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San Diego is fortunate to have world-class conductor Jahja Ling leading the San Diego Symphony. But even after 10 years as the symphony’s artistic director, Jahja still finds his inspiration in the city itself. Find out what Jahja loves most about San Diego after the jump. 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…

The Kidvasion has begun! Kids Free in San Diego month is in full swing. As you and your family are in town enjoying the numerous (100+) free deals, be sure to visit sun-kissed Coronado, a bridge away from downtown San Diego.

Kids are sure to get a kick out of these free activities around the island. Read More…

Fall is here and there’s no better time to visit scenic East County where the trees are starting to change into a kaleidoscope of autumn colors – a real treat for leaf peepers! Over the weekend I trekked to East County’s legendary Palomar Observatory to do some exploring and I’ve got to say, it was out of this world! (pun intended) Read More…

San Diego is full of rich history. In fact, the history of California began in San Diego when explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay under the Spanish flag and was the first European to discover California. The historic Cabrillo National Monument celebrates a major anniversary this year, but isn’t the only other site in San Diego celebrating an anniversary in 2013. Several of San Diego iconic hotels, museums and attractions mark milestones this year. Read More…

The holiday season is officially upon us! If you are avoiding the stores (or even better…done with your shopping), get out and enjoy one of these San Diego events and things to do this weekend. Read More…

San Diego’s Marston House tells a story that goes well beyond bricks and mortar. Today, this 16-room Arts and Crafts masterpiece on the edge of Balboa Park tells the story of one of San Diego’s prominent early 20th century families, George and Anna Marston and their five children.

George Marston, a philanthropist, civic leader and owner of the city’s premier department store, commissioned renowned architects William S. Hebbard and Irving Gill to build his family an English Tudor-style home. Mid-project, Gill visited his old friend Frank Lloyd Wright and was inspired to change the design. The result is San Diego’s preeminent Craftsman treasure. Read More…

Halloween fun for kids isn’t just on the 31st anymore. Browse the list after the break for fun things to do in San Diego with your kids this Halloween season. Read More…

Saturday, September 29th, 2012, is Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! 15 museums in San Diego are throwing open their doors and offering free admission to anyone with a Museum Day Live! ticket. This is a great opportunity for you and a friend to venture out and explore a new museum. Read More…

Coronado has always inspired artists – from painters and photographers to world-renowned authors. With its magical setting of beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees and charming Norman Rockwell-esque village, it’s easy to see why.

The “Crown City” has many artistic jewels in its crown: eye-catching public artworks, chic art galleries, the top-notch professional Lamb’s Players Theatre and Coronado Museum of Art & History where you can time warp back to the Victorian Age, the beginnings of the Hotel del Coronado and the launch of U.S. naval aviation.

Join me on a video tour of my favorite art finds in Coronado, including some surprising secrets that will take you down the “Yellow Brick Road!”

P.S. Be sure to mark your calendars for the big annual Coronado Art Walk on Sept. 15-16 at the Coronado Ferry Landing! Read More…