It’s no wonder why La Jolla is one of the most coveted vacation destinations on the West Coast. Each year, millions of people travel to experience the beauty and charm for themselves. From the unique beach town culture and mouthwatering cuisine to the myriad of things to do and those famous San Diego sunsets, the experience is magical at every turn. If you find yourself wondering what time of year you should visit, look no further! You’ll find a wide variety of unforgettable activities that can appeal to anyone. There’s plenty to indulge in any time of year. Continue reading to discover our top recommended activities for every season to assist you in choosing the best time to visit La Jolla.
There’s always more to learn about San Diego! With so much to offer, it’s easy to be pulled in many different directions. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive Travel Guide that points you to the shining stars and hidden gems around La Jolla and San Diego. We share all our local knowledge to help you make the most of every moment that you’re here. From the best places to dine and drink to our favorite beaches and exclusive experiences, you’ll find it all here!
Everyone knows the warm climate is one of the best things about La Jolla. Even in the middle of winter, you can hit the beach and even get a suntan. Although, you’ll still find a variety of holiday and winter celebrations going on, like Christmas festivities, New Year’s events, and Valentine’s Day happenings. If you’re planning a trip to La Jolla during the winter, be sure to check the city’s events so you don’t miss out on some of the wonderful offerings.
Although the temperature remains warm, you’ll find significantly fewer visitors this time of year. It’s the perfect time to come if you want to skip the crowds but still enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of La Jolla.
As spring emerges, La Jolla returns to life as visitors eagerly pour back into the city. Although spring breakers often visit San Diego, La Jolla tends to remain a calm and relaxing atmosphere for its guests.
Hiking around Torey Pines is a great way to celebrate the return of spring and catch some amazing views of the area. If you’re up for even more adventure, you could even grab a few kayaks and paddle through the many caves in La Jolla. Then, there’s no better way to finish a day than with a picnic on La Jolla Shores as you watch the sunset over the Pacific.
There’s nothing like experiencing summer in La Jolla. Surfers riding the waves on La Jolla Shores, beach loungers soaking up the sun, and the warm air all culminate to create the ultimate summer environment unlike any other. Indulge in a few classic summer activities like snorkeling in La Jolla Cove, private bonfires on the beach, and even walk the seawall at Children’s Pool to spot the colony of sea lions! The possibilities are truly endless, and there’s no better place on the West Coast to spend your summer vacation.
When fall comes to the Pacific shores, it’s expected that many tourists and visitors leave for the season, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end! Because La Jolla remains warm year-round, it’s easy to continue many of the same exciting activities that you love to indulge in during the summer months. La Jolla is a welcomed escape for many as the leaves start to change. Whether you’re in need of respite from everyday city life or an escape from dropping temperatures, this city is sure to deliver exactly what you need!
No matter what season you choose to visit La Jolla, Monarch Luxury Villas is ready to host you with the highest level of customer service and personalization. Few have achieved the level of attention and detail that we provide to each of our guests. Not only will you stay in one of San Diego’s most coveted homes in exclusive neighborhoods, but we’ll go above and beyond to deliver an experience, unlike any other vacation. From hot air balloon rides over the city and bonfires on the beach to custom picnics and luxury car rentals, we take care of every detail, so you don’t have to.
Simply book your stay in one of our luxury San Diego villas and leave the planning to us. Even the smallest details such as restaurant reservations and surfing lessons will be taken care of. No detail is too small for our full-service concierge team. We will provide everything you could need to soak up every single moment of your time in La Jolla. There’s simply no better way to stay! Browse our impressive portfolio of La Jolla villas, each hand-selected, and allow us to start planning the getaway of a lifetime.
When you stay with Monarch Luxury guests, you always experience a trip full of exclusive, unique activities customized just for your group. But Thanksgiving adds a special twist, as guests can enhance their stay with a variety of fall offerings. Keep reading to discover what a Thanksgiving in San Diego can look like for you.
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San Diego’s mild temperatures allow you to spend relaxing evenings on the beach even during the month of November. Why not feast on the sand this Thanksgiving? During this beach bash, your personal attendant will serve a fall-inspired dinner right on the sand as you sip a glass of your drink of choice and watch the sunset over the Pacific. Fireside s’mores for dessert and a pumpkin cornhole game will get you in the Thanksgiving spirit!
