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New life for one of Oceanside's oldest buildings

A new life is about to begin for one of Oceanside’s oldest buildings, a brick structure on Pier View Way that opened as a hardware store in 1888, the same year the city was incorporated. Now known as the Schuyler Building for its original owner, John Schuyler, the hardware store once sold tools...

  • Get your visual art fix: 10 San Diego museums under $10

    Get your visual art fix: 10 San Diego museums under $10

    From abstract art to antique airplanes, San Diego-area museums are filled with treasures that will educate, entertain and inspire. And while the Balboa Park museums all offer free admission on certain Tuesdays, many institutions are a bargain every day of the week. Here's a look at 10 places to...

  • National Parks to visit in Southern California

    National Parks to visit in Southern California

    Some say there shouldn't be a price on beauty, and between April 15-16 and 22-23 there won't be. In honor of turning 100 years old and in celebration of National Park Week, the National Park Service is offering free admission to all National Parks. And while there are more than 400 parks throughout...

  • New York Times: Tijuana No. 8 top place to visit in 2017

    New York Times: Tijuana No. 8 top place to visit in 2017

    Tijuana's vibrant culinary, arts and craft beer culture has landed the city on the New York Times' list of the 52 Places to Go in 2017. Tijuana ranked No. 8, right after Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and before Detroit, which it called "a comeback city set to make good on its promise."...

  • Adventure awaits: Jeep excursions, hikes at Coachella Valley resort

    Adventure awaits: Jeep excursions, hikes at Coachella Valley resort

    Traveling, while always a luxury, comes with its own conundrums. The question: To relax and shut-down or venture out and explore? Just a two-and-a-half hour drive from downtown San Diego, Miramonte Resort & Spa in the Coachella Valley offers guests the best of both worlds. The 11-acre property...

  • Tijuana craft beer expo returns on May 27-28

    Tijuana craft beer expo returns on May 27-28

    If you're looking for the best in craft beer from across the border, head to Tijuana on May 27-28 for the fifth annual Tijuana Craft Beer Expo. The epic beer event, hosted by Baja Craft Beers will be held in the Rio Zone, across from Mercado Hidalgo from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. each day. Attendees can...

  • Ironside hosts James Beard dinner preview

    Michelin-rated Executive Chef of Ironside Fish & Oyster, Jason McLeod, was chosen to host an exclusive, top-notch dining event at Beard House in New York City coming up on April 21. Before he heads out for the exclusive event, the team at Ironside Fish & Oyster will be hosting an exclusive preview...

  • Coolest things to do when someone visits San Diego

    Coolest things to do when someone visits San Diego

    Whenever a visitor arrives, you, as a host, start racking your brain for every quintessential San Diego activity to introduce them to. Right? Of course you do.

  • Experience Mexico's wine region with Baja Winery Tours

    Experience Mexico's wine region with Baja Winery Tours

    San Diego oenophiles, new wine enthusiasts, friend groups, party planners and more can experience everything Valle de Guadalupe offers courtesy of day tours from Baja Winery Tours. Travelers on these idyllic, well-planned escapes visit the best vineyards in the Valle, talk to vinters, go behind...

  • Carlsbad is an outdoor wonderland

    Carlsbad is an outdoor wonderland

    Carlsbad is an outdoor enthusiast's wonderland. Between its beaches and many surf breaks, boardwalk along Carlsbad State Beach, watersports in the lagoon, and over 50 miles of trails for hiking and biking, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this coastal paradise. And even if breaking a...

  • Bonita for low-key escapes and Baja foods

    Bonita for low-key escapes and Baja foods

    Bonita is a low-key escape tucked away right in our own backyard. Visiting feels like a trip to the countryside; just 15 minutes south of downtown, its 5 miles of wide-open spaces, tall trees and green landscape along the Sweetwater River make it a true oasis in East Chula Vista. Sure, you can...

  • Heart-shaped island steals hearts

    Heart-shaped island steals hearts

    The Dream Jon Roseman grew up surfing the local reefs around his home in La Jolla . Like most kids, he drew pictures on his schoolbook covers of perfect waves breaking off the end of an island. Little did he know that one day he would be the owner of a little heart-shaped island in the Pacific....

  • Boutique Hotel Valle de Guadalupe: A Perfect Getaway in Mexico

    Boutique Hotel Valle de Guadalupe: A Perfect Getaway in Mexico

    Boutique Hotel Valle de Guadalupe provides a beautiful and romantic weekend getaway just an hour from the hustle and bustle of San Diego living. Nestled among the vineyards in the heart of Baja California's Valle de Guadalupe region, this gorgeous hotel offers stunning mountain views, outstanding...

  • La Mesa masters small town charm

    La Mesa masters small town charm

    La Mesa is the 'burbs. It's where hipsters from San Diego migrate to start families, and for good reason: the "Jewel of the Hills" masters small town charm with its quiet neighborhoods, more affordable homes-with yards?!-and a downtown village that harkens back to simpler times. The landscape is...

  • Explore the hidden wonders of San Carlos

    Explore the hidden wonders of San Carlos

    In San Carlos , you don't have to be a survivalist, or a jock, to enjoy the bounty of its wilderness, which includes 6,800 acres of rocky, mountainous landscape with the San Diego River running through it. Just a 15-minute drive from downtown's urban jungle, this outdoor playground awaits every...

  • Time to plan your snow season trip

    Time to plan your snow season trip

    Snow season is now upon us and this winter looks promising due to the El Niño event that has taken shape over the past six months. For those of you new to California or just new to the snow, El Niño is a weather pattern that dramatically increases the northern Pacific storm track creating, big...

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