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Desert Getaway | Palm Springs

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Palm Springs is a desert getaway known for its beautiful hot springs, elegant resorts, and lavish spas. The downtown area features a lively shopping district and a variety of unique restaurants to try. Warm desert air and a relaxing atmosphere make it the perfect vacation destination to unwind. Treat yourself to some of our favorite places in Palm Springs!

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Riviera Palm Springs

Stay at the Riviera Palm Springs and get ready for a luxurious desert getaway. This iconic hotel has been a staple in Palm Springs since 1959. The noted architect Irwin Schuman designed the resort with inspiration from renowned Vegas hotels such as The Flamingo and The Sands. The resort became a hot spot for celebrities and sophisticates including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Elvis Presley. Relax in a lavish suite, sip cocktails by the pool and enjoy your retreat in paradise. Looking to pamper yourself? The SpaTerre Escape package includes deluxe accommodations and a $100 daily spa credit. Book your vacation today!

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Desert Hills Premium Outlets

Shop till you drop at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets. The outdoor shopping center offers one of the largest collections of designer outlets in the country. Located minutes West of Palm Springs and surrounded by picturesque mountains, it’s a true shopping oasis! The outlets feature over 180 stores including high-end brands such as Gucci, Prada, and Versace. You can save up to 65% off retail prices! It’s a shopping trip that’s sure to be worth your while.

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Trio Restaurant

Palm Springs locals frequent this vibrant restaurant that combines contemporary American cuisine with modern design and fantastic service. Situated on Palm Canyon Drive in the uptown design district, Trio Restaurant the perfect place to people watch as you enjoy dinner on the dog-friendly patio. Their daily happy hour features ½ price bar bites and discounted drinks from 11 am – 7 pm! We recommend the calamari appetizer – hand breaded, lightly fried, and served with a house-made Thai dipping sauce.

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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Visit the Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino for a complete destination vacation. This Vegas-style property offers exciting gambling options, golf courses, incredible dining, world-class entertainment, poolside lounging, a bowling alley and more! Whether you’re in Palm Springs for a romantic getaway or a trip with the family, Fantasy Springs Resort has something for everyone. Feeling lucky? Their award-winning casino boasts over 2,000 slots and video poker machines, 40 table games, and a massive bingo room.

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Costas Nightclub

Dress up and dance the night away at this popular Palm Springs lounge. Located inside the beautiful Desert Springs JW MarriottCostars is the perfect setting for a birthday celebration or an evening out with friends. The high-energy nightclub features live DJs and entertainment, a stylish atmosphere, and creative cocktails. Their new line of summer cocktails are inspired by the seasons high-fashion trends. Sample chic libations such as the Trendsetter, made with edible diamonds!

 

Desert Adventure | Palm Springs

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Nestled between scenic mountain ranges and miles of flowing sand, Greater Palm Springs is the perfect place to plan your next adventure. With numerous hiking trails, golf courses, and miles of open land, there are countless outdoor activities to enjoy. If your idea of a perfect vacation involves the great outdoors and a bit of thrill seeking, make Palm Springs your next destination. Here are a few of our favorite things to do!

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San Jacinto Mountain Peak

The stunning San Jacinto Mountains line the Eastern border of Palm Springs. At 10,834 feet above see level, San Jacinto Peak is the second highest mountain in Southern California and the pinnacle of the mountain range. The Marion Mountain trail is the shortest route up to the peak – a steep climb of over 4,600 feet in just under 6 miles. Though rigorous, the trek is definitely worthwhile. The view from San Jacinto Peak is truly a gem. Hikers who reach the summit are rewarded with breathtaking scenery unlike any other, spanning from Palm Desert all the way to Catalina Island.

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Off-Roading

Drive over rough terrain and adventure through the sands of Palm Springs on an exhilarating ATV! Off Road Rentals is a premier rental facility located just west of Palm Springs, offering on site rentals for over two decades. They provide safety equipment, hands on instruction, and everything you need to take a self-guided tour through the surrounding desert. Off Road Rentals is open from 10:00 am until sunset, 365 days a year!

