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New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and many of Del Mar’s finest restaurants and hotels are in the midst of planning splendid celebrations to welcome 2016 in festive fashions. From fabulous meals at some truly delightful restaurants, to grand parties in beautiful hotels, there are quite a few ways that Del Mar will be ringing in the New Year.

Below are seven noteworthy celebrations that will be taking place in Del Mar on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:

1. Del Mar Penguin Plunge

Join more than 1,000 swimmers bravely venturing into the ocean on New Year’s Day during the annual Del Mar Penguin Plunge. Participants will receive complimentary hot drinks and doughnuts and earn certificates for their daring plunges. The event starts at 11…

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Up above La Jolla Shores is the lovely community of La Jolla Heights, which holds a number of luxury homes that overlook the tranquil shoreline. Within La Jolla Heights, buyers will find exquisite homes that offer beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. These homes are truly special because of their serene setting on tree-lined streets in a peaceful residential community near La Jolla Shores.

About the La Jolla Heights Community

La Jolla Heights real estate is refined, beautiful and peaceful. The upscale community rests above La Jolla Shores and features a number of remarkable homes with incredible ocean views.

Living in the La Jolla Heights Community

La Jolla Heights homes for sale are ideally located in a picturesque location that offers…

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Aerial view of La Jolla Shores


La Jolla Shores real estate is some of the most highly sought-after in all of La Jolla. The beautiful and tranquil community is comprised of impressive oceanfront estates, beach cottages and luxury condos with unparalleled views.

About the La Jolla Shores Community

La Jolla Shores homes for sale are truly exquisite because many of them rest on gorgeous oceanfront and ocean view properties. Thanks to their remarkable location, homes in La Jolla Shores offer buyers serene ambience and riveting views of the Pacific Ocean.

Living in the La Jolla Shores Community

La Jolla Shores was first settled in the early 1900s, but the area has grown substantially since then. Today, there are nine picturesque neighborhoods within La Jolla Shores,…

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 Holiday Events and Celebrations Around La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe

La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe are fun-filled places to live year-round, but during the holidays they are even more festive. There are quite a few events taking place around La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe during the holiday season. Here are some of the most noteworthy, courtesy of stories published by La Jolla Light and

1. Helen Woodward Animal Care's Frosty Farm in Rancho Santa Fe

According to, Helen Woodward Animal Care’s Frosty Farm is a great place to snap photos with Santa and his polar dog. The event also promises many arts and crafts activities, animal encounters and live music. The event’s last day is December 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

2. La Jolla Theater Ensemble performance

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The Muirlands real estate is some of the most sought-after in La Jolla, and for good reason. The picturesque community is known for its fine architecture, sprawling estates and extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean. From its earliest moments to present day, the Muirlands community has never stopped being a beautiful and peaceful place to call home.

A look back at the Muirlands

A few years ago, La Jolla Light published an article about La Jolla’s history. The story described how the Muirlands came to be the lovely place we know today. In the 1920s, Harold James Muir relocated from Colorado and purchased nearly 260 acres of land on the western slopes of Mount Soledad. His plans were to build a community with sprawling estates that would hold…

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Country Club real estate is some of the most sought-after in La Jolla because it’s private, peaceful and beautiful. Within the prominent Country Club community, buyers will find exquisite luxury homes with unforgettable panoramic views and a charming history that is deeply intertwined with golf.

A glimpse of Country Club then

According to La Jolla Light, the Jewel’s first golf club was organized in 1900 and expanded in 1926 when the sport experienced a boom in popularity. Rising middle class interest across the nation resulted in the number of weekend golfers swelling to a half million rather unexpectedly. In response, La Jolla built its first golf course, which consisted of six holes that rambled along Prospect Street to Torrey Pines Road.

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Image of a child looking out a window and a graphic that reads "A Closer Look at Soledad South"

Soledad South real estate is known for its incredible views and gorgeous landscape. From within Soledad South, one can take in views of San Diego’s skyline, Mission Bay, the mountains, and of course, the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Soledad South is a popular neighborhood that is near La Jolla’s attractions and amenities, but is also a quiet place to call home. An ideal location southeast of Mount Soledad provides communities within Soledad South with access to Interstate 5 and short commutes to La Jolla’s finest attractions and pristine shoreline.

Soledad South’s development

According to an article published by La Jolla Light back in 2005, Soledad South was home to mostly sagebrush in the 1950s. After WWII, the city extended public services all…

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Del Mar is a beautiful city adorned with lovely sights and gorgeous homes. With a splendid climate, incredible scenery and top-notch shoreline, it’s no wonder that Del Mar homes for sale are so highly sought-after.

As if there were not already enough reasons to love Del Mar, it’s also home to charming fairgrounds and the famed Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Del Mar Fairgrounds

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is home to the San Diego County Fair, which boasts a history that stretches back to the 1880s. The Del Mar Fairgrounds proudly shares insights into the annual event’s beginnings, which culminated out of a dire need to discover who grew the best citrus, baked the best pie and owned the fastest horse.

While both admirable and humble, early fairs were…

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