Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Mission Guide The Santa Barbara Mission is a museum of early Spanish and Chumash Indian life that remains an active church. One of the earliest structures built in Santa Barbara, the mission was the tenth in a series founded by the Spanish. Mission Santa Barbara is unusually large and is known as “Queen … [Read more…]

San Diego’s Coast Day Trip

San Diego's Coast Day Trip

On a day trip up to San Diego’s coast, you can find funky stores, good pizza, art, endangered trees, hang gliders, an aquarium & a world-class botanical garden. Take what Californians call “The Eight,” or what the rest of the country calls Interstate 8 or I-8, almost straight into the Pacific Ocean. That’s what you … [Read more…]

Coronado Island Attractions

Coronado Island San Diego

Fun, Easy Day Trip: San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado & Beach Enjoy Coronado Island’s attractions via a world-class bridge. The iconic Hotel del Coronado is on a top U.S. beach and it’s definitely worth a day trip. There were never two more opposite concepts in San Diego: the Hotel del Coronado and Tent City. Well, … [Read more…]

San Diego’s 17 Balboa Park Museums

Balboa Park Museums

Where else can you find 17 museums – and a world-famous zoo – within a short walk and many, many tourist attractions? San Diego’s Balboa Park There was no way we were going to be able to visit all of the 17 museums in San Diego’s Balboa Park even if we stayed another few days. … [Read more…]

Things to do in Oceanside

At one time, Oceanside CA was little more than a playground for those who needed a break from the all-consuming world of Los Angeles. Visitors would travel by train to enjoy this seaside location that was also easily accessible to San Diego. Sunbathers would delight in the 3½ miles of pristine beaches that offered great … [Read more…]

Things to do in Carlsbad California

Carlsbad CA Attractions Located about 35 miles north of San Diego, Carlsbad is often called “Village By The Sea.” This is a piece of old-world charm that entices vacationers who want a relaxing break from routine, but desire world-class attractions, things to do, awesome oceanfront lodging, great ocean-view restaurants, scenic beaches, boutique shopping, and even … [Read more…]

La Jolla Beaches

La Jolla Beaches

From the family beaches most often preferred by vacationers to the more secluded coves and crannies desired by surfers, divers, and swimmers, La Jolla beaches offer something exciting for everyone. From Blacks Beach to the north and Windansea Beach to the south, La Jolla’s shoreline consists of steep sandstone cliffs separated by coves and sandy … [Read more…]

Point Loma & Ocean Beach

Point Loma is one of the Jewels of San Diego, California. A 150-year-old lighthouse crowns the seaward tip of Point Loma.  It is now a museum featuring all the furnishings and memories of a lighthouse keeper and his family.  Just steps away are the Cabrillo National Monument Park museum where you can learn about the … [Read more…]

Best Downtown San Diego Restaurants

Restaurants and Dining – San Diego, California Assaggio Italian Old world feeling dining on the sidewalk patio. Opened originally as a bakery, it has now developed into an authentic eatery. Delicious in-house desserts baked fresh daily. 835 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101. Ph: (619) 234-6538, Fax: (619) 234-1657 Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Mon-Sat ’til … [Read more…]

Harbor Island Restaurants – San Diego, California

Restaurants and dining options in the Point Loma, Loma Portal and Sports Arena areas of San Diego, California. Atlantis Restaurant – Northern Italian seafood with some French accents. They also offer some unique Portuguese style seafood creations. Atlantis is owned and operated by retired tuna fisherman Lionel Medina and wife Mar Ann, promising to serve … [Read more…]