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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, …
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!
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.
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.
Sure, the great weather and beautiful beaches are what San Diego is best known for, but away from the shore are some of San Diego’s real treasures: great art museums. With Museum Month happening through February 28, now is the perfect time to soak up some color (and I don’t mean by working on your tan).
Swing by any Macy’s store in San Diego County, Imperial County or Riverside County to pick up your free Museum Month Pass. The pass is good all month long and …
One of my favorite museums to take the kids is the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center located in Balboa Park. There are so many interactive exhibits, the kids always have a blast and hopefully learn something along the way! One of my favorite areas in the museum for the little ones is Kid City. Kid City is an exciting world of fun within the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, designed especially for kids age 5 and under! Some of the highlights include:
“Ball Wall” with its multiple chutes, tracks and moving objects. Nearby, kids can direct an air blower in different …
The Big Apple recently took a bite out of San Diego’s East County in an in-depth New York Post travel article, “Good times in San Diego.” Though they didn’t get to sample Julian’s famous apple pies (Big Apple & apple pies – how almost apropos), the travel editor DID get a taste of some lesser-known, but unequivocally cool finds along Historic Highway 94. In his own words, “EAST IS IT” – and I couldn’t agree more!
Following are “5 to Try” along Historic Highway 94 – New York-certified and sure to put visitors in a Mountain Empire state-of-mind:
This weekend, my son heard (from a mystery source he will not divulge) that the San Diego Model Railroad Museum had installed the Lego train display. The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is a great little museum in Balboa Park. Admission is free for children under 15 and only $7 for adults. We usually make it down there several times a year, but for only a short time is the Lego display out. Therefore, this is a big deal. We were going to see this whether I wanted to or not.
It is actually really fun to see and discover …