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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.
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.
All About the Mother Goose Parade in El Cajon
The Mother Goose Parade is an annual San Diego County holiday tradition and is one of the largest parades in the United States.
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.
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.
San Diego Holiday and Christmas Light Displays
A partial list of where to view the best Christmas light displays around San Diego County
The Best Places For You to Go Shopping in San...
The San Diego Guide's Top Picks for San Diego County Shopping Malls.
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.
How to Celebrate New Year's Eve in San Diego
Here are some suggestions for celebrating New Year's Eve around San Diego County.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
About San Diego Profile: Point Loma Tide Pools
The Point Loma tide pools at Cbrillo National Monument offer a glimpse into the ocean life of the ecosystem and its tidal creatures.
Free Things to Do Around and About San Diego
San Diego has lots of things to do for free, and some of it is right in front of our eyes
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.
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...
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.
San Diego's Best Bars For Live Music
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.
Get Acquainted with San Diego's Best Shopping...
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.
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.
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.
A Gardener's Guide to the Best Nurseries in San...
Here are my picks for the best garden nurseries in San Diego County.
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.
About San Diego Profile - Julian
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
The Best Places to Go Shopping in San Diego
Here are some of the best places to do your shopping in 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.
About San Diego Profile: Hiking Cowles Mountain
At 1,592 feet, Cowles Mountain is the highest point in the city of San Diego.
San Diego Ice Skating Rinks
Where to go ice skating in San Diego County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
College Sports Bars: Where to gather with your...
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 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.
San Diego's Worst Traffic Bottlenecks
Here are the top traffic bottlenecks in San Diego County as compiled by INRIX.
Picking Apples in Julian
Apple orchards are scattered throughout the Julian area in San Diego's mountain country.
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.
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.
Whale Watching in San Diego
San Diego is whale watching territory. Here's the lowdown on seeing these majestic creatures of the sea.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
Leashless In San Diego
A list San Diego's most popular dog-friendly, off-leash parks, beaches and open spaces toallow your dog to be a dog.
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.
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...
San Diego Farmers' Markets (cont.)
Not only can farmers' markets be found almost every day of the week throughout San Diego county, but they’re also a year-round occurrence (ah, the beauty of perfect weather). But it’s during spring and summer when you find the local bumper crops of fruits, vegetables and flowers grown by San Diego and California farmers. Page 2.
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 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
The Top 'Top Gun' Locations in San Diego
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 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 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's Best Movie Theaters
Here's a list of San Diego movie theaters that offer a good movie-going experience.
Did you know who named San Diego?
Do you know where San Diego got it's name?
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...
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: Kensington
Kensington is an upscale, quiet neighborhood in mid-city San Diego.
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.
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.
Classic Car Cruising in San Diego
What better way to spend a warm summer evening in San Diego than to cruise a classic car show?
About La Jolla: Living in La Jolla
All about living in La Jolla: The neighborhood of La Jolla is home to one of the most stunning pieces of coastline in all of California. That scenery
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
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...
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 Grocery Guide
A supermarket's a supermarket, you say? Not in the highly competitive Southern California marketplace, where you have megastores that offer banking, dry cleaning, Starbucks and, oh yeah, food. Here's a subjective rundown of what you'll likely find here in town.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in San Diego
Are you spending Thanksgiving in San Diego this year? Read on for how to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner in San Diego, whether cooking or dining out.
Cirque du Soleil Returns to San Diego, Jan. 19
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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.
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...
San Diego On A Budget
Here are some suggestions to make your dollars stretch and still enjoy things around San Diego.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to Dine in San Diego: North Park
Looking for a place to eat in the North Park neighborhood? Here are a few suggestions.
The Best Picnic Spots 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.
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...
San Diego County: Home of the Poinsettia
San Diego County is the home of the poinsettia, the traditional holiday flower.
Cirque du Soleil's "Quidam" Brings Artistry To...
Visit Their Website Quidam is the latest touring production from the fabulously successful Cirque du
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.
Top 9 Diner Dining 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.
The Compass in Carlsbad Restaurant and Bar Review
The Compass is a gastropub in the North County San Diego suburb of Carlsbad with an urban feel that serves gourmet comfort food and local craft beer.
Where to Dine in San Diego: Hillcrest
Looking for a place to eat in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood? Here are a few suggestions.
Neighborhood Spotlight: Encinitas
Encinitas is the laidback and hip coastal city of North County San Diego. It's home to urban eats, dive bars, gorgeous beaches and upscale shops..
Neighborhood Hangouts: Shopping in Hillcrest
Here are some suggestions on where to shop in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego.
Christmas in Julian
Julian is a great place to go for some Christmas cheer if you're used to a Christmas season not involving San Diego's 70 to 80 degree December days.
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.
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.
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...
The Carlsbad Flower Fields
The colorful Carlsbad Flower Fields are an annual rite of spring.
Fun Family Activities in San Diego
These activities have been around for generations. And they're still a great way for families to have fun together. Find out where to go for traditional family fun around San Diego.
San Diego's Best Burger Places
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's Farmers' Markets: Fresh Is Best
Not only can farmers markets be found almost every day of the week throughout San Diego county, but they’re also a year-round occurrence (ah, the beauty of perfect weather). But it’s during spring and summer when you find the local bumper crops of fruits, vegetables and flowers grown by San Diego and California farmers.
