In 1542, Cabrillo sailed the ocean blue and not only discovered San Diego Bay for Spain, but California and the U.S. West Coast as well. Yep, that’s right…San Diego is the Plymouth Rock of the West! Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into the harbor on September 28 – almost exactly 472 years ago! – aboard the San […]
You don’t have to fly hours to the South Pacific to feel warm ocean breezes, see swaying palm trees and wiggle your toes in soft white sand beaches while enjoying spectacular crimson sunsets. Mission Bay, a 4,600-acre aquatic playground just north of downtown San Diego, features all that and much more: SeaWorld San Diego (celebrating its 50th anniversary), […]
There’s a tale of a Cat, so cool in a Hat, that…did you hear…was created right here! 🙂 Yep Dr. Seuss, that master smith of rhyming words for kids, lived atop a hill called Mt. Soledad in La Jolla (north of downtown San Diego) where his fantastical world of Cat in the Hat and other […]
If you've ever been to Pike Place Market in Seattle or Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, you know what a delight it is to see seafood as fresh as it gets from local waters.
San Diego now has its very own open-air seafood market called the <a title="Tuna Harbor Dockside Market" href="http://www.thdocksidemarket.com/" target="_blank">Tuna Harbor Dockside Market</a>, located on Fish Harbor Pier on picturesque San Diego Bay between <a title="Seaport Village" href="http://www.sandiego.org/members/shopping/seaport-village.aspx" target="_blank">Seaport Village</a> and Ruocco Park (across the street from the chic new <a title="Headquarters at Seaport District" href="http://theheadquarters.com/" target="_blank">Headquarters at Seaport District</a>).
Conveniently located in the center of it all, Mission Valley is just minutes away from some of San Diego’s major attractions and even closer to some classic, old school-style restaurants that still retain the cool look and feel of yesteryear with delectable retro dining.
After the break are my top 5 tasty and intriguing culinary nods to the retro dining spots in Mission Valley.
Located just minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Bay Park is the largest park of its kind in the world, spread out over 4,200 sparkling acres. Something you may not know about this aquatic playground is that there are some really cool and surprising animal encounters along its 27 miles of beaches.
Mabuhay! That’s Tagalog for “cheers” or “welcome.” When you visit National City, south of downtown San Diego, you’ll indeed feel welcome to this tight-knit community that celebrates its rich Filipino heritage.
There’s no better way to experience San Diego’s Filipino culture than through its mouthwatering food. Following are a few of my favorite, tried and true restaurants to try, plus a couple bakeries to satisfy those sweet cravings.
I’m on a “mission” (pun intended 😉 ) to find the most affordable sights, bites and places to stay in Mission Valley and share them with you for when you visit San Diego.
Find out how to win a stay in San Diego when you finish reading this post!