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With the new non-stop flight on British Airways arriving in San Diego daily, there has never been a better time to visit!

1. Short Queue: The BA flight will be the only flight using the International facility when it lands making customs and luggage retrieval easy.

2. We have it all: With over 70 miles of beaches, year-round great weather and world class attractions including the San Diego Zoo and Legoland California, it’s so easy to experience the So Cal lifestyle.

3. Easy distance to other top destinations: Take the Pacific Surfliner train to Disneyland …

Have you entered our Escape to San Diego Sweepstakes? Hurry and enter by Friday, May 13th, and you could win a five night stay at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel and roundtrip airfare for two! How would you like to spend those five beautiful days in San Diego? Let me count the ways…

1. La Jolla: While La Jolla’s majestic coastline is more than enough reason to visit, it also boasts a vibrant arts community, centered on the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The building’s exterior installation of suspended rowboats is just the beginning inside you’ll …

In our Escape to San Diego Sweepstakes, we are giving away round trip airfare for two and a five night stay at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel. You can enter here! How would you spend it if you brought the kids? Well, I must say, this might be the easiest blog I’ve ever written. Of course I have help, my two kids ages 8 and 10. They are the true ambassadors to San Diego and are experts on all things San Diego kid friendly. In fact, all five of these were handpicked by them. The hardest part …

For the past week, Lisa Breckenridge toured San Diego to film segments for the FOX LA’s morning show, Good Day LA. During her filming, she highlighted just some of the great places San Diego offers (emphasize the “some” because we have a lot!).

Below are the videos from each day:

Day 1: Arts & Culture
New Children’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown, Maritime Museum of San Diego

Day 2: SeaWorld San Diego
Animal Rescue, Dolphin Encounter…

Garden lovers, now is the time to head to Balboa Park. The park is home to more than a dozen gorgeous gardens, from elegant rose gardens to exotic desert cacti. With Spring in full bloom, visitors can easily spend an entire day soaking up the color and beauty of Balboa Park’s botanical wonders.

The artistry of floral arranging takes on a whole new meaning at the San Diego Museum of Art’s annual “Art Alive” exhibition. Open to the public April 29 – May 1, Art Alive transforms the museum into an explosion of breathtaking floral arrangements.

Join me …

As soon as I arrived in San Diego the last week of February, I knew that the sunshine and warm breeze would capture this East Coast girl. From the beginning of our TMS 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, we all felt that the San Diego Convention Center and the entire city would offer a great break from the cold winters of Pittsburgh. On my first night in San Diego, I was able to go out for a fantastic meal at The Palm Restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter and enjoyed a fantastic filet trio meal. I recommend the Chocolate Bread Pudding, …

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 Visitors and residents alike know that Balboa Park is home to many great museums, but with half off admission to more than 40 great places during Museum Month, now is the perfect time to check out some of hidden gems of the San Diego museum community. Don’t miss out on visiting these unique places before Museum Month ends!  
 

Museum of Making Music

Up in Carlsbad, the Museum of Making Music showcases music making products from the 1890s through today.  The current exhibition, “On! The Beginnings of the Electric Sound Generation,” displays rare examples of “firsts” in electrified instruments, including 


1. All month long, 40 museums throughout San Diego are 50% off during San Diego Museum Month! From the San Diego Air & Space Museum to the Oceanside Museum of Art, you can definitely get your culture on. Be sure to pick up your pass at any Macy’s in San Diego County. It’s a great time to try your favorite museum or something new.

2. I love having a three-day weekend; that extra day allows me to do something I wouldn’t normally have time for. This weekend I’m going to the Little Italy Mercato on Saturday (weather please hold …


1. The Navy is celebrating 100 years of naval aviation in a big way this weekend. On Saturday, February 12th, the Navy will showcase its “Parade of Flight” with more than 200 planes flying over Coronado and the Bay. It will be the largest naval flyover since WWII! Be sure to check out the Union-Tribune’s special section that gives viewers tips on best spots to view the flyover as well as a viewer’s guide to aircraft.

2. With museum month in full swing, the New Children’s Museum is featuring a fun KidFunk Family Festival on Saturday. The festival runs from …

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History that literally flies off the pages is my kind of history! The spectacular Centennial of Naval Aviation (CONA) is coming to Coronado this Saturday. The ‘Crown City” is gearing up for thousands of expected spectators to view an historic “Parade of Flight,” featuring over 200 aircraft – from vintage planes to the famous Blue Angels. It’ll be the largest naval aircraft flyover since WWII… yep, you’ll be telling your grandkids about this one!

Coronado is where naval aviation began, in 1911, when aviator/inventor Glenn Curtiss trained a Navy officer to fly a seaplane from the sandy, formerly scrub-covered isle.

Following …