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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

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