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Adventure Links Tour Seasonal Events - La Jolla

California Ticket Central
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Local Pro and NCAA Sporting Events
Upcoming Concert Series
Major Championships and Tournaments
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Torrey Pines Hilton Resort
10950 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
Discreetly tucked away in the Palisades, with commanding views of the rugged Southern California coastline and the Pacific Ocean on the horizon, the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines offers an experience of luxury, relaxation and gracious, personal service. Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pine's 394 guest rooms each contain a work desk, three telephones (one with a data port), an in-room safe and a self-service mini bar. All guest rooms have balconies and the majority have views of both our beautifully manicured gardens and the Torrey Pines Golf Course

    Whale Watching Tours Jan - Mar
    Catch the annual winter migration of the California Grey Whale frequently spotted off the California coastline making their way to their winter mating ground off Baja. Several experienced charter boat operators organize oceangoing whale watching expeditions.

    Tour Flower Fields - Spring Flowers
    Carlsbad Ranch is a historic agricultural area renowned for its ongoing production of commercial grade ranunculas and strawberries.

    Quail Botanical Gardens - Spring Flowers
    Located on over 30 acres in Encinitas, California, Quail Botanical Gardens features rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, and a subtropical fruit garden.

    The Wave Waterpark - Summer
    $3.8 million state-of-the-art city operated family aquatic park that includess waterslides and a very wet children's playground.

    Major Sports Events


Adventure Links Tour January Events - La Jolla

Lodge at Torrey Pines - La Jolla, CA
Some rooms are designed with ocean views offering spectacular views overlooking Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean, and other rooms offer spectacular views overlooking the botanical reserve designed central courtyard.

    San Diego Marathon - Carlsbad CA [JAN]
    Very popular as one of the flatest and fastest of marathons as follows the scenic Coast Highway along the Pacific Ocean. Events include marathon, half-marathon and fitness expo. This course usually features ideal race conditions.

    Sports Events - January
    Buick Invitational - PGA Championship Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines.
    UCSD Tritons Ice Hockey - Oct thru Jan at UTC IceTown
    PGA Mercedes Championships - January
    San Diego Boat Show - Early Jan - S.D. Convention Center

    Festival Events - January
    La Jolla Art Assocation - Annual Awards Showing (JAN)
    Mormon Battalion Commemoration [4th Sat of Jan] - Annual Military Parade and Dutch Oven Bakeoff in San Diego Old Town State Park - Children's crafts and games, pioneer music, living history reenactments, wagon rides.


Adventure Links Tour February Events - La Jolla

    Festival Events - February
    San Diego Travel Show - Feb This is the only show which attracts both travellers and travel agents.
    San Diego Bird Festival - Feb - many field trips, classes, discussions and vendor product displays.

    Endurance Sports Awards [FEB]
    Competitor Magazine

    Event Website;
    Competitor Magazine invites you to join us for a unique black tie evening under the stars at Sea World in San Diego. We will be honoring the most incredible athletic achievements - and the most incredible athletes - of 2006. Dinner will be served at the Sea World Arcade followed by dessert & the Awards Program at the Nautilus Pavilion.

    San Dieguito Half Marathon - Rancho Santa Fe [FEB]
    Starts and ends at San Dieguito County Park. Scenic course through Rancho Santa Fe. This is one of the most beautiful and scenic courses you will ever run. Includes 5K Run/Walk Course.


Adventure Links Tour March Events - La Jolla

    Festival Events
    San Diego Latino Film Festival - Short and feature length films about the Latino experience - Mission Valley area theaters.
    St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival - Celebrate the wearing of the green with a Balboa Park parade and Irish Festival.
    Capistrano Return of the Swallows - Mar 17th - Festivities include Pageantry, the traditional bell ringing at the sight of the first swallows, colorful entertainment, and tasty ethnic foods and live music.

    Major Sports Events - March
    Carlsbad 5000 - Early Spring - - flat and fast 5K road race has made 14 world records in its 20+ year history. Prize purse, fitness expo and festival.

    S.D. Padres Spring Training - [MAR]
    Enjoy Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres at their new signature baseball park, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. This facility, which includes some quirky features and a 95-year-old warehouse, is sure to a hit a home run with local fans.

