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What to do in San Diego in October?

September 27, 2011 | By | Reply More

Kids ages 12 and under are free at the San Diego Zoo during the month of October.

 This is a great month to travel in Southern California. The weather is cooler, but the “rainy season” hasn’t started, and daylight savings time doesn’t end until November 6.

In La Jolla, San Diego’s favorite coastal community, visitors can expect daytime temperatures of about 75°F (22°C) and overnight lows of around 58°F (14°C).

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival takes place in the heart of the village, between Prospect Ave. and Kline St., on lower Girard Ave. This two-day juried art show and fundraiser has garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art and wine festivals on the west coast. The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival is FREE and open to the public, with cash donations accepted at all the festival entrances.

Featuring the works of over 150 established artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Baja and beyond, the LJAWF features something for everyone including a silent auction, roving entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Geppetto’s/Witt Lincoln Family Art Center and a wine and beer garden which will include premier wineries from around the world in addition to San Diego’s top breweries.

The festival was originally created by Friends of La Jolla Elementary, founders of the La Jolla Open Aire Market. All profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at local public elementary and middle schools. Since launching in 2009, the LJAWF has raised over $120,000.

Kids Free San Diego Month

Kids are free at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park during the month of October. In fact, SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND® California Resort, Hornblower Cruises, Amtrak, Old Town Trolley Tours,  more than 30 San Diego museums countywide, and many hotels and restaurants have declared this “KidsFree Month.” to all kids, ages 12 and under.

Have fun!

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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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