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Rockola Leads La Jolla By the Sea Summer Concert Series

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 Rockola did indeed rock La Jolla yesterday at the first summer concert in the annual series of La Jolla Concerts By the Sea. The San Diego-based band covers a wide variety of classic rock hits, and enjoys a sizeable following in the region. Guests of La Jolla Cove Suites had their own box seats in the form of their oceanfront balconies. Or they took in the summer panorama from our rooftop deck. It’s not too late to get your own piece of summer paradise. There are still eight concerts left in the season, and La Jolla Cove Suites will be giving away a free night in a suite at several of them!

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

 

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

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.

La Jolla Cove Suites Wedding and Reception

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La Jolla Cove Suites was the site of Sunday’s beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. The couple chose a clean, classic look of silver and white for their reception tables, each accented with brightly colored centerpieces for a pop of spring color. The centerpieces were ringed with a thick band of teal blue ribbon that smartly tied in the azure backdrop of ocean and sky, as well as the hotel’s signature color.

 

Their adorable cake was provided by Flour Power, the cake table carried the color theme of the wedding, and was ringed in gems and flower petals; the silver cake utensils were bejeweled.

Their adorable cake was provided by Flour Power; the cake table carried the color theme of the wedding, and was ringed in gems and flower petals; the silver cake utensils were bejeweled.

Next to the photo booth sat trunks full of props and a photo album for the bride and groom.

Next to the photo booth sat trunks full of props and a photo album for the bride and groom.

The wedding ceremony featured a photo booth from The Abbey Catering, as well as trunks full of photo props, and a photo album for guests to leave the second copy of their picture strip for the bride and groom. We’re sure the couple delighted in taking the album with them at the end of the night for an immediate glimpse of some of the wedding fun. 

5-26-13wedding-rec-006The couple affixed to the Solarium window a large shuangxi, the Chinese character for Double Happiness, which is used in Chinese weddings to symbolize love, happiness, luck and a harmonious life together. We at La Jolla Cove Suites certainly wish the two of you all of that and more! Thank you for celebrating your special day with us.

Kelly and Kevin Married at La Jolla Cove

Kelly and Kevin’s dreamy wedding reception on the rooftop of La Jolla Cove Suites, as seen through the Solarium's glass walls. The rooftop accommodates up to 225 guests for weddings or other special events.

Kelly and Kevin’s dreamy wedding reception on the rooftop of La Jolla Cove Suites, as seen through the Solarium’s glass walls. The rooftop accommodates up to 225 guests for weddings or other special events.

Congratulations to Kelly and Kevin, who were just married on Saturday at Cuvier Park, the cozy oceanfront site commonly referred to as “The Wedding Bowl” in La Jolla. Their intimate reception was held on the rooftop of La Jolla Cove Suites in perfect weather, and it featured a spectacular view of the La Jolla Cove, coastline and the dreamy, blue ocean. We wish the two of them a lifetime of health, wealth, happiness and love.

Square cupcakes provided by Cupcakes Squared; Kelly's stunningly beautiful wedding gown featured an intricately woven silk bodice

Square cupcakes provided by Cupcakes Squared; Kelly’s stunningly beautiful wedding gown featured an intricately woven silk bodice