San Diego and Tijuana have always defined and strengthened one another. Mexican culture is woven into the very fabric of San Diego, seen, heard, and tasted everywhere from art galleries and taco shops to breweries, bars, and boutiques. There are infinite ways to experience and understand it, but these are among the richest, most delicious […]
From amazing beaches to museums and art to taco shops, the surfing culture permeates throughout San Diego County. Surfing was recently dubbed California’s official state sport. But San Diego has been ahead of the trend for decades, embracing a city-wide laid-back surf culture and serving as one of the top surfing destinations in the world.
San Diego’s proximity to Mexico and South and Central America ancestry have helped shape the city’s diverse cultural identity. Hispanic and Latin influences can be found in the region’s architecture, gastronomical scene, and artistic landscape and are proudly celebrated year-round. National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) is a special time to recognize […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]