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Skydive Palm Springs

Looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush? Experience the thrill of skydiving in Palm Springs. Free fall from 15,000 feet in the air! State of the art equipment and experienced, well-trained staff members ensure you’re safe. Their world-class drop zones and talented professionals will make it the most exciting adventure of your lifetime! Book your first trip or become a certified California skydiver.

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Golf

Home to over 2,000 scenic golf holes spanning across 120 courses, Palm Springs is referred to as the “Golf Capital of the World”! One of our favorites is the Escena Golf Club, ranked as the #6 Public Course in California by PGATOUR.com. Escena offers back tees stretching nearly 7,200 yards, four sets of tees, and plenty of room to roam. Picturesque mountains and desert skies frame every tee shot, and abundant palm trees and waterscapes create the perfect setting.

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San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour

Get up close and personal with an active earthquake fault line! This tour gives you an inside look into the San Andreas Fault in an open-air jeep. Wind your way through a labyrinth of natural geological formations and canyons while your guide shares stories about the landscape, wildlife, and history of the California desert. The adventure continues as you walk between the steep canyon walls, explore a natural palm oasis, and take in the natural beauty of the area! Reserve your spot online today.

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Aerial Tramway

Soar over Palm Springs and marvel at the landscape like you’ve never seen it before. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tramcar. Climb aboard for a 10-minute journey that takes you up the cliffs of Chino Canyon to an elevation of 8,516 feet. It’s wheelchair accessible and open to all ages. The spectacular views make this an experience you’ll never forget!

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Ace Hotel

Relax in style with the modern, artsy ambience at the Ace Hotel. Their stylish suites come equipped with garden patios, fireplaces, record players, and old vinyl. The property features two outdoor pools, a lively bar, diner-themed onsite restaurant, and in-room spa services. Book a suite or patio room and save 20% when you use the promo code “STRETCHOUT”! Reserve your room online today to take advantage of this summer steal.

Shelter Island | San Diego

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Shelter Island is a waterfront neighborhood of Point Loma. Though it’s known as an island, it’s actually connected to the mainland by a narrow strip. It was originally a sandbank visible only at low tide and was built up and developed in the 1950s. It’s now home to several resorts, marinas, restaurants, and attractions. From water activities to fine dining, here are some of our favorite things to do on Shelter Island.

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The Bay Club Hotel & Marina

Spacious guest rooms, waterfront views, and a private marina make the Bay Club Hotel the quintessential San Diego vacation destination. Soak in the sunshine as you relax by the pool, or enjoy panoramic views of the San Diego Bay as you dine at the Quarterdeck, their onsite restaurant and bar. Book the Romantic Island Getaway package for and treat someone you love to water view accommodations, dinner for two, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.

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Pearl of the Pacific

Make sure you see the “Pearl of the Pacific”, located in Shelter Island’s Pacific Rim Park. It’s an outdoor work of art that is a symbol of San Diego’s connection to China, Mexico and Russia. The images on the park’s tiles represent the four countries that make up the Pacific Rim: the Chinese dragon, and American shore bird, Russian Siberian tiger, and Mexican Quetzalcoatl. The scenic waterfront location is a popular destination for weddings, picnics, and just laying out to relax.

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Stand up paddle boarding

Adventure out on the water and float across the gorgeous San Diego Bay on a standup paddleboard! Shelter Island is the ideal location, surrounded by calm waters for beginners and open ocean access for thrill seekers and more experienced riders. Commonly known as SUPing, it’s a fun activity for everyone to enjoy! Visit Action Sport Rentals located in the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island to rent a board for up to 8 hours.

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Sportfishing

Looking to take a fishing trip? H&M Landing is the oldest, most experienced sportfishing company on the West Coast! They’ve represented San Diego’s finest passenger fleet since 1935. Whether you’re looking to take the family out on a private charter or seeking the excitement of offshore fishing, their experienced staff and various boats will guarantee a memorable experience! They offer half-day up to multiday trips. Book online in advance to secure your spot!

