Travel | Staycation

  • San Diego to get a nonstop roundtrip to Paris — for one day

    San Diego to get a nonstop roundtrip to Paris — for one day

    San Diegans hankering for a stroll down the Champs-Élysées or a cruise down the Seine can take advantage of a rare nonstop roundtrip flight to Paris later this month, but for one time only. Thanks to the American Society of Hematology, which is holding its annual meeting here later this month,...

  • Beating Lyft to the punch, Uber unveils rewards program in San Diego

    Beating Lyft to the punch, Uber unveils rewards program in San Diego

    Ride-hailing giant Uber is unveiling a new loyalty program in nine cities across the U.S. — including San Diego — to incentivize its customers to come back more frequently. The news comes just two days after Lyft announced a similar program, but Uber’s is already live (suggesting this may have...

  • Is SeaWorld’s Tidal Twister dueling coaster really a coaster and can it actually duel?

    Is SeaWorld’s Tidal Twister dueling coaster really a coaster and can it actually duel?

    SeaWorld San Diego’s new “world’s first” Tidal Twister dueling roller coaster debuting in May won’t actually have trains that race one another and may not technically qualify as a roller coaster. Tidal Twister has ignited debate among ride enthusiasts about whether the trains “coast” along the...

  • Bottlenose dolphin born at SeaWorld

    Bottlenose dolphin born at SeaWorld

    It wasn’t “Day of the Dolphin” on Monday afternoon but “Day of the Baby Dolphin” at SeaWorld as a 700-pound bottlenose dolphin gave birth to a calf weighing about 40 pounds. After a 12-month gestation period, the calf was born at 4:37 p.m. at Dolphin Amphitheater. The calf and 29-year-old mother...

  • Big changes to Seaport Village plan

    Big changes to Seaport Village plan

    San Diegans would be forgiven, perhaps even applauded, for avoiding Seaport Village. Aside from the view, the 38 year-old waterfront property’s best pitch to consumers involves chain restaurants and trinket shops, seemingly only securing the approbation of cruise ship patrons and out-of-towners....

  • Sea lion takes a stroll through San Diego

    Sea lion takes a stroll through San Diego

    San Diego tourists, residents and drivers rallied together this week to protect an unusual pedestrian: a happy-go-lucky sea lion taking a break from the ocean. The female sea lion bopped through a throng of bystanders Monday, making her way from Fisherman’s Landing all the way to Rosecrans Street,...

  • Lyft rolls out Netflix-style monthly subscription plan for commuters

    Lyft rolls out Netflix-style monthly subscription plan for commuters

    Ride-hailing app Lyft is launching a monthly subscription plan nationwide that gives frequent users discounted rates. The all-access pass costs $299 per month for 30 rides (up to $15 each). If a user’s ride goes over $15, he or she pays the difference. Unused rides don’t roll over. The idea is...

  • Haunted San Diego: 11 scary places to get your spook on in San Diego

    Haunted San Diego: 11 scary places to get your spook on in San Diego

    Little trick-or-treaters won’t be the only ones haunting the streets of San Diego this month. Ghosts of Halloweens past will rise to the occasion to scare the bejeebers out of spirit-seekers looking to get their spook on. Here are 11 of the most popular haunted hot beds around the region where...

  • 25 best airport restaurants in America

    25 best airport restaurants in America

    We take airport dining very seriously. From rating the best airport restaurants around the world to the best airport restaurants in the U.S. to the best airport restaurants in every U.S. state, we spend copious amounts of time eating before, during, and after our flights. We constantly cruise concourses...

  • Savor a rustic-chic weekend escape in Santa Barbara wine country

    Savor a rustic-chic weekend escape in Santa Barbara wine country

    Since the 1950s the Skyview Motel in Los Alamos has been a quick overnight stop for travelers making the L.A.-San Francisco run on U.S. 101. The motel fell into disrepair in the early 2000s, but new owners renovated and reopened it in April. On a recent visit, I discovered that its big yellow sign...

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