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 all about food, beer, Pacific Islands, fast cars and the rise of the undead this weekend in San Diego! After the break are our top picks for the weekend.
Tomorrow, Friday, November 11, the University of North Carolina Tarheels and the Michigan State Spartans will square off in a very non-traditional basketball stadium. A court, television cameras, announcer booth and over 7,000 spectator seats have been added to the flight deck aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier currently sitting in San Diego’s Big Bay.
1. Located in Old Town San Diego, the famous Whaley House, constructed in 1856 on a former gallows site, is one of only two officially-designated haunted houses in California. The Whaley House is often referred to as “the most haunted house in America,” inhabited by no less than seven spirits. The Whaley House is also […]
In 1986, San Diego, Oceanside, NAS Miramar, the former Naval Training Center, Kansas City Barbecue and aviator glasses took off into stardom with the theatrical release of Top Gun! Even though the movie was released on 16 May, today, 13 May, is Top Gun Day! So leave work a little early today, put on your […]
A few months ago I revealed some little known places around the “Crown City” of Coronado that many folks hadn’t heard of. During a recent media tour I discovered a few more secret and not so obvious spots around the island worth checking out. Following are my five hidden gems: Stare down… The stately Glorietta Bay Inn is a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes […]
1. The Navy is celebrating 100 years of naval aviation in a big way this weekend. On Saturday, February 12th, the Navy will showcase its “Parade of Flight” with more than 200 planes flying over Coronado and the Bay. It will be the largest naval flyover since WWII! Be sure to check out the Union-Tribune’s […]