Category Archives: Tours & Sightseeing

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As everyone’s eyes are on Hollywood this weekend for the Academy Awards, why not live the movies you love and explore some of San Diego’s famous locales. Everyone knows that Ron Burgundy calls San Diego his home, but the Anchorman isn’t the only famous face to film in San Diego.

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It may not seem like it now, but Friday is just around the corner. To help you plan, here are our top things to do in San Diego this weekend. Read More…

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Love is in the air! An enchanting Valentine’s Day getaway where couples can find everything their hearts desire is Coronado, located a bridge away from downtown San Diego.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, take advantage of beautiful weather and island charms that are sure to sweep your sweetheart off their feet. After the break are 5 Fabulous Date Ideas and mini escapes. Read More…

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Each winter, visitors – especially “snowbirds” – flock to San Diego’s East County to explore our desert oasis of Borrego Springs and charming mountain towns like Ramona and Julian, famous for its gold mines and apple pies.

February brings a few fun East County events and activities that are sure to make for a memorable backcountry visit. Read More…

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“I ain’t afraid of no ghost!” No really, I’m not. I’m absolutely thrilled by the possibility of encountering a spirit from the beyond. Two places in particular that put San Diego on the map as a specter-friendly destination: the famous Hotel del Coronado and the Whaley House. Read More…

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Visitors and locals alike are gearing up for a San Diego tradition as “American as apple pie” – Julian Apple Days, happening this weekend October 6-7! Read More…

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I am in Old Town at midnight. I am not surprised. While it is a place, without question, built for tourists, I balk at the suggestion that ‘locals don’t go there’ and such ‘traps’ should be avoided by those looking for an ‘authentic’ experience.

For me, there is nothing more authentic and alluring than the post-structuralist break-down of real and pretend. Old Town is a piece of living theater staged on the actual blood, sweat and bones of San Diego’s history. The lines between reality and mythology blur amongst historical landmarks and themed restaurants, dusty graveyards and costumed guides. Read More…

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Today marks the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games with an opening ceremony full of dazzling sights and sounds (and I hear James Bond and Harry Potter might make an appearance). While most of us can’t make it to London, you can still catch the Olympic excitement in San Diego. Catch a family-friendly viewing of the opening ceremony along the water, or see where 80 Team USA Olympians trained (which amounts to about 1 in 5 of the US Olympic athletes trained in San Diego!) at the Olympic Training Center. Read More…

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Robert Arends presents his first Essential Summer Guide to Coronado, a lowdown on what’s hot and what’s new on the island, as well as some incredible lesser-known sights that are sure to delight visitors this summer. Read More…

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Claire’s on Cedros: Start the day off right…sustainable, homemade, delicious. Fletcher’s Cove: A favorite for surfers and families alike. Birch Aquarium at Scripps: Gorgeous views, both outside and inside. OEX La Jolla Dive and Kayak Center: Good for the body and the … Read More…