Posts Categorized: Things to Do

I Know San Diego Couples 1/2 Day City Tour & Lunch

  San Diego Publisher Barry Berndes was recently awarded a “Barry Berndes Day” by the San Diego City Council for his important contribution to the city of San Diego of sharing his knowledge of the city with 20 million visitors annually. San Diego city tours with sightseeing and lunch with local celebrity, and internationally acclaimed… Read more »

Historical Museums Abound in San Diego and All are “Must See” Attractions Everyone Should Plan to See

  Museum Galore are what visitor to San Diego are blessed with seeing. This is because San Diego was the white first settlement on the West Coast of the United States. For starters,  Mission San Diego de Alcala was the first of 21 missions founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1769. This historical site should… Read more »

Off-Track Betting at Surfside Race Place in Del Mar

Horse Racing Bets at Del Mar

Horse Racing Fans can enjoy the best of two worlds by also enjoying the thrill of the “Sport of Kings” when the Del Mar Live Venue is not in season at the Surfside Race Place at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., (858-792-4278) surfsideraceplace.com.  Admission for Racing fans for General Admission is ($5), Saddle Club daily admission ($10)  (includes a program), except… 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 »

Orfila Winery Offers a Beautiful Setting and Great Wines in the Julian & Escondido Tasting Rooms

Escondido Location 13455 San Pasqual Rd. | Escondido, CA 92025 Call: 760.738.6500 x 22, Toll Free: 1.800.868.WINE (9463) Southern California’s Award Winning Winery with Wine Bar in Julian Orfila Vineyards & Winery (3) at 13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido (760-738-6500) is undoubtedly the best winery in San Diego County. It’s also the oldest active winery… Read more »

Encinitas Station Farmers Market

Encinitas Farmers Market

The Encinitas Station Farmers Market is comprised of 40+ vendors selling local farm fresh produce, specialty meats and cheeses in addition to an array of artisan products including breads and gluten-free goods. There is even be gelato to cure that sweet tooth! There are incentives for those walking, biking, or riding the Coaster to the… Read more »

Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego

Bayview Baptist Church

Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego is freeway close and not far from downtown San Diego, located at 6126 Benson Ave. (619-262-8384). Their popular Sunday services are at 8 a.m. for early risers and 11 a.m. for everyone else. It has an enthusiastic congregation of worshipers. It’s a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational church offering a wide spectrum… Read more »

Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego is Where History Lives and the Fiesta Lasts Forever

Barra Barra Saloon at Fiesta de Reyes

Festive Old Town comes alive at this new shopping and dining attraction in historic Old Town. Shop at the Beacon Artworks Gallery (619-823-6130) for colorful San Diego paintings. Sample San Diego’s best tasting wines at the Hacienda De Las Rosas’ tasting room (619-840-5579). Dine on the spacious patio at the Casa de Reyes Mexican Restaurant,… 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 »

CityPASS Offers Discounted Admission and Day Passes for Southern California Attractions

Get In on the Action at Universal Studios With CityPASS

CityPASS offers a great opportunity to experience the best attractions located throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. These attractions and tours offer everything from state-of-the-art rides to walks through historic neighborhoods. Experience world class thrills at Universal Studios Hollywood, SeaWorld and Disneyland, still the “happiest place on Earth.” Time travel… 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 »

San Diego’s Top Destinations to See Christmas Lights in Neighborhoods & at Major Attractions

Christmas Lights

Nothing brings smiles to entire families than Christmas light displays. And when entire San Diego neighborhoods get into the holiday spirit, it brings whole communities together, with people driving from all points of the county just to get a glimpse of someone else’s neighborhood display. Sure, commercial displays might be more grand in some cases,… Read more »

City Lights is a Year Round Christmas Store

City Lights Collectibles Christams Ornaments San Diego

The largest collection of Department 56 collectibles in California are offered in an impressive 40,000 square foot showroom at City Lights (14). They have been in business since 1991, this year-round Christmas and collectibles emporium is a must see San Diego Attraction. It’s that big, it’s that impressive and it’s that unique. Like everything else… Read more »

You Must See The Museum of Making Music

Museum of Making Music

The focus of this impressive museum is to present a nostalgic walk through the past 100 years of American music and music-making. Featured are more than 500 vintage instruments. Plus, there are lots of interactive exhibits and hundreds of audio and video clips. This is an educational adventure for everyone! General admission is ($10); seniors,… Read more »

Temecula’s Falkner Winery & Breathtaking Hilltop Restaurant offers a Great day trip getaway

Falkner Winery Pinnacle Restaurant

  Falkner Winery specializes in high quality wines with over 80% earning Gold or Silver medals in wine competitions. So while you may be tempted to stop at the first winery that you see in Temecula wine country, be sure to plan to make a stop at the Falkner Winery for wine tasting and lunch at their… Read more »

