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La Jolla Food and Wine Tours

January 12, 2011 | By | Reply More

Where are La Jolla’s best restaurants?
Our eclectic food and wine scene can be a bit overwhelming for the first time visitor, but Shira Wiseman will be happy to help you get the lay of the land.

This local foodie offers culinary walking tours of the village and, in the process, helps fellow San Diegans and out-of-towners find our best food and wine gems.

Her three-hour excursions include four to five stops, including local restaurants, a purveyor of chocolates, and a little-known source for gourmet cheese. Trips are customized to the interest of participants and always contain a few surprises.

La Jolla restaurants offer a wide variety of ethnic cuisines (think Moroccan, Indian, Japanese and the whole gamut of Mediterranean options), and Shira enjoys mixing it up. Guests enjoy hearty samples and wine pairings that range from Sushi to tapas to chocolate made on the premises.
Participants in her La Jolla Wine Tours wander off the beaten path and discover merchants and eateries on the side streets of the village – the places the locals enjoy and tourists rarely discover. Along the way, she shares her knowledge of La Jolla history as well as shopping tips, what’s on info, and her passion for our beautiful scenery.

Most tours are from 3 – 6 PM and guests often end up canceling their dinner reservations. Act fast and you can enjoy one of Shira’s food and wine walking tours for only $55, but she’s about to put the price up to $69.50 – with a 10% discount if you tell her you read about the tours on La Jolla Travel Information.

Here’s what one satisfied guest had to say: “Chocolate, wine, sushi, sake! I love La Jolla Wine Tours!”

La Jolla Wine Tours also offers excursions to San Diego County wineries in Escondido, Ramona, and San Diego.

And here’s a helpful tip: If you’re visiting San Diego and will be returning home by plane, you don’t have to worry about putting your wine purchase in your checked luggage. JetBag makes a sealable padded bag that absorbs up to 750 ml of liquid. If you use a JetBag, your clothes are protected even if the bottle breaks.


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About the Author ()

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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