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San Diego, CA, USA
San Diegans love their street festivals- at least once a month there is something going on. Celebrate food and wine at the San Diego Bay Food & Wine festival - http://www.sandiegowineclassic.com/ The Artwalk in Little Italy is San Diego's largest...
1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
Anyone who has visited San Diego and flown into the airport downtown has seen this iconic ship sitting in the San Diego harbor. The Star of India is the world's oldest active sailing ship and is now part of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. She...
San Diego, CA, USA
The La Jolla Underwater Park is a great way to experience the world in the Pacific Ocean. There are artificial reefs, two canyons and a kelp forest. There are many places around the park to rent scuba and snorkeling gear, kayaks and wetsuits. The...
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA
Balboa park is a landscape of arts and culture in San Diego, including museums, such as The Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. The photo above is of the large koi pond outside the botanical garden house. It makes for a...
San Diego, CA, USA
San Diego has over a half dozen rooftop bars. Due to our mild weather and beautiful skyline, there are several places to enjoy a few drinks with friends. My personal favorite is Altitude- picture here- because you can see the most of the skyline....
Little Italy, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
In the spring, San Diego locals look forward to the annual Mission Federal Art Walk. The event is huge and features hundreds of artists who bring their work to display and sell. Paintings, photographs, sculptures, hand crafted jewelry, mixed...
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027, USA
While tourists flock to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, its Safari Park—located 30 miles away in the San Pasqual Valley—is equally interesting. Spread over 1,800 acres, it’s home to more than 3,500 animals and 260...
503 Grand Caribe Causeway c, Coronado, CA 92118, USA
2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
If you're short on time, don't think you are going to be able to see everything. I've been here many times, for hours each time, and it wasn't until the seventh visit that I finally saw all of the exhibits. I recommend picking some points of...
La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
La Jolla, or "Jewel City," takes up about seven miles of coastline in San Diego. It is an affluent neighborhood with a lot to explore. The famous Children's Pool is where you can now find dozens of seals basking in the sun. The nation's largest...
500 Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
Here's another touristy place, but great for the kids- and adults too, if you love ocean creatures! There's an underwater shark exhibit, huge jellyfish exhibit, narwhals, sea otters, animal shows, penguins, roller coasters and more. I'd never seen...
3000 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
The boardwalk between Mission Beach and Pacific Beach is around 3 miles each way. If you walk from Belmont Park to Pacific Grove, it's a touch shorter at 2 miles each way. At one end is Belmont Park http://www.belmontpark.com/ with a large wooden...
1400 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
A three mile stretch each way, the boardwalk is a great place to rent a bike and enjoy the gorgeous San Diego weather. Or check out the neighborhood and just bike around Pacific Beach. There are lots of shops and restaurants found on Garnet Ave....
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
You can see the Tijuana arch from almost anywhere, and it's the landmark to head back to if you get lost. I thought I would see drunken rowdy Americans, and illegal street activities in broad daylight, but nothing came close even though the red...
Paseo de los Héroes 9350, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
If you think Tijuana is just a dangerous border town, well... Centro Cultural Tijuana wants to prove you wrong. The cultural center hosts art exhibits and while I was there I viewed outstanding contemporary art from Mexico City artists. It is a...
Paseo de los Héroes 9902, Zona Urbana Río, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
In addition to soaking one's liver with tequila, you can also soak in some of the local culture. Dancers perform traditional dances at the expo and there are also numerous vendors selling food (not many vegetarian options yet). I loved the...
2, Misión de San Javier 10643, VIA Corporativo Zona Urbana Río, 22010 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
Who would have thought there would be 5 star dining in Tijuana! The border city has been going through positive changes recently and breaking free from its past of crime and drug lords. Mision 19 is located in a modern high rise building in...
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