Outdoor Dining and Picnicking in Balboa Park

San Diego’s Balboa Park is an absolute treasure. Far from simply being a stunning park space, Balboa Park is home to many museums, countless events, and a year-round activities calendar.  In addition, the park features many eateries, ranging from casual cafés to fine-dining establishments. Of course, Balboa’s lush green space also welcomes countless picnickers onto…

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What to Expect at San Diego Beaches Right Now

Many of us tend to think of summer as being prime beach season in Southern California. And it is!  Still, many locals know that fall may be the best time to visit the shore. So if you’re planning a trip to one of San Diego’s countless picturesque beaches, here’s what you can look forward to.  …

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Char’s Favorite Point Loma Small Businesses

In addition to beautiful beaches, perfect weather, and loads of laid-back SoCal charm, San Diego is home to a thriving local small business community. Entrepreneurs of all stripes have hung out their shingles here in order to ply their passion projects.  We asked Char — Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside’s own resident expert and Director…

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Exploring San Diego’s Tide Pools

There are countless reasons to visit San Diego — year-round perfect weather, one of the country’s best restaurant scenes, and beautiful beaches are all chief among them.   But one of the more interesting features of the area is our abundance of tide pools — small elevated reservoirs of inland ocean water that retain their depth…

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Best Snorkel and Scuba Hot Spots in San Diego

San Diego is a beautiful enough city above the water. But anyone who’s ventured beneath the waves can tell you there’s an entire world beneath the surface of the Pacific that’s just as stunning as anything on land.  If you’ve never strapped on your scuba gear or snorkel and hit these fantastic spots, you’re missing…

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San Diego Restaurants Offering Amazing Takeout

There’s no denying it — times are tough right now. We’re all pulling together, even if we’re doing it separately. But even in the midst of all of the madness, there are still bright spots to be found — especially on the foodie front. So if you’re fed up with NOT being fed up, then…

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Be Your Own Bartender: Mix Up Classic San Diego Drinks at Home

There’s no better way to unwind than by bellying up to the bar at your favorite neighborhood watering hole. And while that might not be possible at the moment, that doesn’t mean you need to deprive yourself. So until your preferred pub is once again ready to welcome its usual foot traffic, you can still…

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Let Us Plan Your Evening in San Diego

Just because San Diego is known for its sunshine and offers many enchanting ways to start your morning, that doesn’t mean the city is only beautiful during the daytime. When the sun goes down, enjoy the after-hour scene at Liberty Public Market, the Lot, and the other hip destinations we’ve rounded up below. Enjoy the…

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Let Us Plan Your Morning in San Diego

San Diego is more closely identified with sunshine than perhaps any other American vacation destination, short of “Sunshine State” Florida — certainly, more than any other city — so salute the abundant rays with the below activities you can enjoy in the morning. From drinking a delicious cup of coffee from Better Buzz to cruising…

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