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Headed downtown with your special someone?  Want to make it a night to remember? 

Then choose a joint that’s jumping.  From jazz to blues to the festive sounds of flamenco, nothing turns up the volume on date night like a little live music with your meal. 

These are a few of my downtown favorites for dinner and a show:

The San Diego coastline is dotted with incredible tide pools from Point Loma to Ocean Beach, La Jolla and beyond.

And, according to the scientists at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, fall and winter are great times for checking out area tide pools because lower tides expose wider sections of the beach and the “pools are teeming with native marine life, like hermit crabs, sea hares and sea anemones.”

Sea hares? Oh, yeah, of course. Sea hares. (Yikes!)

Luckily for you and me, we don’t have to know what sea hares are in order to …

The Early Show’s weather anchor, Dave Price, is about to set out on a weeklong, one-man reality show called “No Way Home” and we need your votes to make sure his journey begins in San Diego.

He’s heading out on the road with only a one-way ticket, $50, a cell phone, a laptop and his ingenuity to get him back home to New York.

Last year, Dave’s starting point was the Santa Monica Pier.  This year, we get to decide his drop off point and we need your help…

Click here and vote for the San Diego …

San Diego is a place most people already think of as a relaxing destination. With year round great weather, the beach, fantastic hotel pools, etc., there are so many options for visitors looking for a little R&R. One spot I like to go to when I have girlfriends in town is the Kin Spa at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

Located on the third floor, the spa offers everything from facials and massages to hair services and mani/pedis. The adult-only pool has some of the best views of San Diego Bay and features spacious cabanas with plush couches …

This weekend, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is reopening their Kid City exhibition after two weeks of renovations, and you’re invited to check it out! 

The Kid City experience starts at the “Ball Wall” with its multiple chutes, tracks and moving objects. Nearby, kids can direct an air blower in different directions and make a set of colorful pinwheels rotate round-and-round. The new “Little Learner’s Lab” features an innovative microscope-on-a-rope for up-close exploration of objects of many different shapes, sizes and textures. A new “Fire Truck” is fun for kids as they turn different knobs to create movements and …

The San Diego Civic Theatre presents Burn The Floor, October 12 – 17, a new Broadway dance production with energy so electrifying, there’s no cutting a rug, the dancers are straight up burning the floor. 

Featuring some of the best  dancers in the world, Burn the Floor showcases the passionate drama of Latin and Ballroom dance with 21st century edge. You’ll feel the heat as they steam up the stage with the Foxtrot, Tango, Samba, Cha-Cha, Viennese Waltz, Swing and more.

Interested in seeing the show?  Comment below for your chance to win two tickets to opening night on …

Saturday, September 25th is National Museum Day.  What is National Museum Day you ask? It’s an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for FREE to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket.  Sounds like a good idea to me!  The great thing is there are over 15 museums participating in San Diego County!  Everything from the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park are taking part. 

It’s a great opportunity to see a museum you have never been to.  I have …

The La Jolla Playhouse is one of my favorite places to experience theatre in San Diego. With over 50 Playhouse-originated productions having been transferred to Broadway, I am always curious to see what new and exciting show they have come up with. Therefore, I am so excited to see the world-premiere musical Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin, currently playing through October 17, 2010. The musical delves into Charlie Chaplin’s personal life: from the gritty streets and smoky music halls of London to movie screens across the globe, Limelight goes behind the camera to show how a comic genius …

As some of you know, I won a group surf lesson with Surf Diva via the San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website.  Surf lessons? Me? BWAHAHA!  But in the spirit of Embracing the Crazy this summer (it’s been a doozy!) I did just that.  I took the challenge and just went for it. 

My family and I take an annual trip to San Diego every year as part of a family reunion on my husband’s side.  We are both native Californians, attended SDSU and lived in San Diego for some time, so it’s a great time catching up with …

With year round outdoor weather and varied terrain, San Diego is a cyclist’s paradise. If mountain biking is your thing, the East County has some great desert trails and rocky mountain paths that will surely please even the most discerning cyclist. One of the better known rides is Cuyamaca to Noble Canyon, located in the heart of the Cleveland National Forest. This ride, designated by the International Mountain Biking Association as an “epic” ride, is a 30 mile journey along the spine of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

If the waterfront is more your style (it is definitely mine), there are …