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La Jolla’s Grand Homes – A Look Inside

May 13, 2011 | By | Reply More

Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla 2010

La Jolla homes are some of the most beautiful and expensive in the United States, and it’s not surprising that many visitors to San Diego would like to take a peek at them. Unfortunately, the most intriging houses are surrounded by view-obstructing walls and hedges. La Jolla’s Grand Homes – A Look Inside:

However, once a year – this time it’s Saturday, May 14 – the Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla provides an opportunity for guests to enter the gardens and wander over the grounds of private residences that are otherwise off-limits.

The event is sponsored by the La Jolla Historical Society and tickets are still available via the website or by calling 858-459-5335 ext. 5. The self-guided tour begins at 10am and costs $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

The five houses are located in various areas in our community – ranging from Bird Rock to La Jolla Farms – so participants will have a chance to tour gardens surrounding historic homes, newer architectural wonders, and formal estates. Some have ocean views, others offer innovative outdoor entertaining areas, and one has a long winding drive paved with cobbles relocated from an historic Philadelphia street.

In conjunction with the Secret Garden Tour, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is offering a “Bountiful Botanicals Package” that includes waived resort fee, complimentary valet parking, 20% discount in all restaurants, complimentary valet parking, and 20% discount at the spa for only $169 per night.

This is a great time to be in La Jolla and this event has all the makings of a perfect girlfriends getaway.

Image: Table setting in oceanfront garden included on 2010 Secret Garden Tour of Old La Jolla.


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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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