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Win a 4-pack of Tickets to Hornblower’s ‘Rock the Yacht!’ Cruises.

Published by Chris Johnson

Photography Contest San Diego

Best San Diego Scenic Photography Contest

Upload your Best San Diego Scenic Photography shot for a chance to Win a 4-pack of Tickets to Hornblower’s “Rock the Yacht!’ Cruise, Running Friday and Saturday Nights Through Oct. 27. This is a 21 and over cruise.

Upload/Submit your BEST San Diego Scenic Photograph for contest consideration. Limit One Submission Per Email. Winner will be chosen on October 4th and notified via email. Note: “Rock the Yacht!” is a 21 and over cruise. Images submitted will also be considered for […]

Treat your feet at Sock District located in Carlsbad’s Village Faire!

Published by Terri Graham

 

 

Treat your feet at Sock District, filled with the widest selection of novelty, fashionable, witty, and classic socks you’ve ever seen. Pick up a pair (or two, or three or more!) for any occasion. Music lover? Sports fan? Animal enthusiast? Need a gift or souvenir? Looking to make a stylish statement for Independence Day, Christmas or any other holiday? Sock District has you covered. Find socks for men, women and kids. Visit the store at Village Faire in the heart of downtown Carlsbad and see […]

Cafe Milano is a little glimpse of Italy nestled right off the California coastline in beautiful downtown La Jolla.

Published by Terri Graham

   

Cafe Milano is a little glimpse of Italy nestled right off the California coastline in beautiful downtown La Jolla. Welcoming you as family, the inviting space has two indoor dining rooms and an outdoor patio surrounded by greenery. The tempting aroma of fresh bread, homemade desserts, and generations of tradition in the tomato sauce, greets you from the bustling kitchen seven days a week. Owner Chef Pasquale’s 25 years of experience with Northern Italian Cuisine is evident in the extensive menu featuring a delightful […]

Savor fresh sushi rolls, chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura and many more delicious dishes at Akai Hana Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar in Rancho Bernardo.

Published by Terri Graham

Aka Hana Japanese & Sushi Restaurant

Savor fresh sushi rolls, chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura and many more delicious dishes at Akai Hana Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar in Rancho Bernardo. Most of the lunch combos come with miso soup, rice, salad (with an amazing sauce), and either a California or spicy tuna roll. The friendly neighborhood restaurant also serves dinner seven days a week. Order in or take out and see why locals love it! 

Akai Hana Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar
16769 Bernardo Ctr. Dr., Ste.K11, Rancho Bernardo (858) 451-0074

 

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 […]

Behold the World’s Largest Outdoor Pipe Organ!

Published by Terri Graham

  

Behold the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ while enjoying its vibrant sounds during year-round concerts by the Spreckels Organ Society. Performances are held in Balboa Park at 2 p.m. every Sunday, and on Monday evenings in summer (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.) All concerts are free and open to the public. Seating is outdoors in the organ pavilion, on metal benches that seat up to 2,500 people. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, seat cushions, shade hats, or sun umbrellas and music-loving pets are welcome, as […]

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

Published by Terri Graham

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

MainStreet Oceanside’s Farmers and Sunset Markets The Place to Be Thursdays All Year!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

PassPort to San Diego

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 […]

Spice up your lunch or dinner plans and head to Himalayan Cuisine, serving fresh and healthy Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan dishes in La Mesa.

Published by Terri Graham

Himalayan Cuisine La Masa

  

  

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 […]

Shop, Dine By the Bay at Seaport Village and The Headquarters

Published by Cathy Hendrie

By Cathy Hendrie
PassPort to San Diego

Nestled along the San Diego Bay with its coastal breezes and views of the Coronado Bridge, Seaport Village is a stunning 14-acre waterfront shopping and dining complex in downtown San Diego. It offers eclectic shops, fine and casual dining and family-friendly entertainment.

Finding a favorite flag, trying on eco-friendly clothing or appreciating exclusive art are just a few of the offerings at the 50-plus diverse shops dotting the village. Visitors can also grab a bite at more than a dozen eateries […]

Enjoy Smokin’ Hot Food at Kansas City Barbeque!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Carolyn Howard
PassPort to San Diego

To commemorate the 32nd 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.

Because everything on the menu looked so good, I ordered enough to take home. I began with the Combo Dinner of Pork Ribs & Beef […]

Catch Hot Events in Our August Newsletter!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Our August newsletter is off and running! Catch Thoroughbred horse racing at Del Mar, a play or concert, a fine-arts festival or outdoor activity, and savor summer dishes & handcrafted wines, all in San Diego County! Check it out here: https://buff.ly/2AxsJrn

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

ifly oceanside indoor skydiving

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 […]