San Diego's Must See Attractions
The Adobe Chapel was originally built in 1850 as a home, and was converted to a church by Don José Aguirre in 1858. After having been bulldozed for street realignment in the 1930s, the WPA reconstructed the adobe chapel in 1937. Much of the interior artifacts from the original chapel have been retained, including the… (read more)
San Diego’s best kept secret is its incredible year round whale and dolphin watching just offshore. Passengers enjoy amazing sightings of Blue Whales, the largest animal ever know to have lived, throughout the Summer and Fall. 2011 was a banner year for Blue Whale Watching with regular sightings of 30+ whales and we anticipate 2012… (read more)
ARTS TIX is a discount theatre ticket outlet which offers up to 50% off ticket prices for live theatre and other arts performances throughout San Diego County. Their ticket outlets are conveniently located in Escondido and Downtown San Diego. See what’s on sale today!… (read more)
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The Aviara Golf Course is located north of San Diego overlooking the Batquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad. Both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have named this Arnold Palmer designed course one of the best resort courses in America. Framed by abundant native wildflowers, the challenging layout winds through rolling valleys and offers views of the Pacific… (read more)
Babcock & Story, often called B&S, was named after The Del’s visionary founders, Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story, two mid-western businessmen who dreamed of building a resort hotel that would be the “talk of the Western world.”
Babcock & Story Bar is designed to take advantage of the spectacular seaside setting. The original 46-foot handcrafted… (read more)
Be sure to visit this winery with its medieval flavor and artistic courtyard fountain. The cost for a regular tasting is ($5), which includes five different tastes and a 12-oz. souvenir wineglass. They also offer a premium tasting ($10) of five tastings and a souvenir 19-oz. wineglass.
Winner of the San Diego Restaurant Association’s 2008, 2009 Gold Medallion Award for “Best Casino.” This impressive 300,000-sq. ft. casino features 2,000 slot and video poker machines and 70 table games including blackjack, Pai Gow poker, three card poker and Let it Ride. Stay at their elegant hotel and dine at their Barona Oaks Steakhouse.… (read more)
Beacon Artworks Gallery in Old Town San Diego features the San Diego artwork of RD “Randy” Riccoboni. This Gallery is located in one of the oldest buildings in the western United States, at 2754 Calhoun Street in the exciting Fiesta de Reyes. Fiesta de Reyes has plenty of free parking and several great restaurants nearby.… (read more)
Bella Vista Winery (12)… (read more) at 41220 Calle Contento (951-676-5250) Through a non-descript front door, visitors entering Bella Vista Winery will find an exciting, entertaining and wholly satisfying wine-tasting experience complete with an informal and friendly tasting room. Visitors also enjoy their beautiful, well-stocked gift shop filled with one-of-a-kind gifts. But the big attraction is one
Established in 1889, Bernardo Winery is San Diego’s oldest operating vineyard and winery. Enjoy lunch inside at Cafe Merlot or dine on the patio. Also, a big attraction here are the winery’s charming village shops. They are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The winery is also available for that important celebration, seminar or… (read more)
Bike & Kayak Tours, Inc. (18)… (read more) makes exploring the seven caves of La Jolla and the Ecological Reserve , or an exciting free fall bike Tour down Mt. Soledad fun for everyone. The bold faced number in the text corresponds to its location on the La Jolla map.
Even snorkeling with leopard sharks is a
Birch Aquarium (22)… (read more) is the public outreach center for world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where visitors of all ages can explore more than 3,000 colorful fish and invertebrates as well as cutting-edge ocean- and earth-science research. This is a must-see attraction, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and La Jolla. The aquarium boasts more
The grand opening of the Blue Door Winery (18)… (read more), which is San Diego’s newest winery was celebrated on a cold and windy March day on the outskirts of Julian in San Diego’s back country. An excellent selection of reds and whites were poured to a most appreciative group of wine lovers with an pallet
Fresh garden-to-table locally grown fruits and vegetables. Delicious, locally raised, hormone free meat. Locally made artisan cheese. Fresh artisan breads and pies.Culinary herbs. Exotic, hard-to-find plants. Organic fruit preserves and butters. Sweet honey and bee pollen. Greek style olive oil and mouth-watering olives.
Hand-made Peruvian chocolates. Heavenly sweets and confections. Organic teas and beverages. Tasty… (read more)
Visiting Mexico? For the best and safest place to park your car, go to Border Station Parking & Tourist Information Center (619-428-1422)… (read more). They also offer a shuttle to and from Tijuana, so you don’t have to run the risk of getting in an accident or finding parking in Mexico. This 24-hour attended parking lot
Visiting one of the Farmers’ Markets in San Diego County allows you to experience agriculture. These Farmers’ Markets are certified by the State, ensuring that the produce is being sold by the grower, is grown in California and meets all California quality standards. These criteria ensure that you receive the freshest produce for the right… (read more)
Everyone needs a break! Come ride the wave at Breakwater Brewing Co. Enjoy their SoCal Beach Style of brewing beer. Breakwater offers their own house brews, local guest brews, different regional brews on tap and casual cuisine from mouth watering pizza to priceless paninis. Enjoy your favorite sporting events on the 4 HD TV’s. We… (read more)
On the windswept tip of Point Loma is Cabrillo National Monument, which is the third most visited national monument in the United States. From this vantage point, 422 ft high above the ocean, you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city of San Diego and beyond. On a clear day… (read more)
The hottest night club and restaurant in the Gaslamp just got a lot hotter. It’s the new location of the famous Cafe Sevilla at 353 Fifth Ave. Their three floors of dining and live entertainment have it all including flamenco dancing and the liveliest nightclub in the Gaslamp Quarter. Plus, they have a sensational restaurant… (read more)
Callaway has a spacious visitor center and beautiful gift shop, which is open daily 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The winery offers complimentary informative tours weekends on the hour beginning at 11 a.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m., and during the week at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wine tasting ends at 4:45 p.m.
One of the reasons why the Village of Carlsbad so special is that it is home to the Carlsbad Danish Bakery (2)… (read more). Locals have been coming here daily since the 1980′s to satisfy their cravings for delicious-tasting, mouthwatering, hot just out of the oven, bakery creations, which are all made by hand by the
Enjoy 25 to 65 percent off everyday retail prices of name brand clothes at Carlsbad Premium Outlets. The center is ideally located 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego in the picturesque seaside community of Carlsbad.