“Wine” down this Thanksgiving with loved ones and a heavy pour of a decadent cabernet. Choose from one of San Diego’s nearby wine regions – Temecula Valley, Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe, or Ramona – for a leisurely fall day in the vineyards. Your private chauffeur will pick you and your guests up from your Monarch Luxury Villas rental and escort you to your selected vineyards before returning home. Experience tastings, behind-the-scenes vineyard tours, and a personalized picnic lunch.
When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is navigating a new grocery store or spending Thanksgiving morning meal prepping. With our custom Thanksgiving delivery service, your personal chef will deliver a Turkey or Ham and all the fixings right to your rental the day prior. All you need to do is heat and serve! If you have a special family tradition you’d like to include, let us know and we will be happy to add it into the mix.
For a truly luxurious holiday experience, enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner prepared by a private chef. He’ll work with you to create a customized menu ahead of time, and will take care of the shopping, cooking, and clean-up. This is the best way to have a full relaxed, worry-free holiday with family and friends.
Monarch Luxury Villas is delighted to offer our guests unparalleled amenities and experiences through our full-service concierge. Whether you’d like roses and champagne on ice awaiting at your romantic seaside hideaway, or a classic beach clambake complete with a bonfire & s’mores for your family reunion, our local concierge is here to handle the details so you can arrive and relax.
From the ‘essentials’ to the ‘exclusively local’ experiences, our specialist ensures your vacation is seamless and memorable. A typical Monarch guest arrives in style with a private airport transfer, with gourmet groceries and other amenities such as baby and beach equipment pre-stocked at your villa. Throughout your stay, you’ll embark on uniquely local experiences including private sunset sails, behind-the-vine winery tours, and VIP zoo experiences. Back at your villa, luxury awaits with private chef services, in-home massages and yoga under the stars.
Our team of local San Diegans know where to go, what to do and how to live like a local – in luxury.
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Every family has a different way of celebrating the holidays. Various traditions, spending time with loved ones, and feasting on Thanksgiving Day; the list goes on! What if your family spend Thanksgiving a little differently this year? Ditch the hours of working over a hot stove and instead experience the holiday magic of San Diego. From private chefs and gourmet restaurants to exciting traditions and beautiful weather, there’s no better place to spend this special time with everyone you love. Here are our favorite ways to spend a La Jolla Thanksgiving.
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Thousands of runners complete in turkey trots across the country on Thanksgiving Day, so it’s no surprise that San Diego has one of its own. The Oceanside Turkey Trot is usually held at the Oceanside Civic Center, although the event will be virtual for the 2020 holiday. This event is a perfect opportunity to get outside, enjoy the beauty of San Diego, and, most importantly, put in a little work before chowing down on everyone’s favorite feast of the year.
It isn’t everyone’s cup of tea to spend the day slaving over a hot stove on Thanksgiving. It should be spent enjoying the company of loved ones! Thankfully, San Diego has plenty of delicious restaurants that serve up mouthwatering seasonal dishes from a special Thanksgiving menu. A few of our favorites are The Marine Room, George’s at the Cove, and Eddie V’s. At each one, you’ll find a unique holiday experience and cuisine so delicious that you’ll savor every last bite.
There’s no better way to end a holiday than with a famous San Diego sunset walk on the beach. Spend time with family and friends as you all take in the beautiful scenery and recover from that turkey hangover! We recommend heading to La Jolla Shores or Windansea for the best walking areas and views.
As if all those activities aren’t enough to create your family’s most special Thanksgiving yet, Monarch Luxury Villas offers each guest access to a full-service concierge team to craft personalized, one-of-a-kind experiences around San Diego. Allow us to arrange a private chef for you on Thanksgiving Day to cook an extraordinary feast! Or maybe your group would enjoy a late-night bonfire on the beach. What about a hot air balloon ride over the city at sunset? With this team of experts on San Diego’s luxurious lifestyle and a wide array of rental villas big enough to gather, your choice to stay with Monarch Luxury Villas is simple. Check our availability and allow our team to get started planning your Thanksgiving celebration.
Spend your winter season a little differently this year! The sun is always shining on the beaches of La Jolla, inviting you to stay and soak up the warm weather. Whether you’re coming to indulge in holiday festivities or just to escape the frosty weather up north, booking one of our La Jolla winter rentals is always a good idea! There’s so much to enjoy during your stay. Here’s everything you can indulge in during your winter stay in La Jolla.
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Booking your stay in the beautiful hills of La Jolla guarantees that you’ll be close to so many of San Diego’s top attractions! From the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park to the area’s impressive collection of museums, you’ll have easy access to all of it! Plus, many of these popular places host exciting events for the holiday season. Check out the San Diego events calendar to get the scoop on all the festivities.