Sycuan Golf Resort is San Diego’s Favorite

Golf

Sycuan Golf Resort offers incredible variety as the only 54-hole golf facility in San Diego. Situated in the beautiful hills of east San Diego, the three Ted Robinson designed courses feature mature tree-lined fairways, elevation changes, water features and impeccable greens. No matter if you’re a seasoned player or a first-timer, the two challenging 18-hole… Read more »

San Diego Motorsport Rents Desert ATV & Dune Buggy Rentals in San Diego County

San Diego Motorsport Rentals is the leader in desert rentals and repairs, they offer all of your ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) equipment and supplies at the best prices. All of their employees are trained in desert and watercraft safety and operations, which we pass on to our renters to ensure their safety and enjoyment while… Read more »

Mission San Luis Rey : King of the Missions

Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside

  Old Mission San Luis Rey at 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside (760-757-3651) is known as the King of the Missions. It is the largest of the 21 missions that flourished here in the 1700s and 1800s. It’s the majestic jewel of early California history. The museum is open daily 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Prices for self-guided tours… Read more »

Visit the World’s Finest Collection of Historic Ships at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Sailor's Days at Maritime Museum of San Diego

The fascinating floating museum at the Embarcadero consists of six historic ships and two submarines: the Star of India, which is the oldest active sailing ship in the world, the steam ferry Berkeley, the steam yacht Medea, the San Diego Harbor Pilot, also an actual Soviet-era diesel B-39 submarine and the deepest-diving submarine ever, a… Read more »

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Horse Racing At It’s Finest With Both Summer and Fall Venues

Del Mar Racetrack Horse Racing

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club presents live thoroughbred racing between July 19 through Sept. 4 and between Nov. 1 through Nov. 26. Post time: 2 p.m. for the nine race program, most days. At the Fairgrounds at Del Mar. I-5, exit Via de la Valle. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar Fairgrounds (858-755-1141) [delmarracing.com]. Located… Read more »

House of Blues San Diego Entertainment Venue

House of Blues

If you’re looking for a truly unique venue in the Gaslamp, the House of Blues San Diego on Fifth is sure to please. As San Diego’s premier restaurant and entertainment venue, the artistic environment celebrates African-American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art like never before. In the decorative music hall patrons can find… Read more »

Heritage of the Americas Museum in Rancho San Diego Takes You on a Journey Through Time

Heritage of Americas Museum

  Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego at 12110 Cuyamaca College Dr. West off of Jamacha Rd. (619-670-5194) [heritageoftheamericasmuseum.com]. Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat. noon- 4 p.m. Admission for adults is ($3); seniors (55 and over) ($2), children 17 years and younger, students… Read more »

Mission Trails Regional Park is the Largest of San Diego’s Parks and is Great for Hiking

Mission Trails Regional Park is the largest of the City of San Diego’s parks and is the third gem of the city’s park system. Mission Trails is larger than Mission Bay and Balboa parks combined. At 5,800 acres, it is the largest open space urban park west of the Mississippi. It includes two lakes, a… Read more »

Bright Valley Farms Horseback Riding

Bright Valley Farms

Bright Valley Farms has been in business for over 50 years and is located just minutes from Downtown San Diego. At Bright Valley Farms you’ll find over 52,000 acres of prime horseback riding trails with access to thousands of miles more for your horseback riding enjoyment. If you enjoy trail horseback riding then this is… Read more »

The Village Faire Shopping Center is Ideally Located in the Heart of the Historic Carlsbad Village

The Village Faire (7) shopping center is a charming New England-style specialty mall, which is located one block west of downtown Carlsbad, and only two blocks from the ocean. Village Faire is also one block west of the center of the Village and features lots of little shops, boutiques, services and restaurants surrounding a spacious… Read more »

Steele Canyon Golf Course is East County's Finest Golf Course

As one of Southern California’s finest golf clubs, Steele Canyon has been awarded Golf Digest’s Four Star Rating, one of only three golf clubs so honored in San Diego County. The 27-hole championship course was personally designed by Gary Player with respect and appreciation for the natural beauty of the terrain. Each of the three… Read more »

Aviara Golf Course is San Diego's Only Arnold Palmer Designed Course & One of America's Best Courses

The Aviara Golf Course is located north of San Diego overlooking the Batquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad. Both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have named this Arnold Palmer designed course one of the best resort courses in America. Framed by abundant native wildflowers, the challenging layout winds through rolling valleys and offers views of the Pacific… Read more »

Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club Golf Course

Located just 25 minutes from downtown San Diego, Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club is one of the premier semi-private golf clubs in the greater San Diego area. Guests will enjoy our impeccably conditioned golf course, elegant clubhouse and personalized service for all of their golfing needs. The 6,400 yard course meanders through an upscale residential… Read more »