Robert Arends

About Robert Arends

I’m a native San Diegan and man of many hats: PR, roadside America traveler/backyard tourist (especially our mountains and Anza-Borrego Desert), photographer (motto: capture the moment!), music fan, sci-fi buff, tiki collector and constant gardener.
What would you do on your ideal San Diego day?
I would spend the day snorkeling in La Jolla Cove. It’s like swimming in a huge aquarium – Garibaldi fish, lobsters, sea lions, oh my!
If you were invisible, where would you go?
I’d go surfing in Coronado. I’ve never surfed, but have always wanted to. If I was invisible no one would see me fall (again and again! – LOL).
What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?
Walking the Prado in Balboa Park; feels like I’m in Spain. The architecture is amazing!  I also enjoy hiking Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to see the annual wildflowers and exploring the tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument.
Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?
Linguine and red wine (wine list, please!), with tableside views of San Diego Bay.
Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…
Magic Man: Paris, Bear Hands: Giants, Capital Cities: I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo, Man Man: Head On, London Grammar: Nightcall (Freemasons Remix).
Follow Robert on Twitter @groovestar

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Top 5 San Diego Spots to Explore the Birthplace of California

The new San Salvador, the Mayflower of the West! Photo credit: Jerry Soto Did you know, San Diego was discovered by Europeans 473 years ago?…
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Fashion Week San Diego Guide to Lovely La Jolla

NApostol Couture at La Valencia Hotel-Photo Credit Fashion Week San Diego-ADallo Photography Cameras ready prepare to flash! The fashionable glitterati are about to descend upon…
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Explore the Treasured Islands of San Diego Bay!

Birds-eye view of Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island Did you know…San Diego Bay is home to three unique islands, located real close to downtown…
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La Jolla: A Dazzling Destination for Your Wedding’s “I Do”!

Lovely La Valencia Hotel wedding. Spring is here and love is in the air! San Diego’s sun and warmth beckon couples to begin planning their…
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San Diego’s ‘Mayflower of the West’ San Salvador Sets Sail Labor Day Weekend!

You know the old saying, “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Well, San Diego has its own historic maritime tale: “In 1542, Cabrillo sailed…
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Rock Out – Rock Climbing in Mission Valley and Beyond!

Nope, we’re not talking rock concerts, but rather rock climbing! Located in the center of San Diego, within easy reach of most major attractions and…
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Jolly Good Times in La Jolla this Holiday Season!

La Jolla for the holidays! Festive entrance to The Lodge at Torrey Pines Happy Holidays from La Jolla, one of San Diego’s most magical winter…
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Holiday Cheer and Lights on San Diego’s Big Bay!

San Diego Big Bay Holiday of Lights
From boats decorated with lights to a Big Balloon Parade, there plenty of Holiday Fun on San Diego’s Big Bay. Photo courtesy of Cook &…
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Merry Mission Bay for the Holidays!

Mission Bay Parade of Lights! The holidays are just around the corner and there’s no better place to be than San Diego’s sparkling Mission Bay…
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Kids Free Deals Abound in Seaside La Jolla this October

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La Jolla offers Kids Free offers all month-long! La Jolla, the sun-kissed “jewel” of San Diego, rolls out the red carpet for kids throughout October …