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Torrey Holistics Cannabis Dispensary is Open to the Public

The marijuana business is flourishing in San Diego, and dispensaries (where customers go to purchase their cannabis products) are becoming more and more popular. According to this interactive city map, updated April 1, 2018, 17 dispensaries have been approved within...

San Diego Home Sales Drop to Lowest in 11 Years

Previous concerns regarding rising home prices in San Diego triggered issues of affordability back in 2015. At the time, San Diego’s real estate market even made it onto our list of ‘Top 6 Home Buyer Concerns’ article.  As of September 2018, real estate sales in all...

5 San Diego Companies That Are Dedicated to the Environment

Everyone knows that the environment is a hot-button topic these days. Between wildfires and a constantly-devolving political fight on the issue, it’s been difficult to ignore. On the forefront of many people’s minds is how they can help. While there’s a lot everyone...

Amira Alvarez is Bringing San Diego The Unstoppable Woman Summit

I wanted to reach out to personally invite you to an event that Amira Alvarez is hosting next week, The Unstoppable Woman Summit. It’s coming right up on December 5th - 7th in San Diego and Amira has shared with me that the content is going to be unlike anything she’s...

Holiday by the Bay is a Whole Family Experience

San Diego has so many fun winter events! From skating in Coronado to the many tree lighting ceremonies and Santa visits around town, there is always something going on! Although I do love doing fun things with my son that are kid-friendly, it leaves me wanting a bit...

Chloe May Discovers Carlsbad

Sometimes the best adventures come from life’s unplanned moments. Our friend Chloe May is a travel journalist and content creator from Los Angeles, Calif. She drove down to visit Carlsbad (read our other Carlsbad stories here) and wanted to tell you her story and...

Underrated Winter Vacation Spots

San Diego is a year-round tourist destination, but where can locals go when they need a change of pace around the holidays? Especially if you work from home or you’re a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom), what do you do for relaxation? (Kids: Try making these 5 fun crafts!)...

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...

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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