Journey Through the Village of La Jolla: In-Person Walking Tour
- February 28, 2021
- DayTripper Tours
Wander through the Village in La Jolla and hear tales of its legendary citizens on this walking tour led by Tour Guide Mark Jacobson.
Experience a slice of paradise on this exploration of the lively La Jolla Village, where you’ll get a sense of La Jolla’s rich history and architectural treasures, as well as its posh boutiques and other shops. Take in this coastal town’s neighborhood culture as you explore notable landmarks like the Museum of Modern Art, St. James Episcopal Church, Wisteria Cottage, La Valencia Hotel, the Antique Map Museum, and the Rodeo Drive of San Diego, Girard Avenue. Discover the influence of well-known residents such as philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, author and artist Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and architect Irving Gill, all of whom shaped the area’s future. You won’t want to miss this fascinating stroll through the “jewel” of San Diego!Please Note:Participants are required to adhere to established health guidelines throughout the tour, including face coverings and physical distancing.This tour is limited to a maximum of 10 people.Each participant is provided with a sterilized personal listening device, which allows for physical distancing without diminishing the tour guide’s narration.Participants should bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable walking shoes.Participants must be able to stand and walk at a brisk pace for up to 90 minutes. This walking tour is considered unsuitable for persons with mobility restrictions.Minimum of four participants required to operate tour.
This tour is presented by Tour Guide Mark JacobsonAbout Mark: Mark loves to travel and credits his parents with establishing his “wanderlust” at a very young age. “I was taught to appreciate scenery, history and culture during our many family vacations, and for that, I’m thankful.”After receiving a degree in Business Administration, Mark attended travel school in Minneapolis and started working for a local tour company at the age of 23. Since then, he’s had the good fortune to escort many tours throughout the United States, Canada and abroad during 25+ years in the travel industry. “In addition to tour guiding, I’ve worked in reservations, group sales, office management, and as a travel show presenter for various tour companies. I’m well-rounded in terms of experience in the travel industry, which translates nicely into my tour guiding skills.”Mark also loves to cook. He was surrounded by home-cooked food and fresh garden vegetables growing up on his family farm in North Dakota. Here he learned about cooking from his mother who owned and managed several successful local restaurants. “I was always in the kitchen with my Mom, and worked side by side with her at various restaurants. I was learning to cook at a very young age, without even realizing it.” Later in life, Mark rediscovered his passion for food. In 2007 he enrolled in culinary school. “I wanted to combine my love for food with my love for travel.” After graduating culinary school, Mark continues to work both in the travel industry as a tour guide specializing in food-focused tours, and also as a personal chef. “I work hard to exceed my clients expectations. People remember the information you give them as a tour guide, but most of all, they remember how you made them feel. I want everyone to end their tour with a big smile on their face!”