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Bali Hai Happy Hour

Relax, grab a bite, and sip on a refreshing island cocktail at the Bali Hai Restaurant, a local favorite that’s been around for over 50 years. They serve delectable coastal Asian fusion cuisine and are known for their world famous Mai Tai. The restaurant is located right on the edge of Shelter Island and offers extraordinary views of the San Diego Bay and downtown skyline. Stop in for happy hour any weekday from 3 pm – 6 pm and enjoy discounted appetizers. Stay a while and catch the sunset over the water!

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Concerts by the Bay

End your night with live music right on the waterfront! Humphrey’s theater has been bringing talented musicians and entertainers to San Diego since 1982. Situated between Humphreys Restaurant and Half Moon Inn & Suites, the 1,400 seat outdoor theatre is the perfect place to spend a summer evening. Check out the concert schedule online and buy your ticket today!

Julian | San Diego

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Julian is a quaint mountain getaway, just an hour east of San Diego County. The historic gold mining town is full of culture and old-world charm that will take you back to a simpler time. Escape from the busy city lifestyle and experience a piece of history. Next time you visit Julian, check some of our favorite spots!

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Julian Gold Rush Hotel

This Victorian-style hotel will take you back to the gold rush era. Built in the 1890s, the Julian Gold Rush Hotel is a nationally registered historic landmark recognized as the oldest continuously operating hotel in Southern California! Reserve the Julian California Bed & Breakfast package for a truly unforgettable experience. The package includes a two-course breakfast, afternoon tea, and a gift basket full of specialty Julian treats. Book your stay online today.

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Cedar Creek Falls

Julian is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty you don’t want to miss. Cedar Creek Falls is a stunning 80-foot waterfall that plunges into a large natural pool, commonly known as “Devil’s Punch Bowl”. The scenic six-mile route takes you through the beautiful backcountry hills of eastern San Diego. The trail is a strenuous hike with little shade, and is not advised for those who are not regularly active. If you decide to take on the challenge, wear a hat and don’t forget to bring plenty of water and sunscreen.

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Eagle Mining Company

Step back in time and experience an authentic, old-fashioned gold mine! Eagle Mining Company offers exciting and informative tours that take you through a mining operation that dates back to the 1870s. Bring the whole family and explore 1,000 feet of underground tunnels, a museum and rock shop, a gold panning facility, picnic areas, and more!

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Bailey BBQ / Julian Brewing Company

After a day full of adventure, indulge in a hearty meal at Bailey BBQ. This local favorite serves up slow smoked, wood pit barbecue and handcrafted brews from Julian Brewing Company. Located right on the main street, the restaurant has been a staple in Julian since the late 1970s. We recommend the burnt ends brisket sandwich with a side of beer battered onion rings. Be sure to come in on Saturday nights for live music and dancing!

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Julian Cider Mill

The Julian Cider Mill has been family owned and operated for over 30 years. Their artisan products, like the local raw local honey and homemade fudge, continue to draw in residents and visitors alike. The famed Julian apple cider is seasonal with the local harvest and is only available between September and January. However, their delicious berry cider is offered year round. Can’t make it to Julian? Call in to place an order and they’ll ship it anywhere in the continental U.S.!

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Julian Pie Company

No visit to Julian would be complete without a slice of that signature apple pie. The Julian Pie Company began in 1986, and has since expanded to two locations and multiple retailers across San Diego. Times may have changed, but the traditions and flavors remain the same. Have a seat out on the patio and enjoy fresh apple pie a la mode. Be sure to order a few pies to take home with you!

Borrego Springs | San Diego

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Borrego Springs is a scenic desert community located northeast of San Diego County. The warm climate and beautiful surroundings attract visitors from all over the country. The unique community has no big chain stores and the nearest stoplight is fifty miles away – it’s a refreshing change of pace from the hustle and bustle of the city. Need help planning your vacation? We’ve got a few suggestions!