Carlsbad Premium Outlets… (read more) is located off Interstate 5, between Palomar Airport Rd and Cannon Rd. – just 30 minutes
At Carlsbad Village Art & Antique Mall (6)… (read more), antique lovers will find a host of memorable antique stores to discover too. So whatever you do, don’t miss a visit to Carlsbad’s largest antique mall. It’s the huge 15,000-sq. ft., featuring more than 100 antique dealers and artists. There are all kinds of treasures here
The Carlsbad Village Farmers’ Market is California Certified which means you are guaranteed to get the freshest fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers from local farmers. We also have numerous specialty food vendors selling homemade and imported items including salsa, cheese, granola, popcorn, fresh-squeezed juice, olives and olive oil, seasonings and mixes, tamales and burritos, breads… (read more)
Located just 25 minutes from downtown San Diego, Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club is one of the premier semi-private golf clubs in the greater San Diego area. Guests will enjoy our impeccably conditioned golf course, elegant clubhouse and personalized service for all of their golfing needs. The 6,400 yard course meanders through an upscale residential… (read more)
Visit the Winery On Cedros for a unique opportunity to experience a fully operational winery in an urban setting, blocks from the beach. You will have the opportunity to taste hand-crafted, single-vineyard sourced, award winning wine, while enjoying our gallery exhibits featuring local artists. We proudly feature California North Coast Reds, along with Russian River… (read more)
Casino Pauma is a North County favorite, because it’s smaller in size compared to the other casinos. This is a very appealing aspect for many people because big is not always better. You’ll also be greeted by a friendly door man with a smile and a warm greeting. Yes, Casino Pauma is a friendly place. A palm tree-lined road greets guests to Casino Pauma and its comfortable 42,500-sq. ft. facility. More than 1,050 state-of-the-art slot machines are featured here at Casino Pauma along with exciting table games including poker, roulette, ($5) blackjack 24-hours a day, Lucky Lady’s Bonus Blackjack, Emperor’s Challenge Pai Gow Poker, and no limit Texas Hold ’em tournaments. The Poker Room opens at 5 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. and at 2 p.m. Fri.–Sun.
With over $3 billion of changes coming to Downtown, it’s getting more exciting than ever. The Center City Development Corporation offers Free… (read more) Downtown bus tours offer close-up views of downtown’s unique neighborhoods and highlight recent and upcoming projects.
All tours begin at the DIC (193 Horton Plaza). For reservations, call 619-235-2222. These tours occur every
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Presents “Cosmic Collisions” Digital Show through June 30.
“Cosmic Collisions” is a spectacular immersive digital theater experience narrated by award-winning actor, director and producer Robert Redford.
Featuring stunning images from space and breathtaking visualizations based on cutting-edge scientific data, it reveals the unimaginable, explosive encounters that shaped our solar… (read more)
The dynamic force behind the redevelopment of the downtown is the Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC).
Visit their Web site CCDC.com for information about all of the new downtown residential, commercial and public development projects.
Also visit sandiegodowntown.org for business relocation and other downtown insider news.
During the past 33 years, approximately $1.45 billion in… (read more)
Cheap Rentals (9) is where you can rent surfboards, bikes, skateboards, kayaks, Rollerblades, bodyboards, skimboards, wet suits, fins, snorkeling equipment and beach chairs at down-to-earth prices. Cheap Rentals was voted “Best Surf Rental Shop in San Diego” by the San Diego Weekly Reader… (read more) and has been servicing San Diego and its visitors since 1998. They
Located in Downtown Chula Vista, at Center St and Third Ave, Chula Vista and hosted by the Downtown Business Association. Chula Vista’s Third Avenue Farmers Market is Certified and South County’s Original Farmer’s Market! Purchase fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants directly from local farmers. The Farmers Market also features a wide variety of delicious… (read more)
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas is a completely revolutionized concept in movie theaters that will enhance customer’s movie going experience. Their goal is to pamper customers in an intimate and comfortable environment.
Buy your tickets online or visit the exclusive luxury box office/concierge area once you arrive or the self-service touchscreen to watch the trailers of the… (read more)
The largest collection of Department 56 collectibles in California are offered in an impressive 40,000 square foot showroom at City Lights (14)… (read more).
They have been in business since 1991, this year-round Christmas and collectibles emporium is a must see San Diego Attraction. It’s that big, it’s that impressive and it’s that unique. Like everything
Nestled in the hills of the San Pasqual Valley in Escondido, you’ll find the Cordiano Winery, a family-owned and operated vineyard that takes pride in the craftsmanship of good wine and of the labor practiced for ages in the old country. The winery is a lifelong dream realized; a reflection of the love and passion… (read more)
Coronado’s own Farmers’ Market is a Tuesday tradition in Coronado. Fresh produce, flowers, eggs and plants for sale by local growers from all over San Diego County. Tuesdays from 2:30pm – 6:00pm at the Coronado Ferry Landing In the parking lot of the Il Fornaio Restaurant.… (read more)
The striking architectural design of Coronado Ferry Landing is reminiscent of the famous Hotel del Coronado. It’s home to a sensational restaurant row made up of seven bayfront fine and casual dining including Peohe’s, Coronado’s premier waterfront restaurant, and Il Fornaio, serving exquisite gourmet Italian cuisine. If you like to dine and shop, this is… (read more)
Opened in 1957, Coronado Municipal Golf Course continues to reign as one of the finest public golf courses in Southern California. They feature an 18-hole, par 72 course with wide, inviting fairways, and always immaculately manicured greens. Coronado Golf Course offers dramatic views of the Coronado Bridge, Hotel Del Coronado, and the San Diego Bay.… (read more)
We invite you to enjoy a professional, private charter aboard the Inspiration, complete with a full staff, a stocked bar, beautiful décor, and endless amenities, for any occasion, including:
The Inspiration may be rented to cruise the harbor or to stay dockside. If you choose to cruise the beautiful San Diego Bay, our professional staff… (read more)
Stop by to see their showcase of local San Diego Wines & Micro Beers from our new wine/beer tasting store located in Wynola, just 3 miles past Santa Ysabel-on Highway 78-East towards Julian. Their store is located at 4456 Hwy 78-East, steps away from the Wynola Farms Marketplace. Easy access from the highway. Come and… (read more)
Crossroads at House of Blues features a tantalizing new menu inspired by celebrity chef, Aarón Sanchez. Open nightly for dinner and five days a week for lunch, guests can enjoy contemporary classics with a bold twist like Short Rib Meatball Sliders, Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, Shrimp & Grits, Burgers and Salads and irresistible Banana Bread… (read more)
As the new proprietor of the Old Town Theatre in the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, The Cygnet Theatre Company has lofty ambitions to ensure that you will have an exciting theatre-going experience. Their renovation of this beautiful theatre includes larger ADA-compliant restrooms, new carpeting and seats, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and a provision for general operating reserves for our transition to a larger, two-venue company.
When it opened in 1888, The Del was considered a premier vacation and health destination, where the sea-swept air was both preservative and restorative. A century later, the timeless Pacific breezes still have the power to restore the mind, body and spirit.
The world-class Spa at The Del features 21 treatment rooms, sanctuary areas, hydrotherapy… (read more)
What is unique about Deer Park Winery is that it caters to connoisseurs of both good wines and antique cars. Their collection of one-of-a-kind American convertibles includes over 100 models.
Equally as impressive as their vintage cars are their wines, which include zinfandel, Sangiovese, merlot, California champagne and petite syrah.
They also have a gourmet… (read more)
The Del Mar Farmers’ Market continues to proudly boast of its international cuisine, wide range of art and gifts from around the world, regularly scheduled special events for the family and outdoor flavor, not to mention the freshest and finest meats, poultry, seafood, produce and flowers. Every Saturday from 1-4pm in the City Hall Parking… (read more)
Shopping and dining take on a whole new perspective at the Del Mar Plaza, which is at the corner of Camino del Mar and 15th Street. Breathtaking ocean views and more than 30 fine shops, boutiques and restaurants combine for one of the best shopping experiences in San Diego.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club presents live thoroughbred racing six days a week. Post time: 2 p.m. for the nine race program, most days. Fairgrounds at Del Mar. I-5, exit Via de la Valle.… (read more)
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club presents live thoroughbred racing six days a week. Post time: 2 p.m. for the nine race program, most days. Fairgrounds at Del Mar. I-5, exit Via de la Valle.
