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Birch Aquarium Is a Fun and Unique Wedding Venue

The wedding is the first step to a lifetime of joy and happiness together. That's why the SAN DIEGAN has taken the time to extensively research these venues, so you can have the perfect wedding. Browse through the wonderful selection of romantic and scenic venues, whether on the bay, with a vineyard view or in a romantic hotel, this will be your day to remember. If you're looking for a premier hair and makeup artist for your wedding, look no further than Cindy Rankin. If you're in the military or a veteran, there are also some locations that might be a perfect fit for you here.

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Morgan Run Club & Resort is an Escape to Historic Rancho Santa Fe For A Memorable Stay

Morgan Run Resort comprises 66 boutique-style rooms and features lush landscaping, wonderful dining, golf and tennis facilities. They offer a distinctive collection of resort packages, including recreation, golf and tennis vacation packages to ensure that guests experience this Rancho Santa Fe resort to its fullest. So take a swing with one of the golf packages… Read more »

Shadow Mountain Winery Is An Award-Winning Winery In The Foothills Of Warner Springs

If you’re looking for a special place for your wedding, this is the place. The owners have an extensive background in the restaurant business, which is a big plus. The cost for wine tasting is ($3), which includes a complimentary souvenir wine glass. Shadow Mountain is an ideal grape-growing location with an elevation of 3,500 feet, and it’s blessed with Pacific Ocean breezes and cool, dry nights.

Andrés Cuban Restaurant is a TOP 100 BEST in San Diego Recommended Dining Destination Not to Miss

andres cuban restaurant

This family owned and operated restaurant has been a San Diegan classic for over 25 years, with a strong local following, and a favorite of many dignitaries, pro-athletes and notable figures visiting San Diego from Latin America that were in search of the best authentic Caribbean food. For the best seating, ask for table 7. An evening meal at Andrés is a delicious experience.

Meritage Restaurant at Callaway Vineyards: Delicious Dining Overlooking Callaway Vineyards

Meritage Restaurant

Wow! Wine tasting at Callaway Vineyards just got a lot more fun. With the addition of their Meritage Restaurant, wine tasters and diners alike can now enjoy a host of delicious lite and appetizing entrées in a terraced outdoor setting overlooking the vineyards. Their 18-item menu showcases one incredible entrée after another. Worth raving about… Read more »

Schwaesdall Winery is Ramona’s Well Established Wineries with a Beautiful View of Iron Mountain

This award-winning winery produces premium handcrafted, classic European red wines and traditional California whites, which are aged two or more years in an underground 1,500-sq. ft. cellar. The tasting room is the first commercially permitted straw bale building in San Diego County. It’s open for tasting Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For ($8) you can choose… Read more »

Humphreys Restaurant Featuring Live Music

Humphreys Restaurant

Humphreys Restaurant on Shelter Island is the award winner of the 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 San Diego Restaurant Association’s Gold Medallion Award for Best Live Music Venue/Restaurant. And when it comes to Sunday brunch, Humphreys bay-front restaurant is as good as it gets. Humphreys features an unparalleled presentation against the backdrop of beautiful yachts moored… Read more »

Mount Palomar Winery is One of the Original Wineries in Temecula Valley

Mount Palomar Winery

One of the original wineries, established 1969, it is up a little hill, hidden from the road. This inviting winery is open for tastings daily. They produce over 14,000 cases of wine annually and distribute to store and fine restaurants in Southern California. They also have a full-service gourmet deli, gift shop, patio and shady… Read more »

Mingei International Museum Has a Permanent Collection of 17,500 objects from 141 countries

Southern California’s largest collection of art of the people from all eras and cultures of the world. Dynamic, changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary folk art, craft and design, and a popular museum store featuring handmade items from around the world. TRUE BLUE: Indigo, Turquoise, Cobalt & Lapis Lazuli. The color blue evokes mystery, beauty… Read more »