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

With over 650,000 acres of land, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest desert park in America. It’s a national natural landmark with numerous campgrounds, wilderness areas, nature reserves, and over 100 miles of hiking trails. Our favorite trail is Whale Peak. The high-elevation route spans 4.5 miles and offers stunning views across all of Anza-Borrego Park. Be sure to put on lots of sunscreen and pack plenty of water!

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Metal Sculptures in Galleta Meadows

Over 130 life-sized metal sculptures are scattered throughout the sands of Borrego Springs. You can find prehistoric animals, historical characters, and a daunting 350-foot-long serpent. This public attraction draws in visitors from around the globe. The artist, Ricardo Breceda, brings life and movement to the installations by capturing each creature in motion. Drive through the surrounding roads to see the amazing artwork inspired by the beasts that roamed the area millions of years ago!

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Desert Excursion

This tour takes you through the sands of the Anza-Borrego desert in an open-air jeep or former military vehicle. Participants can choose from three levels of difficulty featuring different terrain and various hiking trails. The “adventure excursion” is an immersive experience that allows you to explore the rugged landscape and embrace the natural beauty of the desert! Reserve your spot online.

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Big Horn Bar & Grill

Have dinner at Big Horn Bar & Grill, a Western-style eatery serving up American classics. Be sure to try the house made chili and jalapeño cornbread. The full bar features classic cocktails and a wide selection of beer and wine. Take a seat on the outdoor patio and watch the sunset as you enjoy your meal.

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Stargazing

Your day doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. Borrego Springs is an internationally recognized Dark Sky Community and was rated by USA Today as one of the top ten stargazing locations in the country. Look up at the night sky and gaze upon more stars and constellations than you’ve ever seen before! Click here for weekly stargazing tips.

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La Casa Del Zorro

Spend the night at La Casa Del Zorro, a stylish and romantic desert resort that has been serving Borrego Springs since 1937. It’s conveniently located adjacent to Anza Borrego State Park and offers unparalleled comfort and serenity. The beautifully appointed resort offers poolside guest rooms, private casitas, six tennis courts, and a world-class spa. Book their Stargazing Package for deluxe accommodations, use of the hotel telescope, and entrance to a stargazing party!

Coronado | San Diego

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Just across the bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is a popular vacation destination with a charm unlike any other city. The quaint shops, beautiful architecture, fine dining, and stunning beaches draw in locals and visitors alike. Here are a few of our favorite things to do on the beautiful Coronado Island!

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Ferry Landing

Take the ferry over to Coronado Island from downtown San Diego. Explore the unique shops, art galleries, and restaurants right along the coast of the San Diego Bay. Buy a souvenir to take home or enjoy a delicious meal overlooking the water. The Ferry Landing Marketplace has something for everyone!

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Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach was named one of the top beaches in the country by Dr. Beach. Take a walk along the shore and it’s easy to understand why! The 1.5 mile beach shines silvery white because of the presence of the mineral mica. Numerous fire pits line the sand, and the northwestern end is dog friendly. A little known fact about the beach is that the sand dunes along the edge actually spell out “CORONADO”.

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Action Sport Rentals

Take advantage of the San Diego sunshine and spend some time out on the water. Action Sport Rentals, located in the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, is the one stop shop for your next adventure. Kick back and relax on an electric Funcat with a built in cooler or try Water Skiing if you’re a thrill seeker!

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1500 Ocean

Walk down the beach to the world famous Hotel Del Coronado and visit their signature restaurant, 1500 Ocean. The upscale eatery offers California coastal cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. With stunning views of the ocean, it’s the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Try the four-course tasting menu with hand selected wine pairings for a truly exceptional culinary experience. Reserve your table today.

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Spreckels Park

Spreckels Park is located on 7th and Orange, right in the heart of Coronado. It spans 8 acres and features a playground, gazebo, picnic tables, and plenty of natural shade. The park is named after J.D. Spreckels, one of Coronado’s founding fathers. Free concerts take place in the center of the park every Sunday during the summer.

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MooTime Creamery

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a local favorite. MooTime Creamery is a Coronado staple that has been serving handcrafted ice cream and hand-rolled cones since 1998. They now have two locations on the island and continue to create their treats from scratch. The flavors rotate daily, and you can even purchase custom ice cream cakes and pies!

