That is the inadvertent question asked by the latest La Jolla Playhouse production, Hands on a Hardbody. Based on a 1997 documentary about a group of Texans vying to outlast each other by placing one gloved hand on brand new Nissan truck in hopes of driving off with it, this new American musical engages the audience to ask themselves these questions: What you are willing to do for your dream?
10 Reasons to Explore San Diego’s Mission Federal ArtWalk
Along with colorful blooms and warm winds, Springtime in San Diego brings a signature event that’s as vibrant and lively as the budding flowers of the region. Each year, Mission Federal ArtWalk takes over San Diego’s Little Italy District for two days, to celebrate the talents of visual and performing artists from California and beyond. Now in its 28th Year, ArtWalk is the largest art event that takes place in San Diego. With over 350 renowned artists displaying their work for purchase, you just may find the next piece of art to covet in your collection.
20 Reasons Why San Diego is America’s 8th Greenest City
Who says it ain’t easy being green? In San Diego, being green is a way of life. That’s why Travel + Leisure Magazine recently listed us as the eighth greenest city in America.There are a few tidbits in the article that I wasn’t aware of, like the fact that San Diego County boasts more farms per capita than any other county in the U.S.
Here are 20 more reasons why it’s easy being green in San Diego!
Jumpin’ Good Times for Kids Await at the San Diego Crew Classic
If you’re a parent, you may have an unhealthy love for jumpies. That’s right, those gigantic inflated structures provide hours of fun, allowing kids to expend their infinite amount of energy. Well parents and kids of all ages in San Diego can rejoice, because there will be jumpies galore in the Kid Zone of the 2012 San Diego Crew Classic, taking place in beautiful Mission Bay on March 31 and April 1.
San Diego Voted #9 in Trip Advisor’s Top U.S. Beach Destinations
If San Diego is known for one thing, it would be for our gorgeous beaches. And Trip Advisor agrees! San Diego was included in their list of top 10 Beach Destinations in the U.S. With 70 miles of pristine coastline and legendary weather, you can enjoy the surf and sand almost any day of the year.
Attraction Action: 10 SeaWorld Rides Deliver Thrills and Chills
SeaWorld San Diego offers a range of rides, from the thrilling and exhilarating roller coasters, to rides that are perfect for chillaxing, and a few that are for designed especially for the ‘lil ones. Experience ten SeaWorld rides for yourself, including the new coaster Manta, opening in May of 2012.
Leave a comment after the break to win four (4) one day admission passes to SeaWorld San Diego, good through 6/30/2012.
Ishmael’s Got Nothin’ on Us: Whale Watching on Yacht America
On a brisk 64-degree Sunday morning in February, we climbed aboard the historic sailing yatch, America, for a 4-hour whale watching excursion with Next Level Sailing. Filled with anticipation and excitement, dressed in plenty of layers and loaded up with Dramamine, we were ready to set sail for an adventure day on the high seas.
Museum Month: With Seven Days Left, Head North!
With only seven days left until the end of San Diego Museum Month, head to North County for three unique exhibitions at the Museum of Making Music, Oceanside Museum of Art, and the Lux Art Institute. As a resident of Encinitas, I frequent two of these museums, and the other tops my list of “best museum I haven’t been to yet, but love already.”
True Jewels of San Diego: Explore the Museums of La Jolla
As one of the most beloved communities in San Diego, beholden by its natural beauty, rich heritage and a luxurious yet laid back vibe, <strong><a title="San Diego's La Jolla" href="http://www.sandiego.org/nav/Visitors/Regions/LaJolla" target="_blank">La Jolla</a></strong> is a must-visit stop on any <strong><a title="San Diego's Itineraries" href="http://www.sandiego.org/article_set/Visitors/11" target="_blank">San Diego vacation itinerary</a></strong>. From the dramatic coastline unmatched in majesty, to premier dining establishments, elegant hotels, world-class shopping, treasured art and cultural institutions, La Jolla certainly lives up to the meaning of its name, which translates to "the jewel" in Spanish.
If you're exploring La Jolla during <strong><a title="San Diego Museum Month: Half-Off Admission" href="http://www.sandiego.org/event/Visitors/55" target="_blank">February Museum Month</a></strong>, don’t miss three great arts and culture attractions that you can enjoy at 50% off admission. Just pick up a Museum Month pass at any San Diego County Macy’s location, and head to one of the following museums to take in mind-blowing contemporary art, explore wondrous sea creatures or enjoy a blast from historic La Jolla’s past.
Attraction Action! Explore San Diego Zoo Safari Park
One of the best features of San Diego as a vacation destination is the countless number world-renowned attractions that offer adventure, thrills, education and engagement for your family. For those of us lucky enough to live here, especially with children, every weekend or holiday poses a dilemma of choosing which attraction to explore. From the Zoo that made San Diego world-famous, to close encounters with Shamu, there’s some serious voting and lobbying that goes on in our house when deciding what to do on a gorgeous San Diego weekend.
One attraction that often wins out on these debates is the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly known as the San Diego Wild Animal Park) and as a member of the San Diego Zoological Society, our annual pass gets us in. February and March are great months to explore the park, when the temperatures are still mild and the animals are quite active.