Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – May 15-20, 2018

Navy's Bay Bridge Run Walk - Top Things to Do

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

Brent Bernasconi

Top Gun Filming Sites in San Diego You Can Visit

Top Gun at Kansas City BBQ

Feel the need for speed at these San Diego Top Gun filming locations according to IMDB. whether it’s Top Gun Day, May 13, or just any other “slow” day. Continue reading

Jennifer Davies

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

When it comes to things to do in May, Balboa Park is not fooling around. From Cinco de Mayo to crafty cocktails, there is plenty to see and do all throughout the park. Continue reading

Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – May 1-6, 2018

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including Cinco de MayoRhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival and these top things to do. Continue reading

Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – April 24-29, 2018

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

Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – April 17-22, 2018

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

Guest Blogger

The Rhythm & Brews Music and Craft Beer Festival

Known as the ‘Capital of Craft,’ San Diego is home to 130+ independent craft breweries and is a birthplace to some of the industry’s most respected establishments. The Rhythm & Brews Craft Beer and Music Festival celebrates this definitive part of our city’s culture.

The festival is one, unforgettable day complete with jams from local musicians and tastes of 50+ of the most renowned breweries from San Diego County and other vibrant craft beer regions around the country. All of this is happening on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Continue reading

San Diego Magazine

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

San Diego Magazine

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.

Eating & Drinking

No visit to Bird Rock is complete without a pilgrimage to Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, one of the most highly acclaimed roasters in the country. Grab a pastry and pour over before snagging a spot on one of the open window benches—there isn’t a better spot to people watch. For lunch, try Cafe Vahik, Seaside Surf Cafe, Don Bravo Grill & Cantina, or Wheat & Water for a wood-fired pizza and pint of local craft beer.

For something a little stronger, head to Beaumont’s. This eclectic eatery serves food all day, but it’s the live music and craft cocktails that attract the crowds. Nearby Pacific Beach caters to those who seek a late-night social scene, as most of Bird Rock beds down by midnight. Ocean views are best atop the new Waterbar restaurant, but tiki cocktail fans will go gaga for The Grass Skirt.

Outdoor Activities

Biking is a popular Bird Rock pastime. Hop on the local bike path for an easy ride through the heart of the ‘hood. For a challenge, surfing at Windansea Beach is a picturesque but advanced surf spot. Use caution – the offshore reefs make for good waves, but bad wipeouts. When in doubt, just bring a camera to document the gorgeous scenery.

Another nearby Instagram gem is La Jolla Cove. This protected nook is home to herds of seals, pelicans, and other sea life. Get a closer look at the local marine life in a kayak or paddleboard (rentals are available).

La Jolla Culture

Cute shops line the length of La Jolla Boulevard. Mimi & Red, a local boutique specializing in millennial women’s fashion, is one of the most popular stops in Bird Rock. Just down the street, Bird Rock Surf Shop caters to the surfing crowd. There are also plenty of art galleries featuring the work of local and national artists. After you’ve had your fill of shopping, take a load off at one of La Jolla’s numerous spas like The Bird Rock Massage Studio, Birdie Day Spa, Lucky Ocean Spa, or Decorum Lash Bar & Spa. From facials to full body massages, there’s something relaxing for everyone.

San Diego Magazine

Exploring San Diego’s Hottest ‘Hoods: Julian

Just an hour away from the hustle and bustle of the city of San Diego is Julian, a sleepy little town nestled in the scenic Cuyamaca Mountains. A trip to this rustic hamlet feels like a voyage back in time, and rightfully so: It’s a California Historical Landmark dating back to the gold rush. Check out its many historic buildings and book a ride down storefront-lined Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage. And don’t pass up the chance to get a taste of what Julian has come to be known for – apples.

An easy day trip from San Diego, be sure to check out these offerings you can only find in Julian. And, if you time it right you might even see some winter snow. Continue reading