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San Diego: Most Popular Articles

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The Top 10 Romantic Spots in San Diego
San Diego has plenty of spots to show a little romance, and it doesn't have to cost a lot to go. Find out where the top romantic spots are in San Diego.
The Best Suburbs Where You Can Live in San...
San Diego is a place of suburbs and bedroom communities. Here are some of the best places to live in the county.
10 Indian Casinos Worth Visiting in the San...
San Diego County is probably the Indian Casino capital of California, if not the nation. Here are my top picks for casinos nearby when the gaming bug hits you.
Save Money in San Diego by Shopping at These...
San Diego County has a number of outlet shopping centers that feature big name merchandise and discount prices.
Things You Must Do When You Visit San Diego
If you're visiting San Diego for the first time, you'll realize there is so much to do. So, how do you
The 10 Best Lakes for Fishing in San Diego
Here's a rundown and listing of the top freshwater lakes for fishing in San Diego County.
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach is a funky beach community of San Diego. Visiting or living in Ocean Beach provides many fun things to do from restaurants to surfing...
Discover San Diego's Best Places to Throw a...
Here's a guide to places in San Diego where you can have your kid's birthday party.
The Best Places For You to Go Shopping in San...
The San Diego Guide's Top Picks for San Diego County Shopping Malls.
Hidden San Diego: The Legend of the Munchkin...
One of San Diego's longest-standing urban legends is the story that a midget - or munchkin - colony of homes existed somewhere near La Jolla. It may be an urban legend, but it's a pretty good story anyway.
The Best Places to Visit For the Day In and...
Here is a list of fun and interesting places around San Diego to visit on a day trip.
About San Diego Profile: Hiking Cowles Mountain
At 1,592 feet, Cowles Mountain is the highest point in the city of San Diego.
The Beach Neighborhoods of San Diego County
San Diego's coastal beach communities not only are scenic, but they are genuine neighborhoods with their own personalities.
12 Coolest Hidden Places to See in San Diego
San Diego has a lot of unique and interesting hidden places that might be unknown to the population at large, but they are well worth discovering. Discover some of the best of Hidden San Diego right here.
Free Things to Do in San Diego | San Diego for...
San Diego has lots of things to do for free, and some of it is right in front of our eyes
San Diego's Best Bars for Live Music | Live...
Where can you have a drink and enjoy live music in San Diego? Here are some of the best bars and coffee houses to see and hear live music in San Diego.
A Gardener's Guide to the Best Nurseries in San...
Here are my picks for the best garden nurseries in San Diego County.
Discover San Diego: The Top 10 Places to...
With so many things to see in Balboa Park, where do you start? Here are the top 10 places to discover in San Diego's Balboa Park.
6 Best Panoramic Views in San Diego County
San Diego County has some stunning topography. So where are the best places to take in these views? Preferably free? Here are my best bets for the top panoramic views in San Diego County.
Top Things To Do Around San Diego On Super Bowl...
If watching the Super Bowl isn't your idea of fun, here are the top suggestions of what to do around San Diego on Super Bowl Sunday.
Tips for Whale Watching in San Diego
San Diego is whale watching territory. Here's the lowdown on seeing these majestic creatures of the sea on a San Diego whale watching tour...
Hidden San Diego: Free Tuesdays in Balboa Park
Did you know you can take in the museums and galleries in Balboa Park for free? As a service to the public, each Tuesday of the month offers free admission to Balboa Park venues, on a rotating basis.
Best of San Diego: Point Loma
Point Loma is a neighborhood of San Diego with diverse geography and lifestyles. It is one of the most scenic areas in the city where outdoor activites abound.
All About San Diego: Shopping at Fashion Valley...
The class of San Diego malls, Fashion Valley has arguably the best of the upscale stores. Nordstrom, JC Penney, Macy's, Nieman Marcus and the new Bloomingdale's anchor this well appointed two-level outdoor mall.
San Diego's Best Record Stores
Where to find vintage vinyl records and just plain cool music? San Diego still has a few actual record stores.
