Jennifer Davies

5 Can’t Miss Pieces of Art at Balboa Park’s Timken Museum of Art

Balboa Park Timken Museum

Affectionately called San Diego’s jewel box of fine art, the Timken Museum of Art provides an intimate setting (not to mention free admission) to get up close and personal with an impressive collection of European old masters, 19th century American art and Russian icons. While all the art is worth a look, here are five pieces you won’t want to miss.

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Emily Paddock

An Insider’s View on Things to do in August in Balboa Park

Balboa Park Spreckels Organ Pavilion

As summer heads into its dog days, the fun also heats up in Balboa Park. From movies on the park’s lush lawns to awe-inspiring concerts on the world’s largest outdoor instrument to festivals celebrating the circle of life to fairy tales taking flight on stage, Balboa Park in August is a fever pitch of festivities.

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Robert Arends

5 Immersive San Diego Art Experiences to Uncover

Fallen Star - Stuart Collection at UCSD - Uncover San Diego's Immersive Art Scene

Pushing the boundaries of traditional museum and theater spaces, San Diego’s immersive, interactive art scene puts you in the center of the action with unforgettable visual, dance and dramatic spectacles found nowhere else. Climb a massive crocheted hammock sculpture. Explore a vertigo-inducing crooked house. San Diego’s fantastical immersive art experiences engage and transport. You don’t just look at art – you become a part of it, activating and heightening your senses along the way. The following are five immersive, Insta-worthy San Diego art experiences and installations that have to be seen, heard and touched to be believed.

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San Diego Magazine

San Diego’s Hottest Neighborhoods: Encinitas

Pannikan in Encinitas, California

With its enchanting beaches, bistros, bars, boutiques—and even some of the finest botanical gardens found anywhere—Encinitas does not lack for chill vibes. It’s easy to see why it’s been a longtime haven for surfers, artists, and families looking to live the good life without sacrificing culture. No matter how much or how little you’re looking to do, there’s nowhere better than this small beach town a short drive from downtown San Diego.

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Jennifer Davies

An Insider’s View on Things to do in July in Balboa Park

Girls with Hula Hoops at Food Truck Friday in San Diego's Balboa Park

July is all about sizzling celebrations, and Balboa Park delivers the heat with a heavy dose of cool culture thrown into the mix. Friday nights continue to be a can’t-miss way to enjoy the park as food trucks take over the El Prado and many of the most popular museums offer extended hours. But fun in Balboa Park isn’t exclusive to Fridays. Every day is an explorer’s paradise with provocative new exhibits, top-notch theater productions, sumptuous soirees and more.

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San Diego Magazine

A Day in Mission Bay

yoga on Mission Bay

Called San Diego’s water wonderland, America’s largest manmade aquatic park was literally built for a good time. Its endless beaches, calm-water bays, bike paths, golf course, amusement parks, and resorts beckon to all. There’s no shortage of perfect ways to spend a day in Mission Bay — jet-skiing, sailing, at SeaWorld, in a spa, all of the above — but here are a few excellent options.

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San Diego Magazine

San Diego’s Hottest Neighborhoods: Gaslamp Quarter

Coava in the Gaslamp Quarter

Since way back in the 1860s (when the streets were lighted with 50 gas-powered lamps) this happening part of the city has been lit. Today, this 16-block area close to everything in downtown is a wonderful mishmash of historic Victorian architecture, the best of modern food and drink, and San Diego’s most vibrant nightlife. Here are some stops to hit in the Gaslamp Quarter.

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San Diego Magazine

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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Ashley Lekkerkerk

9 Hidden Gems of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Old Town State Historic Park Sign

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, considered by many to be the birthplace of Alta California, boasts many popular shops, restaurants and museums. Discover the park’s historic soul by visiting its lesser-known sites. These 9 hidden gems in Old Town tell tales of the significant moments in the region’s early history. Are you ready to adventure on a historical field trip?

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Jennifer Davies

An Insider’s View on Things to do in June in Balboa Park

Balboa Park Food trucks

This month Balboa Park is in full bloom with a spectacular slate of summer fun – from food trucks to extended hours at many of the most popular museums to trivia nights and a rooftop bar to a playground for the 21-and-up set. Come perfect the art of summer in San Diego’s cultural heart.

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