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Have you heard? San Diego is one of America’s top 10 favorite cities, earning a sixth place overall ranking on a new list based on the 2012 Travel + Leisure magazine “America’s Favorite Cities” survey. Find out which categories San Diego scored the best marks in (hint: it’s a lot!) Read More…

Looking for a culinary experience worthy of four stars? Celebrated chefs aren’t hard to find in San Diego. Sampling the cuisine from these culinary superstar will leave no doubt that San Diego is a top-notch epicurean destination.

The Marine Room

A landmark in La Jolla for more than 70 years, the Marine Room may be just as famous for its notable chef as for of its spectacular surfside views. Chef Bernard Guillas was recently inducted into the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France.  Induction into the exclusive group places Guillas among iconic chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Eric Ripert and Fernand Mischler; …

Have you heard the news? OpenTable, the top online restaurant reservations site in the US, just announced the winners of its Diners’ Choice Awards for Top Ten Hot New Restaurants and San Diego’s favorite hot spot Searsucker took the number two spot in the nation.

This is a true national ‘people’s choice’ award and the field was huge. Winners were culled from more than seven million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants across the United States.

Brian Malarkey, the restaurant’s chef and chief merrymaker, sums the honor up in this way, “Searsucker is a restaurant …

Ready or not, the New Year is upon us and so, I’ve put together my list of 10 reasons to visit San Diego in 2011.

In no particular order…

  1. A World Premiere: This February, the La Jolla Playhouse brings us the World Premiere of Little Miss Sunshine.  This new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film, is sure to be outrageously funny (if not Broadway bound?), as it follows the Hoover family on a cross-country trek to a children’s beauty pageant where they hope their bad luck will change as the youngest daughter, Olive, chases the coveted title

Earlier today, it was announceed that three San Diego area resorts were awarded the AAA Five Diamond status, the highest rating possible from the American Automobile Association, for 2011.

To arrive at the rankings, AAA’s professional inspectors evaluate more than 58,000 lodgings and restaurants.  The Five Diamond Award is applied only to offerings that consistently meet the highest standards of quality.  It signifies meticulous service and above-and-beyond travel and dining experiences.  Only about 0.28 percent of lodgings and restaurants earn the distinction.  

The San Diego hotels that received the 2011 AAA Five Diamond Award are: