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  • Top 15 things to do for free in San Diego

    Top 15 things to do for free in San Diego

    It’s been said that “the best things in life are free,” and San Diego is brimming with fun nooks and crannies waiting to be explored. Along with miles of natural coastline and sunshine for days, folks will find a variety of street fairs, concerts and cultural events taking place throughout the...

  • Summer arts preview: Top 5 dance picks

    Summer arts preview: Top 5 dance picks

    They think they can dance and they do! Dancers from all over the world travel to America’s Finest City to perform and compete at our summer festivals. Plus, the family-friendly season offers an opportunity to watch every sort of dance genre, from circus acrobatics to hip-hop to contemporary movement...

  • Summer arts preview: Top 5 music picks

    Summer arts preview: Top 5 music picks

    Chris Thile The world’s most acclaimed mandolinist in multiple styles — including bluegrass, classical, jazz and points in between — San Diego native Chris Thile shines whether performing solo or with his genre-leaping band, Punch Brothers. Happily, he’ll be doing both here this summer. Chris Thile:...

  • Summer arts preview: Top 5 visual art picks

    Summer arts preview: Top 5 visual art picks

    What better way to cool off on a sizzling summer day than to find inspiration at a local museum? Here are five exhibitions worth leaving the beach for the afternoon. “William L. Hawkins – An Imaginative Geography” This African-American, self-taught artist lived most of his life in Ohio working...

  • Summer arts preview: Top 5 theater picks

    Summer arts preview: Top 5 theater picks

    “The King and I” The onetime San Diego theater maverick Bartlett Sher won a Tony Award in 2008 for the first Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” Now he has directed another R & H classic — the duo’s musical about love and palace intrigue in 1860s Bangkok. The Broadway production...

  • New rides, shows and hotel roll out at region's theme parks

    New rides, shows and hotel roll out at region's theme parks

    Every year around Memorial Day weekend, Southern California theme parks unveil their new rides and attractions in time for summer tourism season. This year’s new offerings include a host of new rides, attractions, shows and even a hotel. Here’s a look at what’s new this summer: Legoland California...

  • Lyft tests new subscription option in San Diego

    Lyft tests new subscription option in San Diego

    Ride-hail service Lyft is offering select San Diegans a way to save money on their daily trips with a new pre-paid option meant to test the viability of a monthly subscription service. The company this week alerted its most active customers in town via e-mail about “All-Access Pass,” a trial monthly...

  • Spend a day in Ocean Beach

    Spend a day in Ocean Beach

    With the many places and activities in San Diego, it can be hard to make plans; to ease the process, PACIFIC planned a day's itinerary in one of its bustling beach neighborhoods.

  • Visit the High Sierra with a trip to Palomar Mountain

    Visit the High Sierra with a trip to Palomar Mountain

    Even in Southern California where we are not lashed by endless winter storms, spring is a time for renewal and reconnection. It’s a glorious season of rebirth and life. The more springs I experience, the more they mean to me. I’m outdoors as often as possible, but as days turn longer, temperatures...

  • Time for annual events feting the San Diego River

    Time for annual events feting the San Diego River

    More than 40 free events are set for this weekend and next weekend throughout the county as part of the 15th annual San Diego River Days. The two-weekend celebration of the 52-mile San Diego River starts Saturday, May 12, and Sunday May 13, with more events Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20....

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