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Celebrate summer’s late sunsets (8:00 pm today!) with the spectacular views from Altitude Sky Lounge, open 5:00 pm to 1:00 am daily. Perched on the 22 story of the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter, a particularly beautiful sunset can be captured here, setting low over San Diego Bay, framed by Point Loma peninsula and the Coronado bridge with the occasional Dole cargo ship passing though. You’ll also enjoy the mountains in the east and Mexico in the south with a bird’s eye view of all the action at Petco park in the forground.
Want to stay past closing? You can! Comment below for a chance to win a 1 night stay for 2 people at the San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter. Winner will be chosen on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:00 am. Summer has never been so sweet! What would you do if you won? Read More…
Even though it may feel like Summer all year round in San Diego, the season officially begins on June 20.
To prepare for the coming of days at the beach, twilight golfing, concerts by the water, cold craft beer and sunshine; Maren and I are headed out along the coast of San Diego to experience the ultimate first day of summer. Read More…
Discover San Diego’s Neighborhoods with our Summer Sweepstakes. Join us every week as we showcase the best in what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in some of San Diego’s most unique neighborhoods. This week’s spotlight is on beautiful La Jolla.
Combine world-class chefs with spectacular views, and you’ve got a recipe for culinary excellence. La Jolla offers everything from exquisite fine dining, to the best in brunch and organic desserts. Here are some of my top picks for dining in La Jolla.
With the weather warming up, I’m always looking for a new spot to enjoy the warm breezes and authentic San Diego ambiance. I found just that when I recently visited the Arterra Restaurant, Bar and Outdoor Lounge at the Marriott Del Mar. The hotel, just a mile from the beautiful waves of Del Mar, recently unveiled a new look, taste and vibe for its restaurant.
Arterra specializes in contemporary, seasonal cuisine reflecting the best of Southern California. Its menu is varied and always created from fresh, local and organic ingredients. After a long day at the beach, we stopped in …
The upcoming drink menu will launch on April 15 (Tax Day) and will include house-infused floral flavors from Lilac, Dandelion, Hibiscus and other seasonal blooming flowers.
The best part? In honor of Tax Day, drinks will be specialty priced at only $4.15 each. Cheers to Uncle Sam!
Seasonal Flower Cocktail
Nolet silver gin, Rothman’s apricot liqueur, saffron syrup, organic Gewurztraminer grape juice
Lilac infused Tanqueray sterling vodka, parfait …
Everybody delights in a great Happy Hour – especially those that include yummy bargain eats along with their drink specials. An increasing number of budget-conscious travelers (and locals, too) are turning Happy Hours into dinner dates. So, when considering San Diego lodging options, it makes savvy sense to investigate your hotel’s HH scene. Here’s a sampling of what’s available:
Andaz San Diego, in the heart of Gaslamp Quarter, calls its HH “Happier Hour.” Ranch & Coast recently named it San Diego’s very best HH – for good reason. Enjoy the party from 5 until 8 PM Mondays through Fridays …
Ahh, Friday in July. The weather is gorgeous. Are you looking forward to the weekend?
With sunshine like this, there’s no way you should consider kicking it off indoors.
Naturally, there are lots of outdoor cocktails to be had in San Diego but, I’d suggest reaching for the sky and heading for the roof.
Yes, you should beat a path to the newest downtown rooftop lounge…Siren at the Se San Diego.
I’ve heard that every weekday from 5-7 p.m. they serve up half-price specialty cocktails like the St. Germaine, prosecco and aloe juice Silver Leaf or the Studio Sutra with VeeV, blueberry and cucumber – regularly …
I’m having a Calgon moment and a bubble bath won’t cut it. I need something stronger.
What’s a girl to do when only a technicolor cocktail with an umbrella will suffice?
Follow the lead of generations of Californians and embrace Tiki culture, of course. That way, I can take an exotic getaway - just for a happy hour (or two) – and I don’t even have to leave the Gaslamp Quarter much less blow 1000 bucks on airfare to Tahiti.
So, I’m heading to Mister Tiki’s Mai Tai Lounge for their $5 on Fifth happy hour specials.
Just five smackers will buy me my …
You can’t beat that price and I really like being able to sidle up to the bar and order whatever strikes my fancy at the moment. Plus, they’ve got some of the most inviting patio seating in the Gaslamp Quarter. Think comfy couches and low tables. Perfect for relaxing and people watching.
And, if I decide to stay for dinner, their 3 for $30 dinner specials look amazing. Tomato bisque, grilled salmon with …
Well, its Friday. Today, after work, I think I’m going to treat myself and hit up Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.
How can I afford to sip and nosh at a ritzy steakhouse when it’s not a birthday, anniversary or other big-time occasion?
I’m hip to their ”5 for 6 ’til 7” deal and you should be too.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. nightly, Fleming’s offers five appetizers, five wines and five awesome cocktails all for just $6 each.
So, order up some tenderloin carpaccio, a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and a basil lemon drop. Or splurge on jumbo …