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Inside Scoop on the US Open

May 5, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

torrey pine treeI live in La Jolla and I’m a travel writer. What that means is that, in addition to enjoying my home town’s great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty.

People flock to La Jolla, but don’t take advantage of everything our community offers. So I decided to start this blog and provide a head’s up for would-be visitors. The “inside scoop,” if you will.

Hey. I figure if I can write Finding Newfoundland and The Insider’s India , I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door.

And why shouldn’t I? I’m lucky enough to live here…consider this payback.

OK. So now we’re bracing for the US Open (June 12 -15). The USGA capped ticket sales at 42,500 a day, and they went fast.

However, if you are ticket-less and want to attend there’s still hope. San Diego Golf Reservations (866-701-4653) still has tickets to sell. Of course the price is marked up, but do you want to go or not?

The other option, is to take advantage of the packages being offered by The Grand Del Mar, a fairly new very grand resort about 15 minutes north of La Jolla. They are offering packages with and without accommodation that include tickets. Again, this isn’t an inexpensive option.

Their US Open Grand Access Package includes a one-night stay and admission for two to the US Open on the following day. Rates start at $605 per person (888-314-2030).

Their US Open VIP View Package includes one-day admission to the Open; access to the Manchester Pavilion VIP Hospitality Tent on the 10th Fairway; daily breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and dinner inside the Pavilion; preferred parking; and access to the onsite business center. Weeklong packages start at $3,300 per person, but daily rates are also available. Contact Rob Sterling at 858-314-2055.

More later.

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Elizabeth Hansen

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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  1. Laurel says:

    Your blog is a great resource~
    Thank you for the useful information. What a find!

    Laurel Pendle, CMP
    Senior National Sales Manager
    San Diego North Convention & Visitors Bureau
    12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 190
    San Diego, CA 92130
    Tel: 858-764-8304
    Cel: 858-602-9054
    Fax: 858-847-3390
    Lpendle@sandiegonorth.com
    http://www.SanDiegoNorth.com

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