Locatedet in the City of Del Mar, California, on the 350-acre Del Mar Fairgrounds 20 miles north of San Diego and… (read more)
What a delightful idea. Vacationing or having a weekend getaway at a boutique winery. Eagle’s Nest Winery, which was established in 2007, has the unique distinction of having one of the few female wine makers in the county. That being said, this award-winning winery and vacation cottage is worthy of discovery.
The Italian wine-themed villas… (read more)
San Diego’s most eclectic Farmers’ Market is The East Village Farmers’ Market, which features some of the best and freshest fruits and vegetables San Diego County has to offer. And because we are a certified Farmers’ Market, all our fruits and vegetables are locally grown by local farmers who sell directly to you, the consumer.… (read more)
D & N Hair Design specializes in designing and fitting custom wigs and hairpieces for men and women. Whether you suffer natural hair loss or have lost your hair due to alopecia or cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, Donna Good, a state licensed barber and cosmetologist has been providing hair loss solutions in San… (read more)
The Downtown Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market and Other Purveyors, an open-air marketplace celebrating 15 years of operation, is located in the heart of the historic Downtown Commercial and Antique District of Escondido.
Local small farmers and California growers sell the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers, herbs, nuts, eggs and honey. Other vendors offer gourmet… (read more)
Carlsbad Village is home to romantic restaurants and fascinating little shops. One great discovery is Carlsbad’s most photographed historic site, which is now home to the Ocean House Restaurant (7)… (read more). Ocean House was originally one of two Victorian homes. This building was constructed in 1887, which was a year before the construction of the
Falkner Winery specializes in high quality wines with over 80% earning Gold or Silver medals in wine competitions. So while you may be tempted to stop at the first winery that you see, be sure to plan to make a stop at the Falkner Winery for wine tasting and lunch at their spectacular Pinnacle Restaurant… (read more)
The Otay Ranch Certified Farmer’s Market boasts an incredible community of family farms that make this market a local Tuesday tradition for all. Come every Tuesday, 4pm – 8pm on Main Street. Enjoy a market that’s easy to get to, with plenty of parking, and the freshest produce of the season grown by local farmers.… (read more)
The Ferraras are the the oldest active grape-growing, wine-making family in San Diego County, supplying premium quality wines to California since 1932. Because of this uniqueness, the State of California designated the Winery a State Historical Point of Interest in 1971. This California historic landmark is open for free wine tasting daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.… (read more)
Festive Old Town comes alive at this new shopping and dining attraction in historic Old Town. Shop at the Beacon Artworks Gallery (619-823-6130) for colorful San Diego paintings. Sample San Diego’s best tasting wines at the Hacienda De Las Rosas’ tasting room (619-840-5579).
Dine on the spacious patio at the Casa de Reyes Mexican Restaurant,… (read more)
Flagship Cruises & Events… (read more), a San Diego Harbor Excursion luxury brand, has a premiere fleet of yachts available for booking private charters and event cruises. It has luxury yacht charter packages for weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, group outings and more. Each package can be customized and consists of stellar service, gourmet food prepared
Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders – our Fields of Dreams, our Fields of Color. A place where kids can run and adults can linger – 50 acres of extraordinary color in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a special nursery, garden,… (read more)
This is the only Command Museum dedicated to the history of Marine Corps aviation. The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (13) … (read more) has more than two dozen vintage and historically important aircraft on display. They range from World War II “Warbirds” to present-day jet fighters and helicopters.
Inside the Flying Leatherneck Museum are artifacts, photos and displays
The Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House, built in 1850, is the oldest house in San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Because of the shortage of lumber in the area at the time, 8 to 10 pre-cut houses were purchased from a manufacturer in Portland, Maine and shipped to San Diego. After a long… (read more)
A Ghirardelli® Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop is the perfect destination to experience decadent chocolate & irresistible World Famous Hot Fudge Sundaes topped with freshly homemade hot fudge. While at a Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop, you can also indulge in unforgettable fountain treats including shakes, floats, malts and other delectable fountain creations.
Look for friendly… (read more)
This 40,000-sq. ft. casino features 750 slot machines, blackjack tables, video poker games, video keno games and table games including Texas Hold ’em poker. They also have a travel center and gas station, the Golden Grill Restaurant, a deli and a full-service cocktail lounge. This is a great road stop for travelers going to or… (read more)
H&M Landing is the West Coast’s oldest, most experienced sportfishing company, representing San Diego’s finest ocean-going passenger fleet. Whether you’re looking for the challenge and excitement of offshore fishing or a sea-going adventure on an open-party ticket, private charter, or luxury yacht, H&M has the vessels, facilities and personnel to deliver the trip you’re looking… (read more)
They offer five tastes for ($9.50) and you can keep the wine glass. Located at the Juan St. entrance in Fiesta de Reyes in historic Old Town. This family-owned winery features locally made San Diego wines with a lovely garden room to relax and enjoy a wine tasting experience with friends. With a golden Peruvian… (read more)
Harrah’s is well-known for having the best casinos and hotels nationwide. So you definitely won’t be disappointed with your discovery of this casino with all its gaming and entertainment venues. For the color and excitement of a Las Vegas style casino, Harrah’s Rincon has it all. Of course they offer state-of-the-art gaming including 2,000 slot machines, more than 59 table games and a 12 table poker room where the action never stops! Harrah’s Rincon also offers unique games like Rincon Craps and Volcanic Roulette Bingo.
This new boutique winery produces 1,000 cases annually of sauvignon blanc, white Grenache, Syrah, zinfandel, meritage a dry orange muscat and a muscat canelli. Tastings are ($6) for six tastes and you can keep the crystal souvenir wine glass.… (read more)
The Heritage of the Americas Museum is located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego. The Museum is a cultural and educational facility featuring the prehistoric and historic art, culture and natural history of the Americas.
Early inhabitants of the Americas came from Asia, both across the land bridge in the north… (read more)
The Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar (11)… (read more) is ideally located near Sorrento Valley and Qualcomm. Plus, the Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar is only minutes from Del Mar and the Del Mar Race Track. The Hilton Garden Inn Del Mar has 80 rooms featuring one king or two queen beds. The bold faced number in
Horizon Christian Fellowship North County is one of San Diego’s most popular churches and located in Historic Rancho Santa Fe. It began as an outgrowth of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and Pastor Chuck Smith. Mike MacIntosh, an assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa was called by the Lord and sent by Pastor Chuck to begin a Bible study in San Diego in 1974.
