San Diego

Stay Classy, San Diego!

San Diego is the second largest city in California. It is located about 100 miles south of Los Angeles on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The weather is mild all year long, with very few rainy days and mostly sunny ones. The atmosphere of the city is relaxed. There are many things to see and do for adults, children and families. Whether you like culture, outdoors, nightlife, restaurants, sports, art or history, you will find it here.

Some fun things to do in San Diego and the surrounding area are:

Sea World – More than just a fun theme park to take the kids, it’s also an educational, rescue and research center.

Gaslamp Quarter – The Gaslamp Quarter is a vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife area with plenty of hotels to choose from.

San Diego Zoo – One of the best zoos to visit. The collection began after the 1915-1916 Panama Expo with a few animals from the Exposition that didn’t have a place to go. Since then it has grown from an ordinary zoo to a premiere animal refuge, global conservancy as well as an educational and research center.

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Pacific Terrace Hotel

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Courtyard San Diego Downtown

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Tower23 Hotel

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Best Western Island Palms Hotel And Marina

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Catamaran Resort Hotel

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Hotel Solamar - A Kimpton Hotel

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Sommerset Suites Hotel

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Westin San Diego

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Residence Inn San Diego Scripps Poway Parkway

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Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

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lmkluque May 22, 2014 at 12:04 PM



Maritime Museum Launches New Acquisition

Swift Boat Opens for Tours on San Diego Bay

On May 24, 2014 the Vietnam era Swift Boat will begin to take paying passengers for rides around San Diego Bay. The ride will last one hour and fifteen minutes and will depart the Maritime Museum twice a day at 10:30am and 1:00pm. The ship will run weekends only but Memorial Day weekend end rides will be offered Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Prices will be $12 per person in addition to museum admission.

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lmkluque Nov 24, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Sailor’s Days on the Star of India: Every day from November 23- December 1, 2013 and again December 14 thru December 31 from 9 am-2 pm. Adults and children alike can experience first hand various activities such as what it is like to make rope for sailing, move cargo, raise and lower huge sails, tie sailor’s knots, climb through a steam engine and many more fun things to see and do. These activities vary each day. Each child can participate in a scavenger hunt around the ships learning about history while having fun. Each child wins a prize of their choice from our treasure chest. All activities are included in General admission: $18.00 Adults and $8.00 Children.

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lmkluque Nov 4, 2013 at 9:03 AM

"5th Annual San Diego Beer Week"
November, 1-10, 2013

Actually lasting ten days, San Diego's fifth annual Beer Week is something to enjoy! Celebrating the 80-some craft breweries in the County of San Diego, this event offers daily events of all types for the beer lover or anyone remotely interested in the craft and it's history. Read more about it at: "What's Going On in San Diego?" - Gaslamp Quarter Tip by lmkluque

SD Beer Week is so much fun, interesting and even educational. You must be at least 21 years old to join in the festivities.

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lmkluque Sep 28, 2013 at 6:31 AM

"Trolley Dances"
September 28-29 and October 5-6 2013

The San Diego Dance Theater will put on performances at various trolley stations to celebrate the revitalization of East Village and Barrio Logan. Tickets include a FREE all day Trolley Pass with advance purchase. Tickets are valid for any of 6 tours each day.
Purchase a ticket for the entire day and hop aboard!
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lmkluque Aug 18, 2013 at 7:33 AM

This weekend, Sunday (8-18) at 5 am until Monday (8-19)v at 5 am, Interstate 805 in Chula Vista, from the 54 at the north end of CV to the 905, at the south end of CV, will be closed. Interstate 5 will remain open and the 125 Toll Road will be FREE during the 805 closures. These closures are expected to happen sporadically for the next year and a half 2013 to 2015 so check with Caltrans before you plan a drive south of National City.

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lmkluque Jun 11, 2013 at 5:22 PM

2013 Comic-Con International will over flow the streets around the SD Convention Center July 18th through the 21st. Even if you haven't a badge and can't get in, the whole area will be alive with fun and exciting characters. It's worth a trip over so don't miss it if you'll be in San Diego those days.

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lmkluque Jun 11, 2013 at 7:44 AM


As of 10 June 2013, the Plaza de Panama is no longer open to car traffic. The mayor has closed off the road and all parking in that area. This may not be a permanent situation as junctions have been filed in court. However, for now don't expect to drive through this part of the Park. Arrangements are being made for seniors and the handicap, but still for everyone the Free Park bus will be available from all parking areas.

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lmkluque Jan 27, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Sweethearts Sail on the Bay
Guests will board the official tall ship of California, the Californian, for a four hour scenic tour of the bay, marine wildlife and local attractions. Ticket prices include keepsake photos, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and other delicacies. Event takes place on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 from 12:30pm-4:30pm. Tickets are $60 for adults and $35 for children and can be purchased online through the museum’s website at www.sdmaritime.org.

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lmkluque Jan 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM

January 13-18 2013 is a fine dining opportunity for all. 180 restaurants in San Diego offer reduced priced meals for lunch and dinner to any who stop by during this week. This event happens twice a year and many of the participating restaurants are located in and around the Gaslamp Quarter. Ch
eck the Restaurant Week website for specific information about this event. http://www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com/

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lmkluque Dec 4, 2012 at 9:27 AM

San Diego Maritime Museum holiday celebrations:

SAILOR DAYS: December 15-31 the museum will have Sailor Days for the kids from 9am-3pm. Knot tying, sail raising, scavenger hunts and prizes are all included with a child’s admission.
BOAT RIDES WITH SANTA: For just $5 added to admission, guests can take a 45 minute historic bay cruise on San Diego Bay with Santa Claus aboard the1914 Pilot boat. Parents are welcome to take pictures of their kids with Santa at no cost. Check website at www.sdmaritime.org for details.

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