Tag Archives: Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego will be full of super heroes, movie stars, and plenty of comic book fans all enjoying Comic-Con and these top things to do this weekend. Read More…

San Diego International Comic-Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center on July 24-27, 2014, for its 45th year (though not all of those years have been at the Convention Center)! As Comic-Con has grown in popularity and size, the largest comics and pop culture event in the nation has spilled out into the Gaslamp Quarter and beyond. The best part about this expansion outward is that almost all of these events do not require the coveted Comic-Con badge! Read More…

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a long weekend in San Diego enjoying the sunshine, outdoor adventures, live outdoor concerts and these top things to do. Read More…

Many travelers think of the East Coast as the home of U.S. history, but there’s plenty for history buffs to discover in San Diego, too! If you’re traveling with an eye to the past, try this three-day itinerary for stepping back in time to explore San Diego’s vibrant heritage. Read More…

Dad (and the rest of the family) will definitely enjoy the Father’s Day weekend in San Diego with all of these top things to do. Read More…

Though he was born in Australia, Rob Machado is a San Diegan through and through. This professional surfer has been in the water all over the world, but he still loves surfing San Diego. “I’ve been a lot of places, and there’s not that many places around the world where you haveĀ an area that so compact with so many good surf spots,” Rob says. Read More…

Most cultures around the world have their own native version of soup or stew, and San Diego eateries offer a global spectrum of choices. For instance, the growing popularity of Vietnamese pho makes it the latest cross-cultural hit in the culinary world. There are an amazing number of delicious pho and Thai and Japanese ramen and udon soup restaurants in San Diego. There are so many choices that this blog is not even going to address the Asian soup camp – we’ll save it for another blog.

Here are some of my favorite soups in San Diego. Read More…

Say thanks to mom this Mother’s Day weekend with a relaxing yet exciting few days in San Diego with a spa treatment, shopping and these top things to do. Read More…

If you caught this week’s episode of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, you might already be familiar with Rick Schwartz, Animal Care Supervisor for the San Diego Zoo. As a member of the San Diego Zoo’s team for 13 years, Rick has more than a few good tips to share for exploring the grounds and beyond.

Let Rick Schwartz be your Guide to the Good Stuff in San Diego with his picks for the best animal (and people) watching! Read More…

Fans of the Food Network know Marcela Valladolid as the star of Mexican Made Easy and one of the hosts of The Kitchen, but many viewers might not know that Marcela is a San Diegan through and through! And this chef loves the cuisine of San Diego, which is full of Mexican influence. As Marcela notes, “we’re so close to Mexico, it’s unavoidable!”

Let Marcela be your Guide to the Good Stuff with her picks for the most authentic flavors of San Diego. Read More…