October is filled with so much hauntingly good fun, it’s scary! Dare to enjoy ‘spirited’ events, tasty activities, Fleet Week San Diego, Oktoberfest, educational opportunities, winery events and many more things to do, all in our newsletter here: https://buff.ly/2fXLVSr
Find unique gifts, including at the Dinosaur Gallery in Del Mar. The store carries a large inventory of semi-precious minerals and crystals, jewelry, exquisite artist collectibles, meteorites, corals and shells, a 2.7 billion-year-old stromatolite found in Australia and much more. Stop in anytime from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (closed Wednesdays) and from noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Dinosaur Gallery is right next to the Del Mar Library. Call (858) 794-4855 for more information.
Dinosaur Gallery • 1327 Camino del Mar • Del Mar, CA 92014
Fabulous treasures await you at Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops, voted “Best Place to Buy a Gift In San Diego” by the readers of CityBeat magazine. Located at the north entrance of historic Old Town, the charming village marketplace is overflowing with carefully selected fashions, accessories, folk art, colorful home accessories, artisan jewelry and crafts, handwoven textiles, and so much more. Many are one-of-a-kind collectibles. The Shops also feature an intimate courtyard where guests can read or relax by a sparkling fountain. Steps away, shoppers […]
Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Mexico at Casa de Bandini, set at the Forum Shopping Center in Carlsbad. Filled with the fun and flair of the original Casa de Bandini in Old Town, proprietor Diane Powers’ second-generation North County venue welcomes guests onto its lush patio or inside its colorful dining room filled with traditional Mexican folk art. Start with a specialty margarita or try a signature tequila from the Cantina. Made with an emphasis on flavor and freshness, enjoy award-winning seafood dishes, […]
Experience sun-splashed days and chile-inspired nights at Casa Guadalajara, Diane Powers’ popular Old Town restaurant known for festive décor, strolling mariachis, breezy outdoor dining and famous birdbath margaritas. Dishes reflecting the vibrant flavors of Mexico include sizzling fajitas, tantalizing handmade tortillas and award-winning seafood selections made fresh to order. Beautiful dining rooms and a patio reminiscent of a gracious Mexican hacienda await you. Old wooden gates, sparkling fountains, colorful Talavera tiles, and al fresco dining under a grand centuries-old California pepper tree create a truly […]
The pretty plaza boasts 19 specialty shops, ranging from one-of-kind art and jewelry pieces to garden decor, ethnic-inspired clothing, Mexican pottery and an amazing array of Dia de Los Muertos merchandise. Diverse succulents and native trees adorn the beautifully landscaped courtyard, which is also dotted with Mexican folk artwork and informative signage noting San Diego’s history as a cosmopolitan frontier. In the courtyard’s center, colorful Folklorico dancers and mariachi bands take center stage, performing daily for visitors who sometimes come just for the entertainment. The […]
Stroll through and stay at Fiesta de Reyes’ sister property, the historic Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant, steps from Fiesta de Reyes itself. This restored bed-and-breakfast features Victorian-style bedrooms and baths, private dining rooms (one containing a black-and-white portrait of Juan Bandini, who built the structure as his grand mansion in the 1800s) and a historic saloon, open periodically and offering tasty cocktails. The venue also invites patrons to dine outdoors on the Orchard Terrace or indoors in the more formal Grand Sala while enjoying Mexican […]
Behold Old Town San Diego State Historic Park from the patio at Barra Barra Saloon, the first Fiesta de Reyes venue welcoming guests to Old Town, California’s birthplace. As impressive as the Californio Mex fare and extensive tequila list is the period saloon’s furniture and décor, providing the ambiance of a ranch home in Old Mexico. Admire the authentic reproduction collectibles and Mexican artifacts while enjoying delicious seafoods, mouthwatering Mexican barbecue, Indian flatbread tacos and of course, the saloon’s famous frosty margaritas. Families are encouraged […]
Raise a glass to good company, delicious drinks, and great Mexican cuisine at Casa de Reyes, situated in the back of the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard. Enjoy the lush garden setting, fire pits and a fiesta with lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Daily entertainment ranges from energetic mariachis to historical plays to traditional folklorico dancing. The restaurant serves everything imaginable under the Mexican sun, from burritos, tostadas and tacos to enchiladas, carnitas and tamales. More than just a restaurant, Casa de Reyes is an authentic […]
For free, family fun and fabulous fare, head to MainStreet Oceanside’s Farmer’s Market on Thursdays mornings and Mainstreet’s Sunset Market on Thursday evenings. This dynamic duo of tasty and entertaining events attract thousands of Oceanside residents and visitors each week.
