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La Jolla Cove Suites Sponsors Local Junior Olympics

Runners take your marks! The La Jolla Junior Olympics is held annually at La Jolla High School for local elementary school children -  A group of 4th grade boys watch the track and field events at the recent Junior Olympics, run annually by the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla.

Left: Fourth grade boys watch track and field events at the recent Junior Olympics, run annually by the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla. Right: Runners take your marks! The popular community event for local elementary school children is held at La Jolla High School.

One thousand school children representing all ten La Jolla elementary schools dashed, relayed, threw softballs, broad jumped, and ran obstacle courses at the annual Junior Olympics last weekend. The Kiwanis Club of La Jolla sponsors and runs the community favorite each year. Members of the Armed Services honor the community with their assistance at the event. C&H Photo of La Jolla provides volunteer photographers who take action shots of each child and distribute them free of charge. La Jolla Cove Suites is a proud sponsor of La Jolla Elementary School, among other community organizations and events. This year that included sponsoring t-shirts for the Junior Olympics. (Can you spot our logo?) The perfect weather, well-orchestrated events, and spirit of friendly competition within our community made this year’s Junior Olympics the best one yet.

Tripadvisor Names La Jolla’s Children’s Pool “Wonderfully Unique”

Tripadvisor Names La Jolla’s Children’s Pool “Wonderfully Unique”

Seals and sea lions make the Children’s Pool in La Jolla one of the most “wonderfully unique” beaches in the world, says Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor just named our Children’s Pool, and its seals and sea lions, one of ten “Wonderfully Unique” beaches from around the world! We couldn’t agree more. La Jolla Cove Suites guests enjoy being just a few steps away from this world renown natural attraction. The seals and sea lions also spend time at the Cove in front of the hotel, allowing guests to easily view them without even leaving their balconies!

Free Walking Tour Murals of La Jolla

Recently installed two-sided mural entitled “Walking in the City 1 and 2” by renown British artist Julian Opie

Recently installed two-sided mural entitled “Walking in the City 1 and 2” by renown British artist Julian Opie

La Jolla added the above two-sided mural just in time for its free Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour on Thursday, May 16, at 6 p.m.  The tour of this 11-piece collection starts at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, located at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla. Reservations are recommended (858-454-5872).

In addition to the beautiful murals around La Jolla, guests will find a collection of tile mosaics scattered throughout the hallways of La Jolla Cove Suites. Krista’s mother, Kay Heron, was a great lover of art, and mosaics were a favorite of hers. Not only did she collect these mosaics, but she and her brother, Jack Heimburge, actually tiled the pillars in the front of the hotel using blue Italian tiles.

So, which one of these mosaic pieces is your favorite?

La Jolla Cove Suites mosaic pieces adorn the hallways of the Annex Building

La Jolla Cove Suites mosaic pieces adorn the hallways of the Annex Building

La Jolla Cove Rocks to be Washed by Memorial Day and Seal Cam Stays Up

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We are happy to hear this promise from San Diego Mayor Bob Filner that the rocks at La Jolla Cove will be washed by Memorial Day Weekend. Furthermore, it is very encouraging to hear that he is close to a permanent solution to this issue. We will be so glad when this issue is resolved, and we thank Mayor Filner for his tenacity.

You can read the full article here and see the Seal Cam here.

Kentucky Derby Themed Event at La Jolla Cove

kentucky-derby-001Congratulations to the Junior League of San Diego on their unbridled success at their largest fundraiser of the year this past Saturday at La Jolla Cove. It was no dog and pony show. Guests stampeded the annual Food and Wine Festival (formerly called Island Divine), where they were encouraged to drink and eat like horses. We can tell you from the horse’s mouth that they had spectacular La Jolla weather, and we saw teams of amazing hats a la this year’s Kentucky Derby theme. Payouts are earmarked for San Diego foster children. You’re all winners, ladies of the Junior League!