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Who wouldn’t want to find themselves on the soft, sandy beaches in the middle of winter? Escape that cold weather and soak up the sun where it shines year-round. Whether you spend your time lounging and working on that winter glow, or surfing and splashing through the waves, you’ll never want to leave this warm weather! Luckily, many of our La Jolla winter rentals provide easy access to a variety of La Jolla beaches for your convenience!
There’s nothing better than curling up after a long day on one of our grand balconies overlooking the town of La Jolla—glass of wine in-hand, obviously! That’s exactly what your winter season can look like when you book your stay with us. Plus, our state-of-the-art villas also boast private swimming pools, hot tubs, outdoor showers, game rooms, and more! From the time you book until checkout, you’ll truly be treated like royalty. Browse our hand-selected collection of rental villas to start finding your winter home today. Then, book your stay and let us do the rest. We look forward to hosting your holidays.
Millions of travelers seek sunny refuge in San Diego every year to indulge in all the city has to offer. This may be because of the seemingly endless opulence and grandeur found in even the smallest details of our urban beach town. We want you to experience it all! Here’s your guide to discover the best luxury experiences in San Diego.
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It’s no surprise that San Diego offers world-class dining experiences. We have a few recommendations that we know you’ll love. For example, every luxury traveler should reserve a table at Addison. Though the Michelin Star restaurant speaks for itself, you won’t find cuisine this impressive anywhere else. A few more favorites are:
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San Diego provides a diverse portfolio of urban and beach activities. You’ll find an abundance of ways to personalize every experience and create unforgettable memories. Perhaps one of our favorite activities is a sunset hot air balloon ride over Del Mar beach, sure to satisfy any special occasion. If the water is more your speed, try a private snorkeling excursion, a whale-watching expedition, or a yacht charter.
Bonus Tip: San Diego boasts some of the most impressive, highly sought-after golf courses in the country. Book a tee time in advance and come ready to hit the green at Torey Pines!
Book a private tour at one of San Diego’s most popular attractions! The San Diego Zoo offers private Safari Tours that take you behind the scenes of the park and allow you to get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s most amazing animals. There are few activities more memorable and awe-inspiring than this!
Allow us to assist you in planning any of these luxury experiences! Here at Monarch Luxury Villas, luxury is what we do best. We know exactly how to design those unique, personalized experiences that will take your vacation to the next level. That’s what we do best! From dinner reservations at San Diego’s most exclusive eateries to planning private beach bonfires at sunset, you won’t find this kind of concierge service anywhere else.
Our villa rental portfolio features San Diego’s most impressive and highly coveted homes. Explore seaside homes, villas nestled into the hills of La Jolla, and mansions with 180-degree San Diego views. Browse our San Diego villas today, and let us start planning your stay.
The month of October is an exciting time here in San Diego. Although the weather may be warm, there are plenty of ways to get you into the spooky spirit and welcome fall on the coast. Whether you’re a local or a San Diego visitor, you’re sure to enjoy these favorite fall festivities around town. Here are the best ways to experience San Diego in October.
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There’s so much to do and see in San Diego during October. From trolley dances and haunted happenings to hayrides and festivals, you’ll be spending a lot of time out and about at these attractions. You can expect daily highs to be in the low 70s, while nights can drop into low 60s or high 50s. You’ll want to bring a jacket to stay warm during those late-night bonfires, but shorts and t-shirts should be appropriate most days.
Have you ever celebrated fall on the beach? Take the whole family to Belmont park during October and November to indulge in a full dose of fall spirit at the Beachside Fall Fest! From live music and sweet Halloween treats to freshly harvested pumpkins and themed rides, people of all ages can enjoy this spectacular event while also soaking up the ocean views. It’s the best of both worlds!
The San Diego Zoo is known for providing kid-friendly Halloween fun year after year. The Halloween event offers kids an exciting taste of Halloween with music, dance parties, yummy desserts, and a “gently haunted” path. It’s the perfect way for your kiddos to celebrate the fall season.
If anyone knows how to create a family-friendly atmosphere packed with surprises and excitement, it’s Seaworld! Their annual Halloween Spooktacular event is no exception. Enjoy spooky live shows, trick-or-treating through the park, and more!
