The best whale watching tours in San Diego

San Diego‘s 70 miles of rugged, golden coastline isn’t just for sunbathing and hiking. This stretch is also one of the world’s prime spots for witnessing the longest annual migration of any living mammal – the 12,000 mile round trip of the gray whale.   … Continue reading

Winemaking in Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley

Mexico isn’t often associated with flourishing vineyards and a burgeoning wine scene. But, that’s exactly why people come to the Baja Peninsula’s Guadalupe Valley. Within easy reach of the thriving coastal towns Rosarito and Ensenada, and just a two-hour drive from San Diego, vineyards stretch … Continue reading

The best bike routes in San Diego

While it often gets overshadowed by bike-friendly cities like Portland and Minneapolis, San Diego is actually an ideal destination for cyclists of all levels thanks to its mild year-round weather and plentiful bike paths. San Diego’s varied terrain – rugged canyons with mountain biking trails … Continue reading

Exploring the Missions of San Diego

Years before the city of San Diego was officially founded, intrepid padres had sailed from Spain to bring Catholicism to Native Americans and to colonize the land that the Spanish had first set foot on two centuries earlier. The first “mission” was founded in 1769 … Continue reading

10 of the best beaches near San Diego

Going to San Diego without heading to the beach is like visiting Manhattan and staying within a five-block radius: it just doesn’t make sense. Luckily, you’ve got plenty of choice when it comes to sun and sand – from ever-popular Mission Beach, crowded with surf-loving … Continue reading

Why You Must Visit The New Look San Diego Waterfront

With its oceanfront location and beautiful harbour you might expect downtown San Diego to have a waterfront to match. Sadly, that hasn’t been the case””until now. The esplanade that stretches along the bay from the San Diego Convention Center to the airport has traditionally been … Continue reading

Ten of the Best US Gay Pride Festivals

Held in cities all over the world, Pride is a rich and important celebration of LGBT communities, a festive and politically charged occasion that’s as colourful as it is inclusive. This past weekend saw a number of Gay Pride festivals light up across the US … Continue reading
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Erick Castro: The King of San Diego’s Cocktail Bars

Imbibe Magazine’s 2014 Cocktail Bar of the Year isn’t in New York or San Francisco, it’s in sunny San Diego, California. Polite Provisions in Normal Heights harkens back to the golden age of the drugstore with a marble topped bar, vintage lampposts and pre-prohibition style … Continue reading