I'm lucky enough to live walking distance from a culinary corner in San Diego's North Park neighborhood that just gets better every day. While the entire span of 30th Street from <a title="Alchemy " href="http://alchemysandiego.com" target="_blank">Alchemy</a> in South Park to <a title="Jayne's Gastropub" href="http://www.jaynesgastropub.com" target="_blank">Jayne's Gastropub</a> in University Heights offers an unbelievable array of quality local choices, my little corner at 30th and Upas features an impressive mix of restaurants and bars within a few hundred yards of each other.
<strong>Set sail for an amazing adventure of history, science and fun at The NAT!</strong>
If you haven't visited the current <em><a title="Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship" href="http://www.sandiego.org/members/museums/san-diego-natural-history-museum/events/real-pirates.aspx" target="_blank">Real Pirates</a></em> exhibition at the <a title="San Diego Natural History Museum" href="http://www.sandiego.org/members/museums/san-diego-natural-history-museum.aspx" target="_blank">San Diego Natural History Museum</a> (The NAT) now's your chance! I've been twice and feel like there's still more to learn and experience. The show features the history of <em>The Wydah</em>, a 300-year-old sunken pirate ship full of treasure discovered off the coast of Cape Cod in 1984. This is the first fully authenticated pirate ship discovered in U.S. waters.
As a working mom, I do want to spend lots of quality time with my kids when we’re on a family vacation, but I’ve found that adding half-day summer camps for the kids to a vacation itinerary when you visit San Diego can be a win-win for the entire family. Kids gets the chance to try out a new watersport, do stimulating science experiments or spend the day at an amusement park, and mom and dad get some time off, taking a break from parental duties to get in a yoga class or a long walk on the beach together. A morning half-day camp can make an afternoon of family time together more enjoyable. Most all of these summer camps have full day and early drop off/late pick up options as well.
Most cultures around the world have their own native version of soup or stew, and San Diego eateries offer a global spectrum of choices. For instance, the growing popularity of Vietnamese pho makes it the latest cross-cultural hit in the culinary world. There are an amazing number of delicious pho and Thai and Japanese ramen and udon soup restaurants in San Diego. There are so many choices that this blog is not even going to address the Asian soup camp – we’ll save it for another blog.
Here are some of my favorite soups in San Diego.
While there’s a burgeoning scene of hip music for youth in San Diego, there are also many options for those of us who have true youngsters at home, the 12 and under set. Here are some places to bask in the sunshine and experience music the entire family will enjoy.
Theater choices in San Diego can range from Tony® Award-winning, Broadway-bound classic and contemporary plays to esoteric puppetry in the Pacific Ocean. Here are some of the goings-on in the dramatic world of San Diego theater.
With the excitement of rowing races complemented by sunny skies and warm temperatures, the San Diego Crew Classic provides a perfect backdrop for a spring getaway to San Diego.
Spring is in the air and last Sunday the kids and I hit Ponto Beach in Encinitas for some boogie boarding since it was more like summer was in the air at 82 degrees. The ocean was definitely swimable without a wetsuit.
Although they say it never rains in Southern California, there are a few rainy days thankfully to provide water for our desert wild flowers to bloom and keep our gardens green.
For parents with kids on the rare San Diego rainy day, here are some suggestions of places to take the family that provide opportunities for fun, physical activity, education and in some cases, all three.
San Diego restaurants offer a surprising number of exciting family friendly dining experiences from beaches to breweries.