San Diego County Fair

How to kick off the San Diego County Fair

If you’re headed to Southern California for the summer you’re in for a treat: San Diego is hosting it’s annual County Fair. A festival for all ages, the fair has been around since 1880, and what began as an agricultural-themed gathering has expanded to include fun festivities for the whole family. This year, the theme of one […]

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June 25, 2015 by
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Old Town, San Diego, Mexican culture in San Diego

Where to Find Mexican Culture in San Diego

    Just 30 minutes across the border to the south, Mexico has played a long and intimate role in the history of San Diego, California. Travelers see Mexican culture in San Diego in the names of streets and towns, in the prevalence of Mexican food and in cultural traditions from art to festivals. Here […]

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June 17, 2015 by
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Best Road Trips from San Diego

San Diego is so large, and its neighborhoods so diverse, that driving within it’s precinct can feel like a road trip. For example, downtown San Diego is a bustling city with robust nightlife and many things to do while 45 minutes away Encinitas enjoys a quitter, laid-back vibe, offering some of the best surf spots […]

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May 20, 2015 by
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Overnight Trip to the Anza-Borrego Desert

Anza Borrego night sky, dark sky community, overnight trip to the Anza Borrego Desert

Just a two-hour drive from San Diego, the Anza-Borrego Desert is a playground for geologists and astronomers, as well as outdoor adventurers and art aficionados. Combining the name of the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza with the Spanish word for sheep (borrego), Anza-Borrego is a crinkled badland basin of fault lines, slot canyons, palm-and-cactus studded oases and, when it rains, carpets of colorful wildflowers. Winter is grapefruit season., spring (February to April) is the time for flowers and fall reveals the darkest night skies. They’re so dark, in fact, that in 2009 the town of Borrego Springs was named California’s first (and the world’s second) International Dark-Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association. So, while Anza-Borrego is an easy day trip from San Diego, the show doesn’t start until after dark. Here are some pointers for an overnight trip to the Anza-Borrego Desert.

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April 22, 2015 by
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San Diego’s Craft Beer Boom

San Diego has fast become the craft beer capital of America. The number of local breweries and brewpubs has more than doubled in the past few years, reaching over 100. Southern California establishments like Stone helped San Diego earn a reputation for hoppy (strong and bitter) beers and invented the Double IPA, also known as […]

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February 25, 2015 by
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Christmas in San Diego

A San Diego Christmas

Found yourself in San Diego this Christmas? Excellent! Though San Diego may not be the winter wonderland you think of when you think of Christmas, I think you’ll be surprised just how festive the city can become. Plus, sunny skies and not having to wear mittens and a down parka is a good thing.

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December 2, 2014 by
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