In 1542, Cabrillo sailed the ocean blue and not only discovered San Diego Bay for Spain, but California and the U.S. West Coast as well. Yep, that’s right…San Diego is the Plymouth Rock of the West! Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into the harbor on September 28 – almost exactly 472 years ago! – aboard the San […]
It’s that time of year – the days grow shorter, the weather grows colder and our dearly (and not-so-dearly) departed rise again for their unwelcome annual visit. If you’re brave or foolish enough to say hello to them, head out to one of these haunted houses and trails throughout San Diego county. Just remember the […]
There’s a tale of a Cat, so cool in a Hat, that…did you hear…was created right here! 🙂 Yep Dr. Seuss, that master smith of rhyming words for kids, lived atop a hill called Mt. Soledad in La Jolla (north of downtown San Diego) where his fantastical world of Cat in the Hat and other […]
Fall in San Diego means warm days, cool nights, Halloween fun and, of course, pumpkin patches! Browse the list below to find the perfect pumpkin patch near you. Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center has been a Pumpkin Patch staple for as long as I can remember (the Bates family […]
San Diego’s Liberty Station, on the site of Point Loma’s former Naval Training Center, is a thriving, continually reviving, slice of San Diego history – and one of the best ways to explore the neighborhood it is by attending Friday Night Liberty, beginning at 5:00 PM on the first Friday of each month.
It’s an opportunity to visit galleries and performance venues for free and meet artists at work in studios that have replaced barracks and classrooms where the U.S. Navy once practiced the art of turning boys into men.
If you've ever been to Pike Place Market in Seattle or Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, you know what a delight it is to see seafood as fresh as it gets from local waters.
San Diego now has its very own open-air seafood market called the <a title="Tuna Harbor Dockside Market" href="http://www.thdocksidemarket.com/" target="_blank">Tuna Harbor Dockside Market</a>, located on Fish Harbor Pier on picturesque San Diego Bay between <a title="Seaport Village" href="http://www.sandiego.org/members/shopping/seaport-village.aspx" target="_blank">Seaport Village</a> and Ruocco Park (across the street from the chic new <a title="Headquarters at Seaport District" href="http://theheadquarters.com/" target="_blank">Headquarters at Seaport District</a>).
From the newest public water park on the San Diego harbor to favorites at LEGOLAND and Aquatica, visiting San Diego splash zones offers ample opportunity for a soaking good time beyond the beach.
Here are some top choices for San Diego non-salt-water adventures.
Located just minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Bay Park is the largest park of its kind in the world, spread out over 4,200 sparkling acres. Something you may not know about this aquatic playground is that there are some really cool and surprising animal encounters along its 27 miles of beaches.
I’m on a “mission” (pun intended 😉 ) to find the most affordable sights, bites and places to stay in Mission Valley and share them with you for when you visit San Diego.
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