Bernardo Winery is The Oldest Winery in Southern California and is Both Beautiful & Charming

Established in 1889, Bernardo Winery is San Diego’s oldest operating vineyard and winery. Enjoy lunch inside at Cafe Merlot or dine on the patio. Also, a big attraction here are the winery’s charming village shops. They are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The winery is also available for that important celebration, seminar or… Read more »

Wiens Family Cellars are Famous for Their "Big Red" Wines in Temecula Wine Country

This winery is literally family run, with four brothers working together to grow, produce and distribute their “Big Red” wines. Their selection of handcrafted wines includes over 15 different varietals like Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Port and Amour de l’Orange, which is a sparkling white wine with a touch of orange. Tastings are… Read more »

Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant Family Style Meals

Nicolosi’s offers the best tasting family style Italian food in San Diego and being in business for 58 years is a great testimonial as to how popular they are. Ask anyone and they will tell you that this family owned San Diego favorite has been serving the best-tasting lasagna, ravioli, eggplant, macaroni and cheese, chicken… Read more »

Coronado Ferry Landing Bay Side Specialty Mall

The striking architectural design of Coronado Ferry Landing is reminiscent of the famous Hotel del Coronado. It’s home to a sensational restaurant row made up of seven bayfront fine and casual dining including Peohe’s, Coronado’s premier waterfront restaurant, and Il Fornaio, serving exquisite gourmet Italian cuisine. If you like to dine and shop, this is… Read more »

San Diego Symphony Performs Year-Round

San Diego Symphony

The jewel of this district is the historic Copley Symphony Hall (20) at 750 B St. (619-235-0804). It is regarded as one of the finest classical music venues on the West Coast. This year the San Diego Symphony, now over 100 years old and one of the oldest orchestras in California, will embark on a… Read more »

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

The theme of this impressive restaurant is France during World War I, and you’re in the headquarters of the 94th Aero Squadron along with Eddie Rickenbacker. Entrées include fresh fish, prime rib, lamb, Australian lobster and aged Midwestern beef. The combination filet mignon and crab-stuffed shrimp is wonderful. Their desserts are superb! Reservations are recommended… Read more »

The Marine Room Offers Superb Oceanfront Dining & Cuisine by Renowned Chef Bernard Guillas

Image Courtesy of: The Marine Room The Marine Room Restaurant, which opened its doors in 1941, is a world class multi-award winner in a class all by itself. Yes, The Marine Room Restaurant (17) is a special occasion restaurant destination second to none. But any occasion is a special occasion, when you dine here! Thus,… Read more »

The USS Midway Museum at the Embarcadero

Visit the Historic USS Midway at the Embarcadero

USS Midway Museum at the Navy Pier in San Diego Bay, 910 N. Harbor Dr., downtown (619-544-9600) [midway.org]. USS MIDWAY IS A HISTORIC MUSEUM Experience the magic aboard one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in U.S. Naval history, the USS Midway. It’s a must-see San Diego attraction. The tour lasts 3–4 hours and is included with… Read more »

Residence Inn by Marriott Oceanside is Appealing to Business Travelers and Vacationers Alike

This impressive four story, 125 room hotel ($149–$329) has all the amenities that make Residence Inn so appealing to business travelers as well as vacationers. A big plus are its fully-equipped kitchen amenities, which include a microwave oven in every room, dishwasher, refrigerator and more. Complimentary breakfast buffets are offered every morning and they have… Read more »

Best Western Inn and Suites in Encinitas Offers Picturesque Hilltop Ocean Views & Nice Beds

Mention this review for a discount! Overlooking picturesque Moonlight Beach and beyond, Best Western Inn and Suites (1) features 94 rooms with large private balconies, 29 suites with kitchenettes, many with ocean views. This hilltop location has a conference room and inside cabana, which makes the perfect wedding venue, especially with Japanese Restaurant, Tomiko, being… Read more »

La Jolla Offers a Wonderful Staycation Getaway to La Jolla Shores Hotel at Scenic La Jolla Shores

Highlighted with oceanfront views of the surf splashing onto the beach. Plus they have open-air walkways and comfortable accommodations. The La Jolla Shores Hotel is one of the select few hotels in San Diego situated directly on the beach. This beachfront hotel in La Jolla, California creates vacation memories that last a lifetime.

