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Discover Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center in El Cajon!

Published by Terri Graham

Round up friends and family and head to this important cultural center, dedicated to Olaf Wieghorst, a Danish-born American cowboy and famed artist who lived in El Cajon for over 40 years. Wieghorst created exquisite portrayals of the 19th-century American West, along with Native American Indians, cowboys and settlers. The museum’s two galleries display many of his paintings, watercolors and sketches. In 1998, the original home of Mae and Olaf Wieghorst was moved to the museum grounds and designated as a historic site by the […]

Tide Pools, Views and Lighthouse are the Stars at Cabrillo National Monument

Published by Terri Graham

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 […]

Kick Off Summer With Our June Newsletter!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Enjoy water sports, cultural exhibits, kids’ camps, Father’s Day fun, destination shopping, delicious dishes and more in our June newsletter! Check it all out here: https://buff.ly/2xzMT2r

High Flying Fun at “iFly Indoor Skydiving” in Oceanside

Published by Terri Graham

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High Flying Fun

Written by Cynthia Lamont

I wanted to give my 13 year old grandson, Gavin, something for his birthday that would be really different, memorable and exciting.

He’s had many great birthday parties, the likes of inflatable slides, pizza and video game parlors, trampolines and laser tag, just to name a few.

Well, I found it! “iFly” in Oceanside…indoor skydivng.

When I stepped in this beautiful, ultra-modern building two people were suspended in air in a huge 57-foot vertical clear tunnel, I […]

Miss match overflows with trendy clothing, fashionable shoes and unique accessories.

Published by Terri Graham

Enjoy an exciting shopping experience at miss match, San Diego’s favorite boutique. Miss match overflows with trendy clothing, fashionable shoes and unique accessories. Stores are artfully arranged by color and coordinated outfits, and complimentary styling will leave you feeling and looking like a star. For a chic and polished look that won’t break the budget, visit miss match, a boutique for all women. missmatchsd.com or @missmatchsd.

miss match 
Coronado Ferry Landing: 1201 First St., #217  (619) 435-5550 
Ocean Beach: 4932 Newport Ave.  (619) 223-5500  

Can you Escape? Have Fun Trying At Escapism Puzzle Room in Hillcrest!

Published by Terri Graham

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Experience this team-immersion game, a breakout form of entertainment filled with strategy, suspense and adrenaline, but no scary stuff. Groups choose a themed room and then get 60 minutes to escape by decoding hints and solving puzzles, making teamwork imperative. Your team becomes the star protagonist of the adventure. Communication, critical thinking and personal empowerment make this a fantastic, strategic adventure for all walks of life. Families, friends, corporate groups, birthdays and bachelor parties come together to meet the challenge and have a blast. Game […]

San Diego Segway Tours Coupon – Get 20% Off

Published by Terri Graham

  

San Diego Segway Tours Coupon – Get 20% Off

Click here to get your coupon!

Riding a Segway along the waterfront of San Diego is a dream come true! If you are looking for something fun to do in San Diego, a Segway tour is the most fun you can have on two wheels!  The tour takes you to the Gaslamp District and along the historic waterfront on the Downtown Gaslamp Waterfront Tour, or glide through beautiful Balboa Park and Little Italy on our Balboa Park Tour.  With so much to see, what better […]

Experience Firsthand A “Place In Time” At A Historic San Diego Home or Site!

Published by Terri Graham

Experience firsthand a “place in time” at a historic San Diego home or site, thanks to the region’s leading preservation group, Save Our Heritage Organisation, or SOHO. Begun in 1969, the nonprofit has raised awareness and appreciation of San Diego’s architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage.  Among the many landmarks SOHO has saved are the Hotel del Coronado, the Santa Fe Depot, the Villa Montezuma, and Horton Plaza’s Irving Gill-designed  fountain, which is on SOHO’s logo. It currently operates the […]

Find The Perfect Extended Stay, Corporate Housing, Long-Term and Vacation Rentals

Published by Terri Graham

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Stay San Diego Specializes in Extended Stay, Corporate Housing, Longterm and Vacation Rentals

Imagine waking up in the morning to a beautiful view of San Diego Bay from your balcony and being within walking distance to downtown San Diego’s attractions, restaurants and shops. Stay San Diego has dozens of fully-furnished properties for corporate, extended stays and vacation rentals. staysandiego.net

Stay San Diego
302 Island Ave. #103, San Diego  (619) 696-3280

Discover San Diego County’s Eight Regional Airports.

Published by Terri Graham

 

  

Eight San Diego County regional airports provide domestic and local passenger services with facilities for aircraft storage, fuel service and maintenance:

• McClellan-Palomar Airport: (760) 431-4646

McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad is a gateway to and from San Diego’s North County. It serves the general aviation community, corporate aircraft and commercial services.

