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October 10, 2020

The Best San Diego IPA’s for Happy Hour at Home

With so many excellent San Diego brewed IPA’s available, how are you to choose? We’ve selected a few superb options to start with - many available nationwide!
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March 3, 2010

Protected: The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Camila Badaro

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June 19, 2020

24 Hours in Little Italy

Little Italy is the perfect example of blending old and new, thanks to its mix of swanky hot-spot establishments and charming, nostalgic character.
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August 11, 2020

The Best Ice Cream in San Diego

Here’s the scoop: as far as ice cream goes, San Diego’s got plenty of it. If you’re into fancy flavors or just want the classics, there’s a creamery for you. Read on for a few local favorites and start planning…
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May 14, 2020

The Best Fruit-Forward Drinks for At-Home Happy Hours

Our homes now serve as offices, restaurants, movie theaters, and bars. I Love San Diego’s new At-Home Happy Hour series features the best locally made beverages perfect for cracking open during your next virtual get-together...all tested and approved by the…
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May 4, 2020

How to Bring San Diego to Your Living Room

When you can’t travel to San Diego, what’s the next best thing? A SoCal-inspired staycation! Here are our favorite ways to experience the greatest parts of SD, no matter where you happen to be.
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December 5, 2019

A Guide to Little Italy’s Wine Bars

Finding a place to grab a glass of wine in Little Italy is a no-brainer. You can sip on a red or white nearly anywhere in the neighborhood. There are a few standout spots that don’t just have wine on…
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May 13, 2020

Cheers Here: Where to go for Drinks with a View

Gazing out at the Pacific never gets old. If you’re looking for a bar or restaurant with incredible views of the water, you’re in luck: there are plenty of options in San Diego. We’re breaking down a few local favorites,…
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February 13, 2020

The Plant Lovers Guide to San Diego

Crazy plant people, rejoice! We’ve scoped out the most beautiful botanical spaces and stores in San Diego. If you just want to hang out in a beautiful green space, or you’re in the mood to shop for something planty, you’ll…
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November 20, 2019

Where to Score Sweet Vintage Clothing in San Diego

There’s something exciting about shopping for vintage goods. It might be the thrill of the hunt for that one special piece you can’t find anywhere else, or discovering a relic that’s back in style. Read on for a few of…
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November 21, 2019

The Best Hotel Bars in San Diego

After a long day of work or travel, sometimes you just can’t be bothered to leave your hotel. If you’re in the mood for an aperitif of sorts, but don’t want to stray far, you’ve come to the right place.…
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September 5, 2019

A Perfect Day at Balboa Park & The San Diego Zoo

While the renowned Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo could easily take up two days of your trip, here’s how to split these attractions into a single day.
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January 10, 2020

We Found a Local Coffee Shop to Match Your Favorite Friends Character

The iconic show may be gone from Netflix, but you can still channel your inner Phoebe in San Diego. While San Diego’s beer scene gets most of the attention, our coffee house selection is just as exciting! These are just…
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January 22, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Gabriela Sneider

Want to know where the locals love to hang out? We asked Gabriela Sneider, San Diego native, digital marketer & co-founder of Tortuga Del Mar coverups.
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March 10, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Brett Miller

Want to know where LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Brett Miller, Encinitas local, avid golfer and hospitality branding guru.
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January 18, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Chad Smith

Want to know where the LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Chad Smith, San Diego native, realtor and surfer, for his recommendations.
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October 4, 2019

Six Unique San Diego Boutiques

Sometimes the best parts of vacation include wandering with no set destination. Whether you’re window shopping or on the hunt for a special wearable souvenir, you’ll be sure to find something you love at one of our favorite San Diego…
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December 23, 2019

Five Favorite Nail Salons in San Diego

There’s just something about a manicure...it makes us feel like we have our life together. Treat yourself to a little pampering and polish at one of San Diego’s best nail salons. Read on for some local favorites!
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January 21, 2020

Finding Gluten-Free Goodies in San Diego

Gluten-free friends, there’s no need to panic. You can enjoy quintessential San Diego favorites - beer included - while keeping your gluten allergy in check. Read on for a few go-to spots to find gluten-free goodies...this is just the tip…
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December 6, 2019

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Paige Alexander

"We love to take family and friends to The Lafayette Pool (if weather permits), False Idol, Balboa Park (international houses on Sundays), Mister A's really anywhere with that San Diego Wow Factor."
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November 25, 2019

Get to Know San Diego’s Embarcadero

If you’re in San Diego for a short period of time, you’ve got to plan your time wisely. Taking a short trek on foot around the bayside pedestrian path will provide sight-seeing in spades! There are parts of downtown’s waterfront…
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November 5, 2019

Four Winter Events We’re Psyched For

It may not feel like winter, but that won’t stop us from doing all sorts of festive things! Even if you haven’t decked out your home in holiday garb yet, it may be wise to plan ahead and add a…
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November 14, 2019

Cirtirine Spa: You Need to Know About this Holistic Health Hideaway

While rocking posh sunglasses and applying sunscreen should be top priorities during your time in SoCal, we tend to forget about the ultimate skincare remedy: a facial.
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January 30, 2020

Kensington: Get to Know This Cute ‘Hood

Kensington is an idyllic, family-friendly neighborhood that totally flies under the radar. If visitors are interested in checking out an adorable part of town that’s free from tourist traps and cheesy chain restaurants, look no further. This quaint community at…
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October 2, 2019

