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San Diego’s Hottest Neighborhoods: City Heights/Little Saigon

Little Saigon Mural

As the name Little Saigon suggests, this corridor along El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue in City Heights is a Vietnamese enclave. But it’s so much more than a destination for delicious spring rolls and bahn mi. For starters, Little Saigon is home to many people of Southeast Asian origin. And—if that weren’t enough of its own identity—it’s also home to Little Mogadishu, the U.S.’s second biggest community of Somali-Americans. And did we mention that it’s becoming a full-fledged arts district in its own right, too? Continue reading

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San Diego’s Hottest Neighborhoods: Barrio Logan

Chicano Park - Barrio Logan

Nestled between East Village and National City, Barrio Logan has transformed from a scruffy warehouse district to a hotbed of art, cuisine, and Chicano culture. It would be impossible to truly know San Diego without taking in the murals of the area’s cultural crown jewel, Chicano Park. And there’s plenty of other well-worthwhile things to eat, drink, and see while you’re there. Continue reading

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Sweet Spots: Best/Most Instagram-able Dessert Places

Bing Hause - Sweet Spots: Best/Most Instagram-able Dessert Places

You’ll want to save plenty of room—or skip dinner altogether—for these photogenic sweet spots that will stack up the “Likes”. Just remember to snap those pics before indulging in colorful, elaborate, and oh-so-tasty helpings of shaved ice, divina cakes, decadent milkshakes, red velvet cookies, and more. Continue reading

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7 of the Best Cheap Eats in San Diego

Empenada Kitchen - Cheap Eats in San Diego

San Diego’s best bites span a vast number of world cuisines—and a huge range of prices. You wont find any white tablecloths at these delicious establishments. What you will find is some of the best eats in town, served from trucks, diner griddles, homegrown chains, and hole-in-the-wall gems at prices that may seem too good to be true. Continue reading

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7 Themed Breweries to Visit in San Diego

Border X Brewing - Themed Breweries in San Diego

San Diego’s 150-plus breweries have a lot of personality—some more than others. These themed breweries are among those that exude flair the way IPAs exude hops. Inspired by punk rock, Mexican culture, the American Frontier, and more, these breweries aren’t shy about serving up some personality with each craft-brewed pint. Continue reading

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No Car, No Problem: San Diego’s Other Modes of Transit

Coaster - No Car, No Problem: San Diego's Other Modes of Transit

Cars and surfboards are far from the only ways to get around San Diego. The region has as bevy of public and private transportation options. More than just a way to get from Point A to Point B, these transit options are some of the best ways to get a feel for the city, check out the region’s landscape, or have a bit of fun. Continue reading

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Three San Diego Beach Neighborhoods with Quintessential SoCal Vibes

Sunset Cliffs - Three San Diego Beach Cities with Quintessential SoCal Vibe

San Diego’s beaches are so inviting, you might never want to leave. And you don’t have to, because these beach neighborhoods of Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Ocean Beach have it all. Amusement parks for the whole family, piers and beaches perfect for long strolls, and of course, sips and bites to enjoy with a fiery sunset—it’s all here, within earshot of the waves. Continue reading

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7 Places to Find San Diego’s Best Seafood

Where to Find San Diego's Best Seafood

White tablecloths or fast-casual, San Diego’s best seafood restaurants come in every flavor. No matter if you’re looking to splurge on lobster and crab or just grab some fish tacos after a beach day, our ocean-centric dining scene has the right vibe for you. Continue reading

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Three of San Diego’s Best Food Halls

Little Italy Food Hall - San Diego's Best Food Halls

Why choose just one restaurant? That’s the beauty of food halls: You can mix and match or eat alongside someone even though you got your meal from an entirely different eatery. San Diego’s vibrant food halls add a communal vibe to an already vibrant food scene. Continue reading

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7 Wineries to Visit Along Julian and Ramona’s Wine Trail

Hot ‘Hoods: San Diego’s Wine Trail Through Julian and Ramona

Just a 45-minute drive from the San Diego coast lie mountains and valleys that provide abundant microclimates perfect for growing wine. Increasingly, the 30 wineries around Julian and Ramona have distinguished their neck of the woods as a destination to rival any in California or Baja. Whether by car or by horse, the charming dirt roads that crisscross the region hold many surprises for wine lovers and explorers alike. Don’t forget to pack a picnic—many of the wineries encourage you to enjoy lunch on their grounds. Continue reading