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Holiday Treats at Bates Nut Farm

Bates Nut Farm is about 30-45 minutes outside of San Diego, but it is well worth the drive for a day of family fun! Their pumpkin patch for Halloween is amazing, but they also have some other great events coming up!: Classic Cars and Crafts at Bates Nut Farm, November...

Breaking Into San Diego’s Cannabis Industry: Scientific Research

Since January 1st, when adult use & cannabis sales began in California, desire and interest for cannabis tourism in San Diego has only increased. It should be no surprise that you may find some of the most modern cannabis dispensaries, well stocked with premium...

FALL in Love with FREE Family Fun at the 18th Annual Fall Back Festival

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate fall with your family? Downtown San Diego has an awesome celebration going on this weekend! It’s a FREE Sunday fun-day for the entire family at the 18th Annual Fall Back Festival! Take a stroll down the historical streets of...

Change Your Lifestyle With the Skinny Gene Project

Carmel Valley resident Natalja Karol decided to do something different for her birthday this year. The online fundraisers are becoming increasingly popular but Natalja, an event manager who understands the value of face to face interaction in today’s virtual...

San Diego’s Newest Marijuana Dispensary: March & Ash

While I haven’t been to every single dispensary in San Diego (yet), I can say that March & Ash, a new licensed dispensary in Mission Valley is the most beautiful marijuana facility I have ever visited! You know those high-end, luxurious hair salons that you see on...

The Power of a New Smile: How Dental Implants Truly Change Lives

Imagine feeling too embarrassed, ashamed even, to eat at a restaurant because you’re afraid that your dentures will break or fall out. Imagine not even wanting to go out on a date or out with friends, sapped of energy because of how you feel about yourself. This is a...

Exciting Kid-Friendly Day Trips in San Diego

If you’re a San Diego native, you may have explored many of the city’s more obvious attractions. Luckily, when you have some time to spare on the weekend and need an unexplored place to bring family, there are many attractions just waiting to be discovered. Whether...

Eat Clean Meal Prep Adds Time Back to Your Busy Life in San Diego

In San Diego, eating healthy is a big priority. We are right next to the ocean, and the weather is nice enough to consider every day a beach day, so we have to have our beach bodies ready at all times! We are also a very expensive city, and I have noticed most working...

Where to Find Parking Near San Diego’s Top Attractions

Parking—the joy and bane of many city dwellers’ existence. While some find joy in squeezing into a tight street spot or finding a little-traveled side street with free parking, others find the fierce, street-to-street battle for daily parking maddening. As far as...

Visit Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch This Fall For Halloween Fun

With the start of Fall, comes Halloween, falling leaves, haunted houses, and one of our favorite things- Pumpkin Patches! This past Saturday, one of our favorite Pumpkin Patches opened - The Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch in Valley Center! The Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin...

Top 9 Featured Communities

La Jolla

La Jolla (pronounced La Hoya) is a peninsula about 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. It is home to about 43,000 residents and is composed of 16 distinct neighborhoods.

Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe is a 6.8 square mile area in North County San Diego. This small community of around 3,000 people is home to many larger homes, an elementary and middle school and some fantastic restaurants..

Carmel Valley

When I moved to Carmel Valley in 2016 from Rancho Santa Fe, I immediately realized how much closer I was to almost everything in San Diego; 2 minutes from the nearest grocery store, and 7 minutes to get to the beach!

Del Mar

Although most people think of the Del Mar Racetrack when they think of Del Mar, this luxury oceanfront community is pretty sleepy most of the year.


Coronado is “San Diego’s island” that you can spend all day at without ever wanting to leave! There are over 20 parks in Coronado, complete with a bike path that goes all the way around the island, (which is truly a peninsula since it connects in the South to the Imperial Beach area.)

Solana Beach

Solana Beach is by far one of my favorite places in San Diego. The beach itself is sandy and friendly and there are so many restaurants, shops and fun places to go nearby; the fun times never end.


You could easily consider Encinitas the ultimate surf destination in San Diego. This beachside community offers a multitude of options for catching waves, rays of sun, or a yoga class.

Downtown San Diego

Downtown San Diego is packed with great food and fun! From Padres games to conventions at the Convention Center, to pool top parties at the Andaz to ferry rides across to Coronado, this area of San Diego has so much to offer everyone in town!


Carlsbad is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a great beach vibe without the thousands of beach-crazed people. Carlsbad is a smaller area of North County San Diego close to Oceanside.

San Diego Food Girl Favorites

These places in San Diego have the BEST food, trust us, they are approved by San Diego Food Girl!

About Me

My name is Amanda Henry, and after moving from Michigan in 2014, I can say without a doubt that I absolutely LOVE San Diego! I enjoy horseback riding, hiking, playing golf, attending yoga classes, and dining at my favorite restaurants in town! I also love concerts and going to the beach! I own a video media marketing company and..

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