiday: food, family, and fireworks! But every recipe needs that secret ingredient to make it truly stellar, and this year it’s La Jolla, California. La Jolla Fourth of July is going to be a blast, with tons of events you won’t want to miss, all set in the gorgeous city of La Jolla.

Fun Run

Start the day by working up a sweat at the 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run down at the Standley Recreation Center, which begins at 7:45am. Come on, you know you’re going to enjoy oodles of hot dogs, hamburgers, and other festival food all day, so go ahead and work up an appetite beforehand, not to mention burn off a few calories before digging in! It’s one of the best things you can do when celebrating a La Jolla Fourth of July.

Family Cruise

If you really want an unforgettable Independence Day, consider booking a cruise in the San Diego Bay close by. The “Rock the Boat July 4th Family Fireworks Cruise” is going to be an epic adventure for everyone in your party. You’ll board The Adventure, a large triple-decker yacht, with up to 350 other people. It can hold way more, but to keep the vibe exclusive and super chill, they’re limiting the participants (Yeah, that means it’s time to book now!). You’ll have full access to a buffet filled with traditional July 4th foods like potato salad, brisket, and mac and cheese, plus an open bar and dance floor to boogie to all the hits the DJs will be throwing down. You’ll be up close and personal with a perfect view of the annual Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show that starts at 9pm.

George’s at the Cove

Call ahead and make reservations now, because dinner at George’s at the Cove is already filling up for Independence Day. There’s nothing like looking out at the Pacific Ocean from the Ocean Terrace Bar at George’s, and then tucking in to their incredible six-course chef’s tasting menu at California Modern. Stay all night in one of the only late-night bars in La Jolla, their open-air bar Level2 on the middle level of George’s. You’ll be able to wine, dine, and watch fireworks in style right from George’s at the Cove!

Experience a La Jolla Fourth of July

La Jolla can make this your most Instagrammable Independence Day yet, with fun activities to keep you busy all day, and the nightlife events that will entertain you until it’s time to watch the fireworks show! It’s time to celebrate our nation at La Jolla this Fourth of July 2019! Contact La Jolla Vacation Rentals to book your vacation rental today.

Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch in La Jolla

When planning the perfect Mother’s Day getaway in La Jolla, you’ll be surprised at the many brunch choices available. There are many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day and make your mom feel special and appreciated, but nothing beats a fabulous meal, and that’s something at which La Jolla excels. Our town offers great food with spectacular views. Treat your mom to a great brunch and let her feel like the queen she is. The only thing you need to do now is to pick the place that you know your mom will enjoy the most. Here are a few suggested places that offer a sumptuous Mother’s Day brunch in La Jolla on that day.

Nine-Ten Restaurant

If mom loves a la carte brunches, she’s going to enjoy her brunch at Nine-Ten Restaurant. The menu is specially prepared by Chef Jason Knibb and will give mom a meal to remember. Mom will also love the bottomless mimosas and the Pastry Bar. The ambiance is friendly and cozy inside the historic Grande Colonial Hotel. And the food is really something else. Mom will have to choose from a menu that includes gnocchi bolognese, brioche French toast, salmon benedict, chilaquiles, a burrata board, grilled spanish octopus, and much more.

The Marine Room

When you’re looking for a great place to give mom a fabulous brunch,you can’t find a better place than The Marine Room. It has the best views of La Jolla. The restaurant overlooks the ocean directly,making it the ideal place for this occasion. While you’re enjoying your meal, you’ll hear the waves crashing against the windows. Since this is a seafood restaurant, the menu covers all kinds of seafood. This includes Bacon Brioche Crusted Alaskan Halibut, Rooibos Tea Spiced Wild Prawns, Peri Peri Butter Basted Lobster Tail, and Maine Lobster Bisque. For dessert, you can choose between Island Plantation Pie, Blackmaker Root Beer Crème Brûlée, or Lavender Lemon Cake. It’s definitely a great place to have Mother’s Day brunch in La Jolla!

The Shores Restaurant

The buffet-style brunch on Mother’s Day is a delight for every mom. Right in the heart of the dining and shopping district, the restaurant offers a great menu. It includes Vanilla Bean Ricotta Blintz, Buchmann’s Ranch Cage-Free Egg Station, Nutella Banana French Toast, and Maple Mustard Glazed Bone-In Ham. For dessert, treat mom to Butterscotch Banana Cream Pie or S’mores Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce. La Jolla knows how to prepare a sumptuous brunch for mom on her special day. For more information and to book your La Jolla getaway, call us today!

How to Celebrate Halloween in La Jolla

Halloween in La Jolla may be warm and sunny, but the city goes all out with its Halloween celebrations. From haunted houses to Halloween bar crawls, here are some of the best spooky activities in La Jolla.

Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash

On October 26 – 27 from 6 – 9 p.m. the Scripps Aquarium shows off some of its spookiest undersea creatures. Scientists will help you search the tanks for these unusual underwater creatures. There will also be opportunities to play with slime, live music, witch-crafts, trick-or-treating, and spooky stories. Costumes are encouraged, and this event is family-friendly and good for all ages. Pre-purchase tickets cost $19.50 and tickets at the door cost $22.

Balboa Park and Other Attractions for This Halloween in La Jolla

During the month of October Balboa Park turns into a twisted grove of pines and gnarled oak trees with scary movie icons like Pennywise, Freddy, and Michael Myers hiding along the trail. The maze is over 3,500 square feet of terror and includes favorites like The Stranger Things upside-down house and a possessed farmhouse. The haunted maze is open every Wednesday – Sunday in October from 6:30 – 11 p.m. and is open every day on the last week of October.

The Scream Zone

The Scream Zone is considered to be one of the goriest, scariest, and largest fright fests in Southern California. The Scream Zone runs on 24 select nights during the month of October and includes the House of Horror, the KarnEvil, and the Haunted Hayride. The event is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Admission into the fairgrounds is free if you do not want to go into the haunted houses, and there are food vendors and a bar set up in the fairgrounds. The Scream Zone is open Friday and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight and 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. during the weekday. Tickets to the haunted houses start at $21.

Halloween Pub Crawl

If you are looking for an adult Halloween in La Jolla event, check out the Halloween pub crawl. With three nights and more than half a dozen participating bars, this event is a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween in La Jolla. Tickets range from $13 – $33 and you must be 21 years or older to participate.

If you are planning a vacation to La Jolla, be sure to check out our beachfront vacation rentals. We have some of the nicest properties in the area. All of our homes and fully furnished and equipped with everything you need for the ideal beach vacation. For more information on our rentals, please contact us and we will help you find the perfect home.