La Jolla Journals

Autumn Trip to SoCal

A November 2010 trip to La Jolla by AndyLatt

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Quote: We flew to San Diego, CA, for a week in wonderful La Jolla followed by a road trip to see the Grand Canyon in the snow!

Balboa Park

Attraction | "Wonderful Museums and Walks"

Balboa Park Photo, San Diego, California
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Balboa Park is the largest urban park in the US and home to 15 museums including the famous San Diego Zoo. We spent two days there, one at the zoo which was the best I have ever visited, and one in the main park where we went to the Air & Space Museum and Japanese Friendship Garden. We could have spent a couple more days easily if we had had the time. The Park itself is free to visit although most of the museums charge which can add up. The only problem we struggled with was finding something to eat after we had stayed at the Air & Space through the lunch period but we found a stand up past the botanical garden with basic fast food.The Japanese Friendship Garden was a r...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 19, 2011

Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 239 0512

Forever Fondue

Restaurant | "Fun and Delicious"

Forever Fondue Photo, San Diego, California
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I have heard fondue is making a come back from the heyday I remember in the 70's and 80's when everyone got a fondue set for Christmas! This place can get very busy at times but we had no waiting when we went early evening mid-week.The usual way to start is with a cheese fondue, with several different combinations to try, eaten with dunked French bread. Then for the main course there are again several options - we had a selection of meats, fish and vegetables which are cooked in the fondue pot oil for a few minutes - the waiting staff give all the advice you need on how long each thing takes.Then for desert, a chocolate fondue with fruits and sweets to dunk in. We had a combina...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 16, 2011

Forever Fondue
1295 Prospect Street
San Diego, California La Jolla
(858) 551-4509

La Valencia Hotel

Hotel | "Sunday Brunch"

La Valencia Hotel Photo, La Jolla, California
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I love the whole idea of Brunch in the US, and this has got to be one of the best I have had. The Valencia Hotel is perfectly positioned on the hillside overlooking the Pacific with beautiful gardens leading down to palm trees and the rocky shoreline and beaches. The view is spectacular and matched by the food. This is a huge array from traditional breakfast fayre to salads, meats and fish available buffet style to collect outside while the waiters bring you juice, coffee or as much champagne or mimosas as you can drink. Served from 11 am to 3 pm this is not a meal to rush - rather take your time, take in the view, and afterwards take a stroll by the sea to watch the seal colony that lives...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 16, 2011

La Valencia Hotel
1132 Prospect St.
La Jolla, California 92037
(858) 454-0771

Southern California Vacation Rentals

Hotel | "Great company for vacation rental homes"

Southern California Vacation Rentals Photo, California, United States
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This company isn't cheap, although not unreasonably priced for the quality of homes available for rent. Their customer service was excellent and the range of properties and locations probably the best if you want to stay in La Jolla. We stayed for a week in November 2010 in a house 10 minutes walk to the beach in La Jolla Shores - shops and restaurants were very convenient and it was a short 10 minute drive to be in La Jolla itself. 20 minutes to San Diego, Sea World and the Airport. Unfortunately we were the last people to rent the property we were in and it is now unavailable as it was sold by the owner. However, they have many other properties in the area and are thoroughly recommended ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 16, 2011

Southern California Vacation Rentals
5666 La Jolla Blvd #113
California, United States
(858) 454-2451

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AndyLatt

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