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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

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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 […]

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 

Please your palate at The Cork & Craft, at Abnormal Company, and San Diego’s only restaurant, winery and brewery in one!

Published by Terri Graham

The Cork & Craft Winery, Brewery, Restaurant

  

  

Please your palate at The Cork & Craft, at Abnormal Company, and San Diego’s only restaurant, winery and brewery in one. The Rancho Bernardo venue boasts 41 taps and an extensive wine list, inviting guests to sample some of the best beer and wine from around the world. Food is focused on serving refined plates in a casual environment. Celebrating a special event? The Cork & Craft offers options from small and intimate dinners in its library, social receptions with drinks and appetizers on a […]

Relax and Recharge at Riviera Oaks Resort and Racquet Club in Ramona!

Published by Terri Graham

Rivera Oaks Resort Ramona

  

The slower pace, the quiet serenity and the close proximity to some of the area’s finest wineries give this beautiful, family-friendly resort its unmatched charm and appeal. A rustic but elegant property nestled outside of town with 16 tennis courts (pros, lessons, clinics and membership), a Day Spa, fitness center, pools, jacuzzis and nearby golf and hiking trails, sits at the base of the mountains but is still only 30 minutes from San Diego. The modern accommodations are furnished condos, each with a kitchen, living […]

Hit your stride wearing classic, comfortable and stylish footwear from Birkenstock of San Diego.

Published by Terri Graham

 

Hit your stride wearing classic, comfortable and stylish footwear from Birkenstock of San Diego. Four area locations sell the iconic German sandal famous for its contoured footbed, deep heel cup and cork base lined in soft suede. The sandals range from the classic Arizona in taupe suede to a large selection of contemporary styles and colors. Always striving to find new, stylishly innovative and comfortable footwear, the stores also carry Merrell, Pikolinos, OluKai, Mephisto, Naot, Keen, Sanita, Arcopedico and Taos brands, as well as the […]

Spend An Afternoon At Milagro A Panoramic 110-acre Winery in Ramona. Picnic On The Patio and Enjoy Award-Winning Wines!

Published by Terri Graham

  
      

 

Spend an afternoon at this panoramic 110-acre Ramona winery, bottling estate-grown Bordeaux and Italian varietals in an intimate, enchanting setting. Rolling hills and stunning sunsets provide a spectacular backdrop for weddings, private parties and other special events.

On weekends, enjoy live music and visiting food trucks, while sampling and learning about different wines in the modern and rustic tasting room. Also pick up wine-related gifts, artisan cheeses and charcuterie.

Stroll the vineyard, home to an organic farm, a fruit and nut orchard, a stunning crush house and […]

Savor soups and sandwiches and swoon over stunning sweet creations at this beloved bakery and deli gracing downtown La Jolla.

Published by Terri Graham

Savor soups and sandwiches and swoon over stunning sweet creations at this beloved bakery and deli gracing downtown La Jolla. Celebrating 29 years of serving inspired farm-to-table cuisine, the restaurant is also famous for its specialty cakes. Owners Francois and Diana Goedhuys use fresh produce straight from their Julian farm, much to the delight of loyal customers. François, a chef who hails from Belgium, also impresses with his Italian and eight-grain breads and personalized cookies. Enjoy everything freshly baked croissants, muffins and pies, salads and […]