It’s the new year and it’s time to explore more of what San Diego has to offer visitors and locals alike. Here are 15 things to try in 2015: 100+ Years of Awesome 1. Climb the California Tower For the first time since 1935, Balboa Park’s California Tower at the San Diego Museum of Man […]
We’re counting down the 12 Days of Christmas with 12 giveaways celebrating the surf, city and everything in between! Win a stay at the best local hotels, discover San Diego’s watering holes or explore dining and shopping by participating in daily contests! Check our Facebook page daily, entries from December 12-23, 2015 will be considered […]
The votes are in, and when it comes to great weather and top notch spas, San Diego can’t be beat! So say the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, and we in San Diego couldn’t agree more.
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>).
Do you remember where you were when Landon Donovan put the ball behind GK Raïs M'Bolhi in the 91st minute of the US vs. Algeria game in 2010 World Cup? I do! Even though I had work that day and the sun had barely come up, I made my way to the Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights and anxiously hoped for a miracle. When Donovan placed Dempsey's rebound in the back of the net, the entire bar erupted with <a title="The World's Reaction to Landon Donovan's Game Winning Goal" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbn3rOPmR9w" target="_blank">thunderous applause, high fives and a few tears of joy</a>!
Even though San Diego may not have a soccer team (cough, cough…MLS…cough, cough…Chivas needs a new home and a fresh start…cough, cough), it does have some of the most rabid football fans in the country (during the 2010 World Cup, San Diego ranked in the <a title="2010 World Cup Final on ABC: Most-Watched Men’s World Cup Game Ever" href="http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/07/12/2010-world-cup-final-on-abc-most-watched-men%E2%80%99s-world-cup-game-ever/56837/" target="_blank">top 5 TV markets</a>). Bars, restaurants and pubs throughout the county will be full of fans watching Brazil's opening kick off against Croatia to the final on July 13.
If you want to feel the rush and excitement of the world's most popular game, head to any one of these pubs/bars and join in the chants (especially on Monday, 16 June, at 3:00 PM).
With spectacular scenery, sun-kissed beaches, world-class restaurants and luxury resorts, San Diego calls to all lovebirds looking for a romantic getaway. This February, special Valentine’s Day offerings from San Diego hotels and resorts make it the perfect time to let Cupid’s arrow fly and treat a special friend or loved one to a relaxing retreat or fun-filled adventure in romantic San Diego.
Happy New Year! During your next visit, you will still be able to enjoy San Diego’s amazing weather (it’s in the 70s as I am writing this) and gorgeous beaches all while checking out these 14 things to try in 2014:
Goodbye 2013! Here’s to 2014 and all the excitement the new year will bring. Start the year off right with these top things to do in San Diego.
Tamales are a year-round source of pleasure and sustenance in San Diego. Made from masa, a corn-based dough that is steamed or boiled in a corn-husk wrapper and filled with meat, cheese, fruit or vegetables, tamales are often part of San Diego families’ holiday celebrations. While the best tamales in San Diego are those made by a mom or abuela at home, here are some local places to buy these Mexican treats.
Alice Cooper said it best, “No more teachers, no more books…school’s out for summer!” When the final school bell rings and summer break begins, there’s no better place to bring your kids than San Diego, especially teenagers. San Diego has great teen activities known to cause many of them to happily lay down their smart phones and join in the fun. Here are a few “teen-tested, mother approved” San Diego activities that my own two teenagers enjoy every summer.