5 to Try: Exploring San Diego’s Military History

Photo from the MCAS Miramar Air Show

San Diego’s history, social and economic makeup are all tied to the Military’s presence in the region. As we celebrate the Marine’s 235th anniversary today, we wanted to share some great ways you can see and experience the Military’s rich history in San Diego.

MCRD Museum Historical Society – The society presents the history of the United States Marine Corps in San Diego. Visitors can see unique military collections, impressive military art, documents, and memorabilia exhibits.

Liberty Station – Formerly the site of San Diego’s Naval Training Center, Liberty Station is rich in history and culture with unique museums, historic buildings and restaurants.

USS Midway – The historic naval aircraft carrier museum allows visitors to explore galleys, officer’s country, sleeping quarters, and The Island!

MCAS Miramar Air Show – Each fall, the air show is held at the Marine Corps Air Station and draws thousands of people from around the region.

Fleet Week Big Bay Family Festival – Held in September, Fleet week honors the men and women of the military. The public is invited to climb aboard US Navy Ships and chat with Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen.

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I love to buy books, but seldom actually finish one. I like african violets, my iPhone, and everything that smells like lavender.  I am seriously adverse to the cold and am known to bring a sweatshirt to the beach in the summer.  I have two kids – a boy whose 10 and a girl 12.

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

It would start by having breakfast somewhere near the ocean – either Pannikin in Encinitas or Beach Grass Café in Solana Beach.  Then we would head to the beach hang out for a few hours, head home and then catch a concert in the park in Balboa Park.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

We love riding our bikes around town.  There are great places to ride in San Diego that kids can handle – Coronado Island, Point Loma or the boardwalk in Pacific Beach are just a few.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Depends on the day, a good burger and craft brew can really hit the spot, but I would probably end up ordering linguine and white wine.

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Snow Patrol, O.A.R., Mike Moran, Eric Hutchinson

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