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Film Buff’s Guide to San Diego

The LOT - Film Buff's Guide to San Diego

San Diego’s extensive menu of daytime activities can leave you wanting nothing more than to relax for a few beats and take in a good movie. As it happens, this town is home to luxury movie theaters with restaurant-style kitchens, al fresco viewings, and star-studded international film festivals. Whether you want to don a tuxedo or just set up a folding chair and blanket, there’s a perfect movie-going experience for every mood and day of the year.

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San Diego’s Best Barhopping Neighborhoods

Polite Provisions in North Park, one of San Diego’s Best Barhopping Neighborhoods.

Grab some pals and check out these neighborhoods — one watering hole at a time. Each has a high density of spots to grab a beverage, a bite, and a good time. You never know where the night (or day) might take you.

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7 San Diego Pizzas to Eat Your Way Through

Tribute Pizza in San Diego

No matter how you slice it, San Diego has some magnificent pies. Whether you embrace tradition or crave inventive pies, no matter how you feel about the ever-controversial topping of pineapple—gasp!—you’ll understand why San Diego was voted among the best cities for pizza in the United States.

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San Diego’s Hottest Neighborhoods: Little Italy

Nolita Hall in San Diego's Historic Little Italy

Making a strong case for being San Diego hottest foodie neighborhood, Little Italy is home to a number of celebrity chefs, including Brian Malarkey and Richard Blais, as well as rising stars equally deserving of recognition for both classic and inventive dishes. Once home to legions of Italian tuna fishermen, this historical neighborhood walks the line perfectly between honoring its history and basking in change. If you’re looking for handmade pasta or other delicacies of authentic Italian heritage, look no further. But if you’re looking for creative suds from a Danish brewer, ultra-hip coffee shops, fashion boutiques, and ice cream that’s developed a cult following, well, you’ve also come to the right place.

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7 Newish San Diego Brunch Spots to Try

Fort Oak Waffles - 7 Newsish San Diego Brunch Spots to Try

There are so many reasons to jump out of bed in San Diego. Not the least of which is the call of brunch – one of this town’s favorite meals, and the perfect way to prepare for whatever adventure awaits. Or recover from whatever the previous day brought.

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First Time in San Diego: 9 Things To Know Before You Go

Petco Park in Downtown San Diego

Visiting San Diego for the first time? This guide will help you plan your trip with an overview of the best things California’s Beach City has to offer.

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First Time in San Diego for Families: 10 Things to Know Before You Go

San Diego Zoo - Guide for First Time Families

It’s not an exaggeration to say that everyone can find their happiness in San Diego. Young, old, thrill-seekers, curious minds, sports buffs, culture vultures, poolside loungers and spa seekers — San Diego has it all, all year-round. Whether you’re looking to squash screen time and tire out the teenagers or just relax on the beach and reconnect as a family, San Diego was made for the all-ages vacation.

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6 of San Diego’s Best Cideries brewing America’s Finest Craft Ciders

It’s not just beer—San Diego’s brewers have turned their talents to apples, pears, and even pomegranates, making the region ground zero for the craft cider movement, too. The result is a smattering of dedicated cideries where the bubbly brews take center stage.

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San Diego’s Hottest Blocks: Park Boulevard

Hundred Proof on Park Boulevard

Just north of the San Diego Zoo on Park Boulevard, it blazes a foodie trail up to the quaint, Craftsman-packed neighborhood of University Heights. Though there are some worthwhile outliers (Trust, for example) most of the area’s restaurants line a two-block stretch of Park Boulevard where they’re all in arm’s reach.

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Spend Spring Break in San Diego

People Dancing at Omnia Nightclub - Spring Break in San Diego

There are infinite ways to while away a week of perfect spring weather in this town. Here are a few ideas—for a fun night out, a perfect beach day, and a shopping and lounge-by-the-pool day—just to get your gears turning.

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