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Glorietta Bay Inn

The Glorietta Bay Inn is a timeless, award-winning Coronado hotel and that is the perfect aplace to unwind after a long day on the island. The quiet setting and rich architecture guarantee a comfortable and memorable stay. Step back in time with their featured Historic Coronado Package! It offers a two-night stay, $25 local restaurant gift card, tickets to the Coronado Historic Walking Tour, and more. Book your stay today!

Encinitas | San Diego

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Encinitas is a beautiful beach city located along six miles of the Pacific coastline, just 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego. Full of sunshine and natural beauty, Encinitas is the perfect summer vacation destination. Spend a day out on the town and check out some our favorite things to do!

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Take the scenic route

If you’re planning a visit to Encinitas, skip the hassle of parking and take the Pacific Surfliner train. Enjoy gorgeous ocean views as you travel along the Southern California coast! The train stops right in the heart of Encinitas, walking distance from everything the city has to offer. The route features multiple stops connecting San Diego and San Luis Obispo through Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Reserve your seat online.

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Get your caffeine fix

Start your morning at Lofty Coffee, a locally owned company dedicated to serving sustainable, “farm-to-cup” coffee and tea. Grab a seat on the patio and sample their selection of organic pastries and locally sourced breakfast options. Their specialty drinks are crafted from scratch with house-made sweeteners – our favorite is the Salted Caramel Latte!

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Cruise around and ride the waves

Walk down the main street to CONCEPT Surf Shop, a family owned storefront that has become the go-to stop for surfers and beach goers in Encinitas. Rent a beach cruiser for the day and ride along the coast, taking in the ocean air and California sunshine. Feeling more adventurous? They’ve got everything you need to gear up and hit the waves! CONCEPT carries a wide variety of surfboards, boogie boards, and wetsuits. Ask about their daily surfing lessons!

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Experience tranquility

Locals and tourists alike gather at this hidden gem behind the Self-Realization Fellowship church. Tucked on a cliff overlooking Swami’s Beach, the garden provides spectacular ocean views. A canopy of trees, lush greenery, and exotic plants surround the area. Stroll through the peaceful grounds and relax by the koi pond. The serene environment creates a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

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Satisfy your cravings

There’s nothing like a juicy burger and a cold beer after a long day at the beach. Head over to the Encinitas Ale House for one of their “locally world famous” burgers. Their unique menu offers an array of humanely raised meats, including beef, bison, alligator, duck, rabbit, ostrich, and more! They also have a selection of more than 400 bottled beers from all over the world. Can’t decide? Try a flight of four beer tasters! Ask about their daily specials.

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Watch the sunset

End your day at Moonlight Beach, one of the most visited beaches in Encinitas. Gather around a cozy bonfire or bring a blanket and lay out on the soft sand. It’s the perfect location to unwind and enjoy the gorgeous West Coast sunset. Don’t forget to bring your s’mores essentials!

 

 

Craft Breweries in North Park | San Diego

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Known as the 30th street craft beer corridor, North Park is home to some of the best breweries in San Diego. Grab some friends and head down for an evening of beer tasting and good food!

If you are driving down to North Park, the best and easiest place to park is in the parking garage near 30th Street & North Park Way. Parking is only $5 and is located in the center of everything you will want to see. Get Directions

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If you are planning to stay the weekend, we highly recommend the retro-style Lafeyette Hotel in North Park. It’s close to all of the action and is conveniently located off on El Cajon Boulevard. Sleep, swim and enjoy the craft beer scene all weekend… no driving necessary!

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Toronado

What to choose? What to choose? That is what you will be asking yourself when you arrive at Toronado. With over 56 rotating craft beer choices, you will never be able to say you can’t find your favorite craft beer. Stop in, have a beer and enjoy some of your favorite pub food. You can never go wrong with the Moroccan Lamb or Smoked Beer Sausage sandwhich. And don’t forget a side of Mac and Cheese.

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Hess Brewery Company

You have to walk the plank… to get to the craft beer tasting room at Mike Hess Brewery. Beer lovers will enter the tasting room by walking over the two-story brewery area. Enjoy a pint of the award winning Umbrix Imperial Stout or Harley Pale Ale while you watch it being made at one of the coolest breweries in North Park.

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Way Point Public

Add Way Point Public to your must see list in North Park. You will definitely want to stop by for some of the best beer and bistro food anywhere. With over 30 craft beers on tap and 100 bottled craft beers, Waypoint Public has been recognized as San Diego’s Best Beer Restaurant by West Coaster and one of the Best New Beer Restaurants by Draft Magazine. Waypoint Public’s eclectic menu offers the perfect pairings for your favorite craft beer. We recommend the Housemade Chicharrones, the WayPoint Burger with pulled pork and egg as well as the Fried Green Tomatoes and Crispy Shrimp Tacos. 

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Thorn Street Brewery

Nothing says local like Thorn Street Brewery, the micro-craft brewery nestled in amongst the craftsmen bungalows in North Park. It’s not Cheers but you will know what we mean when you walk in the door. This modern day craft brewery brings together the best local craft beer and gourmet food trucks every night of the week.

Be Safe! Don’t Drink and Drive…

We hope you had a fantastic adventure exploring the 30th Street corridor in North Park. Always remember not to drink and drive! If you have had a few drinks this evening, play it safe and call an Uber or Lyft to take you home or back to your hotel.

Let’s Go Padres | Giveaway Night Games

You don’t have to be a die-hard baseball fan to enjoy a night watching the world famous San Diego Padres. Located conveniently in the East Village, you and your friends can walk over to Petco Park from the Gaslamp Quarter. Catch a game, grab a beer and pick up your free souvenir at any of these special night games.

  • Saturday, June 27th | Arizona Diamondbacks | Padres Beach Towel
  • Wednesday, July 22nd | San Francisco Giants | Sunglasses
  • Saturday, August 8th | Philadelphia Phillies | Throwback Replica Jersey
  • Saturday, August 22nd | St. Louis Cardinals | Dri Fit T-shirt
  • Saturday, September 5th | Los Angeles Dodgers | Grab Bag Giveaway


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Images courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune and the San Diego Padres.

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Great Works | The Tinkem Museum of Art

The Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park, San Diego, features 600 years of European and American masterpieces in the world-class Putnam Foundation collection. Visitors will see a range of works including early Italian Renaissance devotional paintings, late nineteenth century paintings from the United States, as well as important examples of French, Dutch and Flemish paintings.

The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm and Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Admission is free. Visit the museum website for more information.

Some examples of work from the American collection include:

tinkemyosemiteAlbert Bierstadt, 1830-1902 | Cho-looke, the Yosemite Fall, 1864
In 1863, Albert Bierstadt set out with a group of fellow artists to visit the valley of Yosemite. This painting conveys the spectacular scale and natural majesty of Yosemite Falls. Bierstadt was first known for his series of landscape paintings of the Rocky Mountains.

tinkembirchThomas Birch, 1779-1851 | An American Ship in Distress, 1841
Birch is known for his paintings of the early American shipping industry and is regarded as America’s first marine artist. He is noted for his series devoted to the naval engagements of the War of 1812.

tinkemcopleyJohn Singleton Copley, 1738-1815 | Mrs. Thomas Gage, 1771
John Copley left Boston in 1771 for New York City where he began painting a series portrait commissions. His first subject was Margaret Kemble Gage, the American-born wife of General Thomas Gage, Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in North America.

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Arthur Wheelock, Curator of Northern Baroque Painting, National Gallery of Art
SPECIAL EVENT | Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Mr. Wheelock explores how Johannes Vermeer captures our imagination and stirs our emotions in his seemingly simple and direct scenes, in ways that few other artists are able to do. Mr. Wheelock will examine the fascinating mysteries surrounding this great Dutch seventeenth century master and offer thoughtful insights on one of Johannes Vermeer’s most beautiful paintings. Purchase tickets for this special event today!