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Spend Memorial Day weekend in San Diego enjoying the beaches, plenty of outdoor activities, delicious dining, craft beer and more. When you take a break from all that, live it up with one or all of these top things to do: Read More…

Today marks the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games with an opening ceremony full of dazzling sights and sounds (and I hear James Bond and Harry Potter might make an appearance). While most of us can’t make it to London, you can still catch the Olympic excitement in San Diego. Catch a family-friendly viewing of the opening ceremony along the water, or see where 80 Team USA Olympians trained (which amounts to about 1 in 5 of the US Olympic athletes trained in San Diego!) at the Olympic Training Center. Read More…

Now through September 9, 2012 you can experience one of the most legendary ships of the last 100 years with TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Just leave a comment after the break far a chance to win!

San Diego has a long and proud seafaring tradition that continues today. Luckily for locals and visitors alike there is always a ship, from the recreation of Cabrillo’s 1542 San Salvador, to the longest-serving aircraft carrier now permanently docked in San Diego’s harbor, the USS Midway, ready to sail you through San Diego’s honorable maritime history. Read More…

Get out your cameras! Get creative! And you could win a trip for 4 to San Diego or an iPad 3! Between April 18 and May 18, 2012, we want you to submit videos about your San Diego happiness. Show us what you love!

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San Diego continues to put itself on the map as the place to play this Memorial Day – and all summer long! According to AAA, our sun-kissed city ranks second among its top 5 destinations for Southern California travelers. With 70 miles of coastline and a perpetually warm sunny climate, it’s easy to see why we’re such an enticing summer getaway.

Speaking of sun, surf and sand, the June issue of Parents Magazine just hit newsstands with a feature story: 10 Best Family Beaches in America.” Coronado Beach nabbed the #4 spot! The mag said it ”has everything families …

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 …

Travel & Leisure recently named San Diego as the #3 destination for Best Time to Visit – Spring Break. And why wouldn’t we be? From beaches to attractions to the best weather in the country (we were named #1 for weather!); San Diego has so much to offer.


One great way to see San Diego’s best attractions, museums and general sightseeing is the Go San Diego Card. With the Go San Diego Card, visitors can purchase 3, 5, and 7 day cards that will give you entrance into over 50 San Diego area venues. Popular itineraries include the …

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, …

Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 12th! In honor of all the grandparents out there, here are our 5 to Try with the grandparents. Our kids and the grandparents have tried all of these activities and I think all would give them two thumbs up!

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center: On Sunday, September 12th, the Science Center is offering free admission for grandparents and their grandkids! The Science Center offers exciting “do touch” science exhibits for visitors age 1 to 101. Our favorite area is the “block buster’s.” Visitors can build fun structures with thousands of KEVA planks – no glue …

A version of the recently opened Disney California Adventure show “World of Color” is being projected onto the side of the USS Midway Museum at Navy Pier now through July 25 starting at 9:00pm!

In each of the four California cities of the Road Show, specially produced animation is projected onto a familiar landmark, using a mixture of special effects, high-tech projections and a storytelling theme.

The theme of the San Diego stop is “Water,” illustrated by scenes from such Disney films as “The Little Mermaid” and “Finding Nemo”.

Check out this You Tube video of last night’s performance! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLhnmCi5SqY