9 Best Sports Bars in San Diego
If you're a sports fan, here are some of the best places to eat, drink and watch sports around San Diego.
Your Guide to San Diego's Urban Neighborhoods
San Diego isn't known as a city of neighborhoods, but they do exist in this bastion of suburbia. Here are the top urban neighborhoods in San Diego.
The 13 Best Museums in San Diego
San Diego has some very interesting and unique museums. Here is a sampling of some of the best museums in San Diego County.
The Best Public Golf Courses in San Diego
San Diego is home to a wonderful selection of golf courses. Here are the best public golf courses for the value in San Diego County.
The Best Places to Go Shopping in San Diego
Here are some of the best places to do your shopping in San Diego.
San Diego Trolley Stations
Riding the bright red San Diego Trolley system is a great way to get around San Diego and see its diversity. Here are some of the trolley stops where you'll want to get off and explore the surrounding neighborhoods.
The Best Picnic Spots in and Around San Diego
Some of the best places to have a picnic in San Diego and nearby enjoy some of the most scenic locales, even in an area of the country known for its beauty.
8 Places to Camp in San Diego
San Diego has a number of campgrounds within its urban areas where you can easily enjoy the great outdoors.
San Diego Zoo Facts: Learn All About this...
Learn all about San Diego's world-famous zoo with these San Diego Zoo facts that include info on exhibits, history, tickets, conservation and more.
Take in the View Atop San Diego's Mountain Peaks
San Diego's topography lends itself to publicly accessible mountains and peaks. Here are some of the more popular mountain peaks in San Diego County.
Supermarkets in San Diego: Where to Get Your...
A supermarkets a supermarket, you say? Not in the highly competitive Southern California marketplace, where you have megastores with groceries plus...
Guide to San Diego's Farmers Markets
Farmers markets be found almost every day of the year throughout San Diego County. Here is your guide to San Diego farmers markets...
What to Expect from Living in La Jolla
La Jolla is home to one of the most stunning pieces of coastline in all of California and living in La Jolla has many benefits if you can afford it...
Julian, California in San Diego Country
Julian is 60 miles northeast of San Diego situated between the northern end of the Cuyamaca Mountains and the southern slope of Volcan Mountain, west the Anza Borrego desert.
Best Areas to Find Asian Restaurants and Food...
San Diego has a number of areas where there is a concentration of Asian restaurants and food markets. Here are areas around San Diego County where you can eat and shop for Asian food.
Did you know who named San Diego?
Do you know where San Diego got it's name?
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: Kensington
Kensington is an upscale, quiet neighborhood in mid-city San Diego. Here is what you need to know about Kensington, including things to do there.
Best Off-Leash Dog Parks and Beaches in San Diego
A list San Diego's most popular dog-friendly, off-leash parks, beaches and open spaces where you can let your dog run around and be a dog.
San Diego's Worst Traffic Bottlenecks
Here are the top traffic bottlenecks in San Diego County as compiled by INRIX.
Grunion Fish Runs and Hunting on San Diego...
Along San Diego's beaches each year, the California grunion comes ashore to spawn. Grunion hunting, called grunion runs, is also popular as a result.
Hidden San Diego: The 25th Street Musical Bridge
It's one of the most unique works of public art in San Diego, and it's interactive to boot. The 25th Street Bridge that spans the Martin Luther King Freeway in Golden Hill has a sidewalk rail that is a carillon that can actually be played by pedestrians.
2014 Summer Camps at the Safari Park
If you want to give your children a unique camp experience this 2014 summer, consider one that involves animals with a summer camp at the Safari Park
Visiting the Carlsbad Flower Fields
The colorful Carlsbad Flower Fields in North County San Diego are an annual rite of spring. Here is what you need to know for visiting the flowers.
Learn All About the Coronado Bridge in San Diego
The San Diego-Coronado Bridge spans San Diego Bay and connects San Diego with the city of Coronado and has become one of its most recognized landmarks
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: North Park
North Park, San Diego is a diverse neighborhood of single family homes, apartment complexes, hip restaurants and bars, businesses and arts.
