Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Meading in The Garden Spring Mead Festival- Saturday, April 7th at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens


 This promises to be a fun event at the very beautiful Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista.

Meading at the Garden

  • When: April 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
  • What: fourth annual springtime mead festival
  • Why: to raise awareness and funds for the botanical gardens
  • How: live music, local food, and craft beverages, including mead, wine, beer, and cider
  • GET GROUPON PRICING with this link. 

Carlsbad Flower Fields Open through May 13

The blooms are out and about and the American Flag is in full splendor at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. There is a 6-8 week grand display of beautiful Ranunculus covering the hills. The first two weeks of April is when the highest-bloom is expected this year with the great weather we have been having. Expect even more color and more flowers than in years past. I visited April 20th and there was plenty of beauty to take in, so it will only get better from here.  For more beautiful photos of my day, see Around The Town's Facebook page.

Check the schedule of events because they are always planning fun programs for the public including live music, wine tastings, teas, craft fairs, classes and more.

Come prepared- I suggest bringing a water bottle, wearing sunscreen, dressing in layers (it can go from chilly to hot in a snap), and wearing comfy shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting a bit dusty or even muddy depending on the weather.

Hours:  9-6 daily   Cost:  $16 adults, $14 seniors, $8 for children (under 2 free). Group rates and Season Passes are available.  Parking- FREE.  Address: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Vintage Marketplace Makes It's New Home in Vista- Next One Up May 11 and 12

The Vintage Marketplace has found a new home in Vista at The Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum which could not be a more perfect and picturesque venue to house close to 100 vendors of vintage and artisan goods. On site you can also find live music and food for purchase. This wonderful event will take place on May 11th and 12th, then again on October 12th and 13th, November 30th/December 1st from 9am to 4pm.  The address is: 2040 North Santa Fe Ave., Vista CA 92083.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

GIVEAWAY! 1-Year Family/Dual Membership to San Diego Botanic Gardens!

Head over to Around The Town on Facebook, because I am giving away a 1-year Family/Dual Membership to San Diego Botanic Gardens, one of my very favorite places to visit in North County. Everything you need to know is pinned to the top of Around The Town's page. A winner will be randomly drawn on Tuesday, March 20th. GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Carlsbad's Campy Lucha Libre Taco Shop and Champ's Booth Reservation Process

Image may contain: table and indoorImage may contain: people sitting, drink, table, food and indoor Have you been to Carlsbad’s campy and yummy Lucha Libre Taco Shop at The Shoppes at Carlsbad yet? If you go, you NEED to reserve the bedazzled Champs Booth online first! That’s the ONLY way you can sit at this one-of-a-kind table. It’s the only table with wait-service AND bling! Everyone else stands in line to order at the counter. At the Champ's Booth you get extras like the chips and salsa bar at your table, fancy tableware and personalized service. Reserve the table here (must reserve 24 hours in advance: https://www.luchalibretacoshop.com/carlsbad-reservations/.

It's FUN! It's YUM!

Explore The Sunny Jim's Sea Cave in La Jolla (The Cave Store)

I’ve lived in San Diego County 18 years and this was my first time at The Cave Store in La Jolla. You enter the store, pay $5 admission for adults, $3 for kids and down into the cave you descend...144 narrow steps down through the earth to the mouth of a sea cave.  At the bottom you have an amazing view out the sea cave of sea lions swimming and kayakers doing their thing. The shape of the entrance to the cave is in the shape of a profile, thus the name of the cave, Sunny Jim's. And yes, after viewing this amazing sight, it's 144 stairs back up to the top. It's a fun thing to do and lots to look at in the area, so be sure to check it out!  The Cave Store is located at 1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037.  858-459-0746.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Summer Season at Moonlight Amphitheatre

This summer season has an amazing lineup of shows for you to enjoy at Moonlight Amphitheatre! 

1.  Mama Mia will run June 13-30
2.  Disney's Newsies will run July 18-August 4
3.  Hunchback of Notre Dame will run August-September 1
4.  Chicago will run September 12-29

Before the season officially arrives, there are plenty of other fun and entertaining shows for you to enjoy! Be sure to check them out. 

For more information about the venue, shows, tickets and more visit Moonlight Stage Production's web page.