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Special Events

DAY TRIPS

The La Jolla Community Center offers a range of day trips to museums, wineries, and places of interest all over Southern California.  Join other LJCC members and bring your friends and family for exciting adventures to unique destinations!

What is included?

  • Admission to museum/destination point

  • Round-trip transportation

  • Water and snacks

Please Note:

  • All sales are final and no refunds or adjustments can be made to ticket orders unless cancelled by the LJCC.

  • Tickets are not mailed or emailed. Please check in at the reception desk on the day of the event.

  • All trips depart PROMPTLY at the hour stated on the trip description from the LJCC (6811 La Jolla Blvd). Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

  • Restrooms on the bus are not guaranteed but restroom stops/breaks can be made.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido

 

Seniors age 65 + get free admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—including the Africa Tram (subject to availability). Additional experiences (Safaris/Treks) have additional costs and must be booked on your own if interested. Lunch on your own, various eateries available. Paper bag lunches are allowed. See website for restrictions regarding food and pets.

Click here to review SD Zoo Safari Park FAQ

 

Tuesday, February 28. Depart 8:30am. Return 1:30pm.

$10/M, $20/NM. Lunch not included. Maximum 16 spots.

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Follow Your Bliss: The Wisdom of Joseph Campbell

Lecture, Lunch & Tour at Vi at La Jolla Village

 

Simply put, Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) changed the conversation we were all having about religion, mythology, and art. With his groundbreaking 1949 book The Hero With a Thousand Faces and everything that was to follow, Campbell took the study of mythology down from its dusty shelf and thrust it into the middle of our popular consciousness. By revisiting these ancient tales Campbell showed us that their relevance is more vibrant than ever. And with his clarion call to “follow your bliss” Campbell helps us tap into even deeper questions about the intersections between our essential nature and the nature of the cosmos itself. Join us for this overview of his life’s work and its gracing relevance. Presented by Peter Boland, writer and professor.

 

Wednesday, March 1. Depart 10am. Return 1:30pm.

Lecture 11am-12pm. Lunch and tour to follow. Maximum 16 spots.

Free, open to all. First come first serve.

Registration: e-mail deborah@ljcommunitycenter.org or call 858-459-0831

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Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar

In collaboration with the La Jolla Garden Club

 

Visit the Sherman Library & Gardens, a monument to founder Arnold D. Haskell's dream of an educational and cultural center: a premier botanical garden and outstanding research library with collections related to the history of the Pacific Southwest. This beautiful and tranquil cultural center dates back to the 1950s.

 

The visit includes a docent tour of the nationally renowned botanic Gardens spanning 2.2 acres. All will have the opportunity to visit the Gift Shop on the premises. A shopping visit to Roger’s Gardens will follow Sherman Library and Gardens.

 

Please note: Reservations for Roger’s Gardens Farmhouse restaurant are highly encouraged and should be made individually. Please make your reservation for the 12:15pm time slot as the bus will depart at 1:45pm. Lunch to be paid by each person separately.

Click here to reserve online or call (949) 640-1415

If you are planning on shopping instead of dining at the restaurant, bringing a snack to eat on the bus ride home is recommended. 

Pets are not permitted.

Tuesday, March 28. Depart 8:45am. Return approximately 4:00pm.

$70/LJCC and LJGC Members, $90/NM. Excludes lunch.

Memberships will be verified.

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The Robinson Estate & Gardens, Beverly Hills

In collaboration with the La Jolla Garden Club

Visit 4 of the Virginia Robinson Gardens and a portion of the Robinson Estate which is on the National Register of Historical Places. 

The Virginia Robinson Gardens is a unique historic estate, a cultural jewel that transports the visitor back to the birthplace of Beverly Hills. Built in 1911, it was once the residence of retail giants Virginia and Harry Robinson (of the Robinson department stores) and now occupies an illustrious place in history as the first luxury estate built in Beverly Hills. Located behind the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the beautiful six-acre property contains a breathtaking display garden, mansion and pool pavilion. A favorite destination for both local and international visitors, the property attracts a varied audience, from those interested in the history of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills to people who appreciate beautiful gardens and traditional design.

 

The visit includes a 90-minute docent led tour. Lunch to be enjoyed as a group at a nearby restaurant.

Please note: Individuals must be mobile to sign up. No wheelchairs, canes, walkers, etc., nor pets are permitted at the Robinson Gardens.

Wednesday, April 26. Depart 7:30am. Return approximately 5:00pm.

$90/LJCC and LJGC Members, $110/NM. Excludes lunch.

Memberships will be verified.

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