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Good News for Car-less Visitors to La Jolla

July 11, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More

So you’re going to stay in downtown San Diego, but want to visit La Jolla? Until now, I’d have said “take the #30 bus,” but recently Tour Guide Tim began offering another option and it’s good news for car-less visitors to La Jolla.

His guided coach tours leave from the Santa Fe train station on Kettner Boulevard and include Mt. Soledad, the village of La Jolla, La Jolla Shores, and the Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Passengers have time to shop, eat lunch, and walk along the water in the village, or they can spend their time at La Jolla Shores Beach. Here, kayaking, surf lessons, or just hanging out in the sand are a few of the options. Before deciding where to spend your time, check out my earlier post “La Jolla Shores vs. the Village.”

Tour Guide Tim – Timothy Schenck – has a talent for absorbing information. After moving to San Diego from Delaware, he took classes and did so much reading about his new hometown that his friends began calling him “Ask Jeeves of La Jolla.”

At the top of Mt. Soledad, Tim informs passengers that they’re standing on the Rose Canyon Fault Line and explains how earthquakes have shaped Southern California. This knowledge came from a geology class he took at the Museum of Natural History in Balboa Park.

Tim’s tours operate daily except Sunday and leave downtown at noon. For more information, check out the TourGuideTim website or call 1-231-TimTour.

If you tour with Tim, please post a comment and tell us about your experience.

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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. taschenck says:

    Thank you for the nice write-up Elizabeth! I look forward to taking your readers on a memorable trip through La Jolla.

    I have guided visitors from the Midwest and East Coast of the U.S. over the past couple weeks and they have absolutely fallen in love with La Jolla. They love the quaintness of the community and the abundant wildlife along the coastline.

    Most importantly, they love getting insider knowledge that helps them truly appreciate what makes La Jolla a special place.

    Your blog is a great resource for those that reside in or visit La Jolla. It is also a great resource for me. I hope everyone takes the time to really enjoy this special community.

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