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Mild ocean breezes and rolling waves are always in season at San Diego beaches. In the fall, the weather is still warm enough to hit the surf, and even better, a great time to discover the secret world of tide pools. There’s no telling what tiny creatures you’ll encounter in these incredible little ecosystems teeming with life along San Diego’s shoreline. It all happens when the tide rolls out – shallow pools form around the rocks and become a home to tiny octopuses, colorful sea stars, hardy Hermit crabs and other remarkable critters. And that’s just what’s visible to the naked eye.

When my own kids were very young, exploring the tide pools was one of our favorite weekend adventures. Their favorite discoveries: The slimy looking sea cucumbers and prickly sea urchins. Now teenagers, they still love to go, so this activity is good for nature-lovers of all ages.

Fall kicks-off the best viewing season and runs through winter. Before you visit, check the surf report to make sure it’s low or minus tide, so the tide pools are out in the open. After the break are a few suggestions to get you started. Read More…

We plan to hit the Halloween trail early this season and venture beyond our own neighborhood to experience a spooky yet family-friendly getaway for locals and visitors alike. San Diego hotels are getting into the “spirit” of Halloween by offering special packages focusing on a ghoulishly good time for young children and their parents.

My kids are excited about our overnight visit to the Rancho Bernardo Inn on Halloween weekend to experience the Halloween @ the Inn Stay and Spook family package. My girlfriend did this last year with her kids and recommended the family activities including trick-or-treating, a not-so-scary haunted house, pumpkin decorating and even glow in the dark cocktails for mom and dad. Read More…

The 2012 La Jolla Art and Wine Festival returns to La Jolla October 13th and 14th and takes place in the heart of the village, between Prospect Avenue and Kline Street. The two-day juried art show has quickly garnered a reputation as one of the most prestigious art and wine festivals on the west coast. Read More…

This weekend we are highlighting some fun activities you can do…all for free! Read More…

With kids spending more and more time in front of Smart phones or desk computers and less time in the outdoors, organizations throughout the country have taken on the task of getting more kids involved outside.

One of them is the Take Me Fishing movement at www.takemefishing.org, an excellent source for parents seeking guidance on how to get their kids into fishing.

Those who have tried know it’s not easy prying their sweaty little palms away from their mobile phones or computer games, but maybe, just maybe, the tug of a fish on the other end of the line …

Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love pumpkin patches, crisp evenings and all the fun things there is to do in San Diego. After the break are my top picks for this weekend. What will you be doing? Read More…

Fall is a great time to visit San Diego. And it’s even better with kids free all month long in October. I plan on taking full advantage of all the free offerings around town. After the break are my top 5 fall activities I’m doing with my kids. Read More…

Fall is a great time for the kids to explore many of San Diego’s free outdoor activities including the beach, hiking sports, sightseeing and more.

After the break are just 25 of the free things kids can do this fall in San Diego. Read More…

Looking to spend a day with the kids at the beach in San Diego? With its pristine beaches, near perfect-weather, beachfront dining and plenty of sweet-treat shops, Coronado is a great and easy option.

To make your beach trip even easier, here are just a few of the things you can add to your itinerary throughout the day in Coronado. Read More…

The San Diego County Fair will be “Out of this World” when it kicks off June 8 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The theme promises everything from space exploration and science fiction to visitors from other planets. But there’s plenty that we Earthlings can do to keep our fair expenses grounded. Read More…