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Pillbox Solana Beach

Pillbox: Grab a Great Bite in Solana Beach

View Larger Map A Retro Modern Beachside Bar & Grille That Truly Showcases the San Diego Lifestyle “I like to keep things simple. It’s really about the wine, food and the beach view. Nothing can beat that.” -Emeril Lagasse   The sun is shining, and Solana Beach is calling your name. So why is Solana Beach a great town?  If you’re looking to find some local …

Elfin Forest Hiking San Diego

HELP San Diego! Best Place to Hike From Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve?

View Larger Map San Diegans Providing the Best Advice on Discovering San Diego I went to meet a few friends to hike yesterday, and I realized once I parked that I had NO CLUE which paths to take, or how to hike around Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. I turned to social media and asked for help! I was so excited to receive this response from …

Hiking Potato Chip Rock

San Diego Lifestyle Hikes to Potato Chip Rock

View Larger Map Hike Up Mt. Woodson for Your Instagram Photo on Potato Chip Rock “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” -John Muir Overall: Distance: 9 Miles Steepness: VERY Popularity: VERY Path Mapping: Pretty well, only one confusing spot for us What to Bring: Water, more water, …

San Diego Fair 2016

Top 9 Things To Do at the San Diego County Fair

View Larger Map Exhibits, Shows, Concerts, Rides and More at the San Diego County Fair “Amusement to an observing mind is study.”  -Benjamin Disaeli The San Diego County Fair officially begins June 2nd and this year the theme is “Where the West is Fun.” There will be decorations everywhere, and fun to be had almost every single day for the whole month it is open. Make sure to …

San Diego County Fair Delivers Fun & Entertainment

View Larger Map Everything You Need to Know About the San Diego County Fair Austin Powers: There are only two things in this world that scare me and one is nuclear war. Basil: What’s the other? Austin Powers: Huh? Basil: What’s the other thing that scares you? Austin Powers: Carnies. Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands. – Austin Powers:  International Man …

Pacific Highlands Ranch

Pacific Highlands Ranch Has Everything Your Family Needs

Pacific Highlands Ranch is a newer area of Carmel Valley, crafted especially for family living by Pardee, the popular home building company. This area features various neighborhoods with homes ranging from 3 bedrooms and 2,200 square feet to 5 bedrooms and over 5,000 square feet. People who live in Pacific Highlands Ranch love the highly rated school systems, 1300+ acres of surrounding preserved natural habitat, …

Westroot Carmel Valley

Check Out the Vibe at Westroot Tavern in Carmel Valley

View Larger Map SoCal Pub Grub with Industrial Decor and Handcrafted Cocktails “So long as you have food in your mouth you have solved all problems for the time being.” -Franz Kafka San Diego is a continuously growing city and inside the community of Carmel Valley is a great new plaza called the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Whether you’re looking to work out, shop, …

Fleet Feet Carmel Valley

Fleet Feet Sports Opens in Carmel Valley

View Larger Map Run Specialty Store Aims to Become Community’s Center of Activity “When we add events, we want to continue to find ways for us and the community to make a positive impact on our area.” -Kevin Lachenmyer (This video preview of the store gives you a good idea of all the items you never knew you needed for running!) More than 100 runners …

del mar family fun run

How to Have a Guilt Free Thanksgiving by Entering the Del Mar Family Fun Run

View Larger Map Race Around the One-Mile Track with Your Family at the Del Mar Family Fun Run Before Enjoying Thanksgiving Festivities Enter the Del Mar Family Fun Run online. There is an easy sign-up page where you can order your T-shirt and register for the 1 mile run that happens every Thanksgiving morning at the Del Mar Racetrack. Friends and family (along with some …

donovans steakhouse

The Best Steakhouse in San Diego: Donovan’s Steak and Chop House in La Jolla

View Larger Map There are a Number of Great Steak Places, but Donovan’s is the Best Steakhouse in San Diego “I think steak is the ultimate comfort food, and if you’re going out for one, that isn’t the time to scrimp on calories or quality.” -Tom Colicchio When someone visits town or they are new to San Diego, I frequently get asked, “What are the …