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The Reptile Walk, San Diego Zoo’s fancy digs for its slithering residents, consists three separate structures housing turtles, amphibians and snakes native to California - including the longest gopher snake you’re likely to have ever seen! Read More…

February is for sweethearts. But where’s the most romantic spot in San Diego for sharing a smooch on Valentine’s Day? Ask five locals and get five different answers. We’d love to hear about your favorite place for romancing…

In the meantime, after the break are a few of our favorites…
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Believe it or not, February is a great month to explore new exhibitions in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Why? Because February is also San Diego Museum Month, a month long event offering a 50% discount on regular admission to 42 museums throughout the county. Read More…

Valentine’s Day is a day for sweethearts and sweets. And while we can’t raffle off the former, here’s your chance to get your fill of San Diego’s finest sweets. In the comments below, tell us what sweet San Diego plans you have for Valentine’s Day to win this chocolate contest including a basket filled with sweets from Eclipse Chocolat and four (4) tickets to see the Chocolate: The Exhibitition at the San Diego Natural History Museum through March 10, 2013. Read More…

If you like saving money (and who doesn’t), then be sure to pick up a free San Diego Museum Month pass. Presented by Macy’s, this popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at 42 San Diego Museum Council membership museums during the entire month of February. You can pick up a free pass beginning February 1, 2013, at any of Macy’s fourteen locations throughout the San Diego area, Temecula and Imperial Valley. With one pass, up to four visitors can gain admission and it’s good all month-long.

From the Oceanside Museum of Art to downtown’s USS Midway Museum to the Tijuana Estuary, there’s plenty to see and ample opportunities for edutainment, creating memories and fun for the whole family. Read More…

As temperatures cool outdoors, creativity heats up in theatres across San Diego. Check out the grandest form of all theatre with the beautiful and bold productions at the San Diego Opera, or get an intimate view into the theater workshopping process with La Jolla Playhouse’s DNA New Work Series. Check out the San Diego Theatre Preview below for more Winter 2013 must-see shows. Read More…

If you love holiday lights, grab some hot cocoa; throw on a scarf because this is your weekend! Between Balboa Park’s December Nights to the San Diego Bay’s Parade of Lights, visitors will surely be in the holiday spirit with all these wonderful things to do! 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…

San Diego’s Marston House tells a story that goes well beyond bricks and mortar. Today, this 16-room Arts and Crafts masterpiece on the edge of Balboa Park tells the story of one of San Diego’s prominent early 20th century families, George and Anna Marston and their five children.

George Marston, a philanthropist, civic leader and owner of the city’s premier department store, commissioned renowned architects William S. Hebbard and Irving Gill to build his family an English Tudor-style home. Mid-project, Gill visited his old friend Frank Lloyd Wright and was inspired to change the design. The result is San Diego’s preeminent Craftsman treasure. Read More…

Whether you’re still recovering from the Halloween sugar comma or just can’t get enough of the sweet stuff, Chocolate at the San Diego Natural History Museum tempts visitors to its galleries with delicious exhibition that explores the the history, science and culture around one of the world’s most popular treats. Read More…