Sunny balmy days and cool nights, October is probably the finest time of the year in La Jolla, San Diego, not to mention one of the most festive and “The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla” in La JollaVillage, San Diego, is just the place to stay since we are so ideally located in the middle of it all. Our central location allows easy access to the freeways to North County as well as San Diego Downtown and all points in between.
The best of summer at the sea shore along with last minute savings are finally here! Your room is ready and special last minute savings of $30 on nightly rates are available by calling toll free: 1-888-988 8481. Sorry this special is not available on line.
Some of the best snorkeling in California is right here off the La Jolla Shores, waters rich with marine life, tide pools and a local colony of seals that, although delightful, have also been making head line news with their take over of the “Children’s Pool”.
Hang gliding is also a big past time and an exciting first time experience if you want to soar over the La Jolla Cliffs and the sea below. There are experts that you can hire to fly with you on your maiden voyage so you can relax and just enjoy the amazing views – awesome!!!
Sea World and the Zoo are also turning on the charm with evening extravaganzas, and summer festivals are going on everywhere in La Jolla/San Diego to celebrate the last days of summer. Don’t miss out. Just search “things to do in La Jolla, San Diego” and see the end of summer out with a bang instead of a sad fizzle!!
In addition to the beach, sun and sea, snorkeling, kayaking, hang gliding, and Stephen Birch Aquarium there are also the Concerts at the Cove in La Jolla in the month of August and a number of events and celebrations going on in and around La Jolla/ San Diego that you won’t want to miss out on.
LA JOLLA CONCERT AT THE COVE! Sunday afternoons July 7 through Sept. 1 from 2 – 4pm, enjoy the sounds of live music at the Ellen Browning Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. Family Friendly and FREE summer concerts for everybody. With a wide range of musical styles for everyone’s ( of any age ) enjoyment overlooking La Jolla Cove. The Food trucks on site give a portion of their proceeds to support the concerts.
For more information, visit: http//www.lajollabythesea.com/hautelajollanights or call 858 454 5718
2nd Annual Steel Beach Party & Beer Brew Fest
Groove to the sounds of Island Fever’s steel drum band, and then dance the night away to the cool beach sounds of Woodie & The Longboards. Enjoy lots of amazing food and take home a commemorative beer tasting cup! Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: 910 Harbor Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.midway.org/steel-beach
August 2 – 4
Latin American Festival/Mata Ortiz Pottery Market
This event serves up one of the nation’s most extensive collections of authentic Mexican folk art, traditional clothing and textiles, colorful collectibles and dazzling jewelry, in addition to nonstop musical entertainment and authentic Mexican cuisine. Bazaar del Mundo’s parking lot will be transformed into avibrant marketplace ensconced beneath a colorful array of shading umbrellas.
This is a free event.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: 4133 Taylor St., San Diego
For more information visit http://bazaardelmundoblog.com/
August 9 – 11
Julian StarFest 2013
This is a four-day festival focused around the field of astronomy. Julian is known for its clear dark skies and one of the best locations in Southern California for observing. The festival includes a free public Star Party on Saturday night, astronomy related exhibition areas, guest speakers presenting on astronomy related subjects, a swap meet and a raffle with some great astronomy prizes.
Refer to website for admission information.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian
For more information visit www.julianstarfest.com
August 10 – 11
Philippine Cultural Arts Festival
The two day family-oriented, alcohol-free cultural event showcases traditional folk dances of the Philippines, folk songs, Rondalla String Ensemble and Kulintang music of Southern Philippines. The second half of both days features mainstream entertainment by youthful Filipino-Americans, including a singing talent show, hip-hop, jazz dances, and other variety numbers by Asian and Pacific Islander guest artists. Vendor booths feature photo exhibits, Philippine crafts, Filipino food, and more. This is a free event.
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park, corner of Presidents Way & Park Blvd.
For more information visit www.samahanphilippinedance.com
Annual Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair 2013
CityFest 2013 is going to be a spectacular feast for the senses! With over 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, a grand stage, and a beer garden, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. CityFest boasts a one-of-a-kind magical atmosphere; the intersection under the Hillcrest sign is going to be closed off and will enclose a Grand Stage and a lush Spirit’s Garden.
Time: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: 5th Ave. and University Ave., Hillcrest
For more information visit www.fabuloushillcrest.com
The San Diego Beer Run
A 5K and 10K run along the bay benefiting Access Youth Academy.
For athletes of all levels. Post-race festivities include food vendors and beer
from Stone Brewery and other local breweries. Check-in and day-of registration begin at 6:30 a.m. All runners over the age of 21 will receive a drink voucher
for one beer.
Time: 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Ln., San Diego
For more information visit www.accessyouthacademy.org
August 16 – 18
Summergrass San Diego Bluegrass Festival 2013
This premier Southern California bluegrass festival, put on by the San Diego Bluegrass Society and the San Diego North County Bluegrass & Folk Club, boasts a weekend of live bluegrass music from national, international, regional and local bands, music workshops, impromptu jam sessions, vendors, raffle prizes, kid’s activities, food and much more.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum (AGSEM), 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista
For more information visit www.summergrass.net
Weezer – Del Mar Four O’Clock Fridays
Following the last race - Weezer! Concerts are standing room only are free
with paid racetrack admission ($6 for Stretch Run and $10 for Clubhouse).
For concert-only access following the last race, admission is $20.
The first race is at 4pm with the last race scheduled for approximately 7:30pm.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
For more information visit www.delmarscene.com/concerts
TwainFest in Old Town
This is a free family-friendly festival that celebrates the writing of Mark Twain and his contemporaries. This will be TwainFest’s fourth annual celebration of mid-19th century American arts and culture. TwainFest will present stories, music, professional actors and musicians, puppets, poems, inventive games and delightful performances plus a brand new feature called “History on the Move”
presented by Wells Fargo Bank.
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 2754 Calhoun St., San Diego
For more information visit www.writeoutloudsd.com
San Diego Bark for Life
A noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Walk followed by demonstrations, contests, and games.
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Kate Sessions Park, 5115 Soledad Rd., San Diego
For more information visit main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/BFLCY13CA?pg=entry&fr_id=47943
August 24 – 25
ArtWalk San Diego
ArtWalk San Diego features visual artists as well as some of San Diego’s top music and dance performances. Attendees have the opportunity not only to purchase original fine artwork, but also the opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their work and their inspiration. This is a free event.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Ingram Plaza NTC Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego
For more information visit www.artwalksandiego.org/ntc/
Bike the Bay
The sixth annual noncompetitive 25-mile community bike ride for all levels of riders passes through the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City and ends with a festive celebration with food, entertainment, and a New Belgium beer garden.
Time: Sunday, August 25, 6:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego
For more information visit www.bikethebay.net
Festival of Sail – Tall Ship Parade
Join the celebration as part of the flotilla of ships that sails into San Diego Bay to kick off Festival of Sail 2013! Sail aboard the official tall ship of California, the Californian, as she leads the parade of ships down San Diego Bay and to their docking spaces at the Maritime Museum. Refer to website for admission information.
Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: 1492 N Harbor Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.sdmaritime.org/tall-ship-parade
August 30 – 31
US Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition
Hundreds of thousands have gone to this event each year to see master-class sculptors build beautiful 3-dimensional works of art. Now many of the world’s finest artists will come to create the most amazing sculptures ever. This is a
four day extravaganza for the whole family!There will be entertainment
all weekend long.
Time: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location: B Street Cruise Ship Terminal Pier, 1140 North Harbor Dr., San Diego
For more information visit www.ussandsculpting.com
We are proud to announce that The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla is a sponsor of the New Hallmark Channel Original Series Debbie Macomber’s “Cedar Cove” staring Andie Macdowell. Premiereing July 20th, Saturday, 8/7 C. And we are including some suggestions for healthy, delicious, snacks ( which our guests at the Inn also have the pleasure of sampling) to enjoy while you settle down to watch this “small town – big heart” 2 hour premiere:
1. Sweet, mellow, Cantaloupe Spears wrapped in paper thin slices of Salty Prosciutto or Cantaloupe chunks served with Goat Cheese 2. Fresh Fig Halves ( now in season and the season is brief so don’t hesitate to try this one) with a dollop of Gorgonzola and a drizzle of Sweet Honey or also wrapped in Prosciutto. 3. Juicy, Nectarine slices along with a Saint Andre Cheese and a touch of Honey. 4. Small Peppadew Red Peppers filled with a combination of Sheep’s-Milk and Feta Cheese ( creamed together ) and finished with a dash of Black Pepper. 5. Aged Gouda Cheese and Crisp Cucumber Slices are also a nice pairing. Bon Appetite and Enjoy the Show!
