Posts Categorized: Neighborhoods and Suburbs

Arts District Liberty Station: A burgeoning hub for life and culture.

This cultural mecca within 361 waterfront acres of the former Naval Training Center San Diego (NTC) features historic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, vast outdoor spaces, and plenty of parking.  Arts District Liberty Station, a burgeoning hub for life and culture in San Diego, is filled with nearly 120 galleries, museums, artist studios, nonprofit offices, creative… Read more »

Convoy Street is the Biggest and Most Extraordinarily Diverse Asian Restaurant Row in the United States

Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa is home to an awesome selection of nearly 100 excellent Asian restaurants, which can easily claim the title for being the best of the best in America. This multitude different styles and tastes from different countries are clustered together in min malls along a wide 1.5 mile long thoroughfare (see… Read more »

North Coast Repertory is an Intimate, Award-Winning Theatre in Solana Beach’s Lomas Santa Fe Plaza

Front View, North Coast Rep, Theater

5% Off Coupon on Any Main Stage Show! North Coast Repertory Theatre, a non-profit, has evolved into one of the area’s leading performing arts organizations, recognized for the quality of its work and its commitment to excellence. Located in Solana Beach, the heart of San Diego’s Coastal North County, the theatre boasts an award-winning mainstage… Read more »

Job Opportunities Abound in Tourism, Bio Tech, Construction, Medical, Military & Education

Let’s face it, everyone wants to live, work and play in Americas’s Finest City. And why not? The United States Weather Bureau has described San Diego’s weather as being the most ideal in America. Plus, unlike many cities in the United States, there is an endless variety of activities to do 365 days a year… Read more »

Dan Diegos Euro Cafe & Pub is a Bay Park Winner

Dan Diegos Euro Cafe and Pub, 2415 Morena Blvd., Bay Park (619-276-2100). Open Mon., Wed. and Thurs. 11:3- a.m.–10 p.m. (kitchen closed at 9 p.m.); Friday 11:30 a.m. till  11 p.m. (kitchen loses at 10 p.m.); Sat. 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.); Sunday 10:30 a.m.– 9 p.m. (kitchen closes at 9 p.m.)… Read more »

Temecula’s Ponte Winery Offers a Superb Overnight Escape

Ponte Winery

Ponte Family Estate Winery & Ponte Vineyard Inn 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula (951-694-8855) [Pontewinery.com] Open daily 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Wine tastings week days $15 Weekends $20 for six wines and a souvenir glass The impressive Ponte Family Estate Winery with its award winning outdoor vineyard view restaurant and top 10 ranked Ponte Vineyard… Read more »

Borrego Springs is San Diego’s 630,000 acre State Park and is almost the same size of Rhode Island

Borrego Springs

San Diego County’s diversity is again demonstrated by the fact that the county is also home to the largest desert state park in the world. The impressive 630,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is nearly the size of the state of Rhode Island. This spectacular desert park has majestic mountains, beautiful canyons, hiking trails, camping, wildflowers… Read more »

Los Angeles Attractions & Restaurants

Get In on the Action at Universal Studios With CityPASS

Los Angeles attractions and tours offer everything from state-of-the-art rides to walks through historic neighborhoods. Experience world class thrills at Universal Studios Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Disneyland, still the “happiest place on Earth.” LA’s cultural attractions include the Getty Center, LACMA and Walt Disney Hall. Take flight with the Space Shuttle Endeavor at… Read more »

Temecula Is San Diego’s Nearby Wine Country

Temecula is San Diego's Wine Country

Visiting the wineries in Temecula is only the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to discovering all that the thriving city of Temecula and the Temecula Valley has to offer. So, whatever you do, don’t miss a visit to Temecula Valley in Riverside County. Temecula is less than an hour away from downtown San… Read more »

Poway Is North County’s “City in the Country”

