Category Archives: Local Events

4th of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

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Thousands of spectators crowded into Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove to watch yesterday’s 4th of July fireworks show. A local tradition for nearly 25 years, the spectacular display is sponsored by the La Jolla Fireworks Foundation, which is supported by La Jolla Cove Suites among other patrons. La Jolla Cove Suites guests had front row seats to the show from their private oceanfront balconies. We also offered a DJ, dancing, cash bar, and unparalleled views of the show from our oceanfront rooftop, as shown in these photos. We wish to thank all of our guests who chose to celebrate the 4th of July at La Jolla Cove Suites. And we wish a very Happy Birthday to the United States of America!

 

20 Free Summertime Things to Do in La Jolla

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They say the best things in life are free. Here are 20 summer activities favored by our savvy travelers. Be sure to check for schedule changes, if applicable, before you head out:

  1. See the La Jolla Fireworks on the 4th of July at La Jolla Cove’s Scripps Park (or avoid the crowds and get the best view of the show from La Jolla Cove Suites’ private rooftop, featuring DJ and cash bar, just $25 for adults and $15 for kids)
  2. Enjoy La Jolla Cove, San Diego’s best spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling the underwater Marine Sanctuary
  3. Fly a kite or have a picnic at Scripps Park, immediately in front of the hotel
  4. Visit the harbor seals at La Jolla’s Children’s Pool and the sea lions along the rocky shore of La Jolla Cove
  5. Stay and play at La Jolla Cove Suites’ chlorine-free, saltwater pool
  6. Watch for the seagull eggs hatching soon along the cliffs of La Jolla
  7. Explore La Jolla’s Tide Pools at Shell Beach
  8. Visit the Mount Soledad Veterans’ Memorial and its panoramic views
  9. Hike Torrey Pines State Reserve with its breathtaking coastal views
  10. Boogey board, build sand castles, or roast s’mores in the fire pits at La Jolla Shores
  11. Surf or skim board at La Jolla’s Windansea Beach
  12. View UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection of Outdoor Art
  13. Play at the La Jolla Recreation Center
  14. Enjoy live music around the village, art gallery receptions and exhibits, dining specials, shopping deals and even prizes at Haute La Jolla Nights on July 27 and August 17 from 6-9 p.m.
  15. Listen or dance to La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, held on Sundays at 2-4 p.m. from July through September at Scripps Park, right in front of our hotel
  16. Take an architectural tour of the SALK Institute
  17. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla on July 18 and August 15 at 5-7 p.m.
  18. Hunt for the Murals of La Jolla
  19. Join classes, concerts, movies, book clubs and more the La Jolla Riford Library
  20. Browse the multitude of La Jolla art galleries in the village

San Diego Junior Lifeguard Training at La Jolla Cove

A sure sign of summer, the San Diego Junior Lifeguards spent Monday training at Scripps Park in front of La Jolla Cove Suites. The whole city is proud of this rigorous lifeguarding program, which teaches our youth beach safety, ocean and wave education, area familiarity, first aid and CPR, water rescue techniques, and fitness. Despite the physical and mental demands of the program, each summer session is in hot demand and fills up within hours of its posting. Every session culminates in an (optional) jump off of the Ocean Beach Pier, which always makes local news. Way to go, Kids, we are so proud of you!

San Diego Junior Lifeguards training at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove

San Diego Junior Lifeguards training at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove

Photos from the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Program, which is run expertly by the City of San Diego

Photos from the San Diego Junior Lifeguard Program, which is run expertly by the City of San Diego

 

La Jolla Cove Suites Kittens’ First Check-Up

Cleo (left) and Cornelius (right) at their first vet check-up

Cleo (left) and Cornelius (right) at their first vet check-up

Our adorable new La Jolla Cove Suites kitties – Cleo and Cornelius – had their first check-up this week. They received their booster vaccines and new kitty kits. They were good little patients while they were weighed and measured. Then they explored the exam room, where Cleo started and Cornelius finished taking all of the paper towels out of the paper towel dispenser. Of course, we’re very proud to see this early sign of teamwork. Good kitties!

Left: Cleo (front) and Cornelius (back) weigh in at the vet. Right: Kitty teamwork successfully empties the entire paper towel dispenser

Left: Cleo (front) and Cornelius (back) weigh in at the vet. Right: Kitty teamwork successfully empties the entire paper towel dispenser

San Diego Magazine Woman of the Year Nominations Due Soon

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Our beloved boss, Krista Baroudi, whom we nominated for San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year last year. Nominations for this year are due July 15.

Get writing, people! Nominations for San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year are due no later than July 15. This year’s theme is Women Who Move the City. We nominated La Jolla Cove Suites’ Owner and General Manager, Krista Baroudi, for this award last year. She claims it was “the biggest honor, because the nomination came from my staff.” She encourages others in the community to honor the many women she sees who make a difference in our city every day. Nomination details are here.

Spending Father’s Day at La Jolla Cove Suites? 25 Ideas for Dad

Father’s Day idea #21: Go hang gliding or parasailing at the Torrey Pines Gliderport

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!

  1. Catch a Padres game at PETCO Park
  2. Play a round of golf at Torrey Pines Golf Course
  3. Watch the San Diego Sea Lions Soccer Team
  4. Hike Torrey Pines State Reserve
  5. Father’s Day Brunch with Shamu
  6. San Diego Zoo Safari Park Father’s Day Buffet
  7. Explore San Diego coastal habitat at the Living Coast Discovery Center
  8. Explore our ocean habitat at Birch Aquarium in La Jolla
  9. See a Surf Dog Competition at Coronado Beach
  10. Visit the USS Midway or the Maritime Museum
  11. Tour the harbor on an America’s Cup racing yacht
  12. Father’s Day brunch cruise on a Hornblower Yacht
  13. Tour some local microbreweries
  14. Father’s Day at Donovans La Jolla
  15. Father’s Day Wine and Food Walking Tour of La Jolla
  16. Family Festival Day at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park
  17. Take in a show at the La Jolla Playhouse
  18. Visit the San Diego County Fair
  19. San Diego Father’s Day Fest and Walk at Qualcomm Stadium
  20. Do the Philip Rivers 5K Walk & Fun Run at Liberty Station in Point Loma
  21. Go hang gliding or parasailing at the Torrey Pines Gliderport
  22. Take a surfing lesson at La Jolla Shores
  23. Rent a jet ski on Mission Bay
  24. Go sky diving
  25. Ride in a hot air balloon

 

End of School Year Picnic at La Jolla Cove

 La Jolla students enjoy a picnic and games to celebrate the end of the school year at La Jolla Cove’s Scripps Park

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!

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Meet the New La Jolla Cove Suites Kitties!

 Krista cuddles newly rescued kittens, Cleo II and Cornelius, on their first day at La Jolla Cove Suites

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
The original Cleo, hard at work at her desk, which she sometimes shared with Assistant General Manager, Joanna Capps

Electric Waste Band Grooves at Retirement Party at La Jolla Cove Suites

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.

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 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.

 

 

GI-JOBS Project Launched for Veterans at La Jolla Cove Suites

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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.