For twenty-five years, Hornblower Cruises & Events (4)… (read more) has provided guests with spectacular views and ocean breezes aboard their dinner cruises, champagne brunch cruises, harbor tours and whale watching adventure cruises. Savor, indulge and unwind on a Hornblower Cruise, where you can enjoy the finest in gourmet cuisine, surrounded by spectacular bay views on one
The legendary Hotel del Coronado is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Hotel del Coronado has played host to celebrities, presidents and dignitaries from around the world. Today, guests can select accommodations in the historic Victorian Building, in the contemporary Ocean… (read more)
If you’re looking for a truly unique venue in the Gaslamp, the House of Blues on Fifth is sure to please. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary as San Diego’s premier restaurant and entertainment venue, the artistic environment celebrates African-American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art like never before. In the decorative music hall patrons… (read more)
Enjoy free Sunday programs of ethnic song and dance from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. on the outdoor stage of the International Cottages. While you are there, be sure to visit The International Cottages, open noon-4 p.m. Sundays, featuring international artifacts, history and international food samples. Call (619-239-0512) or (619-234-0739).… (read more)
Hydrobrew is North County San Diego’s destination of choice for supplies for homebrewing and hydroponics alike. In addition to a complete line of equipment and ingredients for home production of beer, mead, or wine, they also carry indoor gardening supplies from high intensity lighting to nutrients and growing media to a variety of hydroponic irrigation… (read more)
The romantic Inn at Churon is ideally located in the heart of the Temecula wine country. This beautiful French chateau-inspired bed & breakfast inn and winery is, without a doubt, the a perfect romantic getaway. And The Inn at Churon is less than an hour away from downtown San Diego and only 23 miles north… (read more)
Island Prime is actually two restaurants under one roof, the first is Island Prime serving steak and seafood, and the other is C Level Lounge… (read more) featuring California cuisine. For spectacular bay and downtown San Diego skyline views, ask for tables 21 or 26. Chef Deborah Scott’s Island Prime features metro steaks and seafood in a
J. Jenkins Winery consists of a rustic “apple shed” graced by 10 acres of orchard and vineyard and a stunning view of Volcan Mountain. After many years of experimentation and development, owner Jim Jenkins invites you to taste his elegant wines.
He plans to expand the production of his spectacular cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, Syrah,… (read more)
It is an idyllic retreat, radiating serenity, simplicity and beauty. View a Zen Rock Garden from a meditation room in the Exhibit House, which also features Japanese art and crafts. Relax on the moon viewing deck next to a restful koi pond and its soothing waterfall. The garden is truly a treasure you’ll want to… (read more)
The Junípero Serra Museum, in Presidio Park, is one of the most familiar landmarks in San Diego. As a major symbol of the city, it stands atop the hill recognized as the site where California began. It was here in 1769 that a Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Junípero Serra, with a group of soldiers led… (read more)
The Keyways Vineyard & Winery is located at the enchanting confluence of horse country and Wine Country, in the beautiful Temecula Valley. Keyways’ charming ambiance and early California style are warm and inviting.
Keyways has the unique distinction of being the only woman owned and managed winery in Southern California. Using a woman’s natural instinct… (read more)
Knight & Carver is widely recognized as the West Coast’s premier full-service yacht facility. They were awarded “Boatyard of the Year” by American Boat Builders & Repairers Assocation in 2007. They have also been honored by “Inc” Magazine and Harvard Business School as one the nation’s top 100 inner-city businesses.”… (read more)
Kobey’s Swap Meet is the largest swap meet in San Diego County and one of the largest in the state. Kobey’s Swap Meet is an open-air swap meet that is held in the huge parking lot of the Valley View Casino Center, which until recently was called the San Diego Sports Arena.
Each week, between… (read more)
La Bella Cafe & Games (8)… (read more) is the most popular pizza restaurant in Chula Vista. Boasting 55 years in business, they truly have it all including a huge games parlour. Yet, the games are just the latest attraction to go along with entertaining the hundreds of families who dine here everyday.
Without a doubt, the
The best thing about playing La Costa is that anyone can measure their performance against the best players in the world. For golfers of all abilities, La Costa Golf Resort & Spa is a dream come true. The two PGA Championship 18-hole courses are both beautiful and traditional in design and home to the exciting… (read more)
Established in 1995, La Jolla Kayak (21) is the original ocean kayaking and snorkeling exploration outfit in San Diego County. Today, this full-service kayak, snorkel and beach rental company offers fascinating 90-minute guided tours of the spectacular sea cliffs at the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, the La Jolla Underwater Park and the Seven Caves of… (read more)
Every Sunday, the upper playground at La Jolla Elementary is transformed into a colorful, friendly and wholesome Farmer’s Market. Come and experience the community feel, live music, colorful and creative artisans, diverse Food Court for lunch, and Certified Farmer’s Market fruits, vegetables and flowers. There’s always free parking and we’re open rain or shine!… (read more)
Take I-8 east to Crestwood Road exit. Guests must be 21 years or older. This casino has 349 slot machines. Dine at Marie’s Restaurant featuring American cuisine.… (read more)
The Society was founded to collect, protect, preserve, display, and further the preservation of items and documents of historical value and significance from the Lake Elsinore Valley. The Society was conceived and organized in 1996 and the museum is located at 106 South Main Street in Lake Elsinore, California, and is open on Saturdays and… (read more)
Extreme sports are a major attraction here in Lake Elsinore! The Lake Elsinore Motocross Park has even been featured on ESPN and MTV. Lake Elsinore Motocross Park is located at the south side of Lake Elsinore. From the North: I-15 to Bundy Canyon Rd. Turn right at the end of the off ramp. (If from… (read more)
The Lake Elsinore Outlets are situated in the heart of the Inland Empire, conveniently located off Interstate 15. Forty minutes east of Orange County, twenty minutes north of the beautiful wine country that is Temecula and less than an hour north of inland San Diego.
The Outlet Center offers favorite name brand stores at fabulous… (read more)
The Lake Elsinore Storm are a minor league baseball team, and they are a “high-A” class team in the California League, and are a farm team of the San Diego Padres. The Storm play home games at Lake Elsinore Diamond; (Pete Lehr Field) and on occasion at PETCO Park in San Diego.… (read more)
A leader in the business community since 1949, the Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce has been conducting successful business programs and promoting business in the valley for more than four decades. A multi-disciplined organization, the Chamber membership roster includes representatives from all sectors of the business community.
Chamber members play an active role in… (read more)
As one of San Diego’s leading performing arts organizations, Lamb’s Players Theatre… (read more) is proud to be an integral part of the vibrant arts community in this nationally recognized cultural destination.
They run shows year-round in two theatres, one is located in the charming island community of Coronado, just a short drive over the bridge from
You’ll definitely have fun at this award-winning karaoke bar. Their awards say it all: “Best Karaoke/Song Selection” in 2001 by Karaoke Star magazine; “Best Karaoke” by AOL City Guide, City’s Best 2005; and “Best Karaoke Bar” 2003 by San Diego Reader.
They are consistently the favorite spot for San Diegans looking to have a great… (read more)
This gallery boutique showcases the works of world renowned Mexican and Latin American artisans. Their works include handmade, museum quality artwork in the form of jewelry, silver work, fiber art and garments, religious-works, wall art, lighting and accent furniture. Selected pieces from artists featured here can be seen in the renowned publication, Great Masters of … (read more)
LEGOLAND California is home to more than 60 exciting rides, shows and attractions. But the really big news is the world’s first and only LEGOLAND Water Park.
