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Get lost in aviation and space exploration at this top-flight museum in the heart of Balboa Park! 

Published by Terri Graham

san diego air and space museums

  

Get lost in aviation and space exploration at this top-flight museum in the heart of Balboa Park!  See a flight-worthy replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, which carried Charles Lindbergh on the world’s first solo trans-Atlantic flight.  Experience the real Apollo 9 command module, one of only a handful on display in the world. View aircraft used by barnstormers of the 1920s. Appreciate classic military aircraft from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Enjoy the only 3D/4D in Balboa Park. Opening […]

Pay homage to classic motorcycles and collectable autos at the San Diego Automotive Museum

Published by Terri Graham

 

 

 

Pay homage to classic motorcycles and collectable autos of the 20th century at this world-class museum in Balboa Park. Check out “Show Stoppers,” a permanent car and motorcycle collection including a stunning group of Indian Motorcycles, an extremely rare 1966 Bizzarrini P538 and of course the beautiful three-wheeled 1932 Morgan Super Sport just to name a few. Other exhibits include presentations on actor and automobile and motorcycle racer Steve McQueen, and Louis Mattar’s Fabulous Car.

San Diego Automotive Museum

2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego   • […]

Coast Into Exciting Events in Our January Newsletter!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Coast into January and enjoy exciting San Diego events!

Marvel at the majesty of gray whales, view an array of art, enjoy museums, restaurants, theater and shopping, and toast to it all with San Diego’s finest beer and wine! https://buff.ly/2CMy51n

Delight in Homemade Dishes at Hob Nob Hill Restaurant! A San Diego Favorite Since 1944!

Published by Terri Graham

philly cheesesteak Hob Nob Hill Restaurant

 

 

Locals rave about the homemade dishes at this San Diego landmark, serving classic American cuisine since 1944. Coffee cake like your grandmother made, omelets and fresh-baked pastries, bacon waffles, fresh-roasted turkey dinner, potato skins, patty melts, slow-roasted prime rib served Thursday-Sunday, chicken and dumplings and more keep San Diegans coming back. Showcased on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives for melt-in-your-mouth corned beef, Hob Nob truly pleases the palate. Enjoy breakfast served all day, as well as bottomless mimosas (limit of six) and daily […]

Wheel Fun Rentals Coupon – $5 Off Any Bike Rental!

Published by Terri Graham

 

Wheel Fun Rentals Coupon – $5 Off Any Bike Rental!

Click here to download coupon and find the location nearest to you!

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. They’ve […]

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 […]

Oceanview Mine a Must-See for Gemstone Enthusiasts

Published by Cathy Hendrie

By Cynthia Lamont
PassPort to San Diego

One of the world’s richest deposits of tourmaline is found in San Diego County.Gemstone collectors and families from all over the U.S. and world come to the Oceanview Mine located in the foothills of north San Diego County to mine precious stones such as tourmaline, kunzite, aquamarine, quartz and more. In the 1900s pink tourmaline was in high demand and exported back east to big jewelry stores like Tiffany’s.

My family and I visited the mine recently. We brought our gloves […]

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

Published by Terri Graham

     

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!

Published by Terri Graham

      

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!

Published by Terri Graham

      

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 […]

Enjoy a festive and flavorful Mexican dinner in San Diego at Casa Sol y Mar, the newest culinary venture by local icon Diane Powers.

Published by Terri Graham

      

Enjoy a festive and flavorful Mexican dinner in San Diego at Casa Sol y Mar, the newest culinary venture by local icon Diane Powers. Perched near the southwest corner of Del Mar Highlands Town Center, the colorful venue is artfully painted in gold, crimson and orange jewel tones, reflecting the warmth and romance of Mexico. Homemade dressings, salsas and sauces are prepared daily, along with hot corn and flour tortillas made by hand, right in view of delighted patrons. Choose from fresh salads, seafood, enchiladas, […]

Life’s A Fiesta at Colorful Casa de Pico in East County

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Carolyn Howard
PassPort to San Diego, Inc.

As an East County resident, I was very happy when Casa de Pico moved from Old Town to Grossmont Center in La Mesa several years back. I have been many times to lunch, dinner and happy hour at this colorful and festive Mexican restaurant. I still need to make it to Casa’s Sunday Brunch, which I’m sure is excellent! I was so happy to learn that they decided to offer a coupon for a complimentary fried ice […]

Experience High-Flying Fun With San Diego Parasailing Adventures!

Published by Cathy Hendrie

Carolyn Howard
PassPort to San Diego

It was the perfect San Diego October afternoon to go parasailing! Captain Sam and his assistant Jeff led the boat of 11 passengers, two of whom were 9-year old boys, who had the time of their lives! We left out of Mission Bay and made our way to the ocean for our parasail trip which ran between the jetty to the PB Pier. Once equipped in our parasail gear, which included life jackets, we paired off for our tandem flights.

With approximately […]

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

Published by Terri Graham

  

“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 […]

See San Diego’s Sights With Segway of Pacific Beach

Published by Cathy Hendrie

By Carolyn Howard
PassPort to San Diego

It was a very warm Friday afternoon in October when my friend and I rented a couple of Segways for an hour from Segway of Pacific Beach.

We didn’t go on a tour, but were happy to see they have a trio of guided adventures: On the Mission Bay Segway Tour, guests glide along the ocean boardwalk. On the Gaslamp Segway Tour, they ride around downtown and see Petco Park, the USS Midway and the Star of India, among other stops. […]

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 […]

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

Published by Terri Graham

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, […]