San Diego is a melting pot of arts and culture and we feel pretty lucky to be home to the largest exhibition of Asian cinema on the West Coast. That means you have access to 140 films and programs from 21 countries at nine different venues across San Diego County. With so many exciting film premieres and events for 10 days, you may not know where to start. Luckily, we have you covered with the Top 5 programs to check out at the 15th San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF), Nov 6-15, 2014.
The votes are in, and when it comes to great weather and top notch spas, San Diego can’t be beat! So say the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, and we in San Diego couldn’t agree more.
San Diego is teeming with nightlife options. But if you want a romantic night out with that special someone, a bustling brewery or crowded dance floor might not be the right fit. Fortunately, with so many incredible bars and cocktail lounges, it’s easy to find one to impress your date.
Many travelers think of the East Coast as the home of U.S. history, but there’s plenty for history buffs to discover in San Diego, too! If you’re traveling with an eye to the past, try this three-day itinerary for stepping back in time to explore San Diego’s vibrant heritage.
Though he was born in Australia, Rob Machado is a San Diegan through and through. This professional surfer has been in the water all over the world, but he still loves surfing San Diego. “I’ve been a lot of places, and there’s not that many places around the world where you have an area that so compact with so many good surf spots,” Rob says.
Callaway Golf Ambassador Tina Mickelson knows a thing or two about San Diego. Not only has she spent lots of time on the region’s many golf courses (just like her brother, Phil Mickelson), but she also loves to get out and explore the region with family and friends. Join Tina, one of San Diego’s Guides to the Good Stuff, in exploring what makes San Diego a great place for golf-lovers and non-golfers alike.
This spring, San Diego’s Guides to the Good Stuff have been sharing their favorite things about life in America’s Finest City. From photographer Aaron Chang‘s favorite neighborhoods to pro-surfer Rob Machado‘s favorite taco stand, these notable San Diegans have had plenty of “Good Stuff” to share with viewers around the world.
Do the Guides have you dreaming of a San Diego getaway? Now through May 12, you could win the ultimate tour of all the “Good Stuff” that San Diego has to offer! Enter the San Diego Guides to the Good Stuff Sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip for two to San Diego, inspired by the “Guides to the Good Stuff.” Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine recommended by celebrity chef Marcela Valladolid. Play a round of golf on one of Tina Mickelson’s favorite courses. Follow Greg Koch‘s tips for craft beer tasting on a brewery tour, and much more.
If you caught this week's episode of <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/05/03/308752731/san-diego-animal-ambassador-zookeeper-rick-plays-not-my-job" target="_blank">NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!</a>, you might already be familiar with <a title="Rick Schwartz – San Diego's Guide to Family Fun" href="http://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/good-stuff/rick-schwartz.aspx" target="_blank">Rick Schwartz</a>, Animal Care Supervisor for the <a title="San Diego Zoo" href="http://www.sandiego.org/members/attractions/san-diego-zoo.aspx" target="_blank">San Diego Zoo</a>. As a member of the San Diego Zoo's team for 13 years, Rick has more than a few good tips to share for exploring the grounds and beyond.
Let Rick Schwartz be your Guide to the Good Stuff in San Diego with his picks for the best animal (and people) watching!
Fans of the Food Network know Marcela Valladolid as the star of Mexican Made Easy and one of the hosts of The Kitchen, but many viewers might not know that Marcela is a San Diegan through and through! And this chef loves the cuisine of San Diego, which is full of Mexican influence. As Marcela notes, “we’re so close to Mexico, it’s unavoidable!”
Let Marcela be your Guide to the Good Stuff with her picks for the most authentic flavors of San Diego.