The imagination really flows on Build-A-Raft river, where everyone floats on their own custom-built LEGO raft. The Water Park also features six-person raft slides, single-person tube slides, body… (read more)
Lenora Winery began growing winegrapes and making wines in 1999. Its five acre vineyard produces eight different kinds of winegrapes in The Valley of the Sun. Lenora Winery’s excellent premium wines may be enjoyed in its wine tasting room overlooking the vineyard or in its picnic
area with grape arbor and barbeque. Lenora Winery’s winemaker… (read more)
This Certified Farmer’s Market has been open since June 26, 2005! It takes place every Sunday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Paul Ecke Elementary School, 185 Union Street (Corner of Vulcan and Union) and is sponsored by a partnership between Paul Ecke Central PTA and Leucadia 101 Main Street.… (read more)
A must-see for San Diego families! The Living Coast Discovery Center, formerly known as the Chula Vista Nature Center, is a unique zoo and aquarium located on the southern edge of San Diego Bay in Chula Vista. The center offers an intimate wildlife experience for animal lovers of all ages. Guests are able to get… (read more)
Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery is a small, family-owned and operated winery specializing in limited production of handcrafted premium Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Zinfandel. Their vineyards are located on 43 acres in a picturesque and sunny high valley (1,500 ft. elevation) in Ramona, California surrounded by mountains. Their microclimate is… (read more)
The fascinating floating museum at the Embarcadero consists of six historic ships and two submarines: the Star of India, which is the oldest active sailing ship in the world, the steam ferry Berkeley, the steam yacht Medea, the San Diego Harbor Pilot, also an actual Soviet-era diesel B-39 submarine… (read more) and the
One of California’s finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Marston House was constructed in 1905 for George W. Marston and his wife, Anna Gunn Marston. George Marston is noted for many things but most prominently as a civic leader whose interest and work in historic preservation, conservation and history is well known.… (read more)
This awesome, historically significant museum is dedicated to preserving the glorious history and rich tradition of the United States Marine Corps. This historical museum is visited by more than 100,000 people annually. “A Walking Tour of the MCRD Command Museum” features fourteen galleries, which encompass dozens of exhibits featuring everything from weapons, uniforms, equipment, paintings… (read more)
Open for free wine tasting, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily with extended summer hours. They also offer free tours daily. Special annual events include a blues festival featuring Rob Bower in mid-July, their famous Grape Stomp (mid-September) and their Art and Wine Tasting Festival harvest celebration in the fall.
Located in the middle of a beautiful… (read more)
Taking Mexicoach to Tijuana takes the headaches out of crossing the international border. No more waiting in long lines and no more costly auto insurance. Mexicoach, which has been in business for over 37 years, is the easiest and safest way to go to and come back from Tijuana, Mexico.
Mexicoach runs daily express buses… (read more)
Taking Mexicoach to Tijuana takes the headaches out of crossing the international border. No more waiting in long lines and no more costly auto insurance. Mexicoach, which has been in business for over 37 years, is the easiest and safest way to go to and come back from Tijuana, Mexico.
Mexicoach runs daily express buses… (read more)
Southern California’s largest collection of art of the people from all eras and cultures of the world. Dynamic, changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary folk art, craft and design, and a popular museum store featuring handmade items from around the world.
TRUE BLUE: Indigo, Turquoise, Cobalt & Lapis Lazuli… (read more). The color blue evokes mystery,
Miramar Speed Circuit offers its guests a 1/4 mile technical (1,500 ft) asphalt racetrack. This track is considered to be one of the finest indoor tracks in the United States.
Their track has been designed by professional racers to challenge visitors, whether it’s your first time in a kart or you’ve been going to the… (read more)
For a glimpse into the fascinating way of life of the Franciscan missionaries who first colonized San Diego in 1769, visit the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, which is still in use today as a church. Self-guided and cassette tours available. Suggested donation ($3) for adults.… (read more)
Founded in 1798, Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the “King of the Missions,” is a National Historic Landmark. It is the largest of all the 21 California missions that flourished here in the 1700′s and 1800′s, is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and is open daily to the public… (read more)
Mission Trails Regional Park is the largest of the City of San Diego’s parks and is the third gem of the city’s park system. Mission Trails is larger than Mission Bay and Balboa parks combined. At 5,800 acres, it is the largest open space urban park west of the Mississippi. It includes two lakes, a… (read more)
Located off Rancho California Road in the heart of Temecula’s wine valley is beautiful Monte De Oro Winery (19).
What sets Monte De Oro apart from the other wineries in the valley is their careful attention to vineyard practices, such as canopy management and controlling yields, as well as our delicate handling of the fruit… (read more)
The Mormon Battalion Historic Site is located in Old Town, at the corner of Harney and Juan Streets. Walk in the steps of The 500 men Mormon Battalion, Army of the West, as they left Winter Quarters, Iowa, and began their infantry march from Fort Leavenworth to the California Pueblo of San Diego. They are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., there are also guided tours and admission is free.
One of the original wineries, established 1969, it is up a little hill, hidden from the road. This inviting winery is open for tastings daily. They produce over 14,000 cases of wine annually and distribute to store and fine restaurants in Southern California. They also have a full-service gourmet deli, gift shop, patio and shady… (read more)
The artistic heart of Carlsbad Village, the New Village Arts Theatre (1) at 2787 State St. (760-433-3245) is the most critically acclaimed theatre in North County. They present exciting, risk-taking live theatre and are currently in their tenth season. They have produced over 40 plays since 2001, and have a new, impressive line-up planned for… (read more)
The Farmers Market has returned to North Park! Come out and join us every Thursday at the new location in the parking lot behind CVS (32nd Street and University Avenue). The market takes place every Thursday, rain or shine, and will be open from 3p.m. to sunset in the spring and summer; winter and fall… (read more)
NTC at Liberty Station, located at the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma, is San Diego’s flagship destination for arts, culture, science and technology. With 28 acres of beautifully renovated Spanish Revival architecture, NTC is a new landmark showcasing San Diego’s creative community, and offering state-of-the-art venues for indoor or outdoor weddings, events, parties,… (read more)
Every Wednesday from 4-8pm, and 4-7pm in winter, on Newport Avenue between Cable and Bacon Streets in Ocean Beach, don’t miss your opportunity to purchase the freshest, and most delicious locally grown produce, art, flowers, and more! And the music can’t be beat!… (read more)
This is the only marina and boat harbor in North County and it’s home to over 950 yachts and boats. While it is a small harbor, there are plenty of fun things to do here.
Making up this one-of-a-kind harbor setting is a small Cape Cod-style fishing village, complete with a lighthouse. The village is… (read more)
Oceanside is the northern gateway to San Diego County. It is also North County’s transportation hub with the Coaster, Sprinter and Amtrak passing through it. It has a picturesque harbor, miles of beautiful beaches, a multitude of shopping alternatives, affordable new homes, golfing and recreational activities galore. A major attraction is the historic Mission San Luis Rey.
