San Diegan – I Know San Diego – Travel Guide

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Trusted Resource 49th year with Personally Reviewed Insider Information Showcasing the Best of San Diego.

All information is personally reviewed in the print and enhanced in the online versions of Barry Berndes’ SAN DIEGAN, used annually by 16 million newcomers, visitors & residents. We showcase fun things to do including attractions, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo tickets, coupons, restaurants, shopping, calendar of events, where to live & regional getaways such as Tijuana Mexico, Catalina Island & Temecula Wine Tasting adventures.

365 Day Calendar of Events

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San Diego is a year round wonderland with incredible weather and tons of fun things to do. So it’s never a question of what shall we do, but which one of the dozens of alternatives shall we pick for today, this week, or this month!

See what is happening in San Diego, visit our Calendar of Events

Mexico Travel is A Hot Destination

Mexico Travel

A recent National Geographic Traveler Magazine article touting the top destinations World Wide for 2016 and recommended a Tijuana and San Diego as the top destination on the West Coast of the United States. New York and Hawaii were the only other recommended destinations in the USA.

Undoubtedly the #1 Resource for South of the Border travel to Mexico is SAN DIEGAN/ with its 48 years of in depth coverage offers the best up-to-minute coverage.  So stay tuned we will be updating what’s new and where to go on a monthly bases.

Read more about Mexico Travel Opportunities

Flying to Mexico: If you’re planning a trip to the interior of Mexico by airplane, a new Otay Mesa Crossing has just opened enabling Americans to simply walk across a bridge right into the Tijuana Airport to catch a flight. This is a huge time saver.

Great Meals for Less


50% Off Mission Restaurant Coupon
10% Off Military Phong Trang Coupon
$5 Off Lunch Hunters MV Coupon
$10 Off Dinner Hunters MV Coupon
$5 Off Lunch Hunters O’side Coupon
$10 Off Dinner Hunters O’side Coupon
2 for 1 at Sushiya for Sashimi Coupon
Eat FREE on Your Birthday Coupon

Banquets & Catering Deals

Banquets and Catering

10% Off Phong Trang Coupon
10% Off El Indio Mexican Rest. Coupon

Whale Watching is Fun


$5 Off H & M Landing Coupon
$5 Off Hornblower Coupon

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

$5 Off ½ Day H & M Coupon
$5 Off ¾ Day M & M Coupon

Fun Kid Attractions

San Diego Zoo

50% Off Adm. SD History Ctr. Coupon
$2 Off Botanic Gardens: Adults Coupon
$1 Off Botanic Gardens: Kids Coupon
$2 Off SD Maritime Museum Coupon
$4 Off SD Air & Space Museum Coupon
$10 Game Card for $8 La Bella Coupon
Free Adm. Kids USS Midway Coupon
Free Bike Rental 2nd Hour Coupon
Free Flying Leatherneck Adm. Coupon
Free Mormon Battalion Adm. Coupon

Shop Till You Drop

Shop Till You Drop

$1 Off Kobey’s Swap Meet Coupon
Free Gift at SD factory Outlet Coupon

San Diego Job Market

San Diego Jobs

It’s hard to find a genuine local in San Diego, which is a person that was born and raised here. This thought is a great encouragement when you stop and realize that the growing metropolis of San Diego, which is the 8th largest city in the United States needs newcomers to prosper itself.

And with the booming Visitor Industry along with the medical field businesses seeking qualified employees, who do not currently reside in San Diego, it becomes quite mathematical that being a newcomer to San Diego is good for the San Diego economy. Please refer to the San Diego Jobs for an excellent resource for finding the position you are most qualified for.

San Diego is a Cultural Mecca

Balboa Park California Tower Photo

San Diego’s centerpiece for it’s rich cultural offerings is the 1,400 acre Balboa park, which was set aside by San Diego’s founding fathers back in the 1880s when the population of San Diego was less than 2,000 people.

If it was not for these farsighted group of people, San Diego would likely be like many sprawling cities without a cultural center. Here you will find over a dozen fascinating museums, several live theatre groups and the world famous San Diego Zoo.

And while there is a free tram that travels throughout the park, most visitors find it totally enjoyable to wander from one museum to the other. And as you might guess, residents and visitors never tire of visiting the park.

In keeping with San Diego’s high quality of life, all of the museums offer free admission to residents of San Diego County, as well as military personal, and their dependents on the first four Tuesdays of each Month. Proof of residency is required.

Natural History Museum
RH Fleet Science Center
Model Railroad Museum
Centro Cultural de la Raza

Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego History Center
Veterans Museum and Memorial Center

San Diego Art Institute
Mingei International Museum
San Diego Art Museum
San Diego Museum of Man
Japanese Friendship Garden

San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Hall of Champions
Select International Cottages

We’re the #1 City Guide to San Diego

San Diego Travel Guide

Being the #1 City Guide to San Diego has a nice ring to it, but it comes from being in business for 48 years and the dedication to excellence. To lend credibility to our recommendations we research everything that we print by visiting each recommendation and then calling on the telephone to verify that the information gathered independently is accurate by confirming the information with a manager or a representative of the business.