Lake Poway Is Popular for Fishing & Family Picnics

Poway, which describes itself as “the city in the country,” is both rural and cosmopolitan. Proof positive of its unique claim is that its proudly boasts of having over 60 miles of equestrian and hiking trails. And having horses on your property is a rule rather than an exception. So it should come as no… Read more »

Tijuana, Mexico Restaurants, Shops, Hotels

How to get to Tijuana You need Mexican Insurance Map Factory Outlet Shopping Shopping in Downtown Tijuana Cultural Center Rio Tijuana Shopping Center Mercado Hidalgo Dining in Rio Tijuana Where to Stay   How to get to Tijuana Getting to Tijuana is simple and easy. From downtown San Diego, or from any of the coastal… Read more »

San Ysidro is Home to First-Class Shopping

Visit the Largest Factory Outlet Center on the West Coast

  With over 50,000 vehicles and 25,000 pedestrians passing through the San Ysidro Port of Entry at San Ysidro each day makes San Ysidro the busiest international border crossing in the world. This port of entry is also a haven for smart shoppers who come here by the thousands each day to shop at the… Read more »

The Gaslamp Quarter, Historic San Diego

Gaslamp Quater

San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is where history, fine dining, shopping and entertainment come together in sights, sounds and tastes. In fact, the 16-block area between Fourth and Sixth avenues, Broadway and the waterfront has been designated a National Historic District. Here you will find many beautifully reconstructed buildings from a bygone era. These buildings now… Read more »

Ensenada Is a Romantic South of the Border Seaside Resort near Mexico’s Famous Wine Growing Region

Ensenada Contents Map Car Rental Bus Shuttle How to Get There Where to Stay Where to Dine Shopping Tour Exquisite Weddings La Bufadora Deep Sea Fishing Calendar of Events Wine Tasting in Ensendada Valle de Guadalupe Only 70 miles south of the border via a sleek, modern toll road, which hugs the coastline is the… Read more »

Ocean Beach Is the Authentic Beach Town

Ocean Beach

Yes, Ocean Beach is the authentic beach town. Palm trees line the streets of this historical Southern California community. It’s kissed by the sun, romanced by the Pacific Ocean and has a personality all its own. A good reason for discovering Ocean Beach is its casual, small-town charm with its diagonally parked cars along the… Read more »

The Embarcadero Is Home to Harbor Tours, Nautical Museums and Fabulous Bay Front Dining Venues

Embarcadero

No visit to downtown San Diego would be complete without exploring the city’s Embarcadero at the waterfront. It’s home to the oldest iron sailing ship afloat, world-class harbor tours aboard a spectacular Hornblower yacht, superb restaurants with spectacular bay views and the fascinating historical Maritime Museum. Here too is the must-see USS Midway Museum as… Read more »

East County Is the Sunny Side of San Diego

East County

East County is the sunny side of San Diego, where there is never any overcast or fog to contend with. Please refer to the San Diego Map in the front of this book for the locations of these cities and attractions. The dynamic appeal of San Diego County’s East County is its affordable family-style of… Read more »

Downtown San Diego, the City’s Showpiece, Is Home to the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy

Downtown

Downtown San Diego’s dynamic skyline has been reshaped by the robust growth of residential and com­mercial development. Downtown is continuing on its path to becoming an exciting and savvy urban environment, with a concentration on dynamic public projects such as new parks and open space, new cultural venues and enhanced public ­infrastructure. Downtown boasts a… Read more »

Del Mar, Where the Surf Meets the Turf, and Rancho Santa Fe, Home to the Rich & Famous

Fourth of July at San Diego County Fair

You’ll enjoy discovering Del Mar, a delightful seaside resort town with a population of less than 5,000 residents. It’s only 18.5 miles north of downtown San Diego via Interstate 5. Del Mar’s village-by-the-sea ambiance is an invitation to come and explore its beautiful wooded hillsides, magnificent beach, wonderful restaurants, fascinating shops and beautiful homes. Del… Read more »