Hot Links April Festivals

So Calif Baseball Central
MainTour's Premier Baseball Ticket Exchange
24/7 Online Ticket Services
L.A. Dodgers - Tickets & Schedule
S.D. Padres - Tickets & Schedule
Anaheim Angeles -Tickets & Schedule
All-Stars, Playoffs & World Series
Ticket Exchange - Sold Out Games
California Baseball Hall of Fame
California Minor League Teams
MLB Spring Training Camp
NCAA, High School, Little League

    S.D. Padres Baseball - [APR-SEP]
    Enjoy Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres at their new signature baseball park, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. This facility, which includes some quirky features and a 95-year-old warehouse, is sure to a hit a home run with local fans.

    Del Mar National Horse Show - April Event
    Show Website - Three weeks of equestrian magic starting mid-April has been a major production since 1956.

  • Western Week - Western riding is the spice of the horse show world.
  • Dressage Week - dressage combines beauty, grace, athletic strength and suppleness into an elegant presentation between horse and rider.
  • Hunter/Jumper Week - includes $100,000 HBO Grand Prix of Del Mar.

    Encinitas Street Fair - Late April
    US Hwy 101, Encinitas, Fair Info
    Annual event since 1984, this fair features over 400 arts and craft vendors and also the 101 Artist' Colony presenting their local history artwork.

    San Diego Crew Classic Regatta - Early April
    Since 1973, the San Diego Rowing Club (men) and ZLAC Rowing Club (women) have sponsored this 2-day rowing race across San Diego's Mission Bay. This race offers exposure of junior rowers to established collegiate programs.
    Crew Classic Website - General Info

    La Jolla Half Marathon - [Late Apr]
    The La Jolla Half Marathon is one of America's most picturesque and challenging runs. Starting adjacent to the Del Mar Fairgrounds main entrance, the course follows a scenic route along the coast before reaching the challenging climb to the summit of Torrey Pines State Park.

    Sports Events


Adventure Links Tour May Events - La Jolla

Disneyland Resort
Shows, rides, dinner
Great family adventure
Vacation getaways

Festival Adventures
Pacific Beach Block Party - Free Street Party since 1975 - 3rd Saturday in May.
Carlsbad Village Street Faire - a festival that happens on the first sunday in both May and November. Over 100 vendors and 70,000 people visit for these big weekend events.

S.D. Padres Baseball - [APR-SEP]
Enjoy Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres at their new signature baseball park, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. This facility, which includes some quirky features and a 95-year-old warehouse, is sure to a hit a home run with local fans.

Ramona Air Fair - Memorial Day Weekend Event
Held since 1995, the Air Fair began as "Ramona Air Attack Base Open House" demonstrating the skills and fire fighting characteristics of Fire Fighting Planes and Helicopters. Since then the event has grown into a 3 day 2 evening event, with more than 30,000 spectators, showcasing various aircraft from Hot Air Balloons, Sky Divers, World War II Fighter Planes, military fighter jets, Air Plane rides, Fire Fighting Planes and Helicopters.


Adventure Links Tour June Events - La Jolla

Tour Dana Point California
Truly one of the most beautiful man-made harbor in California. There is a lot to do along the beach, marina, adjacent shops and restaurants and the assortment of local attractions.

California Missions
Old historic landmarks
Museum / guided tours
Religious artwork

Del Mar Marriott Resort
Located seventeen miles north of downtown San Diego near the coastal community of Del Mar, the San Diego Marriott Del Mar is just three miles from Del Mar Race Track and the renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course.

    Del Mar Fair June
    The annual fair in June for San Diego County is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack. The biggest event of the year features contests, exhibits, live music, amusement park rides, animal shows, big-name concerts, food and games. Check ahead to see the concert schedule for any particular date. The many vendor exhibits include themes such as Design in Wood, Art Show, Home & Hobby, Flower & Garden Show and more.
    Rods & Woodies Classic Car Show - 3rd Thursday on old Hwy-101 in Downtown Encinitas.

    Del Mar Draft, Mule and Fresian Horse Show - June Event
    Fair Website - Incredible performances by the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales and their vintage Studebaker beer wagon (circa 1900) impress Fairgoers during the first weekend of the Del Mar County Fair.

    S.D. Padres Baseball - [APR-SEP]
    Enjoy Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres at their new signature baseball park, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. This facility, which includes some quirky features and a 95-year-old warehouse, is sure to a hit a home run with local fans.

    Festival Adventures
    La Jolla Festival of the Arts - (Late June) - Held on UCSD Campus - The weekend will be filled with art, music, food and fun.
    Mainly Mozart Festival - Month long celebration of music and art.
    Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival - Temecula in early June since 1983.
    International Hand Launch Glider Festival - Early June - Torrey Pines Glider Port hosted by the Torrey Pines Gulls.


Adventure Links Tour July Events - La Jolla

Tour Sea World
San Diego Vacation
Aquatic theme park
New thrill rides

Del Mar Clarion Carriage House Inn
Beautifully appointed ocean and garden view rooms with balconies are available. Handicap accessible, connecting and non-smoking rooms are also available.

Carlsbad Beach View Lodge
On the shores of Carlsbad, overlooking the ocean near the State Beach and Seaside Promenade, you will find a unique inn. 41 distinctive Marine Guest Rooms, most with private balconies and partial ocean views, cozy deluxe guest rooms with fireplaces and kitchenettes, and Grand Suites with fireplaces, separate living room and kitchen.

    San Diego Comic-Con International - Mid-July
    P.O. Box 128458, San Diego, CA 92112-8458; (619) 491-2475; Convention Website
    The largest comics and pop culture event in North America meets annually at the San Diego Convention Center. The entire convention center filled with the hottest comics, toys, games and movie memorabilia.

  • Comic-Con International Film Festival

    Street Scene San Diego - July Pop Music Festival
    PO Box 2671, La Jolla, CA 92038; Festival Website;
    First started in 1984, Today, Street Scene has emerged as a premiere musical event presenting top-rated artists along with a diverse array of musical styles. From Grammy winners to emerging artists, the event continues to preserve its reputation as the top urban music festival in the country. The new venue outside of Qualcomm Stadium will be Street Scene's largest site to date.

    S.D. Padres Baseball - [APR-SEP]
    Enjoy Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres at their new signature baseball park, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. This facility, which includes some quirky features and a 95-year-old warehouse, is sure to a hit a home run with local fans.

    Orange County Fair July
    Big three-week event with arcade rides, shows, concerts and much more.

    Festival Adventures
    Red, White and Boom - Patriotic 4th of July Celebration at Legoland California


    Rods & Woodies Classic Car Show - 3rd Thursday on old Hwy-101 in Downtown Encinitas.

    San Diego Over The Line Tournament - July
    Old Mission Beach World Championship Over the Line Tournament -
    Since 1953 this very popular summer entertainment features a form of softball, limited to 1,200 teams of three persons each, playing almost 2,400 games in two weekends with 52,000 expected to attend.

    Sports Adventures
    Strides for Seniors - 5K Walk/Run with Senior/Family Expo (July - Balboa Park))
    Junior World Golf Championship - attracts the best junior golfers in the world held each July Torrey Pines


Adventure Links Tour August Events - La Jolla


Tour Southern Utah
Visit country famous for several scenic national parks - Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase, Lake Powell and Zion Canyon.

    S.D. Padres Baseball - [APR-SEP]
    Enjoy Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres at their new signature baseball park, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. This facility, which includes some quirky features and a 95-year-old warehouse, is sure to a hit a home run with local fans.

    Taste of Main Street - August
    US Hwy 101, Encinitas, Fair Info
    International food festival presented every year since 1990, includes live entertainment, food galore and the popular Rods & Woodies classic car show.

    Summerfest Concert Series - August
    Sherwood Auditorium; La Jolla Music Society;
    Festival Website;

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Racing - Aug / Sep
    Season runs mid-July to Mid-September
    Race track "where the turf meets the surf." Season, racing, and horsemen's information. Over $6.7 million in prize stakes featured.

    Ice Town Skate Championships - UTC Late August Large indoor skating rink features major championship tournament.


    Rods & Woodies Classic Car Show - 3rd Thursday on old Hwy-101 in Downtown Encinitas.
    Taste of Main Street - Encinitas International Food Festival


Adventure Links Tour September Events - La Jolla

More Adventures:

Solvang - Charming Danish vacation village located near the California Central Coast.

Newport Beach - Orange County's upscale coastal resort center.

    S.D. Padres Baseball - [APR-SEP]
    Enjoy Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres at their new signature baseball park, located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. This facility, which includes some quirky features and a 95-year-old warehouse, is sure to a hit a home run with local fans.

    Cardiff Beach Fair - Late Sept
    Annual event since 1996, it includes a classic surf competition.

