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San Diego for Dog Lovers

Standup Paddleboarders with their Dogs - San Diego is for Dog Lovers

San Diegans love their dogs as much as they love a vibrant sunset and a Baja fish taco. That goes for the owners of bars, restaurants, and stand-up paddle boarding schools, among other places dogs aren’t just allowed, but cordially invited. Grab a leash (or not) and head out for a full day of adventure, eating, drinking, and socializing, with your dog in tow.

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Emily Paddock

Guide to Holiday Shopping in Balboa Park

San Diego History Center Gift Shop - Balboa Park

It’s the holidays. Also known as the most wonderful time of the year. That is unless you are wandering around a crowded mall. But holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a dispiriting slog. In fact, there is place where you can stroll through a picturesque landscape all while finding unique and thoughtful gifts. That magical place? Balboa Park, obviously.

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Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – December 18-25, 2018

San Diego for the Holidays - Top Things to Do

Experience a different kind of holiday chill by spending the upcoming long Christmas weekend in San Diego enjoying all of the festive cheer and these top things to do.

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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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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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Exploring San Diego’s Hottest ‘Hoods: Goldfinch

The Patio on Goldfinch

The Goldfinch and Washington Street intersection in Mission Hills packs a lot into just a few short blocks. Here you’ll find a bevy of farm-to-table and neighborhood restaurants, along with shopping and entertainment, set in a fashionable urban community. Continue reading

Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – July 10-15, 2018

San Diego Pride - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including Pride, Over the Line and these top things to do. Continue reading

Jennifer Davies

Best of Balboa Park: An Insider’s View on What to Do in April in the Park

When it comes to things to do in April, Balboa Park is not fooling around. From secrets to star gazing to sonnets in celebration of Shakespeare, there is plenty to see and do all throughout the park. Continue reading

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Exploring San Diego’s Hottest ‘Hoods: East Village

Downtown’s East Village neighborhood is home to 130 blocks of restaurants, bars, boutiques, hotels, the city’s main library, a baseball stadium, and countless other notable sights. With so much packed into one of the most urban parts of town, it can be tough to choose. Let us help you find a few things to do, see, eat, and drink to get started. Continue reading

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Exploring San Diego’s Hottest ‘Hoods: Bird Rock/La Jolla Blvd

Bird Rock

Nestled along San Diego’s Pacific Coast is Bird Rock, a quirky but laid-back neighborhood known for beautiful ocean views, independent boutiques, and cozy cafes. Visitors and locals can easily stroll from one end of La Jolla Boulevard (Bird Rock’s main drag) to the other, making it the perfect destination for out-of-towners to explore unique mom-and-pop shops. No matter when you decide to visit Bird Rock, its casual culture mixed with upscale atmosphere means you should pack both your swim trunks and a sport coat or heels. Continue reading