Walking Tour: Downtown San Diego Waterfront
What better way to take in the essence of the city than to do a waterfront San Diego walking tour? Here are some top tips for doing such a walk...
Top 5 Romantic Restaurants in San Diego
Need an idea for a special night out with your sweetie? Make a reservation at one of these top picks for most romantic restaurant in San Diego.
San Diego Things to Do: Easter Weekend and...
Things to do around San Diego during Easter and spring break.
Top Gun Locations in San Diego | San Diego Top...
On May 16, 1986, Paramount released Top Gun starring Tom Cruise and it instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Arguably one of the most beloved summer escapist movies ever, it catapulted Cruise to superstar icon, and featured the likes of Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan, and Tom Skerritt in their youthful prime. Most of the film was shot in San Diego at many recognizable locations.
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: Hillcrest
New York has Greenwich Village. San Francisco has the Castro. Vancouver has the West End. And San Diego has Hillcrest, our closest thing to a diverse, lively, hip and colorful neighborhood. This gay-friendly 'hood just north of Balboa Park is a mix of apartments and bungalows mixed with a pedestrian-friendly business district.
San Diego On A Budget
Here are some suggestions to make your dollars stretch and still enjoy things around San Diego.
Your Guide to San Diego's 6 Fishing Piers
San Diego's ocean fishing piers are great places to stroll, admire the local coastline, and of course, do some fishing. Here's a list of our local San Diego coastal piers.
4 San Diego Sites New Visitors Can't Miss
Here is a list of places to take guests visiting San Diego for the first time to make it easy for you to show newbies around your hometown...
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: University...
University Heights, San Diego is located between Hillcrest and North Park. Similar in ways to both, it has its own personality with a mix of...
Oceanfront Campgrounds in San Diego North County
Fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing when you spend a night at one of San Diego North County’s oceanfront campgrounds, located next to the
San Diego County Car Shows: Classic Car...
What better way to spend a warm summer evening in San Diego than to cruise a classic car show? Here's your guide to the best ones in San Diego County.
Hiking Mt Woodson to Potato Chip Rock in Poway
One of the most iconic landmarks in San Diego County is Potato Chip Rock and you can reach it by hiking up Mt Woodson in Poway. Tips for hiking it...
Take In San Diego's Theme and Amusement Parks
San Diego has its share of popular theme and amusement parks, like the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland and more. Here is a roundup of San Diego amusement parks.
The Okeanos "Turd" sculpture of Scripps Green...
The Scripps Turd is an abstract bronze sculpture called Okeanos by artist William Tucker that was located in front of Scripps Green Hospital...
Top 10 Reasons to Live in San Diego
San Diego is the land of surf and sun and its culture and ambiance inspire many people to relocate. Here are the top 10 reasons to live in San Diego.
Top 7 Places To Sing Karaoke Around San Diego
Looking for a place to show your vocal stuff? Head to a karaoke bar and make like American Idol. Here are some of the top places in San Diego to do that karaoke thing.
All About the Point Loma Tide Pools in San Diego
The Point Loma tide pools at San Diego's Cabrillo National Monument offer a glimpse into the ocean life of the ecosystem and its tidal creatures.
What Cool Concerts Are Coming to San Diego?
Here's a month-by-month listing of live concerts and shows throughout San Diego. Find out which artists are playing concerts in San Diego.
About San Diego Profile: the Footbridges of...
The footbridges found in the San Diego neighborhoods of Hillcrest and Banker's Hill are hidden treasures known only to local residents.
Your Guide to Westfield Mission Valley Mall
Westfield Mission Valley mall is one of two major regional shopping centers in San Diego's Mission Valley neighborhood. It has a variety of stores and
All About the Borrego Springs Sculptures of...
Galleta Meadows Estate is located in the desert of Borrego Springs and features massive steel sculptures of prehistoric animals and serpents...
