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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…
Balboa Park’s December Nights – the city’s annual holiday gift to the community – promises to be bigger and better than ever this year. The 35th annual two-day celebration is the city’s largest free festival, expected to draw at least 300,000 this year.
December Nights is as close as San Diego gets to becoming a winter wonderland. Balboa Park is decked in twinkling lights and silvery garlands. Fanciful Christmas trees abound and the aromas of multi-cultural holiday treats waft through the air. Read More…
The country’s largest urban cultural park, Balboa Park, has been one of my favorite San Diego spots since childhood. I can remember taking class field trips to the many museums, my 8-year-old self awestruck by their enormous grandeur. As an adult, I still love visiting Balboa Park. No matter how many times I wander the park’s vast Spanish Colonial walkways, I always find something new and exciting to explore that awakens my inner 8-year-old spirit.
To celebrate Arts Month San Diego, take your inner child to explore the arts offerings of the nation’s largest cultural park. With 15 …
September is Arts Month here in San Diego, and we’re celebrating with everything from art walks to film festivals. But regardless of what month you visit, San Diego is a top destination for lovers of all forms of art.
Some of the city’s most intriguing artworks take a little bit of sleuthing to discover. Fortunately, you’ve got your own personal guide right here! Join me for a video tour as I search out some of San Diego’s hidden artistic treasures.
Want to track down these works of art yourself? Visit these helpful sites and put together a do-it-yourself San Diego …
Little Italy, located on the northern edge of the San Diego bay, is a vibrant neighborhood steeped in history and tradition. The area is well-known for authentic Italian restaurants and shops that stock Italian imports, but also boasts a nascent art and design district centered around galleries, design showrooms, and marquee arts and culture events.
With galleries, antique shops, and home accessory stores Little Italy North (North of Grape Street) has been dubbed San Diego’s newest Art & Design District.
Two popular galleries …
During the whole month of September, visitors and locals alike can enjoy the vibrant local arts communities and help celebrate “Arts Month San Diego” with a variety of exhibitions and events taking place across the county.
You can find out everything you wanted to know about Arts Month San Diego here. Below are few highlights:
- ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair, Sept. 1 – 4
Held at new the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in downtown San Diego, the event showcases works by more 500 artists and 60 local and international galleries. In addition to the gallery booths, special
1. La Jolla Festival of the Arts: Held on the University of California, San Diego campus in La Jolla June 18-19, the event includes award-winning artists, gourmet cuisine, contemporary music and entertainment.
2. Taste of Gaslamp: Sample dishes from over 25 venues Saturday and Sunday June 18-19th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the streets of the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Attendees will also receive a take home copy of the Taste of Gaslamp recipe book featuring recipes from participating Gaslamp Quarter restaurants.
3. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival: The 4th annual event held at the Spanish Village …
My Saturday mission was simple: to view the once-in-a-lifetime Centennial of Naval Aviation (CONA) “Parade of Flight.” Despite warnings of historic crowds along San Diego Bay and gridlock, I ventured one spot I thought, “Hey I’m a local, no one will think of going there.”
Um, I was wrong… by a long shot! Thousands of folks figured as I had that Cabrillo National Monument high atop Point Loma would provide one of the best vantage points in the city to view 200 aircraft on parade – from vintage planes to the magnificent Blue Angels – zooming above the bay, hugging …
With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, we’re usually thinking about chocolates, flowers and maybe a cute little stuffed bear to give to our sweetheart. How about a two-story 180-ton teddy bear? This bear you can’t actually give to someone, but it is pretty cool to see. Do you know where it is? “Bear” as it is called, can be found in a courtyard on campus at UCSD, La Jolla. Tim Hawkinson, the internationally renowned artist created “Bear” by using eight granite boulders. It measures 23 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 180 tons. The torso alone measures 16 …
- Caution: Ordinary Folks Beware!! Seaport Village’s Spring Busker Festival comes to San Diego this Saturday and Sunday with a dynamic line-up of over-the-top street performances from jugglers, sword swallowers, contortionists, stuntmen and more. This is year, Seaport Village is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the FREE festival is expected to be the best yet! The festival takes place on Seaport Village’s cobblestone streets from 12 – 5 p.m., but from 7 – 10 p.m., the performers will be let loose for Buskers After Dark, an untamed show of bizarre and extraordinary talents best suited for those18 years and older.