San Marcos is home to Old California Restaurant Row, where you will discover over 15 impressive restaurants and a diverse selection of cuisine from around the world. Many of these restaurants are great for live entertainment, dancing, happy hour and group dining. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping at the charming Village Boutique stores in their… (read more)
This is Orfila’s second wine-tasting location and is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and weekends 10 a.m.–5 p.m. They also sell delicious Julian apple pies ciders. You can taste six different reds and whites for ($10). The Julian Tasting Room showcases great wines, as well as beautiful gifts near the historic village of Julian, which is… (read more)
Orfila Vineyards & Winery (3)… (read more), which is San Diego County’s most popular winery, is nestled in the pristine San Pasqual Valley agricultural preserve just 30 minutes from downtown San Diego. It is on the way to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. So locals and visitors often visit both attractions when visiting this region
Every Saturday from 8am to noon in Pacific Beach you can catch the Farmers’ Market in the Promenade Mall on Mission Blvd (that’s between Reed and Pacific Beach Blvd). and get some great So. Cal. produce.… (read more)
This beautiful casino is at the foot of serene Palomar Mountain in North San Diego County. Take I-15 to Hwy. 76 and go east five miles. Or, take I-5 to Hwy. 76 and go east 23 miles. This 950,000-sq. ft. Four Diamond luxury casino offers Las Vegas-style gaming. With more than 2,300 slots, 87 gaming… (read more)
Pamo Valley Winery is a licensed and bonded wholesale winery that markets its wines to restaurants, stores, events and wine clubs. They also do off-site events, visit their website for more information. Their wines are produced entirely by hand, “the old fashion way”. They produce their wines with locally grown grapes.
To address concerns regarding parking, CCDC has worked with the Downtown community to fashion the Comprehensive Downtown Parking Plan, which was adopted by the San Diego City Council in 1997. The plan includes short-term and long-term solutions, including things like a wayfinder signage system and the construction of public parking garages.
Downtown San Diego is… (read more)
Enjoy a typical day in the wine country. With a full selection of whites and reds to choose from, tastings cost ($8) for six tastes and include a souvenir glass. Tour their winery, have lunch at their restaurant, or just browse their gift shop and beautifully landscaped gardens.
Quality wine begins in the vineyard, and… (read more)
Located in the heart of Temecula wine country, this beautiful 60-room boutique hotel offers guests elegant interiors with posh amenities to match. Enjoy wine tasting, wine country dining and 360 degrees of breathtaking views at this Temecula hotel. Let their staff make arrangements with local purveyors for spa treatments, hot air balloon rides, horseback riding,… (read more)
The Pyramid Vineyards & Winery is a boutique winery that produces red and white wines including Syrah, Blanc de Syrah and Merlot wines. To schedule a tour the vineyard and winery, or to order wine, call the winery directly.… (read more)
Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa’s Championship Golf Course originally opened in 1962 and since then they have hosted both PGA and LPGA events. The Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Course has been renovated to continue to present Golfers of all skill levels with challenging and rewarding play.
Perhaps best of all, the first Tee… (read more)
Steeped in a rich tradition of golf legends past, Riverwalk Golf Club offers a classic golfing experience like no other. Formerly known as the Stardust Country Club, the course entertained a myriad of golf’s legends while hosting the PGA tour during the 50s and 60s. Now, golfers will once again be treated to the challenge… (read more)
Salerno Winery is a boutique winery featuring handcrafted wines. It is owned and operated by Herman and Rose Salerno. Their wines have won many international medals including the San Diego International and Dallas Morning News wine competitions. Plus, they ship within California and to most states.… (read more)
Don’t miss Balboa Park’s fascinating aeronautical museum. It’s the San Diego Air & Space Museum, which is located in the historic Ford Building. The building is directly under the flight path of aircraft bound for nearby Lindbergh Field. You can hear these massive jetliners overhead as you browse this astounding collection of aircraft.
This huge… (read more)
The museum showcases an amazing permanent collection of classic & vintage cars, racers, motorcycles, and special one-of-a-kind cars like Louie Mattar’s Fabulous $75,000 Car (distance driving record set in the 1950′s) and a rare 1948 Tucker. Specialty exhibits rotate throughout the year and are included in the admission price. Their most popular exhibits include the… (read more)
The San Diego Botanic Garden are a place of year-round beauty. Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a variety of microclimates giving the visitor a… (read more)
Game on!” is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair! The summer of 2013 promises to be filled with fun and games galore for 24 days. The Fair will spotlight classic and nostalgic games we grew up with and show how games have evolved over the years. From board games and pinball, to… (read more)
Lake Fishing: Mega Bass Guide Service has 30 years of bass and 15 years of trophy hunting. Mike has over 300 Bass caught in San Diego County lakes that are over 10 lbs. in weight.
Mike fishes in all San Diego County lakes including Lake Dixon, Lake Wholford, Lake Murray, Lake Jennings, El Capitan, Lake… (read more)
The San Diego Hall of Champions (29 on the map) is also a must-see Balboa Park attraction. It features San Diego’s sports history and memorabilia. This one-of-a-kind museum honors nationally known athletes with a San Diego connection, including athletes such as Ted Williams, Tony Gwynn, Bill Walton, Florence Chadwick and many more. It is is… (read more)
San Diego Harbor Excursions has a premiere fleet of yachts available for booking private charters and event cruises. It has luxury yacht charter packages for weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, group outings and more. Each package can be customized and consists of stellar service, gourmet food prepared on board by chefs, full bar options and… (read more)
San Diego History Center (SDHC) was founded by George W. Marston in 1928, then as the San Diego Historical Society (SDHS). Marston stated that the objective of the Historical Society was “for the discovery, collection and preservation of books, pamphlets, maps, genealogies, portraits, paintings, relics, manuscripts, letters, journals, surveys, field books and any and all… (read more)
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum features interactive toy trains, Lionel-style electric trains and a 20-scale mile long rail crossing of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Plus, this museum is the only accredited railroad museum in the entire United States. It is the largest permanent operating model railroad exhibit in North America with 27,000 sq.… (read more)
Situated in the upscale suburb of La Jolla in San Diego, the striking double towers of the San Diego California Temple soar above I-5 in heavily populated Southern California. Connecting the towers at the center is a supernal star-shaped atrium filled with a healthy, colorful garden. The atrium is accessed from the breathtaking two-story Celestial Room filled with towering art glass, suspended light fixtures, and featuring a grand staircase to an upper-level balcony. The public is invited to tour the manicured temple grounds.
The Museum of Man features fascinating exhibits on human evolution, Egyptian artifacts, Kumeyaay culture and Mayan monuments. Little ones can also enjoy the Children’s Discovery Center, which allows them to experience living in ancient Egyptian times. With its striking architecture and historic setting, the Museum of Man is a favorite for banquets, corporate functions and… (read more)
The San Diego Padres (619-795-5000) of the National League play home games (April-Sept.) at PETCO Park.Call (888-697-2373) for ticket information. Tickets are ($5-$65). Night games begin at 7:05 p.m.; day games at 1:05 p.m. Games, days and times are subject to change. Parking is ($8-$15). Pre-sold parking ($15).
To avoid traffic james, take the Metropolitan… (read more)
San Diego Repertory Theatre is downtown San Diego’s resident professional theatre—celebrating year-round on our three stages and in our art galleries the diversity and creativity of our community. As the resident and managing company of the Lyceum Theatre, they produce and host over 300 events and performances a year.
They have produced 39 main stage… (read more)
The San Diego Symphony, is one of the leading orchestras in America, and they perform more than 100 concerts each season in both the Copley Symphony Hall and a summer pops series on the shores of San Diego Bay. The jewel of downtown San Diego is their historic Copley Symphony Hall, which is regarded as… (read more)
This huge Balboa Park treasure, which is the oldest museum in Southern California, is where you’ll find life-sized dinosaur models and hands-on natural history exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibition is Fossil Mysteries, which takes you on a journey through 75 million years of Southern California’s rich history. Popular 2013 exhibits include On the Trail of … (read more)
San Pasqual Winery is the only active producing winery within the San Diego city limits. Their tasting room is open Sat. noon–4 p.m. Tastings cost $8.50 for 6 tastes.