After a long day of bobbing for apples and escaping corn mazes, head back to one of our luxurious rental villas to cozy up for the night. With amenities like ultra-comfortable mattresses, backyard firepits, easy access to the beach, hot tubs, and more! We’ll provide everything you need for an incredible, personalized San Diego stay. Plus, our concierge service team will be ready to prepare specially curated seasonal activities for your group. Whether it’s hot air balloon rides over the city or private picnics on the beach, this trip is sure to be one you’ll remember forever. Check our availability and book your stay today.
There are plenty of relaxing things to do while vacationing in San Diego, but what about activities for the thrill-seekers? We have a few ideas! Visit these San Diego amusement parks for a full dose of adrenaline and family-friendly fun.
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This theme park is always a crowd-pleaser. In addition to a full waterpark and aquarium exhibit, LEGOLAND California features a series of miniature models of popular attractions from all over the world. From the Eifel Tower to Mount Rushmore, you can spend all day admiring the intricate details of these miniatures. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience for the whole family!
Get acquainted with some four-legged friends at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Groups can choose from a variety of thrilling safari tours where you’ll have the chance to see these creatures in their natural habitats. From giraffes and elephants to tigers and kangaroos, these tours will blow you away! Get up close and personal with some of these animals alongside a professional as you tour through the vast grounds of the park.
Head to Belmont Park with the whole family for an afternoon of fun! Here you’ll find the Giant Dipper, also known as the Mission Beach Roller Coaster. This historical wooden roller coaster is a must for any adrenaline junkie visiting the San Diego area. With a handful of other coasters in the park, you’ll be in for hours of excitement.
Seaworld San Diego is always a favorite for visitors. In addition to spectacular marine life shows that we’ve all heard of, you’ll also want to bring a swimsuit to soak up the sun at Aquatica, the Seaworld water park. Whether you hop aboard Journey to Atlantis or Shipwreck Rapids, you can expect plenty of family fun.
After a long day splashing in the wave pool at Seaworld or venturing through the terrain at the Safari Park, return home to one of our pristine, luxurious homes in the hills of San Diego. Not only are our homes perfectly decorated and crafted to fit your every need, but they also come with your very own concierge service team. We’ll take care of everything from dinner reservations to curated personalized experiences for your group. Few others have managed to hone the art of customer service in the way that we have. Check our availability and book your stay with us today.
There are miles of sandy shores to choose from in San Diego, but these sunny strips are two of the best places to spend a day at the beach. Which will you choose—Solana Beach or Coronado Beach? Keep reading to find out which one is right for your getaway.
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Solana Beach mixes urban experiences with suburban beach town feels to offer guests a unique getaway. Visitors truly get the best of both worlds. Located in North County San Diego, these beaches feature rugged cliffs and dramatic bluffs with intense surf and a series of intriguing caves waiting to be explored.
Fletcher Cove Beach is ideal for families and groups. A grassy park above the beach and easily accessible restroom facilities, you’ll discover a convenient space to swim, surf, picnic, and enjoy plenty of fun in the sun.
Tide Beach is another favorite for its soft sand and fascinating tide pools. Hit the beach at low tide and be amazed at the wide variety of brightly colored sea creatures you’ll find.
The Cedros Design District is within walking distance to both beaches and is an attraction of its own. Commonly called “The Avenue of Everything,” there’s always something to do. From antique furniture stores and quaint boutiques to European cafes and upscale art galleries, the hours pass quickly when you indulge in the culture here. Plus, you won’t want to miss the live music at Belly Up, which locals will tell you is the best music venue in San Diego.
Take a drive over the Coronado Bridge to discover a relaxing, upscale beach town with a great emphasis on being outdoors. Coronado offers it all if you enjoy biking, golfing, sailing, surfing, roller-skating, or playing tennis. Because Coronado is an island, it’s often seen as a separate entity from the rest of San Diego and the urban lifestyle. Instead, you’ll find extravagant beachfront homes peppering the shoreline and slow-paced afternoons.
Coronado beaches are long and vast, not disrupted by jetting bluffs like in Solana. Instead, you’ll find postcard-esque scenery with sandy beaches that quite literally sparkle in the sun. Coronado is regularly voted one of America’s best beaches and for a good reason! The beauty you’ll find here is astounding and always worth the trip over the bridge.
Perhaps the most popular stretch of coast on the island is Coronado Central Beach, which runs parallel with Ocean Boulevard and features grandiose homes and the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Here you’ll find fellow beachgoers sunbathing, swimming, and exploring tide pools at low tide. There’s also a dog-friendly beach slightly north.
