20 minutes’ drive north of San Diego’s core, the coastal city of Del Mar—population 4,500—and its inland neighbor, Carmel Valley, beckon. Boutiques and fine restaurants line streets that exude a European flavor. Not to mention that they’re within trotting distance of the Del Mar Racetrack and some of the dreamiest coastline in San Diego.
Valentine’s Day no longer claims sole custody of the month of February. Whether you are flying solo this cupid season or are happily coupled, Balboa Park has a plethora of happenings this month that are bound to spark some sort of connection. From advocating for human rights to plays to the lost art of letter […]
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 […]
It’s the holiday season and Balboa Park is the place to make merry. But it’s not just how festive Balboa Park looks and more about the very many ways to enjoy the season with a full slate of special events. From the popular December Nights to avant-garde exhibits, Balboa Park is a place to sparkle, […]
Nestled between East Village and National City, Barrio Logan is a longstanding cultural hub 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 […]
There are things a-plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season—including what Balboa Park has in store for you in the month of November. From painting your pet to pop-up art sales to cocktail culture, there is something for everyone to have a gourd time.
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 […]
This month Balboa Park is filled with sights, bites and a few frights in honor of Halloween. From makers to music to pop culture to hair-raising art, there is so much to do in October it’s almost scary.
Between San Diego’s playhouses, museums, galleries, and theaters, there’s always plenty going on in the local art scene. This fall is no different, with an arts lineup that offers something for everyone. Here are five shows, exhibits, and festivals to add to your arts bucket list this season.
Let the summertime fun continue well into September by visiting Balboa Park for special events from to foreign films to musical tributes to even more food trucks on Fridays.