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

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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San Diego for Car Lovers

San Diego Car Show

San Diego is many things to many people. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, this city by the sea has a draw unlike any other in North America. And while it’s a distinctive city in its own right, it’s one of those American towns that necessitate having a car. With a lot of land and several different districts to entice would-be visitors, in San Diego, more likely than not, you want to have wheels.

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November 5, 2014 by
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Outdoor Bars and Cafes of San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter

San Diego is a great town – full of sunshine, great weather, and the beautiful Pacific. It’s a fun city for families, it’s filled with parks, and there’s always plenty of things to do in San Diego. But what good would all that sunshine and perfect weather be without some way to enjoy it? Yes, there are parks, but what makes a trip to San Diego complete is the ability to indulge in a little retail therapy while out exploring your host town. Luckily, the same neighborhoods that have great shopping capitalize on the weather and also have some of the best outdoor bars and cafes, and here they are.

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October 8, 2014 by
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