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Spring is here and there’s no better time to make a splash on San Diego Bay – also called the “Big Bay” –  with its treasure trove of attractions, tours, events and cool points of interest.

After the break are my top 5 to Try. Read More…

Exploring San Diego’s museums, both big and small, is a great way to learn about the life, culture, history and art that makes up the city. But if you plan on visiting more than one or two, admission prices can really add up.

Fear not, budget-savvy museum lovers. San Diego Museum Month 2014 is right around the corner. From February 1-28, 2014, visitors can pick up a special Museum Month pass that provides half-off admission to 44 participating museums around San Diego.

With so many participating museums, it can be hard to choose which ones to visit. Fortunately, San Diego’s wealth of museums means that visitors from all walks of life are sure to find something one (or more) to love. Read More…

Cannon battles, monumental sand sculptures, music (some with cannons) and more along the Embarcadero will easily provide enough entertainment for everyone during the 3 day Labor Day weekend. Find out after the break the great events you don’t want to miss. Read More…

Spring is here and it’s forecasted to be 70 degrees this weekend in San Diego. What a great time to get outside and enjoy the city!

After the break are 5 to Try this weekend. Read More…

On a brisk 64-degree Sunday morning in February, we climbed aboard the historic sailing yatch, America, for a 4-hour whale watching excursion with Next Level Sailing. Filled with anticipation and excitement, dressed in plenty of layers and loaded up with Dramamine, we were ready to set sail for an adventure day on the high seas. Read More…

1. Festival of Sail: The 2011 Festival of Sail, hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, will transform the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park. More than twenty tall ships and other fascinating vessels from around the world will visit San Diego, September 2-5. The festival kicks off with a majestic parade of tall ships on San Diego Bay, Thursday, September 1. Parade begins at 11:00 am and can be seen from the Embarcadero, Harbor Island, Shelter Island and Coronado.

2. ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair: More than 60 leading galleries from the US, Canada, …

San Diego continues to put itself on the map as the place to play this Memorial Day – and all summer long! According to AAA, our sun-kissed city ranks second among its top 5 destinations for Southern California travelers. With 70 miles of coastline and a perpetually warm sunny climate, it’s easy to see why we’re such an enticing summer getaway.

Speaking of sun, surf and sand, the June issue of Parents Magazine just hit newsstands with a feature story: 10 Best Family Beaches in America.” Coronado Beach nabbed the #4 spot! The mag said it ”has everything families …

Labor Day: the last long weekend of the summer. What comes to mind when you think of Labor Day? I think of the beach, barbequing and having fun with friends and family. Be sure to have some fun before school starts and we all have to start looking into fall and shorter days.

Festival of Sail: This annual event is so fun. The Big Bay is awash with beautiful sail boats from all over the world. The five day event includes live entertainment, petting zoo, cruises on San Diego Bay, cannon battles, pirates, over 150 arts and craft vendors, …

Starting tomorrow, the Maritime Museum is offering free, guided Historic Walking Tours along San Diego Bay.

The tours will last 45 minutes to an hour and be offered twice a day on weekends at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Sponsored by the Port, they’ll cover about one mile of the waterfront beginning in front of the USS San Diego Memorial at the foot of G Street and Harbor Drive, just south of the USS Midway Museum.

Along the way, tour guides will point out and share the history of gems like Seaport Village, the Midway, our Urban

Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship, spent three weeks in dry dock this summer for its decennial maintenance and came back looking better than ever, just in time to celebrate her 146th birthday this Saturday, November 14. The Maritime Museum of San Diego will give her a proper birthday party complete with cake — and everyone is invited! Read More…