Coronado Is a World-Class Resort Destination

Coronado

Across the bay from downtown San Diego is the picturesque island resort of Coronado. It’s blessed with white sandy beaches, superb ­restaurants, beautiful historic turn-of-the-century homes, delightful shops, an 18-hole championship golf course and the world famous Hotel del Coronado. Coronado, as we know it today, had its beginning in 1884 with the arrival of… Read more »

Romantic Balboa Park Is a Historical Treasure

Balboa Park California Tower Photo

Romantic Balboa Park is the nation’s largest urban cultural park consisting of a forest of exotic trees, well-kept gardens, and a majestic lily pond, which is the most photographed site in the park. Here too is the renowned Old Globe Theatre and 17 outstanding must-see museums, art galleries and one of the largest planetariums in… Read more »

Historic Old Town is Filled With Museums, Great Mexican Restaurants & Many Unique Shops

Old Town San Diego

San Diego’s Old Town San Diego State Historic Park conveys an authentic re-creation of the city’s glorious history between 1821 and 1872. Restored adobe homes, museums, landmarks, commercial shops, restaurants, informative park rangers and volunteers all bring the flavor of the past into the present. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Old Town and to… Read more »

Mission Bay & Pacific Beach Are Home To Breathtaking Sunsets & Restaurants Galore

Mission Bay

Mission Bay is surrounded by the coastal suburbs of Pacific Beach, North Mission Beach, South Mission Beach and Bay Park. Locals living at the beach make full use of the beautiful beaches and bays to watch an incredible sunset or simply to ride their bikes along the boardwalk. These coastal neighborhoods are also home to… Read more »

North County Inland Residents Enjoy Many Great Attractions, Dining, Wineries & Casinos

The Flying Leatherneck Museum in North County Inland

North County Inland is San Diego’s country getaway! Your discovery of the cities and suburbs along North County Inland’s Interstate 15 Freeway is a delightful experience. There are attractions galore here including four impressive Las Vegas-style casinos. Wine lovers will enjoy discovering award-winning wineries as well. Mira Mesa The two southernmost communities on the I-15… Read more »

Encinitas Is a Hwy. 101 Beach Town Classic

Encinitas is a delightful North County coastal community located only 25 freeway miles north of downtown San Diego via Interstate 5. Its name, which means “live oaks” in Spanish, consists of five communities. Each one has its own unique small-town charm and interesting history, which makes each a rewarding discovery. They include Historic Encinitas, Leucadia,… Read more »

Mission Valley is a Mecca for Dining, Golf, Attractions & Major Shopping Centers

Mission Bay

Mission Valley is easily accessible. Every major freeway leading into San Diego County passes by or through the valley. Thus, many attractions and suburbs are less than 30 minutes away. Accessibility to Mission Valley is easy with the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Green Line (511) or [sdmts.com]. This trolley line travels in an east–west direction… Read more »

Award-Winning San Elijo Hills Offers New Homes

San Elijo Hills is an exciting new, easy access, family-friendly, master planned residential community on the hilltops and valleys of beautiful San Marcos. Yes, San Elijo Hills has it all including its ideal location on the highest point in San Diego’s coastal North County with commanding views of the blue Pacific and the beautiful California… Read more »

Carlsbad Is a Coastal Getaway in San Diego

Carlsbad Flowers

Miles of beautiful beaches, delightful shops, a highly acclaimed factory outlet, world-class resorts, a city-owned golf course, excellent restaurants and LEGOLAND® California make Carlsbad a great place for a vacation as well as the perfect place to live. Carlsbad is also known for the famous Flower Fields, which bloom in early March through May. Long… Read more »

Oceanside Is San Diego County’s North Shore

Oceanside

Oceanside is, indeed, an ideal Southern Cali­fornia coastal beach town with lots of small town charm. It has a beautiful coastline with 3.5 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, a quaint New England-style harbor and the longest wooden pier on the West Coast to go along with its stellar year-round climate. Vacationers have been coming here… Read more »