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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…

Visitors and locals alike are gearing up for a San Diego tradition as “American as apple pie” – Julian Apple Days, happening this weekend October 6-7! Read More…

Coronado has always inspired artists – from painters and photographers to world-renowned authors. With its magical setting of beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees and charming Norman Rockwell-esque village, it’s easy to see why.

The “Crown City” has many artistic jewels in its crown: eye-catching public artworks, chic art galleries, the top-notch professional Lamb’s Players Theatre and Coronado Museum of Art & History where you can time warp back to the Victorian Age, the beginnings of the Hotel del Coronado and the launch of U.S. naval aviation.

Join me on a video tour of my favorite art finds in Coronado, including some surprising secrets that will take you down the “Yellow Brick Road!”

P.S. Be sure to mark your calendars for the big annual Coronado Art Walk on Sept. 15-16 at the Coronado Ferry Landing! Read More…

Stroll through one San Diego’s seaside towns and villages, and you may feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Along the North County’s Coast Highway, the vintage surf culture of Encinitas might have you expecting to see the original Beach Boys stepping out of a taco shop. At Mission Beach, the red and white painted slats of Belmont Park’s wooden rollercoast call to mind a bygone era when the beach boardwalk was king. But if you’re looking for vintage glamour, head straight to La Jolla, where a collection of historic hotels will fill you with the romance of Old Hollywood. Read More…

As the days count down for San Diego Museum Month (1/2 price admission to 40 participating museums), across the bridge on Coronado Island, the charming Coronado Museum of History and Art, chock full of history and visionary tales told with a plethora of enchanting educational activities and exhibits, awaits visitors.

After the break are 5 of my must-see/must-try picks at the Coronado Museum… Read More…

October is a great month for families to visit San Diego County museums and attractions – because at many of them, kids under 12 get in free all month-long. About two dozen museums and attractions are participating. It’s a great opportunity for families to learn about art, history or science in a fun and interactive environment. Read More…

Have you entered Loews Coronado Bay Resort’s 20 Days, Your Way” giveaway yet? If not, time is ticking… Last day for submissions is next Tuesday, October 25. Grand prize: 20 free room nights! It’s all to celebrate the resort’s big 20th Anniversary. Good luck!

So I was thinking, if I was eligible to enter and I WON, what would I do, not only at Loews’ resort, but around the picturesque island of Coronado? Fortunately, there’s a plethora of delightful and exciting activities to enjoy: arts & culture, fine dining, spas, outdoor recreation and much more.…

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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 unique neighborhoods. Be sure to check back for exciting insider tips, giveaways, and more! This week’s spotlight is on Coronado.

Things are heating up this summer in Coronado, just a bridge away from downtown San Diego. Visitors with swim towels, beach umbrellas and boogie boards are finding their happy place on the island’s 28 miles of beaches on sparkling San Diego Bay and the Pacific …

I am a lover of many things; however, history is not one of them so when I heard that San Diego was the birthplace of California (I may have dozed off during that class… sorry Mom), I was surprised that many of the state’s beginnings took place right here in my stomping grounds. 

With a sudden new interest in the history of my town, I visited the following five places:

Cabrillo National Monument: The birthplace of California
In 1542, Portuguese explorer, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, sailed into San Diego Bay and was the first European to discover California.  Commemorating this …

The grande dame of downtown hotels, THE US GRANT, is turning 100 this year and she’s looking better than ever. 

I know because one of my very favorite things to do is to walk down the the marble staircase in the lobby and back in time with the incredible collection of historic photos beautifully displayed on the lower level.  These moments, captured all throughout the last century, showcase the hotel and her sharply-dressed clientele in all their glory. 

From flirty flappers stepping out of Model-Ts to Betty Draper-style beauties in pearls and white gloves, it’s a visual feast for anyone who loves vintage style and …