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Wheel Fun Rentals Coupon – Rent One Item, Get 2nd Hour 50% Off!

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Wheel Fun Rentals Coupon – Rent One, Get 2nd Hour 50% Off!

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Wheel Fun Rentals offers everything from traditional cruiser bikes and specialty cycles to carriage-like Surreys and tandem cycles. You won’t find a wider variety of recreation rental equipment anywhere!  Take the entire family for a spin on a four-wheel Surrey cycle, cruise through your favorite park on a cruiser bike, or enjoy a waterfront adventure on one of our many types of specialty cycles. […]

San Diego Segway Tours Coupon – Get 30% Off

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San Diego Segway Tours Coupon – Get 30% Off

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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 […]

Take note of this dynamic museum, a tribute to the love of all things music!

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Located behind the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, this hidden gem is home to hundreds of vintage instruments and specialty exhibits held throughout the year. Live concerts at the museum feature famous international and national musicians as well as local talent. Visitors can also pick up and play instruments like keyboards, drums and guitars in a vibrant hands-on area. A walk through the museum’s chronologically organized, 100-year history of music takes center stage. Gallery tours can be self-guided or for groups, led by docents. Either way, […]

Belmont Park Coupon for $5 Off Unlimited Ride Wristband

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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 […]

Experience unparalleled scenery, exceptional service and an award-winning wine selection at Temecula’s Monte De Oro Winery!

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Experience unparalleled scenery, exceptional service and an award-winning wine selection at Temecula’s Monte De Oro Winery, a first-class wine-tasting destination. A major attraction at the winery is its 2,500 square-foot Main Tasting Room space complete with cathedral ceilings, two tasting bars, six alabaster chandeliers and a glass floor that gives its guests a sneak-peek of the winery’s barrel cellar below. Tasting room hours run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, with signature barrel cellar tours and tastings available on the weekends. Also savor MDO Bistro Thursday-Sunday […]

Step into Spooky History With Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours!

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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 […]

Explore The Elegant Oceanside Museum of Art, a Premier Regional Art Museum in San Diego.

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Explore the elegant Oceanside Museum of Art, a premier regional art museum and a leader of arts and culture in San Diego. In addition to several highly praised contemporary art exhibitions per year, museum programming includes classes, lectures, docent tours, parties, concerts, films, culinary events, and chartered travel to other cultural art venues and destinations. The venue is located in the historic Gill Building in the heart of downtown Oceanside. 

Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way, Oceanside  (760) 435-3721

Come Discover Beautiful Ramona! Great Restaurants and Places to Shop, plus Award-Winning Wineries, Golfing and much more!

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“The H.E.A.R.T of San Diego” is Ramona, which is located 36 miles northeast of San Diego in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains. Venture over the mountains and you will be in the Anza Borrego desert, playground for the camping enthusiast.

The Ramona Chamber of Commerce supports the local businesses with networking opportunities and events to promote their community and guests which includes, The Annual Community Awards, Installation Dinner, Ramona Open Studios Tour, Motorcycle Events, Ramona Country Fair, Taste of Ramona, Merchants Safe Trick or Treat […]

Visit this exciting North County children’s museum and experience a world of wonders with hands-on activities for kids up to age 10.

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Visit this exciting North County children’s museum and experience a world of wonders with hands-on activities for kids up to age 10. Interactive exhibits focus on science, art, and world cultures and are separated into four distinct areas: Explore, Imagine, Experiment, and Discover. Children can set sail on the Discovery Sailboat, travel to the Kids Global Village, feed chickens in the Children’s Discovery Garden, and uncover a whole dinosaur fossil in the Base Camp dig site year round. Also enjoy the museum’s educational programming and […]

Bring the Kids to the San Diego Sheriff’s Museum in Old Town!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

The William B. Kolender (San Diego County) Sheriff’s Museum is an educational and entertaining experience for visitors of all ages! The museum covers the entire history of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department from its inception in 1850 through today. The recently renovated museum contains cars, motorcycles, real-life jail cells from various eras, and replica Sheriff’s offices from the 1850’s, 1940’s and present. Children can sit on a real-life motorcycle and use the siren, pick up a bullet-proof vest, play with handcuffs, and […]

Cougar Vineyard & Winery in Temecula Valley Crushes 2017, their best harvest in over five years.

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Cougar Winery Temecula Grape Harvest



Written by: Barbara Pape

A beautiful day at Cougar Vineyard & Winery was spent listening to live music, watching the NFL on a big screen in the air-conditioned barrel room and feeling the excitement in the air as the winemaker and owner himself proclaimed 2017 as the best year in over five for the Temecula Valley wine region. After five years of drought, the rains finally came and conditions were conducive to not only more than doubling the volume of grapes on the vine, but to […]

Enjoy Our Spooktacular October Newsletter!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

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:

A San Diego Hub for Life and Culture, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is A Unique Waterfront Destination!

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A burgeoning San Diego hub for life and culture, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is a unique waterfront destination with 120 galleries, museums, artists, makers, restaurants, luxury cinemas and a public market.

ARTS DISTRICT is a place to create, connect, learn, shop, dine, explore and buy local art. From artists and dancers to boutique shops, a historic golf course, seasonal holiday ice rink, and event venues, ARTS DISTRICT abounds with entertainment, annual festivals and innovative cultural and culinary experiences.

Located at the former Naval Training Center in Point […]

Discover the Dinosaur Gallery — A Gem of a Shop in Downtown Del Mar

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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

Find One-Of-A-Kind Gifts and House collections and fashion at Bazaar Del Mundo Shops in Old Town!

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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 this favorite local restaurant, Casa de Bandini!

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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 Mexican Restaurant in Old Town!

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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 […]

Discover Fiesta de Reyes Restaurants and Shops in Historic Old Town!

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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 […]