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San Diego is the only place on the whole West Coast on the list. In fact, with the exception of a little place called Mount Rushmore, we’re the only place West of the Mississippi to make the cut.
The experts at ShermansTravel called out our awesome beaches and fantastic fireworks. There are fun things to do and lots of colorful displays of American pride all over town during the Independence weekend. Here’s a few …
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon returns to San Diego this Sunday, May 31st, for the 12th year. More than 20,000 people will participate in the 26.2-mile footrace through San Diego’s streets and highways as live bands perform for them on 26 stages along the course. Read More…
Did you know San Diego Bay has 34 miles of scenic coastline dotted with restaurants, shops, hotels, attractions, parks and marinas? That’s a whole lotta waterfront fun, right downtown.
What’s even more amazing? This urban playground is serving up the savings this summer!
These “This is a Good Day” deals include:
When I’m travelling, I always ask the locals for suggestions.
The crack team of staff and volunteers are long-time San Diegans and have lots of experience helping visitors make happy happen.
They’re experts on all the big San Diego attractions and can offer great suggestions for getting off the beaten path. Plus, they can help with discounted tickets and last minute hotel and restaurant reservations.
Summer hours start this Saturday, May 23 at the International Visitor Information …
They’re calling it a “playcation.” From Memorial Day through Labor Day, downtown’s Hotel Solamar will be offering lots of fun freebies and silly summer cocktails. My faves:
- Try your luck at check-in by hula-hooping for 20 seconds or playing rock, paper, scissors with the desk clerk to win a free room upgrade (based on availability). (How cool is this?)
- On Sunday afternoons, hit up the hotel’s rooftop pool deck and bar and challenge friends (or, even better, random strangers) to play Wii, Foosball or Ping Pong.
- Four-legged friends are welcome and cocktails (like the “Pincher Colada” and “Chihuahua-rita”) are on special during weekday happy hours
If you could time travel, would you go backwards? How far?
The new 7.5 acre, $45 million exhibit will feature living relatives, like elephants, lions and jaguars, of the species that roamed Southern California more than 12,000 years ago.
The animals are moving into naturalistic habitats alongside life-size replicas of their prehistoric kin. So, you can check out the Columbian mammoth while you watch the Zoo’s 8-member elephant herd meander around the enclosure’s gentle hills.…
When I was kid, Star Wars was big. Endless hours were whiled away by me and the neighbor boys rebelling against Darth Vader and the Empire.
A few prequels and many years later and Star Wars is still big. Huge even.
Just look at this kid’s face:
The Force is with him. Love it, do I.
You can join in the fun June 13 and 14 during Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California.
Darth Vader and the 501st Leigion of Stormtroopers will be chasing Droids (that’s us) and posing for pictures. There will be trivia, LEGO building and video game …
Summer is quickly approaching, and I can’t think of a better way to appreciate the long days and warm sunshine than a day on the beach with my best friend – my dog Eleanor.
Here are Eleanor’s top picks for dog-friendly beaches:
Fiesta Island: The best of both land and sea. An off-leash dog island in Mission Bay with tons of grassy areas to run around with new dog friends and its very own dog beach perfect for doggy paddling and playing fetch. This is probably the least-crowded dog beach, even on weekends.
OB Dog Beach: Another off-leash dog beach …
This summer, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, located on the campus of UC San Diego in La Jolla, is hosting monthly, themed Family Days to inspire budding scientists and ignite the curiosity of kids of all ages with a blend of arts and crafts, science and one-of-a-kind activities.
Family Day programs are free with aquarium admission from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- On Saturday, June 20, “Carbonated Oceans” will give kids the opportunity to join Scripps Oceanography researchers and investigate the effects of climate change on our oceans. An overload of carbon dioxide from the burning of