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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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San Diego’s Natural History Museum is Filled With Life-Sized Prehistoric Animals & Exhibits

This huge Balboa Park treasure, which is the oldest museum in Southern California, is where you’ll find life-sized dinosaur models and hands-on natural history exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibition is Fossil Mysteries, which takes you on a journey through 75 million years of Southern California’s rich history. One of Balboa Park’s best-kept secrets is the… Read more »

Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park is where you Can See Artisans at Work

A visit to Balboa Park would not be complete without visiting the 37 working artist studios managed by over 250 local artists and see and speak to many of these artists while they create their works of art that are all offered for sale. This unique venue is showcased in The Spanish Village Art Center… Read more »

Fleet Science Center Offers Smart Fun in San Diego

Fleet Science Center, at 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park (619-238-1233) [rhfleet.org]. Admission is ($21.95) for adults; ($19.95) for seniors . (+ 65 years); and ($18.95) for juniors 3-12. They are open daily at 10 a.m.­­ and close at these times on these days: Mon.–Thurs. 5 p.m., and Fri., Sat. and Sun. at 6 p.m. This… Read more »

Classic Cars at San Diego Automotive Museum

San Diego Automotive Museum, Balboa Park (619-231-2886). The museum is open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and features rotating themed shows that display significant, rare and exotic cars and motorcycles, and vehicles reflecting the history of the automobile. Enjoy the classics of bygone eras as you stroll through rows of cars that are all restored to glittering… Read more »

San Diego Model Railroad Museum is North America’s Largest Model Railroad Exhibit

Model Train

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum features interactive toy trains, Lionel-style electric trains and a 20-scale mile long rail crossing of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Plus, this museum is the only accredited railroad museum in the entire United States. It is the largest permanent operating model railroad exhibit in North America with 27,000 sq…. Read more »

San Diego Museum of Man is Where You Can Experience Unique Exhibits on Human Evolution

The Museum of Man features fascinating exhibits on human evolution, Egyptian artifacts, Kumeyaay culture and Mayan monuments. Little ones can also enjoy the Children’s Discovery Center, which allows them to experience living in ancient Egyptian times. With its striking architecture and historic setting, the Museum of Man is a favorite for banquets, corporate functions and… Read more »

Marty’s Valley Inn is an Oceanside Favorite

Marty”s Valley Inn is a well-managed two-story Super 8 hotel with 108 rooms and a nice conference and banquet center. Also ideal are their very reasonable rates from ($55) plus tax depending on the season. They also offer lower rates for extended stay guests and a free full hot breakfast daily. It’s ideally located between… Read more »

Oceanside Marina Suites at the Tip of the Harbor Offers Romantic Bay & Ocean Views

There are 57 romantic, harbor and ocean view rooms ($145–$500). The hotel is located on a private peninsula, away from the crowds. Amenities include fully equipped kitchens, private patios, fireplaces, meeting rooms and a complimentary continental breakfast in their poolside cabana room. They also have a stunning waterfront wedding gazebo for that perfect ceremony. This… Read more »

Living Coast Discovery Center is Both a Unique Zoo and Aquarium on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista

A must-see for San Diego families! The Living Coast Discovery Center, formerly known as the Chula Vista Nature Center, is a unique zoo and aquarium located on the southern edge of San Diego Bay in Chula Vista. The center offers an intimate wildlife experience for animal lovers of all ages. Guests are able to get… Read more »

San Diego History Center in Balboa Park

San Diego History Center (SDHC) was founded by George W. Marston in 1928, then as the San Diego Historical Society (SDHS). Marston stated that the objective of the Historical Society was “for the discovery, collection and preservation of books, pamphlets, maps, genealogies, portraits, paintings, relics, manuscripts, letters, journals, surveys, field books and any and all… Read more »

Bella Vista Winery is Temecula’s First Commercial Vineyard and Features High Quality Wines

Bella Vista Winery

Bella Vista Winery (12) at 41220 Calle Contento (951-676-5250) Through a non-descript front door, visitors entering Bella Vista Winery will find an exciting, entertaining and wholly satisfying wine-tasting experience complete with an informal and friendly tasting room. Visitors also enjoy their beautiful, well-stocked gift shop filled with one-of-a-kind gifts. But the big attraction is one… Read more »

Temecula’s Monte De Oro Winery is a Spectacular Day Trip Getaway to Temecula’s Wine Country

Located off Rancho California Road in the heart of Temecula’s wine valley is beautiful Monte De Oro Winery (19). What sets Monte De Oro apart from the other wineries in the valley is their careful attention to vineyard practices, such as canopy management and controlling yields, as well as our delicate handling of the fruit… Read more »

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Central is a Great Place to Stay For Business & Pleasure

This newly renovated hotel features a new, state-of-the-art lobby experience with contemporary modern decor, flexible spaces to work or relax, complimentary WiFi, and innovative technology with access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via “Go Board.” Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you will experience a refreshing stay at the San Diego Central… Read more »

Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House, the Oldest House in the Gaslamp

The Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House, built in 1850, is the oldest house in San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Because of the shortage of lumber in the area at the time, 8 to 10 pre-cut houses were purchased from a manufacturer in Portland, Maine and shipped to San Diego. After a long… Read more »

Crossroads at House of Blues San Diego Features Celebrity Chef Aarón Sanchez

Crossroads at House of Blues features a tantalizing new menu inspired by celebrity chef, Aarón Sanchez. Open nightly for dinner and five days a week for lunch, guests can enjoy contemporary classics with a bold twist like Short Rib Meatball Sliders, Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, Shrimp & Grits, Burgers and Salads and irresistible Banana Bread… Read more »

Marston House Museum & Gardens: The Finest Example of the Arts & Crafts Movement

One of California’s finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement, the Marston House was constructed in 1905 for George W. Marston and his wife, Anna Gunn Marston. George Marston is noted for many things but most prominently as a civic leader whose interest and work in historic preservation, conservation and history is well known…. Read more »

Grande Colonial Hotel Offers Majestic Ocean Views and is Home to a World-Class Restaurant

Ideally situated in the beachfront village of La Jolla, California, The Grande Colonial Hotel is a 2012 AAA Four Diamond Award winner and a historic beauty that honors its traditions yet offers contemporary amenities and services beyond other La Jolla hotels near San Diego. Built in 1913 as the Colonial Apartment and Hotel, the Grande… Read more »

Inn at Sunset Cliffs Offers a Panoramic View of the Ocean and the Scenic Ocean Beach Pier

The Inn at Sunset Cliffs is the best oceanfront hotel in San Diego and is located in historical Point Loma, California. They are one of only a few San Diego hotels truly located on the Pacific Ocean, just steps away from Ocean Beach. The Inn at Sunset Cliffs is truly one of the only San… Read more »

Romantic Junípero Serra Museum in Old Town

The Junípero Serra Museum, in Presidio Park, is one of the most familiar landmarks in San Diego. As a major symbol of the city, it stands atop the hill recognized as the site where California began. It was here in 1769 that a Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Junípero Serra, with a group of soldiers led… Read more »