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San Diego’s restaurants do romance right. Just ask Travel + Leisure and Yahoo, who named the Marine Room as one of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants. Nestled on the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Marine Room uses nature to set the mood as rolling waves from the Pacific lap up against the restaurant’s expansive windows.
Of course, the Marine Room is just one of many San Diego restaurants where romance is on the menu. This Valentine’s Day, book ahead to ensure the best table at one of these desirable hot spots.
So here’s an idea, escape to San Diego sometime in the next few days and enjoy one of these great things to do this weekend…
My love for Italian food started early since I come from an Irish-Italian family and most of our dinners growing up either consisted of meat and potatoes or pasta. Today, my pantry always has a few boxes of pasta ready for the impromptu dinner or a date night at home with what I call Shalene’s Pesto Pasta (comment below if you want the recipe). However, sometimes my wife and I don’t feel like cooking and instead head on out for a delicious plate of pasta…made by someone else.
Since today is World Pasta Day, I wanted to share my three go to San Diego Italian restaurants for some pasta whether it be a romantic dinner, a family night out or a quick grab to eat while on the go.
San Diego may be a laid-back town, but we take our food very seriously. With a diverse landscape and mild temperatures, San Diego County boasts ideal conditions for farming, so it’s no surprise that the county is home to more than 6,000 small and family-owned farms. These farmers provide chefs from local restaurants with access to the freshest possible ingredients, but you don’t have to pull up a seat at a restaurant to enjoy some of San Diego’s local bounty.
San Diego is home to dozens of vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own style and flair, and it’s in these neighborhoods that you’ll often find San Diego’s best hidden treasures.
Though the neighborhood may once have been home to San Diego’s flourishing tuna fishing industry, today’s Little Italy is a lively and design-conscious neighborhood filled with patio cafes, restaurants, pubs, art galleries and some of the city’s most stylish shops.
Since it’s conception in 1994, the Annual Little Italy FESTA! has celebrated the Italian history and beautiful revitalization of one of San Diego’s most beloved neighborhoods. This Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, come see why hip and historic Little Italy welcomes over 120,000 attendees a year in the largest Italian American Festival on the West Coast.
Find out more about Little Italy Festa! after the break.
Finally, a little fall weather…San Diego style! We get to pull out our light jackets and maybe put on a pair of jeans instead of shorts. Why not get outside and enjoy these events this weekend.
How would Candice spend one perfect day in San Diego? Hint: it involves murals painted beneath the Coronado Bridge, shopping at a pop-up flea market and cocktails sporting tiny umbrellas.
After the break are our top ticks for the upcoming weekend in San Diego. What will you be doing?
Summer is a time to let your hair down and start enjoying the glorious weather! During the months of June-August San Diego is known for an average high of 76 degrees and a low of 65 degrees. What does this mean when it comes to defining San Diego style? I like to call it California-Laid-Back-Chic!
Basically, our city is an active one, so styles need to be comfy yet chic. We are casual but do dress up when the occasion permits. Make sure to pack lightweight cotton and silk clothing, jeans, t-shirts, shorts and summer-type dresses for the warm days and a either a fitted jacket or a lightweight sweater for the cool evenings. During the day, always have handy your “sunnies” (sunglasses) and a cool hat like a Fedora.
There are many boutiques located throughout the quaint neighborhoods of San Diego offering great summer fashion and after the break are just a few of my favorites.