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La Jolla – Calendar of Winter Events

November 8, 2010 | By | Reply More

La Jolla is known for its mild winter weather, but this time of year is also rich in local events – to which out-of-town visitors are always welcome.

Thursday, November 11 – La Jolla Gallery, Wine Walk & Taste
from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Now through November 16 – The 16th annual Jewish Book Fair features 40 acclaimed authors appearing at the Jewish Community Center. Judith Viorst, author of Unexpectedly Eighty, will talk about what it means to be 80, at noon on Nov. 10. The event concludes with “Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts” from Sam the Cooking Guy on Nov. 16.

Now through May – UCSD is offering The Campus Guide Architectural Tour in celebration of UC San Diego’s 50th Anniversary. These special edition tours featuring inspired architecture and outdoor sculpture are offered the second Sunday of each month. Advanced registration is required.

November 15 – December 15 – San Diego Hotel Week deals include Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, where you can book one room and receive a 50% discount at check-in on a second room. The hotel is located next to the famed Torrey Pines golf course. La Jolla Cove Suites and the Grande Colonial Hotel are also participating.

November 16 – December 19 – La Jolla Playhouse presents Ruined, a drama set in a brothel during civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Saturday, November 20 – La Jolla Historical Society’s Antique Brewery Fest will take place from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the historic Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect Street. This is a great opportunity to sample special beers from Belgium, England, Scotland, Germany, and the Czech Republic – some dating back to the 11th century.

Saturday, November 27 – Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee will be at Warwick’s bookstore signing A Simple Christmas and Can’t Wait Till Christmas. Please note, this event is a signing only – a ticket for the signing line will be distributed with each copy of Mr. Huckabee’s books purchased from Warwick’s.

Sunday, December 5 – The La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival in downtown La Jolla includes marching bands, floats, equestrian units, vintage automobiles and more.

Late December through early May – This is pupping season at The Children’s Pool and a great time to visit La Jolla’s beautiful coast.

December 26 – April 10 – Join the team from Birch Aquarium at Scripps for naturalist-guided whale watching. Twice-daily cruises will look for gray whales on their round-trip migration. Also search for seals, sea lions, dolphins, migrating birds, and more. Naturalists will showcase gray whale biofacts and will answer all of your marine animal questions. Dress in layers and don’t forget your camera.

January 16 – 21 – San Diego Restaurant Week top restaurants offer prix-fixe, three-course dinner menus, at just $20, $30 or $40 per person, so visitors can sample the signature cuisine.

January 24 – 30 – The Farmers Insurance Open comes to Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla and features top players from the PGA Tour.

February 10 – 20 – The Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival is held at five venues around San Diego County including the Ultrastar Cinemas Mission Valley. It features around 40 short, documentary and feature films exploring Jewish life, history and culture.

February 15 – March 27 – La Jolla Playhouse presents Little Miss Sunshine.

Sunday, April 3 – Save the date for seventh annual La Jolla Motor Car Classic.

Thursday, April 7 – Save the date: world renowned floral designer Paula Pryke will speak and give a floral demonstration at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.

And remember – visitors are always welcome.

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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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