Father’s Day idea #21: Go hang gliding or parasailing at the Torrey Pines Gliderport
San Diego knows how to honor dads on Father’s Day. Here are 25 ideas for things to do over Father’s Day weekend. Be sure to confirm dates, times and availability before you head out. Happy Father’s Day!
La Jolla students enjoy a picnic and games to celebrate the end of the school year at La Jolla Cove’s Scripps Park
Students from La Jolla’s Muirlands Middle School frolic in front of La Jolla Cove Suites at a picnic to celebrate the end of the school year. They enjoyed perfect summer weather, blue skies, and picturesque rolling surf. Today marks the last day of the school year for 132,000 students of the San Diego Unified School District, which includes La Jolla. These kids do have a problem, though: Where do they go on vacation when they could just stay and enjoy a summer in La Jolla? Have a great summer, kids!
Krista cuddles newly rescued kittens, Cleo II and Cornelius, on their first day at La Jolla Cove Suites
La Jolla Cove Suites has two new additions to its family. Kittens Cleo II (named after our precious Cleo, the original hotel kitty) and Cornelius were rescued and adopted on Friday, June 7th, from the San Diego Humane Society. They are distractingly adorable, 8-week-old, grey tabbies. They certainly act like brother and sister, but are actually from two different litters. Currently hard at work exploring the Executive Office and the Sales office, their favorite activities are playing chase and hide and seek. Once they acclimate to their surroundings, they will be available to meet and greet our guests, so be sure to look for them.
The original Cleo, hard at work at her desk, which she sometimes shared with Assistant General Manager, Joanna Capps
Grateful Dead tribute band Electric Waste Band filled the La Jolla Cove Suites rooftop with their mellow vibes. Their strong local following proves that the wasteland now extends far beyond the teen-age demographic. Band members include, from left to right, Ed Fletcher, Bob Rosencrans, Robert Harvey, Mark Fisher and Paul Bell.
La Jolla Cove Suites had the great pleasure of hosting Johnny’s 50th birthday party and retirement party, celebrating his career with the San Diego Life Guards. The party featured a slide show of his career and lifetime accomplishments. The event was catered by Wild Thyme. Margaritas and a Baja-themed cuisine, as well as our big, blue ocean view, set the perfect stage for this relaxed celebration.
La Jolla Cove Suites proudly hosted the project launch of Defensor Security’s GI-JOBS. It is a living documentary intended to promote the hiring of U.S. Veterans within the security industry. Defensor Security courts returning, aged and handicapped veterans for employment, due to their work ethic, reliability and discipline. Its GI-JOBS Project encourages other companies to do so, as well. Thank you, Defensor Security, for choosing us to kick off this important work. We can’t wait to see your program air.
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.
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
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.
Congratulations 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!
We had a front row view of the more than 6,000 runners who participated in Sunday’s La Jolla Half Marathon. The bulk of our guests this weekend were participants in the 32nd annual race. They value the convenience of staying across the street from both the finish line and the shuttle bus pick-up point for the starting line.
Congratulations to our very own Gus Salles. He runs this event every year and travels all around the country running marathons. He finished the race with a time of one hour and 45 minutes. Way to go, Gus!
We also offered a half-day stay after the race for guests to relax and get cleaned up before their trip home. We had a full house for this event, so be sure to call and book early if you want the best location in town for next year.
Finishers gather in front of La Jolla Cove Suites Our Gus finished in 1:45!