Category Archives: Insider Tips

To craft beer fans, Greg Koch may be a household name. The co-founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Co., one of San Diego’s largest craft breweries, definitely knows his beer. But rest assured, even if you’re a beer novice, Greg has some tips to get event the first-time craft beer drinker started. As Greg would say, “I’m a beer nerd so that you don’t have to be!”

“San Diego is considered a Mecca,” says Greg. “We’re looked at as being a leading destination in the world for beer.” So where would this craft beer expert spend his time in San Diego? Check out Greg’s tips for getting to know San Diego’s craft beer and much more. Read More…

It’s been known for time immemorial that there are around a bajillion scenic spots along the 70 miles of San Diego’s coastline. Local surfer and photographer Aaron Chang is one of the best at capturing stunning ocean views and he recently sat down with us and shared his favorite San Diego scenic spots:

While views of blue skies and colorful sunsets over the ocean never get old, they don’t show off all that San Diego County has to offer. I asked a few of our bloggers to pick one of their favorite scenic spots away from the coast and east of the I-5. Read More…

For artist and surfer Aaron Chang, San Diego is perfect fit. With access to incredible waves all year-round, a vibrant and engaging art scene, and great family activities, as Aaron would say, “I would defy you to be bored in San Diego!”

Both a photographer and gallery owner, Aaron has enjoyed watching the art scene in San Diego evolve and grow and sees a bright future for the arts in San Diego. But that’s not the only reason why he loves San Diego. Check out Aaron’s picks for what makes San Diego paradise for art and surf lovers alike! Read More…

Spring is in the air and last Sunday the kids and I hit Ponto Beach in Encinitas for some boogie boarding since it was more like summer was in the air at 82 degrees. The ocean was definitely swimable without a wetsuit. Read More…

Locals and tourists will enjoy Authentic Asian Cuisine

Although not officially named an Asian Restaurant Row, Convoy Street between the 1-52 freeway and Mesa College Drive surely fits the bill for authentic Asian cuisine. Here you’ll find fabulous Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Chinese culture and cuisine in an amalgamation of flavors, sights and sounds.

Convoy Street is lined with wonderful restaurants, shops and bakeries; some of my favorite spots to nosh include Shabu Shabu House, where you cook your own meats and vegetables and dip them into delicious dipping sauces, and Tofu House, where kimchi and Korean hot …

For five decades, SeaWorld has surprised and amazed guests with unique entertainment, thrilling rides and up-close encounters with marine animals. The original SeaWorld® park opened its gates for the first time in March 1964 on Mission Bay in San Diego, and starting this March 21, SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration will feature a Sea of Surprises™, an 18-month celebration that highlights some of the most memorable SeaWorld experiences. Read More…

Your friends will be green with envy when you tell them you’re heading to San Diego this weekend. With so many great attractions and events, there’s something for everyone; you won’t need the luck of the Irish to have a good time. Check out these top things to do in San Diego during this festive weekend! Read More…

It’s that time of year again where San Diego’s Irish community celebrates in true kilt-wearing, bagpipe blaring, whiskey drinking camaraderie! San Diego St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are scattered throughout the region and there is no shortage of green beer! So whether you’re out to celebrate your heritage or just be Irish-for-the-day (we won’t tell!), get out there, do a jig and keep an eye out for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Read More…

Spring is just around the corner (March 20) and with the weather warming up, now is a perfect time to plan your Spring Break and discover the great outdoors of Coronado Island! Read More…

The rain storms have passed and San Diego is back to its fabulous winter weather – sunny with a chance of perfect! Check out some great things to do this week after the jump. Read More…