Top 9 San Diego's Top Concert Venues
From intimate to arena-size, San Diego has a wide variety of concert venues to choose from. Here's our guide's top picks to see live performances in and around San Diego.
Discover San Diego's Best Breweries and...
San Diego has a thriving and well-regarded microbrewery community. Here is a roundup of San Diego's microbreweries by Local Wally's San Diego Brewery Guide.
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: Mission Hills
Mission Hills, San Diego is a centrally located neighborhood that is one of the most historic and architecturally impressive neighborhoods in the city
All About the San Diego Trolley
San Diego Trolley is a light rail public transportation system serving San Diego with convenient stops in Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter and more.
San Diego Coaster Day Trip Ideas for Families
The San Diego Coaster is often used by commuters, but it can also be a great method of transportation for a fun 'Coaster Crawl' family day trip...
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: City Heights
City Heights, San Diego is a large neighborhood in the eastern part of city with an ethnically diverse population. It is home to a many eateries...
Otay Ranch Town Center: Fashion, Food & Fun
Otay Ranch Town Center a premier shopping mall in San Diego, offering a vibrant open-air setting for whiling away hours with friends, kids and pets.
Top 7 Big Box Shopping Centers Around San Diego
They're convenient, close to home and pretty much offer everything we need. And for those reasons, they've
Hillcrest Shopping | Shopping in Hillcrest San...
Here are some suggestions on where to shop in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego.
San Diego Shopping: Westfield UTC in La Jolla
Westfield UTC is a pleasant outdoor mall located in the Golden Triangle area of the La Jolla neighborhood in San Diego. The shopping center has...
San Diego Walking Tour: Downtown La Mesa
Downtown La Mesa offers a quaint and friendly small town environment, offering a mix of antique shops, restaurants, and business services.
San Diego Staycation Part 2: What to Do
Save on flights and stay home for a staycation in San Diego for your next getaway and explore San Diego like a tourist at these top San Diego sites...
Top Activities at La Jolla Shores
A day trip or vacation to La Jolla can actually be jam-packed with adventure thanks to La Jolla Shores Beach, which has surfing, kayaking, scuba and
All About the Coronado San Diego Sand Dunes
Did you know that the San Diego sand dunes on Coronado beach spell out a hidden message? The sand dunes can be found just north of the Hotel Del and
San Diego County Mandatory Water Restrictions
Mandatory water restrictions from the San Diego County Water Authority.
San Diego Holiday and Christmas Light Displays
A partial list of where to view the best Christmas light displays around San Diego County
A Guide to Julian Pies
Julian, California is a short drive from San Diego and cooks up some of the best apple pies around. Here is where you can find the best Julian pies...
Gay and Lesbian Marriage in San Diego FAQ
If you're a gay or lesbian couple, what steps must you take to get married in San Diego? Here are the answers.
Top 5 Romantic Activities in San Diego
There are many ways to spend a romantic day in San Diego. Here are the top five most romantic activities in San Diego from wine to hikes to sunsets...
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: South Park
South Park is one of San Diego's older neighborhoods near Balboa Park. It is home to hip bars like Hamilton's Tavern plus several other popular...
San Diego's Favorite Beaches
San Diego County has some of the best and most scenic beaches on the West Coast. Here are some of the most interesting and favorite ones in the region.
Homegrown Golfers
San Diego's homegrown golfers
12 Best Holiday Activities in San Diego
Here are the San Diego guide's suggestions for some of the top picks for things to do in San Diego during the Christmas holiday season.
Hidden San Diego: Harper's Topiary Garden in...
Harper's Topiary Garden is a public topiary garden in the Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego.
San Diego's Best Movie Theaters
Here's a list of San Diego movie theaters that offer a good movie-going experience.
Best Diners in San Diego
Comfort food, breakfast at any time, late-night dining, cheap eats - sometimes you gotta have diner food. Here are my top picks for dining at diners in San Diego.
Best of San Diego: Downtown
Downtown San Diego is a vibrant place to spend a day or evening. Here are some of the best places to visit downtown.
San Diego's Food Trucks Dishing Up Fine...