Come to La Jolla to enjoy more than just the summer fun at the sea shore. There is so much happening beginning with the 4th of July celebration at the Cove 9 – 10 p.m. Free – we are conveniently located a block from the Cove allowing our guests to stroll down to the cliffs for the spectacle without having to fend for parking. Maybe take a picnic to the cliffs to enjoy before the fire works begin. Give us 48 hour prior notice if you want to order a picnic for two – only available for our guests.
Later in the month the Fashion Film Festival is being held at the “La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art” just steps from the Inn. An annual event of Film Fantasy.
This annual event is followed by the biggest collection of comic book enthusiasts in the world including Hollywood celebrities - Yes we are talking about “Comic Con” held at the Convention Center in downtown San Diego.
July 27th is Haute La Jolla Nights is a fun, free event featuring over 20 bands providing live music, such as jazz, blues, country, contemporary and last but not least “rock n roll”. In addition, there will be art, shopping and dining specials throughout La Jolla Village.
For more information, visithttp://www.lajollabythesea.com/hautelajollanights or call 858.454.5718
A picture is worth a thousand words. If there is any doubt about the breakfast served at the Inn, feast your eyes on this feast created by one of our Assistant Innkeepers and Special Chef, Steve Nolan.
Happy Memorial Day ! And a big “Thank You” to all of our Brave Fighting Men and Women who are committed to keeping our country free. We are eternally grateful for their sacrifice and hold them in our highest regard. As an expression of that gratitude, I would like to offer a complimentary one night’s stay at our B&B, weekly, for the remainder of this year to any Camp Pendleton service man or woman and their significant other that is returning from deployment or going to be deployed in the next six months. Please call the front desk for details. First come first served and verification will be required. We salute you!
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m you can enjoy a private or group docent-led, historical walking tour through La Jolla’s charming historical downtown village. The tour begins at the La Jolla Historical Society’s Wisteria Cottage with 15 stops altogether. Please be advised that this 90 minute, 1.5 mile tour is very brisk and there are some hills. You will discover the rich history, architecture, and culture that is so uniquely “La Jolla”. All of this for only $10.00. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the lajollahistory.org.
After your tour please feel free to stop by and pick up a brochure about our historical bed and breakfast while enjoying a cold refreshing soft drink, coffee or tea in the garden with our compliments, just show your tour ticket stub to our manager/innkeeper on duty. We look forward to having you visit.
Self guided walking tours are also available for only $5 by purchasing a wonderful detailed guide book with map at Warwick’s Book Store in the village on Girard or at the Museum of Art in La Jolla on Prospect. The Museum is worth taking the time to visit for it’s magnificent views, very “now” art exhibits, and unique gift shop. I also highly recommend their wonderfully delicious cafe for a light lunch or just coffee and dessert- perfect way to end your tour ( self guided or otherwise ). Go and Seize the Day!!
My friend made these last week for a party. They are truly addictive, healthy, and great to serve at parties, with cocktails or just as a quick snack.
2 1/3 Cup whole raw almonds
1/3 Cup Splenda baking sugar or regular granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ( Add more if you want more Heat )
1 Tablespoon of fennel seeds
3 Tablespoons of water
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until almonds are well coated. Spread out flat on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray ( a quick tip is to use non-stick tin foil to speed up cleaning time). Place tray in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees. Cook for 25 minutes, turning almonds every 5 minutes. When almonds are golden brown on both sides, remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, place in bowl and enjoy!
Visit Urkanine, Spain, Hungary and more from now until October in “Celebration of Cultural Diversity”, in conjunction with the International Cottages Lawn Programs, showcasing ethnic foods, music, dance and culture. But that isn’t all. At the FREE Timken Museum of Art you can see the only Rembrandt in San Diego on display, wonder through the Botanical Garden with over 2,000 plants ( tours at 11 a.m on Tuesdays and Sundays ), enjoy weekly concerts at the Spreckel’s Organ Pavilion, by the Spreckels Organ Society on Sunday at 2 p.m. and the Annual International Summer Organ Festival on Monday Evenings at 7:30 p.m. from June 25 – August 27.