Doubletree Hotel Downtown Features Breathtaking Views of San Diego’s Beautiful Harbor

The Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown is a newly renovated hotel featuring 333 guest rooms, suites and town homes with balconies that overlook downtown and the harbor. They also have two ballrooms for special events and meetings that can accommodate up to 200 people. They have superb catering and tasteful extras that make them top… Read more »

La Quinta Inn Oceanside Offers 30% off Bay & Ocean View Rooms and is Freeway Close to Attractions

There are 41 rooms ($109–$159). It’s located across the street from the California Welcome Center Oceanside. All rooms are nonsmoking and feature free highspeed Internet, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, cable, microwaves, hair dryers and mini-fridges. Special group rates are available and pets are welcome. It’s also freeway close to LEGOLAND California, historic Mission San Luis… Read more »

San Diego Botanic Garden Is North County’s World-Renowned Botanical Garden Attraction

The San Diego Botanic Garden is a place of year-round beauty. Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a variety of microclimates giving the visitor a… Read more »

Homewood Suites is a Hotel That’s Like Home

At Homewood Suites by Hilton, you’ll enjoy their spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, along with amenities to help you feel at home. 120 suites, each with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining table, work desk, sofa, complimentary high-speed internet access, cable TV and complimentary HBO. Complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast served daily. Complimentary light meal and… Read more »

Ocean View Dining at Chart House Restaurant

The Chart House Restaurant (30), for more than 50 years has represented the best of the best when it comes to spectacular settings be it at the ocean or in a forest. Here it is a breathtaking seashore view of waves crashing on the beach while you dine. Their floor to ceiling windows and inspiring… Read more »

Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in Old Town San Diego Has Won Many Awards

Casa Guadalajara

Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant (31) won the Gold Medallion Award in 2010 for the Best Mexican Dinner House, and for good reason. For great San Diego Restaurants, it’s at the top of the list. It’s an excellent Mexican restaurant, which is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. Ask for a seat on one of their… Read more »

Casa de Reyes Mexican Restaurant is Famous For Their Big Refreshing Frosty Cadillac Margaritas

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Old Town San San Diego State Historic Park. Located in a lush garden setting, the atmosphere is warm and festive and the food is delicious. At night you can even dine under the stars. An added plus is that it also features live Mexican music while you dine…. Read more »

Birch Aquarium in La Jolla is a Family Fun Attraction Featuring Over 3,000 Colorful Fish

Birch Aquarium (22) is the public outreach center for world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where visitors of all ages can explore more than 3,000 colorful fish and invertebrates as well as cutting-edge ocean- and earth-science research. This is a must-see attraction, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and La Jolla. The aquarium boasts more… Read more »

San Diego Air & Space Museum Displays Famous Aviation Artifacts & Aerospace Memorabilia

  San Diego Air and Space Museum (619-234-8291) [sandiegoairandspace.org] is in the historic Ford Building in Balboa Park. This impressive museum displays famous aircrafts, engines, spacecraft and aviation artifacts from the dawn of aviation through the space age. The museum’s blockbuster exhibit is “Be The Astronaut”. You’ll have to pay an extra ($5) to see… Read more »

Japanese Friendship Garden is a Great Place to Explore its Gardens & Enjoy Peace & Tranquility

It is an idyllic retreat, radiating serenity, simplicity and beauty. View a Zen Rock Garden from a meditation room in the Exhibit House, which also features Japanese art and crafts. Relax on the moon viewing deck next to a restful koi pond and its soothing waterfall. The garden is truly a treasure you’ll want to… Read more »