Gourmet food trucks are the hottest trend in restaurants, and San Diego is starting to warm up to the idea of fine dining on the sidewalk. Here are the most popular gourmet food trucks in San Diego.
About San Diego Profile: the Sprinter Light...
The Sprinter is the east-west light rail system link between Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido in San Diego's North County.
Where to Dine in San Diego: Hillcrest
Looking for a place to eat in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood? Here are a few suggestions.
San Diego Family Fun Centers and Amusement Parks
Here are some top picks for San Diego family fun centers and amusement parks, whether you're a local or visiting from out of town...
Restaurant Review: Sublime Ale House in San...
If rich, gooey, succulent cheese sounds like your thing, then you need to get yourself to Sublime Ale House in San Marcos, CA. Mac and cheese with...
San Diego Profile: Shelter Island
Shelter Island is a popular waterfront recreation area on San Diego Bay, but it isn't really an island but more of an isthmus connected to the mainland.
DYK: Cabrillo National Monument
Did you know Cabrillo National Monument receives the most visitors?
About San Diego Profle: Beach Alcohol Ban
San Diego's banning of alcohol at beaches and parks took effect on Jan. 15, 2008.
Must-See San Diego
For visitors and residents alike, there are a few attractions and places that should be on your must-see San Diego list to really experience the city.
Top Places to Shop in Little Italy, San Diego
Here are some suggestions on where to shop in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego whether you're looking for housework, gifts, clothes or more.
Best Chicken Wings in Pacific Beach, San Diego
When deciding on the best chicken wings in Pacific Beach, it’s like declaring the best wings in all of San Diego as PB is known for having some of ...
San Diego Freeways: Your Guide to the Road
Here's the lowdown on San Diego freeways with rush hour points and tips for navigating the increasingly congested city and San Diego suburbs...
And They're Off! It's Time For Horse Racing at...
That annual beach party known as the Del Mar Thoroughbred racing season begins in mid-July and runs through the Labor Day holiday in September.
About San Diego Profile: American Idol's...
Jessica Sanchez is an American singer from Chula Vista in San Diego, California. She is currently a Top 2 finalist on the eleventh season of American Idol on FOX.
Torrey Pines Hiking: Woods, Wildlife and Waves
Hike Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve for ocean views and wooded trails. Torrey Pines hiking takes you through protected land in San Diego that...
San Diego Shopping: Plaza Bonita
Located in the South County area, Plaza Bonita is the Westfield indoor, two-level counterpart to Plaza Camino Real.
San Diego Shopping: Westfield Horton Plaza
Horton Plaza's construction in the mid-1980s jump-started the Gaslamp renaissance. Its multi-level, somewhat confusing whimsical architecture is a must-see for any San Diego visitor.
Fun Family Activities in San Diego
These family activities may have been around for generations, but they're still a great way to have traditional family fun in San Diego...
Veronica Mars San Diego Locations
Veronica Mars is a TV show starring Kristen Bell on the CW network. It is set in the fictitional town of Neptune but is actually filmed and produced in San Diego by Stu Segall Productions. Here are some of the real San Diego locales seen on the TV show.
8 Reasons to Visit San Diego
Thinking of a vacation to San Diego? Here are the top eight reasons everyone should visit San Diego at least once in their life. From beaches to beer
North Park Shopping | Shopping in North Park...
Here are some suggestions on where to shop in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego.
San Diego's Best Burgers - Top Hamburgers
San Diego serves up some great hamburgers and even though it might be a personal and subjective choice, here are some generally acknowledged tasty burger joints.
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: Normal Heights
Bookended on the west by University Heights and Kensington on the east, Normal Heights completes the Adams Avenue 'hood trifecta along the main drag.
Take a Sip From San Diego's Local Wineries
San Diego has a number of local wineries that offer up their own versions of handcrafted wines.
Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden in San...
Queen Califia's Magical Circle is a San Diego County sculpture garden by renowned artist Niki de Saint Phalle in Escondido's Kit Carson Park.
