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San Diego is full of rich history. In fact, the history of California began in San Diego when explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay under the Spanish flag and was the first European to discover California. The historic Cabrillo National Monument celebrates a major anniversary this year, but isn’t the only other site in San Diego celebrating an anniversary in 2013. Several of San Diego iconic hotels, museums and attractions mark milestones this year. Read More…

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San Diego’s uptown neighborhood of Hillcrest, home of San Diego’s LGBT community, celebrates diversity year-round with a vibrant rainbow mix of accommodations, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, chic boutiques, vintage clothing stores, kitschy novelty shops and so much more.

With San Diego Pride coming up next month (July 12-14), now is the perfect time to spotlight a few of my favorite places worth checking out… Read More…

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Pack up the board shorts, bikinis and beach towels and head to San Diego because it’s time for an unofficial Summer weekend (real summer starts on June 21)! The warmer weather means plenty of outdoor activities, festivals, music, food and these top things to do… Read More…

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Spend Memorial Day weekend in San Diego enjoying the beaches, plenty of outdoor activities, delicious dining, craft beer and more. When you take a break from all that, live it up with one or all of these top things to do: Read More…

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Free summer concerts have become traditions in neighborhoods throughout San Diego County. They’re an opportunity for visitors, locals and their families to socialize, picnic, enjoy music together – and maybe even dance as the sun sets on another perfect San Diego day. Read More…

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Treat mom to a weekend in San Diego, where she can enjoy a champagne brunch, shopping, a spa treatment and these top things to do! Read More…

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This May, San Diego’s theatre line-up reads like the cover of a tabloid magazine with the promise of love, death and intrigue. From the fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s classic, Romeo and Juliet, to the stage version of the 1940’s movie, His Girl Friday, May is a great time to get into the gossip and head out to one of San Diego’s top theatres. Read More…

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s…a moss-covered angel descending onto the San Diego Museum of Art! Read More…

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Sunglasses, check! Flip flops, check! Sunscreen, check! Camera, double check! Whether you’re bringing the family to San Diego for the first time, or returning for another round of fun, there are lots of iconic family photo spots to capture special moments and to enjoy for years to come. We’re talking one-of-kind San Diego-centric places you’ll want to remember forever – beautiful sandy white beaches, feeding the dolphins at SeaWorld, standing next to an F/A-18 Hornet on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum, or getting up close to Mary, a 9,000 pound elephant also known as “the boss lady” at the San Diego Zoo.

With so many of the nation’s best photo ops in one place, how do you find them all? If you like walking tours, Snap Photo Tours can take you to some of San Diego’s top places to photograph including Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter and Coronado. Not only will you learn about the history of these places, but they’ll teach you how to get better shots with your camera. Or you can try San Diego Photography Tours. They offer walking and shuttle tours of hidden gems in San Diego with experienced professional photographers who know the best vantage points and best time of day for the best shots.

But sometimes, the most memorable family photos are captured when you strike out on your own, with kids in tow and a smart phone camera in hand. Read More…

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This week in San Diego, enjoy America’s favorite pastime with a baseball game during the San Diego Padres home opener week and/or one of these other top things to do: Read More…