Things To Do In La Jolla


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  • ¡LATIN FOOD FEST!
    At the ?Latin Food Fest! Grand Tasting Village, Latin culinary aficionados Richard Sandoval, Roberto Alcocer, and Javier Plascencia join with restaurants, distillers, artisan food makers, brewers, and winemakers for the annual Latin food grand tasting event in California. Guests rub elbows with the likes of TV host chef George Duran, or share a wave with Baja culinary icon and Misi?n 19 owner Javier Plascencia. Throughout the festival, dedicated pavilions focus on specific topics, ranging from the Wine Tasting Tent and Beer Cabana to the ?Taste Baja! Pavilion and the Craft Spirits Expo & Awards, where distillers and mixologists hold tastings. In addition to the tastings, the festival holds competitions for Top Chef, Best Restaurant, and Best Dish to showcase local culinary excellence. Other senses are delighted by live music from Latin sensation QUATTRO and an art show, and a silent auction of culinary supplies and memorabilia will benefit non-profit partner Feeding America.
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    500 Kettner Blvd.
    San Diego, CA US
  • Shack Bar and Grill
    Take a trip to Shack Bar and Grill in La Jolla and make your next meal a good one. Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right. The happy hour at Shack Bar and Grill is sure to impress. The patio seating at Shack Bar and Grill is perfect for those warm summer days. Get online for free courtesy of Shack Bar and Grill's wifi. Shack Bar and Grill is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties. Feel free to bring your lil' tail-wagger with you — this restaurant is a pet-friendly place. If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy. Jeans are just right for a meal at Shack Bar and Grill, which embraces a casual vibe. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. At Shack Bar and Grill, free parking is offered on the whole block. Keeping an eye on your budget? Shack Bar and Grill is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
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    6941 La Jolla Blvd
    La Jolla, CA US
  • Tap Fever Studios
    When Larisa Hall was born, the doctors were not sure she'd ever be able to walk. She was born with severely clubbed feet and spent the next nine months wearing casts on both legs. But within six months, Larisa was up on her feet; and by the time she was five, she had discovered dance and never wanted to stop. Dancing proved to be a useful physical therapy—helping her gain coordination and overcome ankle pain. Spurred on by her own triumph, Larisa founded Tap Fever Studios with the belief that everyone—no matter their age or level of ability—should have the opportunity to dance. To that end, she holds workshops for the hearing and listening impaired, as well as those who are developmentally disabled. Larisa also recently created a new method of dance called hand tap, which allows people with limited mobility to use special gloves and a wooden board to tap out rhythms while seated.
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    683 Turquoise Street
    La Jolla, CA US
  • Surf Diva
    When twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi decided to pursue a career that combined their passion for surfing and their love of the ocean, their calling came in the form of starting Surf Diva. Before long, they were on course to becoming a lauded school for coed surfers in California and Costa Rica. Augmenting the pair's teachings is their team of certified instructors, all graduates of their school's intensive training program and certified in CPR and first aid. Committed to their expertise in surfing, many of the instructors also hold down careers as firefighters, paramedics, and snowboarders, granting them the combined know-how to put out beach bonfires with a casual backflip. The team's instruction ranges from coed group lessons and competitive coaching sessions to two- or five-day women?s weekend surf clinics. When they're not teaching surfing, crew members commit themselves to alternative teaching programs in yoga and standup paddleboarding, helping surfers to conquer the water with their bodies as well as with their very buoyant hearts. The twins' Costa Rica program also helps women and families hone boarding skills abroad while becoming fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture.
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    2160 Avenida De La Playa
    La Jolla, CA US
  • Bikram Yoga La Jolla
    In a heated, 4,000-square-foot facility, Bikram Yoga La Jolla?s instructors guide students in a body-bending curriculum that aims to cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner peace. These pliable pros help students hone the body and the mind by leading them through a flowing regimen of 26 poses in 90-minute classes, as well as 1-hour Express classes, which run through the same sequence of poses. The classes are performed on clean, non-absorbent Lonseal floors situated in a heated room that fosters greater muscle fluidity and faster metabolic functioning. Other benefits of yoga may include stress reduction, improved concentration, pain relief, and increased self-esteem. Before heading to the changing facilities at class's end, students are cooled down with ice cold lavender towels. The changing facilities provide cubbies for storing possessions and showers to sluice away sweat and caked-on pranas.
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    565 Pearl St
    La Jolla, CA US
  • Ooh La La Dance Academy
    "Music is my diet and dance feeds my soul," says "Salsa Susie" Ngyen, who quit a six-figure career at Xerox to start Ooh La La Dance Academy—in the midst of an economic crisis. Her risk paid off, because since then, the company's dance troop, the Cosabellas, earned the title of Best 2010 Performing Artist of the Year by Raw Artist and sparkled onstage for celebrity judges during a live-taping of America's Got Talent in 2011. The Cosabellas not only entertain; they share their enthusiasm of dance with others by teaching kids and adult dance classes at Ooh La La Dance Academy. Boasting over 15 years of experience each, the instructors teach the dance they pioneered, a blend of Latin and burlesque, as well as fitness-inspired classes and classical dance forms such as ballet and The Beethoven Shuffle.
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    7467 Cuvier St.
    San Diego, CA US
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