    Wavecrest Woodies Meet - 3rd Sat - Moonlight Beach
    World's largest gathering of wooden bodied automobiles. The event also naturally draws some of the most outstanding vintage Longboards displayed with the Woodies. More Info.

    Festival Adventures
    Rods & Woodies Classic Car Show - 3rd Thursday on old Hwy-101 in Downtown Encinitas.
    Pacific Islander Festival - Late Sept at Mission Beach brings island greetings of the Pacific to emphasize the culture of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
    San Diego Fall Gardening Seminar - Sept


Adventure Links Tour October Events - La Jolla

Lighted Candle Society
Please help stop Bad Media's assualt on our children!
Finding the faith for David to slay the Goliath's of our day with five small smooth stones.

    Miramar Air Show - Fleet Week [Mid-October]
    Very popular 3-day airshow event which features the latest high-tech aviation hardware of both the navy and marine corps. Includes special performance by the US Navy Blue Angels precision flight demonstration team.
    Airshow Website
    Fleet Week San Diego
    Brick-or-Treat - [Late OCT] Come see the scarier side of the Lego brick world in this Haloween celebration at Legoland California

    San Diego International Orchid Fair [OCT]
    Bing Crosby Hall, S.D. County Fairgrounds / Fair Website;
    Annual event since 1995 sponsored by Quail Botanical Gardens. Vendors will have varieties of flowering plants that will dazzle your senses for their unusual shapes and colors - some exude marvelous fragrances not duplicated in commercial perfumes.

    The Scream Zone - October Event
    Show Website - A haunted event held yearly at the Del Mar Fairgrounds during October. Attractions include House of Horror, Haunted Hayride and 3D Ghost Maze with live music and entertainment. Check ahead for dates.


    UCSD Tritons Ice Hockey - Oct thru Jan at UTC IceTown


Adventure Links Tour November Events - La Jolla

Tour Gatorland Florida
Since 1949, Gatorland has delivered an incredible display of huge alligators and crocodiles, train ride, aviary, breeding marsh and bird sanctuary, petting zoo, nature walk, gift shop, and one-of-a-kind shows such as the world famous Gator Jumparoo. A popular half day attraction Gatorland is a 110-acre alligator theme park and wildlife preserve. Known internationally as the Alligator Capital of the World.

More La Jolla Vacation Links
Dreambook La Jolla - blog
Angelfire La Jolla - backup directory

    Festival Adventures
    Carlsbad Village Street Faire - a festival that happens on the first sunday in both May and November. Over 100 vendors and 70,000 people visit for these big weekend events.

    Poinsettia Festival - November
    US Hwy 101, Encinitas, Fair Info
    Annual event since 1978 with over 400 special vendors presenting music, arts and crafts. This premier North County holiday shopping event features the Flower Capital Pavilion and toga parade.


    National Senior Hardcourt Tennis Tournament [Late-Nov] 454-1444


    UCSD Tritons Ice Hockey - Oct thru Jan at UTC IceTown


Adventure Links Tour December Events - La Jolla

San Diego Hyatt Regency - Online Directory
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Come stay at one of San Diego's landmark destinations. Several of the finest Hyatt Regency Resort Hotels serve this region with great vacation amenities.

      December Special Events

      Holiday of Lights - December Event
      The dazzling animation of many sparkling colors has become a winter season favorite at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Features vehicle tour of the light display at the fairgrounds each night in December.
      Holiday Block Party - [Late Dec] Includes life size 30-foot Lego Christmas tree, Santa and his reindeer and other Holiday favorites at Legoland California
      Kids' New Year's Eve Party - [Dec 31] The most rockin' kids party at Legoland California
      Taste of The Triangle - sample foods from 20 University City area gourmet restaurants, live entertainment and more.
      LDS Temple Christmas Lights and Concert Program [DEC] - Public Christmas Concert Festival held nightly.

      San Diego Holiday Bowl DEC
      Major collegiate football championship game played in San Diego in late December. Intercollegiate Championship Football Game played at Qualcomm Stadium one evening in the last week of December. For over 25 years the Holiday Bowl features the Pacific-10 Conference runner-up against the third selection from the Big 12 Conference.

      San Diego Poinsettia Bowl - DEC
      Annual football game started in 2005 by the San Diego Bowl Game Association. The game is proceeded by special events at the Zoo, Sea World and USS Midway featuring the opposing teams and other celebrities.


      UCSD Tritons Ice Hockey - Oct thru Jan at UTC IceTown

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