A Perfect Day in Mission Bay

It’s so easy to fall in love with this little inlet of San Diego. Find out why the bay rivals the beach and the best way to spend a day in the area.
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September 16, 2019

A Weekend at LEGOLAND: Hotels, Restaurants & More

Millions of families visit LEGOLAND® parks every year. We’re so lucky to have our own in North County San Diego! Located in charming Carlsbad, there’s plenty to see and do around town after a full day of play at the…
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January 13, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Steven Vande Wydeven

Want to know where the locals love to hang out? We asked Steven Vande Wydeven, Imperial Beach resident, digital marketer and Bike and Brew aficionado.
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September 2, 2019

San Diego’s Best Spots for an Outdoor Workout

If an indoor gym isn’t your thing, you’re in luck. The scenic city of San Diego has plenty of beautiful spaces that are perfect for getting your sweat on. Keep reading for a few of our favorites destinations for an…
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November 13, 2019

Three Adventurous Excursions in San Diego

San Diego has a lot to offer as far as outdoor activities are concerned. Our laid back city has no shortage of kayak and stand-up paddleboards for rent, but what if you’re looking for something a little more daring? Read…
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January 13, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Patti Zlaket

Want to know where the locals love to hang out? We asked Patti Zlaket, lawyer by day, musician by night.
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February 10, 2020

Day Trip: Julian, CA

The mountain town of Julian is synonymous with apple pie. Head an hour East of San Diego and check out this charming small town - and bring your appetite.
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October 29, 2019

Saturday Must-Do: Little Italy Farmers’ Market

San Diego’s many farmers’ markets offer top notch produce, that’s for sure. But you’ll also find fresh seafood, flowers, prepared food, clothing, jewelry, holistic health products - and the list goes on! The Little Italy Mercato Market is by far…
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December 19, 2019

Three Day to Night Date Ideas

Planning a fun, relaxing, and romantic date can be challenging. We did the hard work for you and outlined three exciting itineraries that all work for morning, mid-day, and after dark.
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November 18, 2019

The Best Healthy Restaurants In San Diego, By Neighborhood

There are plenty of restaurants around town that have healthy offerings on their menu. But walking in and knowing anything you order will be above and beyond nutritious? That’s a good feeling. Read on for some of our favorite healthy…
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November 10, 2019

Five Downtown Bars With Tons of TVs, Because Sports

If you’re staying downtown and don’t want to go far to catch a game, you’re in luck. We may not have an NFL team anymore (it’s a sore subject), and baseball season may be over, but downtown has plenty of…
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February 23, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Hortense Soulier

Want to know where the LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Hortense Soulier, French transplant, fintech operator, and San Diego savant.
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September 17, 2019

What Your Coffee Order Says About You + Where To Get It In San Diego

Are you a pour over guy or a cappuccino gal? Read on to find out where to get the best hot and cold brews in SD! 
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October 23, 2019

A Foodie Guide to University Heights

Even though it’s in the center of San Diego, University Heights is a neighborhood that offers cozy small town vibes. Food is at the core of every community - and this hip area has no shortage of fantastic all-day dining…
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February 1, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Stephanie Sacks

Want to know where the LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Stephanie Sacks, Encinitas native, digital designer and entrepreneur.
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August 25, 2019

A Perfect Day in Ocean Beach

If you’re thinking about visiting Southern California, or just live in another part of town and haven’t made it to OB lately, here’s a run down of our favorite places and an ideal way to spend the day.
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September 3, 2019

Sip Here: The Best Restaurants for Sunset Cocktails

After a full day of activities, or an equally intense day of lounging around, you deserve a drink! Keep reading for a few of our favorite restaurants overlooking the city, bay, and the Pacific.
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September 10, 2019

Where to Brunch in San Diego, Based on Your Astrology Sign

With so many options for brunch in our fine city, how are you to choose? We’ve narrowed those options down for you.
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September 10, 2019

Five Fun Things To Do In Point Loma

Full of history and natural beauty, there’s plenty to do in Point Loma. From epic views to tasty brews, read on for a few of our favorite stops in this neighborhood.
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December 16, 2019

The Best Kept Secrets Near Hotel Circle

What Mission Valley lacks in scenic views, it makes up for in great hotel prices. If you’re short on time or don’t want to stray far from that comfy hotel bed, don’t fret: there’s plenty to do in this area.…
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May 13, 2020

Want a Luxurious Wellness Getaway? Stay Here.

San Diego has a lot to offer as far as self-care is concerned. Take your pick of outdoor activities with breathtaking scenery, colorful farmers markets and healthy restaurants with superfood-centric menus. If you’re looking for a restorative retreat where you…
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September 28, 2019

San Diego Meets Spain at Cafe Sevilla

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience in San Diego, look no further than Cafe Sevilla. Why do we love this tapas bar and restaurant so much? Let us count the ways…
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September 12, 2019

24 Hours in the Gaslamp Quarter

Imagine this: you’ve arrived in San Diego one afternoon, showered up at your hotel, and are ready to hit the town. But what’s next? Read on for a full play-by-play of how you can spend 24 hours strictly in the…
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February 3, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Scott Fisk

Want to know where the locals love to hang out? We asked Scott Fisk, Mission Hills resident, San Diego Expert and your KAABOO connection.