Orange Avenue is the center of Coronado’s restaurant and shopping scene, as well as its thriving art scene. Easily accessible from Central Beach, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of delicious cafes award-winning restaurants for every meal of the day.
If you still need to be swayed one way or another, contact our concierge services team for more details. We’re prepared to assist you every step of the way during your planning process. Whether you require transportation from the airport, grocery delivery, childcare, or scheduled reservations, our team of professionals will be at your service. Make this getaway truly spectacular with Monarch Luxury Villas. We invite you to check our luxury rental homes‘ availability and book your next stay with us today.
Las Vegas natives are surely used to living lavishly in the City of Lights. But allow us to introduce you to a different kind of luxury. Escape to the coast for a luxurious San Diego retreat for an experience like no other! Are you ready to trade in slots for shores? Here is your guide to the ultimate Las Vegas to San Diego vacation.
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Step away from the bright show lights and instead enjoy the sound of crashing waves. San Diego is perfect for Las Vegas natives looking to get away for a quick escape. Whether you’re sipping piña coladas on Coronado or splashing in the La Jolla waves, you’re sure to find a sense of serenity.
You’ll find a seemingly unlimited number of San Diego beaches to choose from, each offering something unique. Spend one afternoon exploring caves on the shores of La Jolla, and the next watching sea lions play at Children’s Pool. The possibilities are endless! Don’t forget to read up on our favorite La Jolla beaches to start planning your fun in the sun.
No trip to San Diego is complete without trying something new, and, being by the water, you’ll naturally find a few nonconventional ways to enjoy yourself. There’s a variety of exciting water sports to choose from: surfing, water jetpacking, jet skiing, windsurfing, and more! San Diego truly has it all. We recommend scheduling lessons to get you on your feet–or up in the air!
Hiking in San Diego is a popular activity, and it isn’t hard to see why. Swap out your dessert terrain for beautiful, sparkling ocean views atop rugged cliffs. San Diego offers some of the most stunning hiking trails with waterfalls and panoramic city views. We recommend the Sunset Cliffs Park Trail, perfect for a sunset picnic or a casual exercise.
Craving a fine dining experience after a long day? We have you covered. Although Las Vegas has an impressive foodie scene of its own, San Diego offers a vastly different experience. Take a look at our favorite places to eat in San Diego to find dreamy eateries overlooking the Pacific and even a Michelin Star recipient!
In addition to all these things that make San Diego a fantastic destination, the experience that Monarch Luxury Villas offers each guest creates a truly unbeatable vacation. From private chefs and luxury sports car rentals to personal bonfires on the beach and hot air balloon rides over the city, our concierge team will be at your service. Visit our vast portfolio of rental villas to find the ideal home for you. Then, check our availability to start planning your vacation today. We look forward to hosting your stay.
Planning a vacation can be stressful — you never know what you’re going to forget and how it’s going to affect your trip! If you want to make sure you think of everything for your upcoming getaway to California, you’ve landed on the right blog. Here, we’ll tell you three things you need to think about prior to your San Diego trip and take the burden of planning off of your shoulders. So, are you ready to get started? Let’s go!
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There are several ways to get to San Diego from the destination you’re coming from. The first is planning a fun road trip. This is a great option if you’re traveling with friends and want to start vacation with an adventure. If you’re short on time and want to get to San Diego more quickly, then flying is your best option. That being said, you will need to rent a car when you land, and the airport car rental center offers plenty of options for that. If you’re looking for a more luxurious option, you can take the shuttle downtown and head over to San Diego Prestige. This rental company specializes in luxury cars and yachts!
San Diego is a vibrant city with relaxing beach vibes. It’s a perfect destination for travelers looking to unwind while enjoying the pleasures of a Southern California way of life. Here are some of our favorite things to add to your travel wishlist:
One of the most important aspects of your San Diego vacation is where you decide to stay. Don’t neglect your standards simply because you’re away from home! At Monarch Luxury Villas, we offer the best properties in the area. From stylish downtown condos to lavish villas by the ocean, you will find exactly what you’re looking for. Enjoy a glass of Champagne by the pool, hire a private chef to cook you dinner, and sleep the night away in your luxurious bed!
Now that you’re more secure in your travel plans, it’s time to make them a reality. Browse our beautiful selection of properties at and pick the one that fits your needs the most. Whether you are traveling with your better half on a romantic getaway or taking your family on a fun adventure, we have what you need! Relax in a splendid and luxurious home, minutes away from all the wonderful things to do in San Diego.
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