3 New Restaurants You Need to Eat at in San...
San Diego is getting many new restaurants in 2016 that will soon make your list of must-eat-at restaurants in San Diego County. Try these ones first.
All About ArtWalk in San Diego's Little Italy
ArtWalk is San Diego's largest urban arts festival. Hundreds of local and national artists show and sell their creations, which include...
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Africa and Asia...
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species.
Where to Dine in San Diego: Mid-City and...
Looking for a place to eat in San Diego? Here are some suggestions for dining in the mid-city area of
Top 10 Dive Bars in San Diego
Call them dive bars or the corner tavern, San Diego has its share of local hangouts and everyone has their favorite. Here are this guide's choices for top dive bars in San Diego.
Where to Watch College Sports in San Diego
Where's the best place to hook up with fellow alums to watch college sports? These sports bars are your best bets to sport your colors.
The New Terminal 2 at San Diego Airport
Terminal 2 of the San Diego airport has gotten a much needed makeover. Here's what's new and why flying out of San Diego is better than ever...
Long Weekend Getaway from San Diego: California...
Have a 3-day weekend coming up and want to leave San Diego and get out of town? Head to the central California coast.
San Diego's Famous Landmarks
Here are some famous San Diego landmarks that personify San Diego and pique your curiosity upon first glance. Don't miss out on seeing them...
San Diego is the Poinsettia Capital
San Diego County is the home of the poinsettia, the traditional holiday flower.
Hidden San Diego: Heritage Park Victorian...
San Diego's Heritage Park is a 7.8-acre park is dedicated to the preservation of San Diego’s Victorian architecture.
San Diego Profile: Palomar Observatory
The Palomar Observatory is a world-class center of astronomical research that is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology. It is the home of the 200-inch Hale Telescope, one of the world's largest.
Picking Apples in Julian
Apple orchards are scattered throughout the Julian area in San Diego's mountain country.
Shaun White: A Local San Diego Celebrity
Shaun White is an American professional snowboarder and skateboarder from San Diego. He is a Winter Olympics gold medal winner and has also won...
Old Mission Dam in San Diego: History and...
Old Mission Dam supplied water to the Mission of San Diego de Alcalá and can be seen still when visiting Mission Trails Regional Park...
How to Celebrate New Year's Eve in San Diego
Here are some suggestions for celebrating New Year's Eve around San Diego County.
San Diego Shopping: Grossmont Center
This quaint mall in La Mesa is the shopping center that time forgot.
San Diego Bowling Alleys
Bowling in San Diego is alive and well. Here is a list of bowling alleys in San Diego County.
San Diego Miniature Railroads
San Diego County is home to several miniature and historic railroads and trains that you can ride.
Where to Dine in San Diego: North Park
Looking for a place to eat in the North Park neighborhood? Here are a few suggestions.
Visiting Catalina Island from San Diego
Located 86 miles northwest of San Diego, Catalina Island is a nearby island getaway with beach clubs, charming bed and breakfasts, a historical town
What to Do on San Diego's Bays
Take advantage of San Diego's bays with these fun activities, whether you're looking for a relaxing day on the water or something more adventurous.
San Diego's Public Library Branches
Here's a listing of the City of San Diego's public library branches.
Where to Eat in Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach (OB) is a relaxed beach community located in San Diego. From fish tacos to pho to French cuisine, here are the best places to eat in OB.
About San Diego Profile: Red Bull Air Races -...
The Red Bull Air Race World Series features the world’s best pilots in a motor sports competition based on speed, precision and skill. Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a low-level aerial race track made up of air-filled pylons, reaching speeds of 400 kilometres per hour while withstanding forces of up to 10 Gs.
Thanksgiving Activities in San Diego
Thanksgiving activities often involves a meal and activities with family and friends. Here are some suggestions to celebrate Thanksgiving week in San Diego.
7 Best Oyster Happy Hours in San Diego
Love oysters? Here are some of the best oyster happy hours in San Diego to head to after work or whenever you’re needing an oyster fix...

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