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Between the year-round mild weather, gorgeous scenery and the easygoing attitude of the locals, it’s hard not to feel relaxed in San Diego. But if you’re looking for the ultimate rejuvenating escape, San Diego County is home to some of the best destination spas in the world. Just ask Travel + Leisure magazine: they recently recognized four San Diego area spas with their 2011 “Worlds Best” award for top destination spas!

Here’s a peak at what makes these spas four of the best in the world:

Nestled on 200 private acres in the rustic community of Vista, located approximately 40 miles northeast …

Have you heard the news? OpenTable, the top online restaurant reservations site in the US, just announced the winners of its Diners’ Choice Awards for Top Ten Hot New Restaurants and San Diego’s favorite hot spot Searsucker took the number two spot in the nation.

This is a true national ‘people’s choice’ award and the field was huge. Winners were culled from more than seven million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants across the United States.

Brian Malarkey, the restaurant’s chef and chief merrymaker, sums the honor up in this way, “Searsucker is a restaurant …

 

 

San Diego made the cover of VIA, the publication of AAA Clubs up in Northern California, with an awesome story in the January/February 2011 issue detailing how to visit without breaking the bank.  They found it was easy to visit on a budget!

The article, titled “San Diego Bargains,” talks about all the great winter deals available for AAA members (from any club!) but it also highlights offerings that are fun and free for everyone, like the Little Italy Mercato on Saturdays, hiking at Torrey Pines State Reserve and Balboa Park’s amazing gardens and free organ concerts …

It was only a matter of time before the famous Phil’s BBQ expanded. Has anyone ever visited their Point Loma location and not encountered a line? For the past nine years San Diego Magazine has crowned it the Winner of Best BBQ in San Diego. Even the television show “Man vs. Food” had to stop by! And now visitors and residents in North County can rejoice – today they open their second location in San Marcos.

Located in the Creekside Marketplace, the 7,000 sq. ft. restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner starting at 11:00 a.m. and will have …

When we visit Coronado it’s like being dropped into a small town. You can ride your bike anywhere, and the island has everything a visitor could need. And now, it will have even more. Re-opening March 2011 is the Village Theatre located on Orange Avenue. Closed for a decade, the theatre will finally receive its much needed renovation. Opened originally in 1947, the theatre will be transformed into a three screen cinema. The original illuminated “Village” sign will remain intact and the theatre’s interior will feature an Art Deco theme. This small intimate theatre is another reminder of simple times …

Recently, Green Seal awarded its highest award certification: Gold level. After five months of preparation, a rigorous on-site audit followed by two months of follow-up and verification, they officially received the news on August 5th. This marks the first hotel in San Diego to achieve Gold status from Green Seal. At the time of their certification, there were only 97 hotels certified in 23 states and only 2 are at the gold level. The Sheraton San Diego is the largest Sheraton on the west coast to be certified.

Green Seal is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use science-based …

That’s what American Way, the inflight magazine for American Airlines, is inviting its readers to do this month with a cover story on sailing with Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup Experience right here on San Diego Bay.…

Have you seen the June 2010 issue of Vogue?

There is a great article featuring Gossip Girl hottie Blake Lively and San Diego’s own surf god, Rob Machado.  In it, they take to the waves right here in San Diego.

Below is a quick review of the surf breaks and beaches mentioned in the Vogue article - you can always check out the full scoop on our surfing options with our beach guide.

Encinitas’ Swami’s is named for the Indian-styled Self Realization Fellowship complex on the bluff, is another San Diego surf spot with a well defined peak and a crowd beyond …

The puppy gurus at Dog Fancy magazine have released the results of their fifth annual Dog Town USA contest and guess where tops the list? 

Yep, for the second time, San Diego was rated the best big city in the country for dogs and the people who love them.  Editors and readers loved San Diego’s dog beaches and parks and our wide array of pet-friendly hotels, restaurants and more.…

A couple weeks back, Peter Haigh of the internet radio show On The Menu was in town scoping out the San Diego restaurant scene.  Peter and his co-host (and lovely wife) Ann have been doing this show for years and have interviewed some of the culinary world’s biggest stars.  So, I was really excited to get an opportunity to chat with him on-air. 

We got to talk about San Diego in the fall, all our amazing farmer’s markets including the Little Italy Mercado (a personal favorite) and our incredible fall culinary events like San Diego Restaurant Week on Sept. 13-18, …