The San Pasqual Winery was established in 2000 and is one of over a dozen local wineries prospering within San Diego county. What’s unique about this… (read more)
This new backcountry casino features 349 gaming machines and 7 gaming tables including three card poker, blackjack, Texas Hold ’em, Pai Gow poker and Let it Ride. You can dine at Seven Oaks Bar & Lounge featuring live entertainment Fri.–Sat., 7 p.m.–11 p.m. and The Orchard Restaurant. You must be 21 years or older to… (read more)
The historic Santa Ysabel General Store, an iconic landmark, is now open for business with an innovative dual purpose. Dating from 1884, the store is now being restored, bringing a unique emporium brimming with heirloom and artisanal foodstuffs, back-to-nature gifts, wares for home and garden, and books and guides for the naturalist or cultural tourist.… (read more)
This award-winning winery produces premium handcrafted, classic European red wines and traditional California whites, which are aged two or more years in an underground 1,500-sq. ft. cellar. The tasting room is the first commercially permitted straw bale building in San Diego County.
It’s open for tasting Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For ($8) you can choose… (read more)
The Scripps Ranch Farmers’ Market & Family Festival is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School in Scripps Ranch. It has a combined a Certified Farmers’ Market, with Arts, Crafts and Commercial Vendors, and a Family Festival, including a large Children’s Fun Zone,… (read more)
Scuba San Diego with over 40 years in business offers scuba adventures. Undoubtedly their underwater tour of La Jolla’s Ecological Reserve is an adventure that everyone enjoys. You’ll see the La Jolla kelp forest up close along with colorful fish. They also offer scuba certification classes, beginner scuba lessons and more advanced scuba excursions such… (read more)
Seaport Village is a charming 14-acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex. You can also get two hours of free validated parking with any purchase.
Fifty yards south of The Fish Market Restaurant is Seaport Village. Celebrating 30 years, Seaport Village is a one-of-a-kind attraction consists of more than 70 fascinating little shops and charming… (read more)
SeaWorld (13)… (read more) is set on 189 beautifully landscaped acres along the shores of beautiful Mission Bay Park a 4,600 acre aquatic wonderland, of which SeaWorld is the center piece.
This fun filled adventure park features thousands of fascinating mammals including Shamu colorful fishes, reptiles and birds including manatees at Manatee Rescue. Plus, they have polar
If you’re looking for a special place for your wedding, this is the place. The owners have an extensive background in the restaurant business, which is a big plus. The cost for wine tasting is ($3), which includes a complimentary souvenir wine glass. Shadow Mountain is an ideal grape-growing location with an elevation of 3,500 feet, and it’s blessed with Pacific Ocean breezes and cool, dry nights.
To experience the thrill of a lifetime, pay a visit to Skydive Elsinore. This world-renowned skydiving venue is famous not only for its scenic views of mountains, lakes, the ocean and great jump conditions, but also the expertise of its USPA certified staff. They are located approximately one hour away from both San Diego and… (read more)
When a president of the United States jumped out of an airplane to celebrate his 85th birthday, it said a lot about how safe and fun this thrill of a lifetime has become! The president was George H. W. Bush, our 41st president of the United States. And he made a tandem jump from 10,500… (read more)
So Diego Tours is your best resource for the only evening activities and unique daytime tours of the city and beaches. So Diego Tours are a lifestyle tour company offering unique tours of San Diego that showcase the best of the city’s nightlife, local restaurants, history, and attractions. So Diego Tours are passionate about representing San Diego,… (read more)
Since 1969, the Save Our Heritage Organisation has lead San Diego County as a powerful voice for historic preservation. They believe that the historic architecture and sites entrusted to this generation should be passed down to the next, so that they too will know the unique character of San Diego County.
Through education, advocacy and… (read more)
A visit to Balboa Park would not be complete without visiting the 37 working artist studios managed by over 250 local artists and see and speak to many of these artists while they create their works of art that are all offered for sale. This unique venue is showcased in The Spanish Village Art Center… (read more)
Balboa Park is home to the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ, the Spreckels Organ. It was first played in Balboa Park in 1915, thus the organ is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. Today it continues to attract audiences with its grandiose appearance and its beautiful music.
Best of all, the organ concerts are free.… (read more)
This beautiful church, renowned for beautiful music, is located across from the La Jolla Museum of Art. Encircled by palm trees, the Spanish-style church was built in 1930. Take a rest from your day and enjoy the bell chimes and the St. James Gift Shop.
Since its inception, Starlight has presented 54 seasons of musical theatre productions for the entertainment of more than four million San Diegans and visitors. These seasons have encompassed nearly 1000 productions of 120 different musicals, ranging from the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan and Jacques Offenbach, the Rodgers & Hammerstein classics Carousel and South Pacific,… (read more)
As one of Southern California’s finest golf clubs, Steele Canyon has been awarded Golf Digest’s Four Star Rating, one of only three golf clubs so honored in San Diego County. The 27-hole championship course was personally designed by Gary Player with respect and appreciation for the natural beauty of the terrain.
Each of the three… (read more)
Voted Best Swimwear in San Diego 2007 & 2008 by 10 News A List. SunSplash San Diego is must-visit swimwear and resort wear store offering the largest international selection of ladies’ swimwear and resort wear in San Diego County. So you will definitely find great quality and the latest styles and trends at SunSplash in… (read more)
Surf Diva Surf School and Boutique was established in 1996 by twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi. Today, through their hard work and vision, Surf Diva Surf School and Boutque is the number one surf school and beach wear boutique in San Diego.
Be sure to use the Surf Diva Discount Coupon in print or … (read more)
Sweetwater Harley-Davidson (2)… (read more) is an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer, so they are your number one source for genuine Harley-Davidson motorcycles, parts, accessories and Harley-Davidson MotorClothes and collectibles.
The Sweetwater Harley-Davidon designer showroom is 43,000-sq. ft. in size. And their special Sweetwater Harley- Davidson designer showroom is an incredible 8,000-sq. ft. area with the largest selection of
Moments away from downtown San Diego, Sycuan Casino and Resort is the premiere daycation destination for San Diegans. Set amidst 425-plus lush acres, surrounded by picturesque mountain terrain, there are wonderful areas to walk around and take in the sites. This 305,000-sq. ft. casino is open 24 hours a day with 2,000 Vegas-style slot machines, a smoke-free poker room and a 51-table gaming room.
For the third consecutive year, the Sycuan Golf Resort Courses were the number one pick by readers of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Their course features nearly 425 acres of natural beauty just 25 minutes northeast of downtown San Diego make up the two 18-hole championship courses designed by Ted Robinson. The site of numerous PGA,… (read more)
The focus of this impressive museum is to present a nostalgic walk through the past 100 years of American music and music-making. Featured are more than 500 vintage instruments. Plus, there are lots of interactive exhibits and hundreds of audio and video clips. This is an educational adventure for everyone!
General admission is ($8); seniors,… (read more)
The Restaurant at Ponte features locally grown produce, meats, fish, cheese and oils. As the seasons change, so do our delicious menus. Ingredients are subject to availability and can change on any given day. We recommend experiencing our changing menu as often as possible.