At the morning farmers market, stock up on fresh fruit, bread and flowers, buy handmade goods, jewelry, soaps, lotions, art, as well as artisan-baked goods, organic dips and sauces. Enjoy the ocean breezes while strolling and sampling all the offerings at this hometown […]
Belmont Park is an iconic amusement center that is located on the surf and sand of Mission Beach. The amusement center dates back to 1925, where visitors still ride the Giant Dipper, an original wooden roller coaster, which sits majestically along the ocean and boardwalk of Mission Beach. The park offers free parking and free park admission and is loaded with concession stands to fine dining eateries, amusement rides, arcade, laser tag, zip line and the FlowRider®, flow boarding fun for beginners and professionals alike.
Belmont Park is the optimal oceanfront destination for event […]
Palomar College is celebrating more than 70 years of providing higher education to hundreds of thousands of students. The comprehensive community college offers more than 250 associate degree and certificate programs, and has classes offered in a variety of formats, including traditional, online and Fast Track. Palomar offers a complete range of student services including counseling, scholarships, veterans services, financial aid, and support for students who are the first in their families to attend college. In addition to the the San Marcos location, classes […]
So there I stood, at the southwest tip of the United States, socializing with new friends as we learned about sea creatures inhabiting the tide pools before us. Snails, urchins, abalone, crabs and many species of fish fascinated us as we explored their fragile world. This terrific tidal ecology show was then capped by a golden sunset over the Pacific.
During my visit, I found myself reflecting upon this striking setting. Rich in history and natural beauty, the region’s only national park […]
Be treated like family in the Greek tradition at this San Diego institution, where good food and good company are savored, and dining is a relaxed, entertaining event. The fresh, home-cooked and healthy Mediterranean menu is bursting with the flavors of Greece and can be paired with authentic Greek wines or traditional ouzo. This beautiful restaurant, with its elegant décor, is the perfect event venue. Host a plated dinner in the private banquet room or mix and mingle with […]
Spice up your lunch or dinner plans and head to Himalayan Cuisine, serving fresh and healthy Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan dishes in La Mesa. Open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, the restaurant impresses patrons with its authentic offerings, such as Himalayan Lentil Soup, Biryani (mixed rice) and Momo (steamed dumpling) selections, Vegetarian Takari, Chicken, Lamb and Tandoori dishes and the popular Garlic Cilantro Naan Bread. The popular lunch special features a choice of two entrees, rice, lentils, soup and naan for only $8.95. Get $10 […]
Discover a bargain hunter’s paradise and find unique treasures at Kobey’s Swap Meet, open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday! At Kobey’s, you never know what you’ll find and every weekend is a new adventure. Shop for fresh fruit, flowers, toys, antiques and collectibles and so much more. Space fees for vendors are $20/Fridays and $40/Saturdays and Sundays. Kobey’s Swap Meet at the Sports Arena is San Diego’s biggest outdoor market, drawing close to 25,000 shoppers and 1,000 sellers weekly. Admission is […]
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Walk along downtown San Diego’s waterfront, and you’ll see one of the city’s most treasured attractions — the floating Maritime Museum of San Diego, anchored in the bay. The museum is housed in an iconic collection of ships, with the magnificent Star of India, an 1863 iron bark, as the main draw.
The museum’s collection includes the steam ferryboat Berkeley, a B-39 Soviet submarine, an American research […]
Come face-to-face with with moray eels, an American bald eagle, sea turtles and many more fascinating animal residents at The Living Coast Discovery Center, just six miles south of downtown San Diego.
The center’s “living, breathing, flapping, buzzing, and splashing home” sits on the 316-acre San Diego National Wildlife Refuge on Sweetwater Marsh, the ideal location for exploration of the region’s most memorable wildlife in their native habitats.
Get close to rays as an interactive touch pool puts the aquatic creatures beneath […]
To commemorate the 31st anniversary of the classic movie “Top Gun,” why not stop by Kansas City Barbeque for some delicious food and catch a Kansas City Chiefs game? Coming up, the University of Kansas basketball games will also be shown. The restaurant and bar area are covered in Top Gun memorabilia, perfect for a photo opportunity. For $20, you can purchase a Top Gun Challenge Coin celebrating the 30th anniversary release of the 1986 Tom Cruise film.
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