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1. Located in Old Town San Diego, the famous Whaley House, constructed in 1856 on a former gallows site, is one of only two officially-designated haunted houses in California. The Whaley House is often referred to as “the most haunted house in America,” inhabited by no less than seven spirits. The Whaley House is also the first two-story brick building in Southern California and the oldest two-story brick building on the West Coast.

2. Balboa Park is the second oldest city park in America. This magnificent cultural complex is second only to the Smithsonian in size and is often …

San Diego’s history, social and economic makeup are all tied to the Military’s presence in the region. As we celebrate the Marine’s 235th anniversary today, we wanted to share some great ways you can see and experience the Military’s rich history in San Diego.

MCRD Museum Historical Society – The society presents the history of the United States Marine Corps in San Diego. Visitors can see unique military collections, impressive military art, documents, and memorabilia exhibits.

Liberty Station – Formerly the site of San Diego’s Naval Training Center, Liberty Station is rich in history and culture with unique museums, historic …

Veterans Day falls on November 11, the anniversary of the Armistice of World War I — not a great battle but an achievement of peace.  Each year, San Diego honors United States veterans with the San Diego County Veterans Day Parade taking place downtown on Pacific Highway beginning at 11:00 A.M.  Everyone is invited to come and see one of San Diego’s most spectacular parades.

After the parade, you can visit the U.S.S. Midway Museum and watch as its newest addition — a restored World War II Corsair fighter plane — is lifted onto the fight deck.  Veterans will receive …

If you have spent any time driving near the Marine Corps Air Station on Miramar Road, you probably have driven past a collection of vintage military aircraft. That collection is the pride of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, the only museum dedicated to Marine Corps aviation. Read More…

That’s what Julie Newmar’s Catwoman said to Burgess Meredith’s Penguin in the uber-kitschy film version of the caped crusader – 1966′s Batman.  And, to paraphrase the sidekick of all sidekicks, “Holy Pen & Ink, Batman. It’s Comic-Con.”

In celebration of this week’s pop culture extravaganza and because I’ve always thought submarines were the craziest super-villain rides around, I’ve got the down-low on getting aboard two really hot Cold War-era subs at the Maritime Museum. 

First off, the newest edition to their collection the USS Dolphin. Just debuted at the museum in May, this sub served from 1968 to 2006 as a US …

The new memorial at Tuna Harbor Park, “A National Salute to Bob Hope and the Military,” is the crowning piece in the Port of San Diego Public Art program’s Greatest Generation Collection, which is a series of art pieces and memorials honoring people, events and military heritage from World War II to present day. Bob Hope’s presence in the collection is fitting since that is just about the same span of time that he entertained U.S. troops overseas. Read More…

As an amateur photographer I’m always looking for the next best shot.  But I can always count on a trip to Mt. Soledad to inspire me.  With incredible views up and down the coast, this relatively uncrowded photo op spot is a great place to visit any time of the year.

Members of the military and military families may especially enjoy viewing the various memorial plaques that surround the Mt. Soledad cross.  Many include touching tributes to loved ones who served our country with honor and distinction.

While watching a sunset from the beach is an awesome experience, the view from Mt. …