A top-50 restaurant for outdoor dining in the US, the Restaurant… (read more)
This large 93,505-sq. ft. science center showcases more than 100 interactive exhibits. Plus, they offer several films on Southern California’s only Giant Dome Theater that surrounds visitors, creating a “you-are-there” experience. Admission is ($11.75) for adults; seniors and children 3–12 years are ($9.75).
Explore the ends of the Earth, dive deep into the ocean, float… (read more)
Historic Liberty Station is also home to one of the most popular religious realms in San Diego County. With a dynamic pastor and a unique name, it has gained local, regional, national and international attention. The Rock Church is in Point Loma’s Liberty Station and is led by Pastor Miles McPherson, who is committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to all of San Diego.
Admission is free, plus if you mention their ad in the SAN DIEGAN and print this review, you’ll receive a free gift. Here you’ll find the The William B. Kolender San Diego County Sheriff’s Museum and Educational Center. The best part about this museum are the interactive exhibits. You can listen to live police calls, hop on a sheriff ’s motorcycle and turn on the sirens and lights.
The Spa at Morgan Run offers a relaxing ambiance with wonderful aromas and soothing music that will take you to a place of pure bliss. With Zen Gardens and plush, extra wide, heated beds, we will be able to turn an hour massage into a mini-vacation. Their exquisite spa menu includes a variety of massages,… (read more)
The Spa at Rancho Valencia is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the greater San Diego area. It features 10 treatment rooms, each with its own private garden, outdoor shower and soaking tub. Luxurious treatments range from massages and facials to reflexology and skin care.
Amenities include a signature Vichy Room, Watsu… (read more)
Now you can enjoy the many cities and suburbs that the trolley passes through just as if you lived in them when you click on the hot links identified with an underline. When clicked on they will open up with a through description of insider information for what it is to live there, personally reviewed… (read more)
Experience the magic aboard one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in U.S. Naval history, the USS Midway (13).… (read more). It’s a must-see San Diego attraction. On board you’ll enjoy a self-guided audio tours for adults and families and more than 60 exhibits and displays throughout the ship. These include the galley, berthing spaces, sick bay,
The Village Faire (7)… (read more) shopping center is a charming New England-style specialty mall, which is located one block west of downtown Carlsbad, and only two blocks from the ocean. Village Faire is also one block west of the center of the Village and features lots of little shops, boutiques, services and restaurants surrounding a spacious
A landmark that you’ll be able to identify is the large round building of the Tijuana Cultural Center (9) . It’s located at 9350 Paseo de los Heroes in Rio Tijuana. It’s a major attraction and an excellent way to learn about life in all regions of Mexico. The Cultural Center features the Museum of… (read more)
The Torrey Pines Gliderport (30)… (read more) in La Jolla is the place to go for a day to remember. Come see the hang gliders and paragliders gracefully soar off the ocean cliffs at Torrey Pines. It’s a fabulous attraction! Plus, it’s free! If you’ve always wanted to fly a hang glider or paraglider, ask about their
Situated atop cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California, golfers marvel at the views of the coastline and deep ravines. Nature lovers can spot wildlife and the famous Torrey Pines trees that are indigenous to the area. It was recently home to the PGA tour and is also the site of the… (read more)
The winery sells its wine to wholesalers only during the week 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Located in the Twin Oaks Valley in North San Diego County, this eight-acre vineyard has a 3,500-sq. ft. winery where Syrah, viognier and cabernet sauvignon are estate bottled.
Although no wine tasting is offered at the winery, their wines are sold… (read more)
San Diego County’s newest farmers’ market is also Valley Center’s first! This Certified Farmers’ Market is a weekly event not to be missed. With an enormous variety of great, healthy food displayed alongside original crafts and artwork, Valley Center residents and visitors will agree that on Thursday afternoons, the Valley Center Certified Farmers’ Market is… (read more)
Valley View is an award-winning neighborhood casino, featuring a southwestern adobe-style atmosphere, and located in beautiful North County San Diego. This 46,000-sq. ft. casino features more than 1,750 state-of-the-art Vegas-style slots, video poker machines, single-deck and multideck blackjack with tables for wagers of $5 to $1,000, three-card poker, 12 high-limit gaming tables and more!
Between… (read more)
The Veterans Museum & Memorial Center (31)… (read more) houses military artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War to the present. Impressive murals of Pearl Harbor and significant historical military events adorn the walls. The bold faced number in the text corresponds to it’s location on the Balboa Park Map.
A tour of Balboa Park would not
Located in the heart of East Lake in the Village Walk Mall, is Busalacci’s Newest Restaurant, Via Lago Trattoria. The wonderfully welcoming atmosphere celebrates yet another fabulous Sicilian food lineup, including a variety of pasta dishes and meat entrees, seafood and a selection of desserts that will amaze and delight you.
Discover their excellent pastas… (read more)
This 372,000-sq. ft. casino is open 24 hours with 2,000 slot machines, more than 85 table games and bingo. They have restaurants, live entertainment Wed.–Sun. and an outlet shopping center. You must be 18 years or older to enter the casino.… (read more)
The Vista Farmers’ Market the oldest market in San Diego County and has a variety of local, small, unique farmers selling seasonal fruits (subtropical and traditional), vegetables, flowers, plants (herbs, vegetables, flowering, fruit), dates, dried fruit, and more.
We also have the first winery at a Farmers’ Market in the county, cheese from one of… (read more)
Built in 1857 by Vincenta Carrillo, a prominent early Californio woman rancher, the adobe known as the Ranch House at Warner’s served as the Butterfield Stage Stop from 1858 until the beginning of the Civil War in 1861. As California’s first regular overland transcontinental stage connection with St. Louis, this pioneering stage route ran along… (read more)
A classic example of mid-nineteenth century Greek Revival architecture, the Whaley House was formally dedicated as a historic house museum on May 25, 1960 and has been open to the public ever since; it is one of southern California’s most popular visitor destinations. Over 100,000 people visit the Whaley House annually, with guests traveling from… (read more)
The Whaley House Museum Shop is a great source for regional history and for those interested in learning more about San Diego’s exciting past. Located in the charming 1870s Verna House, the shop offers visitors a distinctive mix of books and unique period style gifts from early California through Mid-Century Modernism.
Visitors will find signature… (read more)
This winery is literally family run, with four brothers working together to grow, produce and distribute their “Big Red” wines. Their selection of handcrafted wines includes over 15 different varietals like Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Port and Amour de l’Orange, which is a sparkling white wine with a touch of orange. Tastings are… (read more)
The Witch Creek wine tasting room is located in the historic and picturesque village of Carlsbad. It’s near the beach on Old Highway 101. Here you can sample wines for ($6), which includes a complimentary Witch Creek Winery logo glass. The wines produced by Witch Creek Winery are from a small-lot fermentation and oak-aged, ensuring… (read more)
Here in San Diego County’s only 100-year-old gold rush mining town is where you can enjoy a quaint wine-tasting experience. Sample their wines for ($6), which includes a complimentary Witch Creek Winery logo glass. Use their coupon to get two wine tastings for the price of one.… (read more)
Founded in 1993, award-winning Witch Creek Winery is