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  • SeaWorld's Electric Eel coaster opens in May

    SeaWorld's Electric Eel coaster opens in May

    SeaWorld San Diego’s tallest, speediest roller coaster will open May 12, the theme park announced Thursday. Electric Eel, as it is called, is nearing completion, with testing of the coaster vehicles having already started. Planned for a 1.2-acre site, the coaster is designed as a combination of...

  • Tiger cub Moka recovers, back on display at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Tiger cub Moka recovers, back on display at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    A few weeks after undergoing emergency surgery, Moka the tiger cub has returned to health. He’s back on display with his best friend, Rakan, a Sumatran tiger cub. And while Moka still has a way to go, veterinarians now say they expect a full recovery. That was not at all certain when Moka was found...

  • Rex the lion returns to San Diego Zoo — in bronze

    Rex the lion returns to San Diego Zoo — in bronze

    Legend has it that more than a century ago, it was a lion’s unexpected roar that gave rise to the San Diego Zoo. Now, two years after the zoo’s centennial celebration, that storied animal has been immortalized in bronze and will be unveiled Sunday morning to the public. Poised on just one paw on...

  • USS Midway Museum makes TripAdvisor's top 10 travel experiences

    USS Midway Museum makes TripAdvisor's top 10 travel experiences

    Some travelers swear by guided tours; others prefer exploring solo on their own schedule. TripAdvisor's 2017 list of the most popular U.S. travel experiences has a little something for everyone. The attractions, tours and activities were ranked by both international and American travelers. From...

  • $70M makeover of Town and Country hotel gets council OK

    $70M makeover of Town and Country hotel gets council OK

    A $70 million makeover of the aging Town and Country resort in Mission Valley won approval Tuesday from the San Diego City Council after the developer reached agreements with organized labor to safeguard existing jobs and not stand in the way of unionizing hotel workers. The 7-1 council vote, with...

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