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 definitely… Read more »
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Hotel Coral & Marina on the Tijuana to Ensenada road just north of Ensenada, km 103, at 3421 Zona Playitas Ensenada. For reservations call direct (01152-646-175-0000) or toll free (800-862-9020) or (877-233-5839). Rate schedule for this 147-room, all suite hotel with ocean-view balconies is (varies). Discover an exclusive getaway in Baja California at Hotel Coral &… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 spectacular… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Old Town Mexican Cafe and Cantina, 2489 San Diego Ave., Old Town (619-297-4330) [oldtownmexcafe.com]. Open Sun.–Thurs., 7 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 7 a.m.–midnight ($8–$15). Happy hour Mon.–Fri., 3 p.m.–7 p.m. and 10 p.m. till closing. Bar is open daily till 1 a.m. And their popular Taco Tuesdays run all day long. This year is their 36th… Read more »
Phuong Trang Vietnamese Restaurant, 4170 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa (858-565-6750) [phoungtrangrestaurant.com]. Open daily serving lunch and dinner. Sun.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ($3.95–$14.95) with family dinner combination for two–10 people from ($18.95–$129.95). While it is great to dine at this restaurant on your own or as a couple, many guests… Read more »
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 »
Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites is ideally located on Shelter Island, San Diego’s own Hawaiian Isle. This tropical resort-style San Diego hotel, framed by America’s Cup Harbor and the San Diego Bay, offers breathtaking views of the hotel’s private marina and downtown San Diego. Their tranquil setting is just minutes from the airport and… Read more »
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 »
Aryana Restaurant & Bar (6) at the Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina, is the first and only hotel in Oceanside with an on-site restaurant. It’s a delicious discovery. Don’t let the fact that the dining room is small and cozy fool you because their master chef is indeed a wizard when it comes to producing star-quality… Read more »
Hornblower Cruises & Events is the premier San Diego harbor and whale watching cruise ship line in San Diego. You will not find a better venue for sightseeing, Sunday brunch or dinner, and dancing than on a Hornblower Cruise. This recommendation is based on personal experience. It’s the policy of the SAN DIEGAN and SanDiegan.com to… Read more »
Casino Pauma is a North County favorite, because it’s smaller in size compared to the other casinos. This is a very appealing aspect for many people because big is not always better. You’ll also be greeted by a friendly door man with a smile and a warm greeting. Yes, Casino Pauma is a friendly place. A palm tree-lined road greets guests to Casino Pauma and its comfortable 42,500-sq. ft. facility. More than 1,050 state-of-the-art slot machines are featured here at Casino Pauma along with exciting table games including poker, roulette, ($5) blackjack 24-hours a day, Lucky Lady’s Bonus Blackjack, Emperor’s Challenge Pai Gow Poker, and no limit Texas Hold ’em tournaments. The Poker Room opens at 5 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. and at 2 p.m. Fri.–Sun.
Harrah’s is well-known for having the best casinos and hotels nationwide. So you definitely won’t be disappointed with your discovery of this casino with all its gaming and entertainment venues. For the color and excitement of a Las Vegas style casino, Harrah’s Rincon has it all. Of course they offer state-of-the-art gaming including 2,000 slot machines, more than 59 table games and a 12 table poker room where the action never stops! Harrah’s Rincon also offers unique games like Rincon Craps and Volcanic Roulette Bingo.
Moments away from downtown San Diego, Sycuan Casino and Resort is the premiere daycation destination for San Diegans. Set amidst 425-plus lush acres, surrounded by picturesque mountain terrain, there are wonderful areas to walk around and take in the sites. This 305,000-sq. ft. casino is open 24 hours a day with 2,000 Vegas-style slot machines, a smoke-free poker room and a 51-table gaming room.
Soon after Juan Bandini built his thatch-roofed adobe family home, 1827–29, it became the social center of San Diego. Bandini himself was often seen waltzing gracefully and elegantly across the parlor floor. In 1869, after Bandini’s death, stage master Albert Seeley purchased Bandini’s home and converted it into his family home and a hotel. When… Read more »
Peohe’s Restaurant overlooking downtown San Diego from beautiful Coronado offers delicious fresh seafood selections along with mouthwatering steaks cooked to perfection along with new wave sushi and much, much more. If you haven’t guessed it yet, Peohe’s Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind tropical paradise with breathtaking waterfront views of downtown San Diego’s skyline. It’s the perfect… Read more »
The legendary Hotel del Coronado is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Hotel del Coronado has played host to celebrities, presidents and dignitaries from around the world. Today, guests can select accommodations in the historic Victorian Building, in the contemporary Ocean… Read more »
Bali Hai has been a San Diego favorite for seafood fine dining since 1954 because of their delicious seafood served with a breathtaking view of San Diego Bay. If you want to impress your out-of-town guests, bring them here. Entrées to rave about are their Chicken of the Gods, which has been a best seller… Read more »
Definitely plan to discover the impressive Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. This world renowned tennis resort and spa is secluded in the beautiful foothills of Rancho Santa Fe. It has been rated among the top 20 most recommended resorts in the North America in the Reader’s choice poll in Conde Nast Traveler magazine for 2007…. Read more »
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.
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.
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »