Offbeat, La Jolla



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La Jolla is a beautiful gem located in Southern California right next to the beautiful Pacific Ocean. There is so much beauty to La Jolla, whether it be its many breath taking beaches, posh dining spots or world renowned hotels, however there is so much more. No matter where you stay while in La Jolla you will be treated like royalty however still keep your modesty and stay at the La Jolla Cove Suites. Located near the hustle and bustle of the downtown area you will always have something fun and exciting to do. Art abounds in this culturally minded area, you can find many traditional art galleries, however there are also some that will exhibit mediums you have never even thought of like the La Jolla Fiber Arts with their array of handmade dolls and tapestries. While here on the beach you will also be able to dine at restaurants ranging from Thailand to Tokyo, to the unknown coffee house you always have wanted to find.

Author: njacobson


Day 1 - La Jolla


The La Jolla Cove Suites will be sure to please with their prime location and contemporarily furnished rooms. You are here to discover La Jolla so head out to the Mission Coffee Cup Cafe, this ultra-casual coffee house is great for a cup of coffee of to eat breakfast and enjoy the paper. From here head to the Quint Contemporary Art, this gallery specializes in contemporary modern art, and they boast a large collection of abstract and representational art as well. The OBernier Gallery is another great spot for contemporary or traditional art, this gallery has an extensive collection of different artists which creates a very nice flow. For lunch Brockton Villa Restaurant with its shore-side dining veranda and fireplace creates an amazing atmosphere that will make you want to spend all afternoon sipping on their hand crafted "Brocktails". When you finally manage to leave Brockton's the La Jolla Fiber Arts will surely satisfy with their eclectic collection of textile pieces such as tapestries, baskets and dolls. The Living Room Coffeehouse is your destination for tonight, this jazz cafe, coffee house restaurant hybrid will be captivating.


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Coffee Cup Cafe

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Location:

1109 Wall St
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 551 8514


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Quint Contemporary Art

Location:

7739 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 454 3409
fax: +1 858 454 3421
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OBernier Gallery

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Location:

7979 Ivanhoe Avenue
Suite 150
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 459 5004
fax: +1 858 459 5290


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Brockton Villa

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Location:

1235 Coast Blvd
Across from La Jolla Cove, La Jolla
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: 858/454-7393
fax: +1 858 454 2895
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La Jolla Fiber Arts

Location:

7644 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 454 6732
fax: +1 858 454 6641
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Living Room Coffeehouse

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Location:

1010 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 459 1187
fax: +1 858 551 0973
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La Jolla Cove Suites

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Location:

1155 Coast Blvd
Across from the Cove
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: 888/525-6552
fax: 858/551-3405
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Day 2 - La Jolla


Waking up overlooking the Pacific Ocean at La Jolla Cove Suites will surely be one of the highlights of you stay. Take your time enjoying the view The Cottage serves breakfast all day, so they are ready when you are. Their Mediterranean inspired omelets will be sure to hit the spot, and be sure to try their fresh made pastries. From here head to the Birch Aquarium, part of the world renowned Scripp's properties this aquarium boasts some of the rarest ocean dwelling creatures, such a sea horses, sharks and other cool animals. When you have traveled the ocean voyage to Joseph Bellows Gallery for a different kind of art, a mixture of vintage and contemporary pieces ranging from books to other cool collectibles which are all for sale. All of this art viewing will surely make you hungry so head to Thailand and enjoy some authentic foods, of just go to Spice and Rice Thai Kitchen, the choice is yours. This dining experience will surely make you feel you have traveled around the world, even though it is not the most intimate experience the food is well worth it. Head to Girard Avenue for some shopping at their independent boutiques where you can find whatever style of clothing you like. You will also find many cool shops that you should at least check out. August is the month that the Sherwood Auditorium hold Summerfest which is a collection of many bands who play here. If you are interested check the line-up and plan accordingly. After the show head to Roppongi named after a nightclub in Tokyo. This restaurant has a very diverse menu featuring duck quesadilla and many other seafood dishes, fresh from the Pacific. For some dessert after dinner or anytime during the day go to Michele Coulon Dessertier and enjoy her hand crafted pieces that look so good you don't want to eat them, however they look so good you must.


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The Cottage

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Location:

7702 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 454 8409
fax: +1 858 454 0284
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

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Location:

2300 Expedition Way
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
La Jolla, CA 92161

Contact:

tel: +1 858 534 3474
fax: +1 858 534 7114
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Joseph Bellows Gallery

Location:

7661 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 456 5620
fax: +1 858 456 5621
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Spice and Rice Thai Kitchen

Location:

7734 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 456 0466


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Girard Avenue

Location:

Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037


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Sherwood Auditorium

Location:

700 Prospect Street
Museum of Contemporary Art
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 459 3728
fax: +1 858 459 3727
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Roppongi

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Location:

875 Prospect
At Fay Ave, La Jolla
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: 1 858 551 5252
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Michele Coulon Dessertier

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Location:

7556 Fay Avenue
Suite D
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

tel: +1 858 456 5098
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