The Cohn Restaurant Group of San Diego
The Cohn Restaurant Group in San Diego has created some popular dining experiences. From Mexican food with a twist to fresh seafood fare to fondue and
San Diego's Famous Landmarks
Here are some significant San Diego landmarks that personify San Diego
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...
About San Diego Profile: San Diego-Coronado...
The San Diego-Coronado Bridge spans San Diego Bay and connects San Diego with the city of Coronado and has become one of the regions most recognized landmarks.
Must-See San Diego
As picturesque as San Diego is, one can explore the city and its surrounding areas for years and still need time to see more. But for visitors and residents alike, there are a few attractions and places that should be on the must-see list, whether its to impress the visiting relatives, or simply to reimd yourself what a great place San Diego is to live.
About San Diego Profile: Chula Vista Nature...
Located on Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on beautiful San Diego Bay, the Chula Vista Nature Center is an internationally recognized zoo/aquarium exhibiting plants and animals native to San Diego Bay and marsh/wetland habitats.
Homegrown Golfers
San Diego's homegrown golfers
About San Diego Profile: San Diego Trolley
San Diego Trolley is a light rail public transportation system serving greater San Diego.
San Diego Shopping: University Town Center
UTC is a pleasant outdoor mall. Located in the Golden Triangle area (and slated for a refurbishing), it caters to the yuppie/soccer mom crowd.
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.
About San Diego Profile: Hotel del Coronado
The Hotel del Coronado is a luxury hotel in the City of Coronado, just across the San Diego Bay from San Diego, California. It is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort.
San Diego Bowling Alleys
Bowling in San Diego is alive and well. Here is a list of bowling alleys in San Diego County.
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.
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.
Best Autumn Activities in San Diego
The weather cools down in autumn, and it's a perfect time to enjoy what San Diego has to offer. Here are some suggestions for autumn activities in San Diego.
Whale Watching in San Diego (cont.)
San Diego is whale watching territory. Here's the lowdown on seeing these majestic creatures of the sea. Page 2.
Neighborhood Hangouts: Shopping in North Park
Here are some suggestions on where to shop in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego.
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 Hiking: Torrey Pines Trails
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a protected piece of land in San Diego that has several hiking trails overlooking the ocean. The trails provide
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
Wineries in San Diego
You have more options for wineries to visit in San Diego County than you might think. Not just wine bars that offer tastings, but actual wineries that
Where to Dine: Downtown and Gaslamp
Looking for a place to eat in San Diego? Here are some suggestions for dining in downtown.
See Grunions Run!
Along southern California’s sandy beaches, from March through September, one of the most remarkable life cycles in the sea is completed; the California grunion comes ashore to spawn. Grunion hunting has become one of the famous sports of southern California.
2014 Holiday Events: December Nights and a...
December brings holiday activities to San Diego and there are two you can’t miss: Balboa Park December Nights and Petco Park's Holiday Wonderland...
DYK: Cabrillo National Monument
Did you know Cabrillo National Monument receives the most visitors?
San Diego County Mandatory Water Restrictions
Mandatory water restrictions from the San Diego County Water Authority.
San Diego Shopping: Plaza Camino Real
Plaza Camino Real serves the North County Coastal area (Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside).
Best San Diego Tours for Locals (and Visitors!)
Do you know the history of San Diego and what famous residents lived in the area? Top San Diego tours for locals to learn more about their hometown...
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.
Leopard Sharks of La Jolla: Swim with Leopard...
The leopard sharks of La Jolla are a unique phenomenon in San Diego County since the sharks congregate in large numbers close to shore and swimmers.
San Diego Neighborhood Profile: Little Italy
Little Italy is San Diego's longtime ethnic neighborhood enclave in the downtown area.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets Dining
The Carlsbad Premium Outlets in North County San Diego isn't just a great place to shop 'til you drop, it's also a great place for food...
Weekend Wine Getaways from San Diego
There are excellent wine regions that make for a great getaway from San Diego. Here are a few of the top wine weekend getaways from San Diego...
New Year's Eve in San Diego: Where to Go
If you still don't know what you're doing for New Year's Eve in San Diego, don' fret. There are still many tickets available for top San Diego parties
Image Gallery: San Diego's Urban Neighborhoods
Take a tour of San Diego's urban neighborhoods through this gallery, including stops in Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Kensington, North Park, University Heights, and others.
A Guide to San Diego Locations Seen on TV's...
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.
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.
Hidden San Diego: Old Mission Dam
Old Mission Dam supplied water to the Mission of San Diego de Alcalá. A flume carried water about 5 miles from the dam to the mission grounds. It is located in Mission Trails Regional Park.
Winter Fun: Visiting Big Bear Mountain from San...
Once the New Year hits, the snow (both real and fake) reaches its prime in Big Bear Lake, making it an ideal time for San Diego residents to go have some winter fun.
Where in San Diego? Real World San Diego Sights
So, where are these places located in San Diego that the cast of Real World San Diego frequented? Here's your guide to the most interesting Real World San Diego Sights.
San Diego's dog-friendly places (cont.)
A list San Diego's most popular dog-friendly, off-leash parks, beaches and open spaces toallow your dog to be a dog. Page 2.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gay and...
If you're a gay or lesbian couple, what steps must you take to get married in San Diego? Here are the answers.
Top 13 Comic-Con Survival Tips
Going to San Diego Comic-Con? Here are some survival tips to make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable.
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 ...

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