• Agua Caliente Springs: (619) 956-4800  

The facility serves residents of rural east San Diego County and visitors to Agua Caliente Hot Springs County Park.

• Borrego Valley Airport: (760) 767-7415

The airport and town are surrounded by the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego […]

Our May Newsletter Blooms With Fun!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day celebrations, as well as concerts, plays, museum exhibits, outdoor activities, local dining, wine tasting and much more! https://buff.ly/2FA3C4E

Step into Spooky History With Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

 Carolyn Howard
PassPort to San Diego

This was the first time I have ever been on a ghost tour, so I really didn’t know what to expect. We met at the Hacienda Hotel in Old Town San Diego at 7 p.m., just before sunset. The purple ghost bus was not hard to miss. Our group had 12 people, most of them visitors to San Diego. We were greeted by our “Ghost Host” Dante, who was a wonderful guide. He was very animated and encouraged questions and photographs to be […]

Be Treated Like Family in the Greek Tradition at Athens Market Taverna in Downtown San Diego!

Published by Terri Graham

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Athens Market Taverna In Downtown San Diego

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 […]

Shoot on over to San Diego’s Premier Gun Range in Kearny Mesa!

Published by Terri Graham

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Shoot on over to San Diego’s premier gun range, a bright and clean facility featuring high-quality firearms and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Whether you’re a seasoned shooter interested in target practice, or a novice and need to know the basics, you are welcomed by supportive safety officers, present to assist as much or as little as you need. All ages are welcome and you can feel confident your family will be treated with respect, as they learn to respect the firearms they use. A one-stop shop […]

Enjoy warm hospitality and award-winning services at Glorietta Bay Inn in Coronado

Published by Terri Graham

  

Enjoy warm hospitality and award-winning services at Glorietta Bay Inn, an elegant Coronado Island hotel, one block from the beach and overlooking beautiful Glorietta Bay. Just minutes from downtown San Diego, it features a wonderful complimentary expanded continental breakfast, afternoon refreshments, a heated pool and spa, robes in every room, free Wi-Fi, refrigerators, microwaves, safes, HBO on demand in every room, and much more. Rates start as low as $169 per night. Check our site for specials.
gloriettabayinn.com/internet-specials

Glorietta Bay Inn
1630  Glorietta Blvd., Coronado (800) 283-9383

Jump into Summer at FUNBelievable Play!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

 

Cathy Hendrie
PassPort to San Diego

Summer may be around the corner, but kids at FUNBelievable Play have gotten a head start! In fact, toddlers and older girls and boys love sliding, swinging around and bouncing inside this exciting Lakeside facility year-round.

OPEN PLAY
The colorful three-level mega play structure is the main attraction, and kids have a blast riding down tube slides, climbing rock walls, playing with tiki-figure punching bags and zipping across aerial glides. The sports arena gives future athletes the chance to kick goals and shoot baskets. Little […]

See Art in Action at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

PassPort to San Diego

Color your world at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park, where 37 working-artist studios open their doors to the public. The courtyard, with its playfully painted tiles, is a kaleidoscope, drawing visitors in. Art lovers are invited to watch glassblowers and potters, painters and sculptors, jewelry-makers and other craftspeople create of one-of-a-kind pieces, many for sale. The studio artists often share stories, teach, and give recommendations to budding artists interested in similar work. Events include the Potters’ Guild and Art Glass […]

Alma Music & Audio Dedicated to Providing The Finest Stereo Equipment On The Market!

Published by Terri Graham

    

Dedicated to providing the finest stereo equipment on the market, they offer a world-class music reproduction experience to both seasoned audiophiles and curious newcomers to this universal passion. Featuring the finest manufacturers in high-end audio today, they pride themselves on the brands they carry, their solid track records and innovative products. Their new 3,000 sq. ft. showroom in Kearny Mesa, allows a musical performance to shine, transporting you to another time and place, drowning out the stresses of daily life. With over 2000 LPs in […]

Discover a mecca of European antique and vintage furnishings at India Street Antiques!

Published by Terri Graham

India Street Antiques-Little Italy

Discover a mecca of imported European antique and vintage furnishings at this large-volume dealer in North Little Italy. Two showrooms house high-quality pieces from many respected brands, with styles ranging from Spanish Revival to Mid-Century Modern. The store has high turnover, offers freighting and delivery, and restoration services with free estimates. A destination for locals since 1991, the store is open 7 days a week and accepts all major credit cards. indiastreetantiques.com/danishmodernsd.com

India Street Antiques/Danish Modern San Diego
2361 India St., San Diego  (619) 231-3004