Maren

About Maren

San Diego raised and New York City educated, I trained as a classical singer before switching to tourism marketing. Now I love telling the world about San Diego’s diverse offerings, from live music to live uni. As a friend recently told me, “tough job.”

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

For me, a perfect day always involves something I haven’t done before. And even though I grew up  in San Diego, there is SO much to do I can usually find a way to make any day ideal. Next on the list is paragliding at Torrey Pines. I also need to meet more people with boats. Anyone?

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

I am a sucker for street fairs, county fairs, music festivals and block parties. The weather is always nice, the food is always sinful and the people are always interesting. I’ve been to the San Diego County Fair 3 times already!!!

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Tacos. Why does this question not include tacos? Fish tacos, carne asada, carnitas, shrimp, lobster, chorizo, vegetarian- I don’t care. Put it in a corn tortilla and give it to me. Or any creation by the fabulous Jason Knibb over at 9-10 Restaurant in La Jolla.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Confession: I don’t buy! I Pandora. I love everything from Tuvan throat singing to Lady Gaga. But seriously, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony. Listen to it. Then we can talk.

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Top Things this Spring in San Diego

Coronado Beach
Spring into Coronado Beach, the #1 beach in America Spring is a time of longer days, warmer temps and renewed energies – it is also…
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A Murderous March in San Diego Theatre

Assassins, Aristocrats and Archbishops take center stage this month for what is gearing up to be quite a murderous March in San Diego’s theatre scene.…
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Mariachi, Murder and Museums: San Diego Music this March

Cruzar La Cara at the San Diego Opera
This March, San Diego offers a dynamic and culturally diverse musical calendar that includes internationally acclaimed Mexican mariachi, Indian classical music and an intense Italian…
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National Margarita Day – Reasons to Celebrate in San Diego

Margaritas in San Diego's Old Town
February 22 is National Margarita Day and San Diego is ready to celebrate on this sunny and 60 degree Friday. Try out these local favorites…
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Valentine’s Day Ideas – A Guide for Single Ladies in San Diego

Andaz goes red - Valentine's Day Auction
Pop culture doesn’t always paint a pretty picture for the single gal on Valentine’s Day. But let’s be honest, who needs roses and stuffy restaurants…
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Contest: Enter to Win the Sweetest San Diego Valentine (Entry Period Now Closed)

Chocolate Exhibition - TheNAT
Visit Chocolate: The Exhibition now at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Valentine’s Day is a day for sweethearts and sweets. And while we can’t…
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Balboa Park’s More Sophisticated Side for Adults

California Tower Balboa Park
Experience the more sophisticated side of San Diego’s Balboa Park. Balboa Park, the crown jewel in San Diego’s downtown skyline, is the largest urban park…
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13 Reasons to Visit San Diego in 2013

San Diego Surfboards at Sunset
A San Diego sunset is only one of the reasons to visit in 2013. Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona. Thank goodness we’ve all survived the…
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San Diego Theatre Preview: Winter 2013

Winter San Diego Theatre - San Diego Opera - Daughter of the Regiment
As temperatures cool outdoors, creativity heats up in theatres across San Diego. Check out the grandest form of all theatre with the beautiful and bold…
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5 to try in San Diego in 2013

Happy New Year! Have you made your resolution yet? I resolve to learn Spanish, make time for travel, and enjoy the variety of activities San…